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Lunastone Pedals Blue Drive 1

Blue Drive 1

£149.00

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Highlights

  • High quality rock and blues tones
  • Drive with character and a dual personality
  • Clean boost capabilities
  • Sensitive to pick attack
  • Cascade coupled gain stages and diode clipping
  • Stacks well with other drive pedals
  • All metal enclosure
  • Volume, Tone and Drive
  • High quality finish and colour
  • All metal enclosure
  • Small footprint
  • Diagonal knobs for adjustment on the fly
  • Unique and stylish large LED to indicate power on and off
  • True bypass switching
  • Space saving top mounted jacks and DC plug 
  • Manufacturers two year warranty

Description

In many ways, Blue Drive 1 by Lunastone Pedals is like ‘The Beauty and the Beast’.  It has a beautiful body, but it can also rear its ugly head.

Put all knobs at the 12 o’clock position, and Blue Drive 1 will (in most cases) act as a wet, beautiful and sustain clean boost approximately at unity volume.  But, dial the Drive knob to catch the point just before the drive kicks in and the magic starts to happen.

When playing softly, you will still have the beautiful wet transparency, but hit it harder and the Beast will stick out that ugly head.  If you have a ‘bite-y’ day, just turn the Drive knob all the way up and you will feel the sharp teeth of this pedal.

The inspiration for Blue Drive 1 design comes mainly from the Blues genre.  The Blues scale is a super harmonious pentatonic scale with an extra very active flat 5 note, that always adds edge and spice no matter how many times it is played. And that basically nails the soul and identity of Blue Drive 1.

Regular Overdrive

Blue Drive 1 is unlike our TrueOverDrive effects pedals, designed with a more common distortion/overdrive approach, as it (like most other distortion/overdrive effects pedals) has a combination of cascade coupled gain stages and diode clipping. However, Blue Drive 1’s ‘tipping point’ or ‘jump’ where you suddenly go from an almost clean sound to a fairly overdriven sound due to the nature of the diodes has methodically been turned into an advantage!

Play with the Gain knob just around that breaking point, and you will be able to control the beauty and ugliness only by playing dynamically.

Foot On Overdrive

The knobs are not only placed diagonally because it looks killer, but it is also because Lunastone know that sometimes a quick tweak is needed mid song.

With the Volume and Drive knobs accessible by the edges, you can tweak them on the fly with your foot.  No more kneeling down, letting go of the strings, abandoning the groove and losing momentum.  Just tweak on the go and keep doing what you are supposed to do. PLAY!

Controls

  • Volume: Adjusts the output signal
  • Drive: Adjusts saturation and clipping level
  • Tone: Frequency adjustment 

Component Listing and Tech Spec

  • Neutrik Jack Connectors. 
  • True bypass soft switching
  • Battery type: 9V 
  • Adaptor type (not included): Standard 9V DC (center negative)

Enclosure Dimensions

  • Length: 113 mm / 4.4 in 
  • Width: 64 mm / 2.5 in 
  • Height: 33 mm / 1.3 in 

Weight

  • 268 g

Lunastone Pedals Boost 18 

The Lunastone Boost 18 is a high quality clean boost pedal, definitely not just a neutral active volume pedal.  Lunastone Pedals founder and Head Engineer, Steen Grøntved, has deliberately tweaked it to add flavor to your guitar tone, and as a result, Lunastone Pedals have seen many players who actually use the Boost 18 as an always on preamp pedal, simply because they love the natural tube like sound of it.  Now you can continue to do so with Lunastone Pedals Boost 18, but also get an additional kick upwards when using it for boosting. 

Whether you want to push your tube amp into natural overdrive, or just need to lift your solos above the band, the Lunastone Pedals Boost 18 always delivers that truly sought after clean goodness! 

Where other boost pedals just make you louder, the Lunastone Pedals Boost 18 takes a more refined approach to boosting by enhancing and focusing the tonal spectrum right where your guitar lives.  Turn it on and instantly hear your tone stand out with renewed clarity, definition and punch as if you were pushing the tubes of a high headroom amp, making it perfect for beefing up clean rhythm parts or making melody lines stand out. 

But hey, if you just want to use it as an always on tone enhancer we definitely won’t blame you! 

Drive Your Drive Pedals Even Harder 

However, if you want to get dirty though (and we know you do!) the Lunastone Boost 18 is the obvious choice for taking your tone from driven to blissfully wild.  Crank it and slam it in front of your favorite overdrive pedals, or feed it straight into your already overdriven amp and get ready to hit the crowd with everything plus the kitchen sink.  From crunchy blues rhythms to hard hitting power chords and sizzling solos, Boost 18 will give you exactly what you bargained for. 

Now add True Bypass switching to the mix, so your core tone never gets corrupted, and you’ve stepped onto your new favorite sonic tool and secret gem. 

Boost 18 Component Listing and Tech Specs  

  • High quality components  
  • 9V centre negative power  
  • Current consumption*  
    • >9 mA bypass  
    • >17 mA engaged  
  • Battery: no 

*Current consumption checked with a Truetone mA meter reader  

Boost 18 Enclosure Dimensions 

  • Length: 92 mm / 3.6 in 
  • Width: 37 mm / 1.4 in 
  • Height : 31 mm / 1.2 in 

Boost 18 Weight

  • 139 g 

FX Pedal Planet Limited and FX Pedal Planet Online Store are proud to be UK dealers for Lunastone Pedals.  If we do not have the Lunastone Pedals effects pedal required, please message us via the contacts page and we will do our best to get the product in that you want at the very best price and service.

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