“The most versatile modern distortion pedal available today”: Fortin debuts its first dedicated distortion pedal, the Natas – and it’s based on a “blisteringly high gain” tube amp

Fortin Natas Distortion
(Image credit: Fortin)

Canadian guitar amp specialist Fortin has expanded its effects pedal lineup with the Natas – the company’s first dedicated distortion pedal, which recreates the high gain tones of a discontinued gem from the Fortin archives.

Specifically, the Natas stompbox is based on a 2010-dated tube amp of the same name, and promises to bring back to life the full scope of that unit’s sonic capabilities. That’s no tall order, mind, considering the original amp sought to assume “many tonal forms”.

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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.