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Lunastone 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 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 pedals, designed with a more common distortion/overdrive approach, as it (like most other distortion/overdrive 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 

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