WARNING! Death by Overdrive was designed to blast your amp, and is especially good at it. Pure and transparent this pedal is all about the natural, wonderful sound of turning an amp up too loud and to its limits.
60s, 70s, 80s… but what about the 50s?!}
Death by Overdrive is a time machine of sorts that will make your signal go back to the 50s and come back overdriven like nothing else out there. Aiming at providing a retro sound that is uniquely transparent, this circuit can also be pushed to show a little more of its pushed tube amp teeth. A set of beautiful, pearly teeth that is. Let’s bite in!
The Death by Overdrive circuit comes with only two controls, GAIN, and VOLUME, but after only a few moments with this pedal, you’ll understand that it’s all that you need.
The VOLUME knob lets you control the loudness of the pedal when it’s turned on – there’s no secret about it.
With GAIN you are able to set the amount of saturation of the overdriven tone and just like with old tube amps, the more saturated the sound, the bigger the smile on everyone’s face.
With all the vintage equipment reaching new price leves of ridiculousness, that ability of dipping your toes into those exclusive waters is something you shouldn’t ignore. Build your own 50s machine today and save money for… more DIY projects!
For further analysis on this circuit take a look at this thread on DIY Stomp Boxes Forum.