Is your playing writing checks that your tone can't cash?
Tube Pilot Overdrive is full of the organic, touch-sensitive saturation of a vintage tube amp being pushed into the danger zone and propels your tone to the stratosphere.
Powerful enough to satisfy any guitar ace feeling the need for speed, Tube Pilot's fire-spitting tones are powered by a glowing 12AX7 vacuum tube for authentic amp response.
Kick in the afterburner and take the lead!
- 12AX7 tube-powered overdrive
- All-analog circuitry
- True Bypass
Real tube overdrive
Tube Pilot gives you the sound and feel of an old-school tube preamp being pushed into natural distortion.
Inside the pedal lives a 12AX7 vacuum tube like that used in preamp stages on many, many classic guitar amps, producing the rich, harmonically saturated overdrive that only tubes can produce.
Using the Tube Drive knob on the pedal, you control how hard the tube is working. From barely breaking a sweat to switching on the afterburners and blasting into the stratosphere.
The tone and feel you get from Tube Pilot is like what you'd get from an old school tube amplifier.
It's extremely touch-sensitive and reacts to how you attack the strings.
Just like on a vintage tube amp turned up, you can use picking dynamics to seamlessly go from warm, clean chimes to fat blues tones or rich, grinding rock sounds with plenty of sustain.
Built for the road
Housed in a high-quality metal exterior, Tube Pilot Overdrive is sturdy and rugged and will serve you reliably out on the road with its tough metal enclosure and high-quality materials.
The all-analog circuitry operates quietly and true bypass technology maintains the integrity of your tone when the pedal is off.
Backstage Pass â€“ All Access
With just two knobs and a glowing 12AX7 valve inside, Tube Pilot gets you warm tube tones whenever you want them.
- Tube Drive - This knob controls the gain. Turn it up for some seriously sultry warm overdrive.
- Out Level - Controls how loud the output signal is. Crank it for a nice rich boost that will push your amp where it needs to go.
- 12AX7 inside - Tube Pilot is powered by an actual 12AX7 preamp tube, making sure your signal is warm and dynamic with the rich harmonics only tubes can produce.
- True Bypass - If you're not using it, you shouldn't be hearing it. Our high-quality true bypass circuit keeps your signal squeaky clean.
- Tube-driven preamp
- All-analog circuitry with 12AX7 tube inside
- Warm, organic overdrive tones on tap
- True bypass
- Top-mounted I/O
- Compact but roadworthy design
- Highly affordable
- Power consumption: 9V DC and 300mA
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