Introducing the Custom
If you're into blues or classic rock tones then this
pedal is the one for you ...
Designed as the perfect companion to your valve amp,
it's main goal is to push your amp into submission and
give you those full rich tones without sacrificing the
control at your fingertips.
This pedal is definitely not a one trick pony ! The
Custom Drive can perform buffering, treble boosts and
creamy sustaining leads with all the variations of good
old rock and roll chord grit and crunch in between.
You will not find any DSP modeling inside this pedal,
only the purest of analog circuits.
The pedal was designed in such a way that it allows the
character of you amp / pickup combination to shine
through and retain the response of the picking and
volume settings on your guitar. Great for comping
styles, delicate pickers, slide players etc ... keep in
mind that amps with transistor preamp stages generally
don't respond well to being pushed by overdrive pedals
as it tends to unleash their harsh character ... by all
means give it a try, there are some excellent
transistor amps out there, but remember that this pedal
was not designed for this purpose. It really shines
when paired up with a valve amp !
The Custom Drive features a dynamic gain / tone network
... unlike most other pedals on the market today, this
pedal does it's filtering inside the gain stage which
results in a more open and transparent sound as it
mainly affects the clipping and not the essence of your
tone. Depending on the settings of the tone control,
the gain control will have a different response curve.
Although this creates an extended range of settings, we
haven't lost sight of the fact that things need to be
musical and intuitive to the performing musician.
You'll be up and running with this one in no time at
The Custom Drive is true bypass wired and 'pop' reduced
as you would expect from a quality pedal and will run
quite happily on voltages from 9 all the way up to 18
volts DC. Running the pedal at higher voltage results
in more headroom and a slightly cleaner and more
defined tone... experiment and decide what works best
for your individual playing style !
The pedals we build are only available in limited runs.
They are all hand built in professionally silk screened
die-cast aluminum boxes with environmentally friendly
components and serialized and quality checked in the
Built like a tank, this pedal should give you years of
playing pleasure on the road or otherwise.
Your Custom Drive comes with a full 6 month warranty
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misuse or accidental neglect