The MP11 OVERDRIVER is a silicon/germanium hybrid overdrive featuring two NOS Germanium MP11 transistors. It’s a four transistor design not unlike a Big Muff but it makes no attempt to approximate such things. Consider it a bastardised version of a classic and simple circuit. This unit can take you from kinda clean with a bit of colouration through to exploding amp distortion with a bit of sag.
Level – Overall output (start low – can get very loud)
Gain – Amount of gain
Shape – There’s a few peaks and troughs across the sweep. Not exactly your standard tone control but the usual rules apply (darker to the left, brighter to the right). At noon there is a slight bump at 1kHz and a little bit of high end roll off. As you move CW this is smoothed out and less high end is rolled off. CCW does the opposite – smoothed out mids and less treble. This isn’t a drastic tone control, it is designed to change the feel of the drive without diluting its character.
Low – 6dB per octave LOW CUT with the knee centred around 330Hz. This should help get rid of any woofy-ness at higher gain settings (if need be; sometimes a bit of woof is good)
NOTE: This pedal can sound different either side of a buffer. Generally it’s a touch brighter and louder after/darker and quieter before.
This unit can ONLY be powered by a standard 9V CENTRE NEGATIVE power supply (BOSS 2.1mm style). Please don’t use anything else or you may cause serious damage.
This item ships via Australia Post; fully insured for your piece of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts where no one is present, your order will be taken to your allocated Australia Post location for pickup. A card will be left with instructions of where and when you can collect your order.