Tortuga Effects Fire Ant - Germanium Overdrive


Tortuga Effects

The Fire Ant™ is the ultimate in overdrive versatility. It was designed to blend beautifully with your tube amp to add color and gain without sacrificing your original tone. With three completely different gain circuits, each with dual foot-switchable gain controls, the sonic possibilities are almost endless. You can get anything from a glassy clean boost to a blazing SRV crunch all the way to an over the top, fuzz-like sonic assault. The true secret to the  Fire Ant™ circuit is a set of old stock Germanium diodes that bring a detail and richness not found in most overdrive pedals. The Fire Ant™ truly is the leader of the overdrive colony.


  • Three completely different gain circuits
  • Old stock Germanium diodes
  • Foot-switchable dual “Burn” and “Kill” gain settings
  • Internal trim pot for “Kill” voicing
  • Internal 9v battery and external 9v power adapter jack
  • 100% true bypass
  • Hand wired in the USA
  • Enclosure Size: 3 5/8” x 4 5/8” x 1 1/4”


myFXDB user reviews

2 reviews, average score of 9 / 10

2016-05-2010/10  My favorite OD. Smooth, articulate, with great note clarity. Vocal mids and bell like top end with a rumbling soft crunch in the low end....
2015-11-128/10  ......

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