With just 10 knobs and completely independent controls for it’s 2 ½ channels, the Decolonizer provides uncompromising tone and utility without any bells or whistles to get in the way.
Channel 2 (the cleaner of the two) has DNA that can be traced to England and Oregon alike. This channel begins with warm clean tones, plenty of pedal-friendly headroom, and smoothly transitions into edge-of-breakup. Further up on the dial, you’ll find a dynamic snarling crunch tone that compliments any guitar. This channel also features it's own Gain, Treble, Bass, and Loudness controls allowing independent tone shaping, or the ability to seamlessly dovetail into...
Channel 1 (the gnarlier of the two). Channel 1 takes off where Channel 2 ends, and can also be dialed-back for broken-up tones with tighter low end and more midrange focus. The Gain control can dish out tons of articulate distortion while retaining its core voice. Even at this channel’s highest gain, it avoids the typical “modern” fizz and flatulence, favoring a roaring assault that still has plenty of grind and a dense, tight low end.
For added utility, the new MkII version features a switchable Overdrive boost control on Channel 1. The Overdrive adds gain on top of Gain control’s respective setting, and even with the Gain dialed-in for a mild crunch, the Overdrive control still has enough drive on reserve to take your sound into heavy saturation. This control can be switched On/Off via the 2nd button on the included footswitch. The Overdrive can also be switched while in using Channel 2, enabling you to pre-set the Overdrive mode before switching to Channel 1.
Channel 1 also features it’s own Loudness control and independent Bass, Middle, Treble EQ that retains musicality at any setting.
Like all our amps, the Decolonizer MkII is available in 50W, 100W, or 200W, and can be fitted with our new ultra-transparent series Ghost effects loop.
For even more info, check out the user manual here.
All sound samples recorded using a sealed 4x12, loaded with Celestion V30's and G12H-150's in an
X-pattern. Each speaker is mic'd on axis, just off the dust cap with a Shure SM-57. Overdriven samples are double-tracked and panned. V30 is panned left and G12H-150 panned right on all samples. No post-processing. Click on the panel diagram below each sample to see the settings used. Headphones recommended for detailed listening. Enjoy!