10 Best Distortion Effect Pedals:


Guitar Pedal / Rating

Earthquaker Hoof V2

Total of 4.85/5


Focused pedal that excels at distortion, overdrive and classic fuzz sounds.

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Wampler Catapulp V2

Total of 4.77/5
British tube distortion with outstanding dynamic range.

MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion

Total of 4.80/5
Fully analog distortion that brings an impressive range of tones and gain.

Fender Pugilist

Total of 4.85/5
Unique features and great tones with an outstanding pedigree.

Xotic Effects SL Drive

Total of 4.57/5
More refined affordable dist box that brings great performance and limited versatility.

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer

Total of 4.45/5
A faithful reproduction of the classic Tube Screamer sound.

Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal

Total of 4.68/5
RAT2 is another classic stompbox that brings impressive performance and abundant flexibility.

MXR M104 Distortion +

Total of 4.68/5
Very light distortion that caters to Rock, but brings high quality tone.

Boss DS1

Total of 4.63/5
Quintessential distortion pedal used both by legendary guitar players and the masses.

Electro-Harmonix SOULFOOD

Total of 4.63/5
One of the best and only Klon Centaur clones on the market.