The Virgo Rock Overdrive is based on a dual opamp overdrive circuit with hard clipping. It produces a heavy,tight in your face, saturated tone. It can provide a clean boost or all out near distortion, sustaining crunchy tones with a plethora of versatility. Built like a tank using the best components available, including an all metal powder coated enclosure, CTS pots and Neutrik jacks. Totally hand built, this pedal will keep you rocking for many years to come.
The Virgo is a true bypass pedal and uses no buffers or inline tone circuits in its design. It features two paralleled TL082 opamp amplifiers to achieve its gain. The Virgo does not take over your tone but enhances it transparently. With the gain set one to one of your guitar signal, you will notice a fuller, clearer tone. With all the controls set to 10, crunchy, edgy and harmonically rich tones are produced. Rolling back the EDGE control will smooth out the tone to your exact preference.
There is very little noise filtering in the circuit which allows your guitar’s entire signal to come through. The Virgo is extremely touch sensitive and responds beautifully to every nuance of your guitar playing. The Virgo also cleans up nicely when you roll back the volume on your guitar.
The Virgo features a clipping diode selector switch for immense versatility. Set to the left, symmetrical silicon diodes are placed in circuit which gives a nice smooth compressed tone with slightly less volume. Set the switch to the right for an asymmetrical MOSFET and germanium diode mix which produces a very nice crunchy tone. Place the switch in the middle to remove all diodes and let all the tone come through unclipped for a larger, more open and vocal tone. Also accepts 18 VDC power.