The Goosoniqueworx Seventhheaven Distortion pedal is an incredibly versatile pedal as you will see and hear in the demo above, when I saw the words High Gain distortion on the Goosoniqueworx website I’m afraid I foolishly assumed that this would be a one trick pony but I was very wrong. There are lots of knobs and switches but don’t let that scare you off it is very simple, normally a distortion pedal has a tone knob, well the Seventhheaven has a 3 band EQ so 3 of those knobs are for treble, middle and bass just like on most amps, the controls apparently mimic high gain amp tone controls which are placed after the gain stages thus giving a post dirt tone stack. Either side are the usual Volume and Gain and there is one extra knob which flips between either Presence or Feedback using the toggle switch below it. The other toggle switch flicks between the low and high gain channels, I would love there to be an extra footswitch in the middle rather than this toggle switch as I think that both channels sound awesome and it would be just switching channels on an amp. Finally there are 2 footswitches, one is the True Bypass footswitch, the other is the Boost, this is an in-line boost pushes the pedal even harder creating the perfect metal crunch.
I found that I could easily dial in everything from Dual Rectifier, to modern and vintage Marshall sounds and then in low gain wonderful rounded overdrive reminiscent of a cranked Fender Twin and so easily too. I kept forgetting to change the settings because I’d tweak, find a great distortion tone and play for about half an hour then realise I was supposed to be testing all the different sounds possible, very addictive and much fun!
On my pedalboard I have a high gain and a low gain distortion for different sounds, this pedal does both and if it was footswitchable it would save bending down in between songs. Despite that small gripe I can’t fault this pedal’s sounds it has everything you could possibly ever want in a double-sized solid housing which runs on either 9v or 18v DC (not batteries) and is super quiet unlike some high gain pedals which can produce a lot of hiss.
Check out the Goosoniqueworx website for more info on this very cool pedal.