Big Knob Pedals Beck Ola - Dynamic Overdrive

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Big Knob Pedals

Pretty much everyone's heard at this point about how Jeff Beck's tone is "in his fingers". That fact still hasn't stopped rabid fans and tone junkies like myself from attempting to cop some of his legendary sound with the aid of a little hardware. Whether it's scavenging Ebay to score that vintage LM308-based Proco Rat (classic 80s/90s Beck), or laying out the bigger bucks for a Klon Centaur (Beck at Ronnie Scott's and beyond), it seems this guitarist's guitarist sets a standard for what are perceived as dirt boxes of distinction.

When I thought about those characteristics Jeff's unique style demanded of a distortion unit, the first two things that came to mind were versatility and extreme dynamics. With that in mind I created a unique pedal designed specifically to be left in the ON position; one that maximizes the full potential of one's guitar volume and tone knobs as well as the fingers and/or plectrum to leverage an extraordinarily wide range of overdrive and distortion palettes. And, yes, while the primary focus was on making single-coil Strats literally sing, this box sounds just as terrific with other guitars as well.

The "Beck-Ola" is 100% hand-wired and made with only top quality components, including a heavy-duty die-cast Hammond case and an Electro-Harmonix 3PDT true bypass footswitch. Like all my "Big Knob" branded pedals, it was created first and foremost for my own use as a gigging guitarist.

Big Knob Pedals

While it's true the magic of Jeff Beck's tone is "in his fingers" that fact hasn't kept scores of fans and rabid tone junkies from attempting to cop some of his legendary sound with the aid of a little hardware. Whether it's scavenging Ebay hoping to score that vintage LM308-based Proco Rat (classic 80s/90s Beck), or laying out the big bucks for a Klon Centaur (Beck at Ronnie Scott's and beyond), it seems this guitarist's guitarist sets the standard for what are perceived to be dirt boxes of distinction.

An exclusive Big Knob original, the Beck Ola overdrive was specifically designed to maximize the full potential of one's guitar volume and tone knobs, as well as the fingers and/or plectrum, to leverage an extraordinarily wide range of overdrive and distortion palettes. And while the focus was towards making those single-coil Strats literally sing, this box sounds just as terrific with other guitars as well.

Beck Ola features:

  • Versatile overdrive that accentuates the dynamics of plectrum/fingers
  • Compact, pedalboard friendly size and 9v DC powered
  • 100% analogue, no surface-mount or digital components used
  • True 3PDT bypass switching with bright LED
  • Proudly hand-wired in the UK

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