The BlackBox Overdrive 2 Pro Mod is a dream come true for classic guitarists. Snouse have been hard at work over the past five years designing a circuit to encompass all you could want from an overdrive pedal.
Essentially three pedals in one, dive into legendary Bluesbreaker crunch, milder low gain and a JFET pre-gain clean boost all in a pedal the size of your standard stompbox.
An extremely dynamic pedal, the BlackBox will enhance any rig with its versatility and sweet, rich sound. Use it to prop up mid frequencies on top of some amp gain or rely on the pedal to provide any type of classic overdrive you can conjure.
The flagship model was developed with the aid of seasoned pro guitarists for the stage and studio alike. Switch between Standard and Deep modes, which flattens out the midrange and enhances the low-end for a full frequency – similar to a closed back 4x12 cab.
The Tight toggle reigns in the low-end for a punchier drive, while the Bright/Smooth changes the dynamics and overall presence. Lastly, the Deep/Tight voicing allows for total shaping of your high and low-ends. Think of this as switching between American or British tones.
You’ll have access to a wide spectrum of sounds at your feet. Each control has a huge range so you can dial in anything from fat vintage overdrive to ‘80s high-gain. If you’re after screaming lead tones, crank the Gain and Tone control knobs. The Presence setting helps you shape your rhythm tone. Boost will squeeze every little bit of character out the out the front end of your amp.
The BlackBox 2 can be switched into a classic mode, converting the circuit into the three-dial system of its predecessor. It’ll still retain loads of output volume but reverts to a simpler layout – super easy to dial in a great tone.
- Internal tri-mode switch makes it three pedals in one
- Hand-wired in the USA
- Gain, Tone, Volume, Presence and pre-gain Boost controls, plus internal Bright/Smooth Voicing switch
- True-Bypass switching
- Top-quality components
- Military-grade 24 AWG stranded wire
- Gold-plated PCB
- Bright (but not blinding) blue LED
- Powered by up to 18V