Overdrive

Overdrive is a lighter form of distortion usually found when a tube or valve amplifier is pushed so loud on clean that it starts to break up.  These pedals are designed to emulate that particular sound are are suited for Blues, Classic Rock, Rock and more.  If you're looking for something heavier try the Distortion Pedals department.
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  • SKS Effects California Dream Distortion Pedal (SKSCALIDREAM)
    SKS Effects California Dream Distortion Pedal

    This two gain distortion pedal from SKS Effects offers a variety of off-fuzz to full blown rocking distortion tones.  Blending the two gain controls offers a variety of sounds not found in many pedals on the market.




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    $35.87
  • Caline CP-29 White Heat Mixing Boost Pedal (CALINEMIXING)
    Caline CP-29 White Heat Mixing Boost Pedal

    Caline CP-29 White Heat Mixing Boost Pedal. The  "all-round" BOOST which combines a volume and transparent overdrive circuit.
     
    Make your tube amp clip by boosting up the level controls
    The Mixing Boost can also be used as a light overdrive pedal which features a wide dynamic range.
    With independent Gain adjusted knob control combined with volume knob.
    True bypass design
     
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    $63.80
  • Caline CP-18 Orange Burst Overdrive Preamp Pedal (Xotic BB Clone) (EC706)
    Caline CP-18 Orange Burst Overdrive Preamp Pedal - (Xotic BB Preamp Clone)

    The Caline Orange Burst is a no nonsense tone machine.  It can give you anything from your regular yet powerful clean boost, all the way through to very smooth and usable overdrive.  This pedal excels at both being usable on a clean channel amplifier or as a boost to a dirty channel.  The great thing about this is you could stack it before another overdrive or distortion pedal and yield great results.  This is a great pedal for the price and it's one of the nicest new pedals I've had a chance to test.  If you're into pedals like the Xotic BB Preamp, you're going to love this thing and this little baby has a bit more gain at your fingertips as well.




    Features:
     
    The CP-18 Orange Overdrive features a True Bypass design and musical overdrive with the addition of a Bass and Treble control to give you more tone shaping abilities.
    A 30dB+ clean boost with an adjustable ±15dB, two band active EQ which adds a wide range of harmonic content, it can help you catch your ideal voice. 
    Try to use the pre-gain stage, you will find the pedal go from a very pristine clean to a very smooth, compressed, overdriven sound. 
    If you switch off it, true bypass can eliminate any signal interference. 
    It is easy to operate, suitable for electric guitar.
     
    Specifications:
     
    Color: Orange
    Weight: 274g
    Size: 11.5 * 6.5 * 5.5cm
     
    Package Included:
     
    1 x Effect Pedal
    1 x User Manual
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    $67.79
  • SviSound OverZoid OZ01 Overdrive Pedal (SILVER) (SVIOZ01SIL)
    SviSound OverZoid OZ01 Overdrive Pedal (Silver)

    Quite simply this is one the best pedals on earth for pushing your off-clean tone into solo heaven.  I would put it on par with the VFE Merman which is based on the infamous Klon KTR.  Mark from SviSound combines a unique mix with an original design making this one of the best overdrive pedals on the planet.  There's only a few pedals I put in such high regard and this is one of them.



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    $143.60
  • Caline CP-25 Highway Man Overdrive Pedal (CP-25)
    Caline CP-25 Highway Man Overdrive Pedal

    Looking for that perfect pedal for rhythm and lead tones? The Caline Highway Man works perfectly as either and stacks extremely well with other pedals as well. It features a two band EQ as well as a drive and volume pot for easy and great tone shaping options.  



    Features
     
    •Highly dynamic low to medium gain overdrive
    •Stacks great with other pedals
    •True bypass design.
     
    Specifications
     
    Case Material: Aluminium Alloy
    Power:  DC 9V adapter
    Weight: 264g
    Size: 11 (L)*6.5 (W)*5.5 (H) cm
     
    Package included
     
    1 x Caline CP-25 Effect Pedal

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    $39.86
    $63.80
  • MP Audio Blue Brit Overdrive (MPBLUEBRITOD)
    Blue Brit Overdrive Pedal
     
    When I set out to design this pedal, I wanted something that would be versatile, simple to use and sound great with any Guitar or Amp. It had to be suitable for different types of players too, that is both rhythm and lead players. But what I wanted most of all was for it to produce a beautiful rich soulful overdrive; something that could be clean when played lightly, but break up beautifully when you dug in. If I’m completely honest, I wanted it to sound like John Mayer’s tone! The reason for this is it was what I personally would find most useful for my style of playing.

    What I came up with is the Blue Brit!
     
    The name Blue Britt hopefully isn’t too cryptic, it comes from the fact that its sound was based around Marshall (British) ideas; it’s Blue and sounds great for playing the Blues.
     
    Although I set out to get that British sound, being a unique design it has ended up being quite unique. I’ve been told that it has some Fender qualities being likened to a Fender Blues Deluxe, but also a bit tweedy. The overriding feedback however is that it is very amp like and hits the self imposed “John Mayer” brief.
     
     

    Technical stuff:
     
    The Blue Brit is an analogue overdrive pedal, that is, it produces a soft clip. However, it is more than that, if you continue to keep pushing up the gain, that soft clip will start to turn into a hard clip. Combine this with a guitar with really hot pick-ups, it can be possible to get full on distortion.
    So if you want just a smooth overdrive leave the gain to the left of twelve o'clock. If you want more of a distortion sound, turn the knob to the right of 12 o'clock. This is obviously an approximation and will depend a lot on the type of amp and pick-up combination you are using.
     
    The controls are simple: Gain (or drive), Tone (High and mid high cut filter), Presence (To recover the highs when tone is rolled out) and volume.
     
    When it comes to the engineering side of this pedal, no expense has been spared and no design decisions have been made lightly. 
    I have investigated the so called "Mojo" components and have separated the fact from fiction (I may offend some, but there is no need/benefit for carbon composite resistors in a 9V pedal).
     
    The design is based around op amps, and instead of using the tired old op amps that have been used for the last 20+ years I have completely thrown out the rule book and gone for the highest quality most sonically accurate, LOWEST NOISE op amp I could find; An op amp typically found in high quality headphone pre-amps and hi-fi gear.
     
    My reasoning for this is simple: Good pedals of days gone by used the best op-amps transistors they had available at the time. I can only assume they did this because they valued the original signal from the guitar and did their utmost to preserve it. It made perfect sense then to use only the best amplifiers available today instead of the relatively noisy old op amps from the 80s.
     
    The result is an incredibly rich full bodied sound that truly represents the original tone of the guitar being used which I believe is unrivalled when it comes to audio quality and the "True Tone" of your guitar.
     
    Having said all of this, some things are best done the old way; the Blue Brit will sound best when used with a tube amp. This is because it drives hard and will induce overdrive from your tubes causing your amp to sing along too. That's not to say it won’t sound good in a solid state amp, but you won’t get that double helping of awesome overdrive you get with a tube amp.

     
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    $119.66
    $159.60
  • Greenchild LLC Tribus Boost, Overdrive, and Distortion Pedal (TRIBUS123)
    Greenchild LLC Tribus Boost, Overdrive, and Distortion Pedal

    Offering durable construction and a vintage vibe for the consummate musician, Greenchild LLC’s Tribus Drive takes multi-functional effects to an entirely new level with random access switching. Tribus enables quick, silent, and reliable channel hopping across all three channels (boost, overdrive, and distortion).
     
    The Tribus Drive is a distinctly voiced, handmade, guitar pedal designed with a broad ranging tonal palette. From blues, rock, metal, country, and jazz, Tribus Drive has you covered.
     

    Features:
     
    Random access switching: hop from channel-to-channel in any sequence
    MOSFET-based distortion
    True mechanical bypass across all three channels
    Properly matched input and output impedance
    Silent relay muting (via internal toggle switch)
    Extreme touch sensitivity; responds dynamically to every nuance of your playing
    Equally well suited for driving tubes, solid state amps, or direct injection (DI)
    Built like a tank, by hand in the USA, with premium quality parts

    BOOST CHANNEL (Blue):
     
    27dB of clean boost on tap; plenty of power to drive your amp into pure, glorious saturation. The Bone Ray tone control matches the flexibility of a traditional three knob tone stack, with only two knobs.
     
    OVERDRIVE CHANNEL (Green):
     
    An extremely dynamic MOSFET overdrive that will add bite to your signal and push your tone to the limits. The tone control provides treble boost or cut, and the volume control features an active Baxandall circuit for extra power and sustain.
     
    DISTORTION CHANNEL (Red):
     
    Distortion served with tons of dirt and saturated gain. Expect MOSFET based distortion with Plexi tones that range from rock to heavy metal, and a unique voice control that adds punch or clarity on demand.

    SPECIFICATIONS:
     
    Input Impedance: 1M ohm
     
    Output Impedance: 600 ohm
     
    Power Connector: DC center negative, 2.1mm x 5.5mm
     
    Current Draw: 80ma
     
    Operating Voltage: 9V to 18V 
     
    Reverse Power Protection: Yes
     
    Over Voltage Protection: Yes
     
    Dimensions: 7.402” Width x 4.724” Depth x 1.457” Height
     
    Input/output Connectors:           1/4” mono, Switchcraft style jacks
     
    Weight: Approx. 1.75 pounds / 896 grams

    Read the Greenchild LLC Tribus Drive full review here.
    There's only one of these left in existence!
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    $219.41
    $319.16
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