- Published: 25 September 2019 25 September 2019
Today we announce our new Obsidian Drive. The Obsidian Drive compares to the Blackstone MOSFET Overdrive, a pedal you may have overlooked unless you happen to be Billy Gibbons.
The Obsidian Drive gives you two channels of Marshall-ish overdrive. The Orange channel gives you the standard Volume, Gain, and Tone controls you would expect on an overdrive. The Tone control is really a mid-scoop control. At one end you get flat mids, and you scoop the mids from there. That channel goes from clean-ish to raunchy, full-on drive. The Volume gives you a slight boost, more with the Gain up, of course.
The Red Channel is similar for Volume and Tone. But the Gain is different. Minimum gain is at the middle setting. Dialing one direction increases gain in the usual way. Dialing the other direction increases the gain, but also cuts the bass. That may be good for dark setups or perhaps humbuckers. In addition to the two foot-switched channels, there is a MOSFET buffer you can switch on or off. We deviate from the original in that the Volume, Gain, and Tone for each channel is completely independent. The original shares a Tone control. We also have a couple of small options you might want to try out.
For details, check it out Obsidian Drive
Or better yet, stop by our booth at the Amigo International Guitar Show in Ft Worth on Oct 5 and 6 and play it yourself!