Dr. Scientist The Heisenberg Molecular Overdrive



Dr. Scientist

The Heisenberg Nanodrive

By the 24th century, nanobots have solved all of humanity’s problems, from the common cold to socks with sandals. With billions of nanobots out of work, Dr. Scientist—with help from the National Research Council of Canada, the National Institute for Nanotechnology and the University of Alberta—developed a way to use nanotechnology to create a molecular junction, a new kind of diode that saturates in a slower, smoother, more pleasing way than conventional, silicon diodes. What resulted was a new kind of overdrive pedal, featuring three gain stages: a MOSFET booster, an NPN transistor fuzz and an opamp distortion.


  • Operation: Mono input, mono output
  • Power Requirements: 9VDC @ 75mA, 2.1mm center negative plug
  • Input/Output Impedance: 500kOhm/1kOhm
  • Bypass: True bypass using soft touch switch and relay


  • FET Gain: Gain of the FET stage, clean boost to medium overdrive
  • NPN Gain: Gain of the NPN stage, cleanish boost to medium fuzz
  • Op Amp Gain: Gain of the op amp stage, clean boost to medium distortion
  • Master Tone: Treble control, +/-15dB peaking filter centred at 3kHz
  • Master Volume: Output level
  • Rotary Switch: Selects 1 of 3 gain stages

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