DIAMOND JDR-3 J DRIVE MK3
Diamond Pedals J-Drive MK3 Boost / Overdrive Pedal
Diamond Pedals of Canada build some truly uncompromising guitar pedals, combining ultra high-quality components (including Burr Brown opamps, Vishay transistors, and True Bypass Switching), clever engineering and a golden ear for guitar tone. The original idea behind the J-Drive was to build a combination clean boost and overdrive pedal, with either function usable separately or together. You can use the boost for rhythm tones and kick in the overdrive for solos, or use the overdrive as your main tone and kick in the boost when your solo spot comes, "overdriving the overdrive". In addition the clean boost section can also function as a classic treble booster! Craziness.
The Diamond J-Drive MK3 features four control knobs; Drive, Warmth, and Volume affect only the overdrive section, while Gain affects only the clean boost section.
Drive controls basic overdrive level, varying from a mild, controlled tone all the way to a more conventional distortion sound.
Warmth control acts as low-pass filter couple with a gain boost as the cut-off frequency drops, which is highly unconventional and yields some really interesting overdriven guitar tones. Moving the knob clockwise moves the filter cutoff point lower, darkening the signal and increasing gain at the same time, and generally increasing even-order harmonic overtones.
Volume increases the overall output level of the JDR-3 overdrive section.
Gain sets the output level of the clean / treble boost section. It can be used to overdrive the overdrive section even further, or on its own. Gain ranges from -6dB to 13dB gain in the fully clockwise position.
The J-Drive has very interactive controls and experimenting can yield a huge panorama of overdrive tones.
The Diamond Pedals J-Drive MK3 has also sports three switches - a True Bypass Drive switch with red LED indicating whether it is off/on, and a True Bypass Boost switch indicating off / on status with a green LED, and a BRT switch to add a touch of brightness for brightening up humbuckers or adding a touch of extra bite.
The Diamond J-Drive MK3 is a really fun, useful overdrive pedal with a crazy range of tones. It's truly one of those pedals that you cannot make sound bad. Any setting, anywhere the knobs are located you'll find a great sound you've never heard before. Diamond Pedals are handmade in Canada. The J-Drive operates with an included 9V battery or an external 9V DC Negative Tip AC adapter (NOT INCLUDED).
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