We’re back with the second installment of our retro themed slider laden stomp boxes, the Commodore Overdrive! Inspired by another one of our all-time favorites, the classic Marshall BluesBreaker and crossbred with our beloved Imperial MKII, we are excited to present you with this wonderfully versatile and natural sounding drive.
So, what is the Marshall BluesBreaker and what makes it so awesome? The Marshall BluesBreaker pedal was released in the early 90’s alongside the ShredMaster and DriveMaster pedals in their large black box format and was aimed at capturing the crunch and breakup of their model 1962 combo amp dubbed, the Bluesbreaker, made famous by Eric Clapton during his time with John Mayall and the Blues Breakers. The pedal offered a natural sounding overdrive and has become a favorite amongst builders and players alike, with original units 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. Carefully selected component values and asymmetric clipping offer an organic and natural sounding drive ranging from sweet and mellow to nice and spicy, while the Tone and Contour sliders allow you to dial in anything from black panel spank to Vox-ey 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 your highs, lows or mids and stack it with other fuzzes or drives for extra flavor and variety. You can power it from any standard 9VDC power supply or up the voltage to 18 for extra headroom. It's one of those pedals that you might always leave on.
Finally, the Commodore package is completed with dual LED indicators, top jacks, true bypass switching and, of course, our retro sliders and vintage inspired artwork.
Imperial Super Sculpting
BB Style Drive
A Stacking Dream
- Overdrive pedal inspired by the early 90’s Marshall Blues Breaker
- The ultimate stacking OD
- Unique Tone and Contour circuit for increased versatility and precise tonal sculpting.
- 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
- Retro-themed design with sliders
- Hand-made in Montreal, Canada
- Powered by a regular 9-18V DC PSU (centre -, 2.1 mm, ~10 mA current draw)
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