Here's what SolidGoldFX say about the Commodore Overdrive
We’re back with the second instalment of our retro themed slider laden stomp boxes - the Commodore Overdrive! Inspired by another one of our all-time favourites, 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 was released in the early 90’s alongside the ShredMaster and DriveMaster pedals. Offered in the large black box format, it was aimed at capturing the crunch and breakup of the earlier model 1962 JTM45 based combo amp famously dubbed the Bluesbreaker after being used by Eric Clapton during his time with John Mayall and the Blues Breakers. The pedal offered a beautiful and natural sounding overdrive and has since become a favourite amongst builders and players alike, with original units now 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 our Imperial MkII. Carefully selected component values and asymmetric clipping offer an organic and natural sounding drive ranging from sweet and mellow to hot and spicy, while the Tone and Contour sliders allow you to dial in anything from black panel spank to Voxey 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, mids or lows and stack it with other fuzzes or drives for extra flavour and variety. You can power it from any standard negative centre 9 V DC power supply or up the voltage to 18 V DC for extra headroom. No, we’re not your parents and so we’re not here to tell you what to do, but trust us when we say as this pedal contains so much sonic goodness, maybe you should just leave it always on? Your tone will thank you!
Finally, the Commodore package is complete with dual LED indicators, top jacks, true-bypass switching and of course, our retro sliders with vintage inspired artwork.
- Overdrive pedal based on the early 90’s Marshall Blues Breaker
- Cool retro-themed design with sliders
- 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
- Hand-made in Montreal, Canada
- Powered by a regular 9-18V DC PSU (centre -, 2.1 mm, ~10 mA current draw)
Finance available at checkout for orders £300+