The ODB provides the best blues tone and unparalleled dynamic control in a pedal package. You get total control over the most subtle nuances.
Part of the Rocktron Boutique Series of stomp boxes, this pedal design comes in a rugged metal chassis with eye popping retro custom design laser etched artwork. This is a TRUE BYPASS pedal: when you turn it off…it is out of your signal path!
The ODB provides two Germanium clipping diodes that may be independently assigned to provide “soft knee” clipping compression applied to the positive cycle of the overdrive output, negative cycle of the overdrive output, or both! This gives you total control of the overdrive characteristics providing even/odd harmonic enhancement produced when Assymetric clipping is present.
Yeh, sounds complicated, but really it is simple in that you will love the tone. Germanium diodes are known for their “magical” soft clipping properties. Assigning both plus and minus diodes produces Symmetrical clipping, (both halves of the overdrive output waveform have equal volume). Assigning only one of the diodes produces Assymetrical clipping, (one half of the overdrive output waveform is larger than the other, thus producing more harmonic tones).
The ODB has a Drange Control which determines how much Soft Knee Clipping is applied. Drive Control adjusts the Overdrive gain (before the Germanium diode circuitry).
The ODB features a Germanium Diode switch. Plus (+) applies clipping to the positive portion of overdrive. Minus (-) applies clipping to the negative portion of overdrive.
The Output knob adjusts the final Output Gain (0db to +3dBu). The Tone knob adjusts final High Frequency.
On/Off LED shows if the pedal is on or off. When the LED is lit, the pedal is on.
Output jack provides the summed output of the effect. Use a ¼” guitar cable to plug into the next effect or into a guitar amplifier.
The footswitch on the Guitar Silencer controls On/Off status (indicated by the LED). This stomp box runs on a 9V Alkaline battery. You may also use the Rocktron DC OnTap Universal Power Adaptor.