The team's opinion: Attention, weapon of mass destruction for our metalheads and Hard Rocker friends! This marvel, straight out of the Seymour Duncan workshops, is quite simply THE most impressive modern distortion pedal passed on our test bench. Indeed, it offers the most extreme saturations while maintaining a surprisingly deep dynamic for an effect pedal. And this is the argument that Seymour Duncan puts forward. Often, Hi-gain pedals tend to overcompress the signal and dig the mids. The result, flattering solo at home is often disappointing in a group. Here, we have the feeling of being in the presence of an all-tube amp type 6505 from Peavey. It is also interesting to note that Seymour Duncan invites players to use the Palladium as a Preamp, directly in the effects loop. The result is truly stunning, and has absolutely nothing to envy to a tube model. As if we weren't already spoiled by our American friends, they have decided to offer 3 tiers of winnings. A general saturation stage, a resonance control to sculpt the low end and finally a boost to add overdrive to the start of the signal. In short, an extremely complete, versatile tool, whether for the studio (we invite you to listen to our samples!) or for live. Be careful though, all these possibilities have a price: don't be afraid to spend a lot of time on this pedal to understand the interactions between the mid frequencies (expressed in HZ and the gain) to get the best out of it. Small precision, the Palladium works in 9V and 18V, however the 18V is more "airy" in our opinion than the 9V. Used, among others, by Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) and Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy).