SolidGoldFX has launched the second installment of their retro-themed, slider-laden stomp boxes – the Commodore Overdrive. Inspired by another one of their all-time favorites, the classic Marshall BluesBreaker and crossbred with their Imperial MKII, the pedal features…
• Overdrive pedal based on the early 90’s Marshall Blues Breaker
• Cool retro-themed design with sliders
• Specially tuned, low to mid-gain asymmetric clipping drive circuit – for organic and natural sounding drive ranging from sweet and mellow to hot and spicy • True bypass switching and top-mounted jacks – for ease of pedalboard mounting
• Hand-made in Montreal, Canada
• Powered by a regular 9-18V DC PSU (centre -, 2.1 mm, ~10 mA current draw)
The Marshall BluesBreaker was released in the early 90’s alongside the ShredMaster and DriveMaster pedals. Offered in the large black box format, it was aimed at capturing the crunch and breakup of the earlier model 1962 JTM45 based combo amp famously dubbed the Bluesbreaker after being used by Eric Clapton during his time with John Mayall and the Blues Breakers. The pedal offered a beautiful and natural sounding overdrive and has since become a favorite amongst builders and players alike, with original units now fetching close to 4 figures.
The Commodore offers a fresh spin on an old-school heavyweight by mating a specially tuned, low to mid-gain BB style drive circuit with the super sculpting output section of the Imperial MkII. Carefully selected component values and asymmetric clipping offer an organic and natural sounding drive ranging from sweet and mellow to hot and spicy, while the Tone and Contour sliders allow you to dial in anything from black panel spank to Vox-style chime and British growl. Set the Drive down low for tone sculpting or boost applications or crank it up for some extra sizzle. Use the Tone and Contour sliders to accentuate or scoop highs, mids or lows and stack it with other fuzzes or drives for extra flavor and variety.
It can be powered from any standard negative center 9 V DC power supply or up the voltage to 18 V DC for extra headroom. Finally, the Commodore package is complete with dual LED indicators, top jacks, true-bypass switching and retro sliders with vintage inspired artwork.
For more info, visit: www.solidgoldfx.com