DSM Humboldt promises “the ultimate distortion” with new Black Clouds Lead Tone Machine pedal

DSM Humboldt Black Clouds
(Image credit: DSM Humboldt)

Utility specialist and Simplifier builder DSM Humboldt has branched out into the effects pedal market by introducing the Black Clouds Lead Tone Machine, which promises to be “the ultimate distortion”.

Bold vows of “ultimate” effects are nothing new to the stompbox sphere, but DSM Humboldt has sought to stake its own claim by tapping into its electronic expertise and delivering an especially well-spec’d distortion pedal.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.