The T-Rex Diabolic Gristle Tone Manipulator (the DGTM for short) is one of the newer pedals from T-Rex. Released in 2010, the pedal was first debuted at the Winter NAMM 2009 show, and it was met with tremendous response. The DGTM is designed to be more than just a standard overdrive. It’s got a bit more punch to it, punch that was designed by guitarist Greg Koch. This pedal provides many features players, especially those who admire Koch’s music, want.
The T-Rex DGTM can provide players with a subtle boost for songs that need a light touch, but for those that really need to roar, the overdrive can be kicked up a notch to produce lush overdriven chords. When you need your sound to be more transparent, you can turn the distortion way down. When you need to make it crunchy, just rotate the knob upwards. The device also has a flavor switch that lets you go from the classic, chunky overdrive to a more modern sound that’s somewhat more compressed. This allows the DGTM to function almost as two different overdrives. In addition to the flavor switch and the distortion (gristle) knob, the device also has controls for tone and gravy (their term for volume). The T-Rex Diabolic Gristle Tone Manipulator retails for $199. (more...)