Buffalo FX Releases the Carrera Overdrive

A lower gain pedal designed for edge-of-breakup tones.

Toulouse, France (June 27, 2017) -- The Carrera Overdrive is a lower gain pedal designed for edge-of-breakup tones. Often when playing clean it can feel like the guitar lacks presence in the lower and upper mids. The Carrera adds a slight boost to these frequencies giving your guitar a better balance throughout , perfect for cleaner single note work with more note definition and dynamics.

With bass and treble at around 2 o'clock and gain set low, it has a warm treble and a more percussive low end than your clean signal reminiscent of a Klon set for clean boost. Although it really shines on cleaner settings, the Carrera is perfectly happy delivering vintage full bodied overdriven tones. Passive Bass and treble controls for a more natural sounding eq can brighten humbuckers, fatten up a strat bridge pickup or cut the undesirable low end from a strat neck pickup.

The Carrera is a handmade pedal using the highest quality parts.

For more information:
Buffalo FX

Multiple modulation modes and malleable voices cement a venerable pedal’s classic status.

Huge range of mellow to immersive modulation sounds. Easy to use. Stereo output. Useful input gain control.

Can sound thin compared to many analog chorus and flange classics.

$149

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