|Controls||Gain knob, Volume knob, Presence knob
Global EQ: Bass, middle, treble
Mode select toggle, mid-range toggle, top-end toggle
Channel and Bypass footswitches.
|Power||9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel.|
|Dimensions & Weight||47.5mm H, 60 W, 3 112 D; 220g.|
The panel of the No.5 looks complicated, in fact, after classification, it is so easy when compared with the panel of the amp. The No.5 has 6 adjustable parameters, GAIN, VOLUME, TREBLE, MID, BASS and PRESENCE. These parameters are the same with amp’s. You can adjust the basic characteristics of distortion tone by using them. It should be noted that the setting of EQ frequency point is the result of neutralizing the frequency point of several top High-Gain tube amp heads (BOGNER, ENGL, MESA BOOGIE).The EQ frequency point of them are very similar, and they are all designed for High-Gain distortion tone, so, the tone direction has been positioned. The dynamic range of GAIN knob is very large, so in the Low-Gain state with minimal amount of distortion, it will not occur so-called “”, the tone is very natural. The Distortion No.5 has 3 toggle switches, GAIN BOOST(MODE), MID RANGE and TOP END. As an amp channel distortion, increasing gain stage is very common practice. You can select two levels of gain stage by using GAIN BOOST switch. The MID RANGE switch is used to choose the mid frequency point which adjusted by MID knob. The different style of music has the different requirements of mid frequency, in this case, the choose of MID RANGE is very necessary. For example, in the riff tone used in the heavy music, the mid frequency points are generally low, this is in order to reach the function of filling and strengthening the low frequency, so this tone sounds more solid and strong; In the solo tone, generally, we want it is more wide and stereoscopic, in this case, the mid frequency point should move toward the direction of the high frequency. The TOP END switch can add rich overtones to your tone, and it also can enhance the playing sensitivity. The TOP END switch will amplify the UHF, and then, evenly distribute them over all the strings. So the TOP END switch is not only can improve the high frequency on the treble strings, but also enhance the ones on the bass strings. This makes the riff tone more sonorous and forceful, and makes the solo tone more “”. The frequency response of the Distortion No.5 is very similar to the tube amp’s. You won’t never hear the harsh high frequency when using the No.5. The allocation of frequencies is reasonable and natural. The match of the frequency structure makes unforgettable tone. The No.5 can catch all the details of your playing, regardless of the level of the playing or the slight adjustment of the knob on the guitar, the No.5 can carefully reflected all of these discretely. The response to the input signal of the No.5 is very quick. When a signal appears at the input port, another signal is on the output side soon. The tone head is expressed completely, and you won’t feel clumsy. The playing sensitivity of the No.5 is very high.