We invested 2 years of research and development time studying countless vintage Marshall amplifiers to discover how to get that sought after ‘plexi' tone from just about any amp you plug into. The Black Label Overdrive is the fruit of this labor of love.
Black Label OverdriveThe beauty is its elegant simplicity. The overdrive ranges from just a touch of grit at the lower settings to a hot rodded roar when pushed harder. While the volume control allows you to restrain the overall volume of the unit, you might just find yourself leaving the it at maximum and using your guitars volume control when you need a bit less. Rolling back your guitars volume will ease the distortion, while maintaining the lush plexi colorings.
The Shape switch allows you to select the shape of the clipping by altering the diode configuration. The first setting is a bass heavy, somewhat cleaner and louder tone that fits fantastically with any blues based rock scenario. The 2nd setting has more gain on tap with slightly less bottom end. This setting is perfect for a classic rock tone in the vein of Thin Lizzy & Aerosmith.
The Black Label Overdrive is powered by a 9 volt battery or industry standard negative tip power supply. Hint: if you own a VooDoo Labs Pedal Power 2 experiment with the Black Label powered by one of the 'sag' controlled jacks, and find your favorite sweet spot.