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Boost and overdrive pedals were originally designed to push tube amps of the day into full-blown saturation, that just cranking the amps to full volume couldn't achieve - this was before high-gain amps existed and many amps were only capable of achieving crunch tones without help from boost or overdrive pedals.

There are many different 'flavours' of boost and overdrive these days: the more subtle designs add a touch of hair or grit, ideal for bluesy breakup, while others have more punch for a heavier or more harmonically rich sound. Some, such as the famed Klon Centaur, are renowned for their transparency, while others such as the Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster deliberately boost particular frequencies.

ZANDER CIRCUITRY Sono Bass Fuzz & Preamp front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
ZANDER CIRCUITRY Sono Bass Fuzz & Preamp front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
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ZANDER CIRCUITRY Sono Bass Fuzz & Preamp

£149.00

The Zander Circuitry Sono is one for all you bassists out there: a bass fuzz and preamp in a single small package. 

The preamp side of the pedal takes you from clean to medium-gain, and importantly the Blend control allows you to add back in some of your original signal for clarity and spank. 

Add fuzz to a good core bass tone and you have the recipe for some awesome sounds. Use the fuzz side of the Sono to dial in a tone that suits, and use the Blend control to add back in some of your original signal to ensure nothing gets lost in action. The Rip control enables you to dial in compression and some of that delicious gated/ velcro mayhem. Seriously, let it rip!

As the preamp and fuzz sides are completely independent, you can also stack them together for even more flexibility.

What's new?

This latest version of the Zander Circuitry Sono Bass Fuzz & Preamp features a more compact footprint, with bespoke knurled steel controls. The Blend controls have been updated to work better, the fuzz tone has been tweaked, and the preamp side now offers a wider gain range.

The footswitches support both momentary and latching switching, meaning that you can temporarily engage a channel by holding your foot down on either one of the switches. You can also now engage the second footswitch from bypass, without having to activate the pedal first.

Features:

  • Updated version of Sono Bass Fuzz & Preamp for 2021
  • Super-versatile fuzz and preamp pedal specifically tuned for bass guitar
  • Top-mounted jacks
  • P Lvl, P Gain, P Blend, F Lvl, F Gain, F Blend, F Tone & F Rip controls
  • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included).
  • Current draw: 135mA
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FREDRIC EFFECTS Accomplished Badger Germanium Preamp  Front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Accomplished Badger Germanium Preamp  Front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Accomplished Badger Germanium Preamp  Front Context | Boost Guitar Pedals
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FREDRIC EFFECTS Accomplished Badger Germanium Preamp

£125.00

The Fredric Effects Accomplished Badger is a dual-stage preamp/boost utilising an opamp stage which drives NOS vintage germanium transistors.

To maximise its potential as a clean boost, the Accomplished Badger features an internal charge-pump which runs at 18v from a 9v input. An audio-grade Triad output transformer provides a musical saturation and breakup character.

The result is a glorious sound that goes from ultra-clean to harmonically rich. Driving the germanium gain stage hard with the Clean Gain mini pot gets you into super-saturated, gritty, velcro fuzz territory, although turning this control down a bit gives way to beautifully expansive tones with that characteristic germanium responsiveness and "bounce".

This is a super-versatile low-gain pedal, giving you the option of dialling in as much or as little germanium colouration as you like, or allowing you to run it as a clean preamp.

Features:

  • Dual-stage preamp/boost
  • NOS vintage germanium transistors
  • Internal charge pump converts 9V to 18V for more headroom
  • Handmade in London, UK
  • Gain, Volume, Si Bias, Ge Bias & circuit toggle controls
  • Power: 9V centre-negative or 9V battery (neither included)
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BAD PENNY FX Smoothflow front transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
BAD PENNY FX Smoothflow front transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
BAD PENNY FX Smoothflow front context - Boost Guitar Pedals

BAD PENNY FX Smoothflow

£165.00

The Bad Penny FX Smoothflow is a twin-stage dynamic boost, taking you from super-clean through to full-on gain.

Both stages have similar controls, although there are three toggles which affect the sound in particular ways:

Clean

The clean switch reduces the input gain, enabling you to achieve the cleanest boost possible.

Full & Thick

The full and thick switches allow to you enable a bass cut to each gain stage independently, essentially turning the affected gain stage into a treble-boost. 

If you're looking for a high quality do-it-all pedal, the Smoothflow is definitely worth considering. In addition to its handwired circuit - including high quality pots and switches, 22awg cloth wiring, and select vintage components - it is built into a handmade English ash hardwood and aluminium enclosure.

Please note: The Bad Penny FX Smoothflow is built to order. Please allow around 7 days build time plus shipping time.

Features:

  • Twin-stage dynamic boost with vintage components
  • English ash hardwood and aluminium enclosure
  • True bypass
  • Handmade in East-Sussex, UK
  • Gain 1, Boost 1, Gain 2, Boost 2, Clean, Full & Thick controls
  • Power: 9V power supply, centre-negative (not included)

 

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BAD PENNY FX Widow front transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
BAD PENNY FX Widow front transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
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BAD PENNY FX Widow

£155.00

The Bad Penny FX Widow is a dual footswitch design offering stackable overdrive and fuzz channels. 

The overdrive circuit is based on Bad Penny FX's Trainscreamer overdrive pedal, taking you from mild boost to singing sustain. Bad Penny FX have designed this circuit to preserve and enhance the low-end frequencies in your signal, giving you warmth and thickness when you need it.

The fuzz circuit is designed to be stacked after the overdrive circuit in series. The drive it receives from the overdrive gives it plenty of attack. Use the Bite control to starve the circuit and create stuttery, breaking up sounds, and use the Evil control to cut bass from your tone (this control can be fine-tuned via an internal trim-pot).

The ability to stack a low-gain overdrive circuit into a fuzz circuit gives this pedal tons of versatility - use the overdrive on its own or add the fuzz to bring the gain!

Please note: The Bad Penny FX Widow is built to order. Please allow around 7 days build time plus shipping time.

Features:

  • Dual channel overdrive & fuzz
  • English ash hardwood and aluminium enclosure
  • True bypass
  • Handmade in East-Sussex, UK
  • Master, Drive, Tone, Bite, Evil controls
  • Power: 9V power supply, centre-negative (not included)

 

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FREDRIC EFFECTS Golden Eagle Front Transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Golden Eagle Front Transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Golden Eagle Right Context | Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Golden Eagle Front Context | Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Golden Eagle Left Context | Boost Guitar Pedals

FREDRIC EFFECTS Golden Eagle

£125.00

The Fredric Effects Golden Eagle is a single-pedal sized recreation of the Klon Centaur, with completely accurate electronics built to the highest specification.

Just like the Klon Centaur, it features the internal buffer and charge pump, making the Golden Eagle the perfect pedal for three tasks on your pedalboard:

  1. Buffer - Use the Golden Eagle's high quality buffer to maximise the signal capacitance and resistance of your signal path, getting the most from your other pedals (there's a great That Pedal Show video on this topic, demonstrated using a Klon Centaur)
  2. Clean Boost - Use the Golden Eagle to condition your tone, running it at low gain and unity volume. Subtle but effective tone improvements.
  3. Overdrive - Turn the gain up to drive your amp into beautifully organic break up.

Just like Fredric Effects' other pedals, the build quality is exceptional, with a folded steel chassis featuring perfectly bevelled corners. It's the small touches that count!

Features:

  • 100% accurate recreation of the Klon Centaur
  • High quality internal buffer
  • Internal charge pump converts 9V to 18V for more headroom
  • Handmade in London, UK
  • Gain, Output & Treble controls
  • Power: 9V centre-negative or 9V battery (neither included)

 

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FREDRIC EFFECTS Regent 150 Preamp front transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Regent 150 Preamp front transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Regent 150 Preamp Right Context - Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Regent 150 Preamp Left Context - Boost Guitar Pedals
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FREDRIC EFFECTS Regent 150 Preamp

£120.00

The Fredric Effects Regent 150 Preamp pedal is a faithful recreation of the preamp and EQ sections from a cold war-era East German amp, the Vermona Regent 150K. It features vintage-correct NOS transistors and sturdy construction to keep you playing all night long!

The Regent 150 Preamp can sweeten your core sound like a traditional preamp, or turn into a boost or distortion pedal by using the controls more aggressively. The Volume control adds gain as you turn it up, taking you into gritty distortion territory, while the Bass and Treble controls allow you to get classic mid-boost or mid-scooped sounds as well as more modern tones with plenty of top-end sparkle.

The internal charge pump IC converts 9V into the 15V DC that the original amp ran on. This gives the pedal tons of headroom with the ability to produce extraordinary clarity. 

"There’s more, but we don’t have room to describe it all. Basically this is a magic-dust sprinkler" - Guitarist Magazine (Editor's Choice) December 2019

This deserves to be an always-on pedal on your pedalboard. It stacks really well and  offers loads of flexibility. The build quality is exceptional too, with a folded steel chassis. The icing on the cake is that as this is based on a rare East German amp rather than the ubiquitous Fender or Marshall circuit, you will definitely stand out from the masses!

Features:

  • Preamp pedal based on a rare East German cold war-era amplifier
  • Handmade in London, UK
  • Volume, Bass & Treble controls
  • Power: 9V centre-negative or 9V battery (neither included)

 

 

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FREDRIC EFFECTS Blue Monarch Transparent Front - Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Blue Monarch Transparent Front - Boost Guitar Pedals
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FREDRIC EFFECTS Blue Monarch

£125.00

The Fredric Effects Blue Monarch overdrive is based on the 1990s Marshall Blues Breaker and features all the mods offered by the cult Analog Man King Of Tone version.

All four controls are easily accessible on the front of the pedal, and the King Of Tone internal dip switches have been replaced with a clipping toggle. In the "up" position the sound is less compressed and more open, with less distortion. 

In addition, Fredric Effects has added an internal dip switch to turn on a boost circuit and increase the amount of gain on tap, making this a super-versatile overdrive that will fit well in any rig.

Features:

  • Modded version of the Marshall Bluesbreaker and Analog Man King Of Tone
  • Handmade in London, UK
  • Volume, Gain, Tone, Treble Boost, Clipping & Boost controls
  • Power: 9V DC centre-negative or 9V battery (neither included)

 

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STOMPNORTH Bass Midgie Overdrive Front Transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
STOMPNORTH Bass Midgie Overdrive Front Transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
STOMPNORTH Bass Midgie Overdrive Front Context - Boost Guitar Pedals

STOMPNORTH Bass Midgie Overdrive

£185.00

The bass-tuned Stompnorth Bass Midgie Overdrive is in similar tonal territory to the Electro-Harmonix Bass Muff - but that's where the similarities end...

Its handwired point-to-point circuit is built around a single Darlington transistor and symmetrical silicon diodes. 

This is a great pedal to enhance your bass tone and get it growling. Use the toggle to switch between silicon diode clipping and "Fauzz" (faux fuzz derived from transistor feedback) to get your preferred flavour of drive tone.

The power indicator features several Inner Hebrides midges, personally collected by Stompnorth founder, Duncan! They won't bite, but this pedal will.

Features:

  • Handwired point-to-point bass overdrive
  • Made in Scotland
  • Select from silicon or 'fauzz' tones
  • Volume, Gain, OD & Si/Fauzz controls
  • Power: 9V centre-negative (not included)
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Tate FX Hot Coals Germanium Rangemaster Transparent Front | Boost Guitar Pedals
Tate FX Hot Coals Germanium Rangemaster Transparent Front | Boost Guitar Pedals
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Tate FX Hot Coals Germanium Rangemaster left - Boost Guitar Pedals
Tate FX Hot Coals Germanium Rangemaster front context | Boost Guitar Pedals

TATE FX Hot Coals Germanium Rangemaster

£149.00

The Tate FX Hot Coals is a Rangemaster-style germanium boost, made with NOS UK military-spec germanium transistors and NOS USSR germanium diodes for temperature stabilisation.

Based on the classic Dallas Rangemaster, the Hot Coals takes the best parts and expands on it - notably including a toggle to switch between the classic treble-boost and a fuller-range setting for those occasions when you don't need all that treble!

Full of muscular sounds, this is a brilliant Rangemaster-style pedal with incredibly organic germanium tones.

Features:

  • Classic Rangemaster-style germanium boost
  • Switch between original treble-boost circuit and modern-style full range character
  • Handmade in the UK
  • Power: 9v power adaptor, centre-negative (not included)
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BASIC AUDIO Futureman Front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
BASIC AUDIO Futureman Front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
BASIC AUDIO Futureman Left 1024 | Boost Guitar Pedals
BASIC AUDIO Futureman Right 1024 | Boost Guitar Pedals
BASIC AUDIO Futureman Front Context 1024 | Boost Guitar Pedals

BASIC AUDIO Futureman

£210.00

The Basic Audio Futureman is based on the Colorsound Overdriver. A medium gain dynamic overdrive, this is a fantastic pedal for adding some grunt or sparkle to your sound and veers nicely into fuzz territory too.

The Futureman's flexible EQ section allows you to tweak High and Low settings independently. Experiment with sounds ranging from thick and muscular with scooped mids to treble-boosted and cutting. 

The Futureman also stacks with other pedals really well: put it after another overdrive/fuzz and use its powerful EQ to contour the other pedal, helping you to cut through a busy mix.

Features:

  • Overdrive/fuzz pedal based on the Colorsound Overdriver
  • Volume, Gain, High & Low controls
  • Handwired in Fayetteville, West Virginia, USA
  • 9V power supply, centre-negative or 9V battery (neither are included)

 

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FREDRIC EFFECTS Verzerrer Front Transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Verzerrer Front Transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Verzerrer Context - Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Verzerrer Right Context - Boost Guitar Pedals
FREDRIC EFFECTS Verzerrer Left Context - Boost Guitar Pedals

FREDRIC EFFECTS Verzerrer

£140.00

The Fredric Effects Verzerrer is based on the only cold war-era East German distortion pedal, originally produced in the 1960s and '70s. It veers from distortion into spitty fuzz and full on velcro mode and sounds remarkably unique.

The original featured a plastic enclosure and trim pots that had to be adjusted with a screwdriver - not exactly gig-friendly. Fredric Effects' updated version takes the original design, including using original diodes and transistors, and improves the pedal by encasing it in a sturdy folded metal mini-wedge enclosure and adding circuit-board mounted dip-switches for additional tweakability.

"It’s just pure nastiness. This pedal nails the splutter-fuzz effect as well as any we’ve tried" - Guitarist Magazine December 2019

The Bias control allows you to produce gated, dying-battery tones when turned down, or increase sustain as it is turned up.

The internal dip switches are:

  • NR1/NR2: Noise reduction
  • Limit Res: The original's volume-limiting resistor
  • Boost Off: Boost is on by default in order to engage the volume boost
  • Boost On x2: These must be on to engage the volume boost

This pedal can produce really gritty sounds that stand out in the mix. The Tone control is very responsive and can bring your sound forward or supress buzzy high end depending on how you set it.

If you love velcro, spitty fuzz sounds then you can't go wrong with this awesome piece of nostalgia!

Features:

  • Distortion/fuzz reproduction of a rare East German original
  • Original old-stock diodes and transistors
  • Handmade in London, UK
  • Tone, Input Level, Volume, Intensity, Bias & Internal Dip Switch controls
  • Power: 9V power supply, centre-negative or 9V battery (neither are included)

 

 

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RAYGUN FX Vintage Booster front transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
RAYGUN FX Vintage Booster front transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
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Raygun FX Vintage Booster Context - Boost Guitar Pedals

RAYGUN FX Vintage Booster

£40.00

The Raygun FX Vintage Booster is a single-dial boost pedal that can add just a touch of meatiness to your core tone or push your valves into beautiful overdrive with +24dB of boost on tap.

Great as a clean or slightly dirty solo boost, the Vintage Booster looks and sounds like it belongs alongside some of those vintage amps we all revere. It has a beautifully organic character that's really addictive to play with.

Loosely based on the ZVEX Super Hard-On circuit, this boost is driven by a MOSFET transistor.

Raygun FX are based in Southend-On-Sea in the UK. High profile users of their pedals include Grant Nicholas of Feeder, Jez Williams of Doves, Tim Smith of Noel Gallaghers’ High Flying Birds, and Tim Wheeler of Ash.

Features:

  • Single-dial Boost
  • +24dB gain available
  • True bypass
  • Handwired in the UK
  • Power: 9V DC, centre-negative (not included)

 


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RAYGUN FX Twin Fuel Driver Front 2 - Boost Guitar Pedals
RAYGUN FX Twin Fuel Driver Front 2 - Boost Guitar Pedals
RAYGUN FX Twin Fuel Driver Left Context - Boost Guitar Pedals
RAYGUN FX Twin Fuel Driver Right Context - Boost Guitar Pedals

RAYGUN FX Twin Fuel Driver

£89.00

The Raygun FX Twin Fuel Driver is a meaty dual-channel overdrive pedal. Although it has plenty of boost, there's slightly less gain on tap compared to the Dual Soda Drive+.

You can use each channel independently or stack them for added oomph, with each featuring a toggle to switch between Boost and Dirty modes.

There's plenty of girth here to fatten up your tone without obscuring your core sound, and stacking the channels can push your amp into singing sustain. And don't think this pedal is just for guitar - try it with bass too!

Features:

  • Drive, Volume & Boost/Dirty controls for each channel
  • Dual-channel overdrive pedal
  • True bypass
  • Handwired in the UK
  • Power: 9V DC, 100mA centre-negative (not included)

 

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GREENHOUSE EFFECTS Outlier front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
GREENHOUSE EFFECTS Outlier front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
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GREENHOUSE EFFECTS Outlier

£158.00

The Greenhouse Effects Outlier is a wide-ranging, harmonically rich overdrive/distortion pedal designed to emulate a cooking tube amp.

Combining 3 cascading gain stages (2x Op-Amp & 1x FET) in a complex circuit enables all levels of drive to be covered in a single pedal, from boosty overdrive and mild crunch to soaring high gain.

The active EQ allows far more tone-shaping possibilities than a passive design, and the Bass & Treble controls are very interactive with each other.

The input and output stages feature buffers to condition your guitar signal for optimum integrity.  

Features:

  • Volume, Gain, Bass, Treble & DIS/OD controls
  • 3 cascading gain stages
  • Active EQ
  • True bypass
  • Input and output buffers
  • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included)


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ZANDER CIRCUITRY Surplus Elemental Overdriver Front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
ZANDER CIRCUITRY Surplus Elemental Overdriver Front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
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ZANDER CIRCUITRY Surplus Elemental Overdriver

£149.00

Zander Circuitry's Surplus Elemental Overdriver is a two-stage transistor boost/ overdrive pedal with the capability to achieve beautiful clean boost tones as well as complex distortion and even some fuzz.

The pedal features two foot-switchable channels with independent gain controls, perfect for on-the-fly switching. The switches support both momentary and latching switching, meaning that you can temporarily engage a channel by holding your foot down on either one of the switches.

Use the Response control to tweak the input and output capacitor value, rolling off the gain and low-end frequencies to achieve super-complex tones. It offers everything from a thinner, brighter character through to a grainy, spitty character. This pedal is incredibly reactive to your guitar's volume pot and playing dynamics, making it great for those of you who prize 'feel' above all else.

What's new?

This latest version of the Zander Circuitry Surplus Elemental Overdriver features a more compact footprint, beautiful knurled steel controls, and an upgrade from six to eight options on the signature clipping selector:

  • Germanium: A smooth, sweet sounding form of clipping, very ‘amp-like’ in its response.
  • Silicon: Louder, brighter and more aggressive sounding.
  • LED: Even louder, less saturated but very punchy.
  • Asymmetrical germanium: A more aggressive germanium sound.
  • Asymmetrical silicon: Beefing up the aggression of the silicon sound.
  • Asymmetrical LED: A more aggressive version of the LED sound.
  • MOSFET: Similar to the silicon setting but a bit sweeter, crunchier and a touch more saturated.
  • No  diodes: Loads of output but not much gain.

The pedal features two foot-switchable channels with independent gain controls, perfect for on-the-fly switching. The switches support both momentary and latching switching, meaning that you can temporarily engage a channel by holding your foot down on either one of the switches. You can also now engage the second footswitch from bypass, without having to activate the pedal first.

Features:

  • Updated version of Surplus Elemental Overdriver for 2021
  • Top-mounted jacks
  • Level 1, Level 2, Gain 1, Gain 2, Tone, Response, Channel 2 & Diode Selector Controls
  • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included).
  • Current draw: 100mA
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STOMPNORTH Midgie Booster Overdrive front - Boost Guitar Pedals
STOMPNORTH Midgie Booster Overdrive front - Boost Guitar Pedals
STOMPNORTH Midgie Booster Overdrive angle - Boost Guitar Pedals
STOMPNORTH Midgie Booster Overdrive inside - Boost Guitar Pedals

STOMPNORTH Midgie Booster Overdrive

£180.00

Designed as an 'always on' pedal, the Stompnorth Midgie Booster Overdrive features a single MOSFET transistor offering over 20dB of boost, with selectable silicon or germanium diode clipping.

This handmade pedal is wired point-to-point and features high quality components, such as the large Jupiter capacitor which takes pride of place.

From subtle harmonics and gentle boost to vintage crunch, this pedal brings the vintage vibes. Throw in the option to select either silicon or germanium clipping for different flavours and this is a fantastic loud clean boost/mild overdrive pedal that you'll never want to turn off.

Oh, and the power indicator features several of the finest Inner Hebrides midges, personally collected by Stompnorth founder, Duncan!

This is a superb, super-stackable pedal, working just as well after a clean boost or before another overdrive.

Features:

  • Volume, Gain, Overdrive & Boost Controls
  • High quality components
  • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included)
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STOMPNORTH Clipshear Getter Drive front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
STOMPNORTH Clipshear Getter Drive front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
Stompnorth Clipshear Getter Drive Context | Boost Guitar Pedals
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STOMPNORTH Clipshear Getter Drive

£199.00

Stompnorth's flagship pedal combines MOSFET, valve, and silicon and germanium diodes to achieve a multitude of low to mid-gain tones.

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Duncan MacKinnon designed this pedal to be an integral part of your rig, an 'always on' pedal that enhances your core tone. Based around a 12AU7/ECC82 valve, it can thicken up your tone and layer on harmonically rich gain in a progressive way, enhancing rather than masking your core tone.

The Stompnorth Clipshear Getter Drive provides up to 21dB of boost that can really drive the input of your valve amp, but the analogue character and true valve gain also makes it a brilliant solution for recording.

Controls

The Gain control adjusts the amount of pre-amplification applied to the input of the valve circuit, and can be used in conjunction with the Volume control to “goose” the front end of your amp, or Clipshear’s valve circuit.


The Valve control adds gain to the valve signal path, which produces an amazingly responsive and transparent overdrive ranging from subtle boost to sweet overdrive. Used in tandem with the Gain control, you can achieve tons of sustain and a thick overdrive sound.

The Si / Ge / Off toggle switch adds silicon or germanium diode clipping to the signal path. Engaging it with high gain settings turns an overdrive tone into distortion, or at lower settings to a responsive crunch. Si is transparent and precise, Ge is “squidgy” and vintage. Note that engaging either diode results in a considerable volume drop. This is normal.

Use the active Volume control to either trim the output of the Clipshear Getter Drive to parity with the bypassed signal, increase the volume of the signal when the diodes are engaged, or to drive your amp’s input. There's also enough headroom to experiment with rolling back guitar volume to further expand the range of available textures.

The blue power indicator glows when the Clipshear Getter Drive is connected to an appropriate live power supply. When the pedal is activated, an orange indicator light glows from within the pedal.

Handmade in the UK from the highest quality components - just take a look at that beautiful Jupiter capacitor! - the Stompnorth Clipshear Getter Drive is perfect if you're after superb translation of your core tone for low to mid-gain purposes.

Features:

  • Gain, Volume, Valve, Si/Ge/Off controls
  • 12au7/ECC82 Valve drive with silicon and germanium diode clipping
  • 21dB of boost
  • Highest quality components
  • Handmade in the UK
  • Power: 9V power adaptor (min 100mA), centre-negative (not included) 

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