UberBolt is the newest and improved version of Superbolt, one of the most distinguished pedals in the history of JHS, a stompbox that managed to recreate the classic sound of a Supro amps of the 1960.
It’s so acclaimed because tons of guitarists out there love the classic, crunchy, old-school overdrive tones with plenty of warmth and roundness the pedal has to offer. If you are one of them, this PCB has been specially designed for you!
Hey! Would you like to have a pedal that lets you experience the feel and sound of the original amp that inspired players like Jimmy Page, Brian Setzer, and Switchfoot’s Drew Shirley? What are you waiting for then?! Just call an UberBolt and ride it into the homeland of the classic, amp-like rock tones. Just a warning: UberBolt can drive you through nasty tonal roads. At lower settings, you get a more subtle, darker tone. And since it’s an updated version of the original, this pedal boasts an improved taper on the volume control for a wider sweet spot.
Now that you are in, let’s check what this great pedal can do. Fits of all, notice that there’s no spiky, modern-style distortion to be found here. The control set is stray forward and will lead you exactly where you want to go:
A Volume knob that doesn’t need to turn it much to get some serious overdrive—a Tone knob for adjusting the brightness and a Drive knob for the gain.
The gain switch allows you to switch between two different styles of overdrive. Put it in the down position to achieve smoother and less aggressive tones that enable you to emulate the sound of an amp that’s just breaking up into overdrive – ideal for blues-like styles. Change it to the up position for a dirtier tone with higher headroom and upper-mid emphasis for that classic heavy rock tone.
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Uber-Bolt – Building Docs
Uber-Bolt – Drilling template
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