Ground & Pound

If you are a Justin Chancellor fan and are aiming at getting closer to his distorted tone, know he is the inspiration behind the existence of the ‘Ground & Pound’.

There is no longer the need to use that Turbo distortion pedal plus a separate EQ.

The Ground & Pound has been designed to simulate the two pedals that Justin uses for achieving his signature distorted tone and it successfully combines them into a single box.  We’ve also added a blend control, labeled ‘Mix‘,  which has a very musical compression ratio (2:1) on the clean signal. This mixes very well with the distorted sound and just adds to the overall playing experience.

-UK, handmade, optoisolators
-Built-in Compression (2:1) on the clean signal
-Blend control
-Signature distorted sound with no loss of bass
-Equalizable distortion
-Handmade in the UK


Size: 122 x 66 mm

9v to 18v operation

Current draw 9.5 mA (9v); 19 mA(18v)


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Being a huge Justin Chancellor (and Tool) fan, I have always admired his bass tone and have always tried to come close to it. At some point, during my band years, I was running 3 pedals simultaneously, just to get that JC standard distorted sound that led us to this very moment…; Now, there is no longer the need to use that Turbo distortion plus that separate EQ….” 

The Ground & Pound started as an idea to have a Rat style pedal and a Bass Equalizer combined into a
single unit. The great advantage of this design is that one can explore the gritty character of the distortion
while retaining its low end. Obviously, this was a starting point; the distortion has been carefully tailored
and eq’d to have a full frequency spectrum, sounding full-bodied and cutthroat, and is very flexible due to its EQZ control.

The controls, 4 in total, feature an “EQZ” tilt equalizer, borrowed from the “Alma Comp” design, which affects only the distorted signal. The clean signal also uses the main “Alma Comp” circuit with a very small (2:1) Ratio that can be added to the distortion via the “Mix” control which really helps the clean and distorted sounds meld together in a more organic way. Finally, “Dis” controls the amount of gain, from fairly clean overdrive to heavy distortion, and “Vol” acts as the master volume.

The Ground & Pound, despite its original concept, is very versatile, when combining all the provided tools for tone shaping. It shines when using a pick and digging into the strings, at lighter gain settings, or it can smash your face in when using it at higher gain settings with both fingerstyle and pick.


Warranty and Conditions

Any of our products will be replaced / fixed and all expenses will be covered once it has been verified that the problem isn’t a result of bad handling or negligence on the owner’s part.

If the damage is due to negligence or wrong handling, the warranty is lost and a cost can occur for the devices repair (the shipping costs will not be covered in such cases).

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