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Mesa/Boogie Announces Line of Drive Pedals

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Mesa/Boogie Announces Line of Drive Pedals

Petaluma, CA (November 27, 2012) -- Mesa/Boogie today announced four new overdrive pedals: the Tone-Burst, Grid Slammer, Flux-Drive, and Throttle Box. Here are the details from Mesa/Boogie's website:

MESA Pedals are built by the very same artisans that create the Award Winning Mark Five™, the legendary Dual Rectifier® and the new TransAtlantic™ TA-30. These pedals feature the same quality components, craftsmanship and inspiring performance as all of our custom amplifiers.

They’re all hand-built in our one and only shop in Petaluma California.... the Home of Tone®! And every MESA pedal is backed by our legendary Customer Service and our long-standing commitment to musicians worldwide since 1969!

Tone-Burst
The TONE-BURST™ Boost/Overdrive offers a virtually transparent gain range usually associated with “clean” boost pedals. However, the TONE-BURST has enough gain to boost your guitar to the threshold of clip and slightly beyond, making it far more useful for a variety of applications. It’s incredibly powerful for adding boost, drive and/or EQ to any guitar and amp combination. Whether using it as a utility to boost the output of single coils to match a humbucker or as a subtle overdrive when a standard overdrive may be too much, the TONE-BURST is an incredibly useful and expressive pedal that makes the best things sound even better!

Features:

  • Designed and Hand-Built in Petaluma, California, USA
  • True Bypass On/Off Switching - Bypasses all circuitry when off to ensure no tonal loss
  • Gain Control allows you to dial in the perfect amount of boost or mild overdrive
  • Master Level Control provides a variable range of signal boost up to +20db
  • Bass & Treble Controls provide +/- 12db of EQ boost or cut for exceptional tone shaping
  • On/Off Status LED
  • 9V Battery Powered or optional AC Powered via External Power Jack Input
  • Input & Output Jacks (Nominal Input -20 db)

Grid Slammer
The GRID SLAMMER™ Overdrive is an overdrive pedal that produces a variable boost in gain over a wide range with a classic, guitar-centric midrange bump that enhances many different playing styles. It’s a true overdrive “specialist” that covers an amazing array of what many top players consider the most expressive and musical ranges of overdrive. From sweet, subtle breakup to a harmonically smoldering overdrive that can both sting and sing, the GRID SLAMMER sets a new bar in legendary overdrive!

Features:

  • Designed and Hand-Built in Petaluma, California, USA
  • True Bypass On/Off Switching - Bypasses all circuitry when off to ensure no tonal loss
  • Gain Control allows you to dial in the perfect amount of vintage breakup or classic overdrive
  • Master Level Control provides a variable range of signal boost up to +20db
  • Tone Control balances the amount of high frequencies
  • On/Off Status LED
  • 9V Battery Powered or optional AC Powered via External Power Jack Input
  • Input & Output Jacks (Nominal Input -20 db)

Flux-Drive
The FLUX-DRIVE™ Overdrive+ is an overdrive for those who want more of all the best things from an overdrive! It has more liquid gain and enhanced sustain that easily feeds into rich harmonic overtones making it incredibly addictive and inspiring to play, especially to enhance a crunch or higher gain amp channel! It also offers a more complete tone-shaping network with individual Treble and Bass controls. This architecture makes the FLUX-DRIVE a more complete preamp with added versatility beyond that of most overdrive pedals.

Features:

  • Designed and Hand-Built in Petaluma, California, USA
  • True Bypass On/Off Switching - Bypasses all circuitry when off to ensure no tonal loss
  • Gain Control allows you to dial in the perfect amount of vocal-overdrive, dynamic to sustaining
  • Master Level Control provides a variable range of signal boost up to +20db
  • Bass & Treble Controls provide +/- 12db of EQ boost or cut for exceptional tone shaping
  • On/Off Status LED
  • 9V Battery Powered or optional AC Powered via External Power Jack Input
  • Input & Output Jacks (Nominal Input -20 db)

Throttle Box
The THROTTLE BOX™ Distortion serves up all genres of ROCK with cut and aggression, but retains the signature warmth and organic sonic quality found in all our instruments. While its main strengths lie in higher-gain sounds, it’s also versatile and the lower gain options shouldn’t be overlooked for classic rock or howling blues. It also features a unique Mid Cut that scoops out midrange to produce the signature Boogie “V” EQ-curve that so many artists have employed in our amps to create the world’s heaviest guitar tones!

Features

  • Designed and Hand-Built in Petaluma, California, USA
  • True Bypass On/Off Switching - Bypasses all circuitry when off to ensure no tonal loss
  • Gain Control allows you to dial in the perfect amount of classic to modern high-gain
  • Lo/High Gain Switch provides classic crunch to modern meltdown
  • Master Level Control provides a variable range of signal boost up to +20db
  • Tone Control balances the amount of high frequencies
  • Mid-Cut Control provides powerful mid-scoop for modern high-gain styles
  • Internal EQ-Boost Switch provides added style/voicing option
  • On/Off Status LED
  • 9V Battery Powered or optional AC Powered via External Power Jack Input
  • Input & Output Jacks (Nominal Input -20 db)
For more information:
Mesa/Boogie

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