Big Lloyde F-6 Overdrive


Big Lloyde

There are thousands of overdrives available, most very similar. My goal with the F-6 wasn't to re-invent the overdrive, but rather refine it, so that the tone remains distinctly classic, but with improved versatility and usability. It begins with a high impedance jfet buffer preserving your guitar signal for the Op-Amp circuit. The headroom and output have been increased enough to allow it to work as a clean boost, but still break up at higher drive settings where the distortion is more open and natural. The Bass control is designed to give a good low end boost , without being overpowering. The Mid Shape sweeps the mid roll-off frequency, from bright and aggressive with emphasis on the high mid-range, to warm and round with emphasis on the lower mid-range. This gives a lot of tonal versatility when used in conjunction with the the Bass and Treble controls. All jacks and foot-switch are panel mount style, hand wired to the PCB to prevent stress damage to the solder, traces, and components. And, it's all built on a Relay True Bypass system so your tone is 100% mechanically disconnected when bypassed.


  • Handcrafted in America
  • Relay True Bypass driven by a Carling foot-switch
  • Through hole plated PCB, manufactured in U.S.A.
  • 1% metal film resistors
  • Top quality film capacitors
  • Alpha potentiometers
  • Switchcraft Input and Output Jacks
  • Enclosure by Pedal Parts Plus
  • Level, Drive, Treble, Bass, and Mid Shape controls
  • Bright red indicator LED
  • Internal Battery Snap, as well as external DC jack
  • 5 year warranty


  • Power Draw: 12mA
  • "125B" size enclosure (2.6” X 4.8”)

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