Dual Circuit Overdrive/ Distortion


Combining two Black Arts Toneworks designs



Sometime ago, Black Arts worked with Mike Scheidt from YOB to design a distortion pedal which addressed the shortcomings of his favorite distortion at that time, the Ross Distortion. We used his pedal as a starting point and by adding a three band active EQ between gainstages among other tweaks we achieved the desired tonality, aggression and volume boosting capabilities need to push amps and address EQ needs of changing rooms on tour. The active EQ can control low/mid/treble but being between gain stages it can boost those frequencies into more or less distortion as needed. Low gain settings were of great importance to us and we were able to dial in clarity and articulation to make it a useful toneshaper in both live and studio applications. Mike road tested the design and it was released as the Quantum Mystic OD. It was used on the 2014 YOB album ” Clearing the Path to Ascend “.

Mike added a special LOW GAIN version of the Black Arts Toneworks  WITCH BURNER to his arsenal for recording and touring for the latest album ” Our Raw Hearts ” released 2018. With the low gain modification to the Witch Burner, you will find it easier to control, less of the hot feedback on the gain control, better dynamics and less compression. Its an excellent driver for focusing on upper mids.

With this, we decide it was time to release both as dual design.  Save pedalboard space, only require one power source for both circuits, and eliminate a patch cable. Featuring the art of Heavy Metal Talisman the vibe were were going for was realized.

The Raw Heart works equally well with a clean amp or driving a dirty amp. It can be a standalone distortion into clean platforms or used to boost an already saturated amp. Clarity, power, excellent eq shaping, fine tuning gain stages are all attributes of the Raw Heart OD.

The Raw Heart OD features :

  • Low Gain Witch Burner.
  • Quantum Mystic
  • 9vdc center negative operation
  • Dual true bypass switching
  • Use a single circuit or both circuits in series.
  • Toggle to change the order of stacking : Witch Burner > Quantum Mystic  OR Quantum Mystic > Witch Burner
  • 4.75″ x 5.75″ footprint


RAW HEART OD – First Sighting

 Sneak Peek

Coming October 31, 2019


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You’ll find sounds from a gentle full range boost, gritty treble boost, gassing up to a full aggressive fuzz.
Great for boosting and adding some edge to a dirty preamp, add definition to a saturated front end.

Gain– Dial up harmonic content maxing up to fuzzy
Volume – Match your amp volume, then cut or boost as needed
Contour – toggle between a bassy setting and a trebly setting.
Range – toggle between lower and higher gain ranges.

9vdc, negative center.
True Bypass switching
Black Arts standard lifetime warranty

SKYBOOST Flying Disc
The Skyboost Flying Disc is made in the USA by Discraft,using their “Magnet” mold. Pro-D plastic and custom SKYBOOST graphic stamped with prismatic foil.
Possible uses:
-Cat Throne
-Rolling Tray
-Time killer after load-in
-Approach and Putt a round of Disc Golf
-Dog Bowl
-Carburetor parts tray
-Beach Fun
-Play catch with your canine friend
-Wall Decoration
-Stash Tray
-Reason to go outside in the sunlight

– MANY MANY MORE uses! BE creative.

This PreSale offer is for a First Run Skyboost pedal, plus a complimentary Pre-Sale edition SKYBOOST flying disc.
Skyboost pedal Serial Numbers will be assigned in order of purchase.

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