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 below and use the samples to find the wiring configuration that best suits your playing style.
All sound samples were recorded using a blackface Fender Deluxe Reverb, mic’d with a Shure SM57, and Black Ice set to max.
*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.