Black Ice can be configured for just a touch of grit (POLITE), a more aggressive grind (WARM and HOT), or a raw distortion that borders on 60s flavored fuzz (INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH) with most pickups*. Choose your pickup type from the menu above and use the samples to find the wiring configuration that best suits your playing style.
Bridge Pickup Samples
Both Pickups Samples
Neck Pickup Samples
All sound samples were recorded using a blackface Fender Deluxe Reverb, mic’d with a Shure SM57, and Black Ice set to max. A small SWR Combo Amp was used for Bass Samples.
*Black Ice will generate less distortion with vintage-style low output single coil pickups and some bass pickups. POLITE wiring configuration not recommended for these pickups.