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Lunastone True Over Drive 2

True Over Drive 2

£149.00

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Highlights

  • High quality modern rock tones
  • Extreme transparency even at high gain settings
  • Smooth and stepless gain stages
  • Sweet crunch to screaming mayhem
  • Cleans up nicely with guitar volume control 
  • True Over Drive for amp like cascading gain
  • High Quality Components
  • All metal enclosure
  • Small footprint
  • Volume, Tone and Drive
  • 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

TrueOverDrive 2 by Lunastone is as true to transparent and tube like overdrive as the original True Over Drive 1.  Yet, it adds a serious punch in the low end frequencies, creating a beefier tone that will fill any venue with warm and fat overdrive.

Apart from that, TOD 2 is offering the same qualities and benefits: True overdrive that doesn’t just sound like tubes, but also behaves like tubes!  A drive that you can ride steplessly with the volume knob on your guitar, going from sweet crunch to screaming mayhem without the obvious ‘change of mode’ that typically jumps in at a certain point.

Like all Lunastone overdrive pedals, the basic concept is rooted in a cascaded gain stage approach.

For some musical styles, a thick bottom is what you’re really looking for.  When your tone needs an inflated body and a massive presence in the room, True Over Drive 2 is your perfect choice.  Or, if you’re in a trio band setting with plenty of room for the guitar sound, this pedal will win over the crowd, as you’re rocking out the house.

Finally, like the original TrueOverDrive 1, you also get a small footprint pedal with a beautiful Scandinavian design that just oozes stylish minimalism and one that serves a particular purpose.

Full On Overdrive

TrueOverdrive 1 builds on the backbone of Lunastone’s most popular drive, Big Fella, and is the sharp edged knife that, combined with a warm potent body and sparkly overtones, makes you stand out with any band on any stage.  You simply get the amazing Big Fella tone, but without a built in booster.  Instead you get a significantly smaller footprint and a beautiful Scandinavian design that oozes stylish minimalism – one that also serves a particular purpose.

Foot On Overdrive

The knobs are not only placed diagonally because it looks killer, 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!

TrueOverDrive 2 is characterized by extreme transparency even at high gain settings.  Something you would normally only be able to achieve with good quality tube amps driven hard and not from a drive pedal.

The characteristics of your beloved guitar, pickup settings and amplifiers stay intact and will not get smudged by over saturation when you increase the gain/drive amount on the pedal.

Also, turning down the volume knob on your guitar will make True Over Drive 2 clean up your sound steplessly, thanks to the TrueOverDrive concept that is based entirely on cascaded gain stages.

What is  TrueOverDrive™?

There are basically three terminologies that are used to describe distorting guitar effects: distortion, fuzz, and overdrive.  Over the years, these names have been mixed.

For most manufacturers, categorising is more a matter of taste and what they think a particular pedal sounds like rather than the actual physical differences in the electronic circuits.  Essentially, ‘distortion’ covers everything that distorts a signal, whereas ‘overdrive’ relates to overdriving amp circuits, pushing a signal on the input of the amp that is hotter than what the amp is designed to cope with.

Today, most distortion and overdrive guitar effects on the market use clipping diodes to create the distorting effect of the guitar signal. Lunastone TrueOverDrive™ pedals, Wise Guy, Big Fella and Three Stage Rocket, use a technique that have no clipping diodes in the signal chain at all.  The overdrive comes exclusively from cascading gain stages, much like in a real tube amplifier.  The result is a very transparent and tube like sound with lots of sustain and body.  The reactions we have received from many guitar players, who have tried our pedals, is that they sound like a hot rodded Fender amp or a Marshall Plexi head driven hard.

Controls

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

Component Listing and Tech Spec

  • Neutrik Jack Connectors. 
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Battery type: 9V 
  • Adaptor type (not included): Standard 9V DC (center negative) 
  • Power consumption: 75mA

Enclosure Dimensions

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

Weight

  • 269 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 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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