What’s better than a classic? Taking the base and making it better, of course, and the 1689 does just that (depending on who you ask). A three-way switch provides classic silicon diode clipping, a diode lift and MOSFETs, while its counterpart switch provides a mid boost or a flat EQ for ultimate tone shaping ability. Tack on a wider gain range, and the 1689 becomes an instant go-to for mid- and high-gain applications. Also features soft touch relay bypass.