Seymour Duncan shoots for hot-rodded hard-rock and metal tones with the Diamondhead Multistage Distortion + Boost pedal

Seymour Duncan has introduced the Diamondhead Multistage, a new distortion pedal designed to capture the tone and feel of a hot-rodded tube amp being pushed by a drive unit – or, as the company puts it, "the guitar sound that defined classic '70s and '80s metal and hard rock".

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.