Thanks for the report. I’m curious which other drives you feel that it sounds similar to. I used the original more as a fat, bold boost, because of course it had no volume control, so I don’t really remember what the gainier sounds were like.I sold some gear over the weekend and decided to pick one up, I really like it. Not dissimilar to a couple other overdrives I have, but there’s something “just right” about this one
Thanks for the report. I’m curious which other drives you feel that it sounds similar to. I used the original more as a fat, bold boost, because of course it had no volume control, so I don’t really remember what the gainier sounds were like.
Last edited: 12 minutes agoFired it up this morning. 1st impressions.
This is a good all rounder for light/med gain into the Carr @ 2 1/2-3 vol, so super clean Fender setting. Theres no radical eq curve or nose, just adds grit pretty evenly across the range. Its def does the "ragged but right" dimed amp kinda tones when you give it "More". But if you're looking for something more refined its probably not for you. It gets flubby and dark the higher you go on the gain and past noon I had to turn the tone on the pedal almost all the way to the treble. But I was playing the SG, might not be so much so with single coils. Also I had six unbuffered pedals on the board and 20' cable, so Idk it may be a diff story with a buffer in the mix. With the pedal's gain at round 9 o'clock it was just enough hair, still very responsive to dynamics, and a good "edge of breakup" place to be, and stacked well with the mini FF.
I like it so far. It works for an "always on" at low gain or a dimed amp sound without busting your eardrums.
Havnt tried it yet into a low headroom amp situation but my instincts tell me it would be overkill. It operates more as a OD than a boost, so with an already dirty amp tone it would prob just add mud.