Japanese effects manufacturer Animals Pedal introduced the Tioga Road Cycling Distortion pedal at the 2018 Summer NAMM show.

The new pedal is the result of a collaboration between Animals Pedal and Matthew Holl, owner/founder of the California-based boutique builder Wren and Cuff.

In describing the circuit he designed for Animals, Holl says, “If you’re a fan of the classic Rat® pedals from the past, then you will be a fan of the Tioga Road Cycling distortion.” Holl has revamped this classic circuit with fatter lows, and his favorite component values. Additionally, the pedal features a 3-way toggle switch allowing the player to choose between two different distortions, as well as a third setting producing a clean/overdrive sound that is not available on the traditional Rat pedals. “This is one very versatile distortion that can be used for almost any style of music! ” adds Holl.

The Tioga Road Cycling Distortion is now shipping to North American dealers.

Animals Pedal is distributed in North America by SFM.