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Silktone Introduces the Overdrive+

Silktone Overdrive+

Based on a completely original circuit, the Overdrive+ is designed to cover both classic overdrive and refreshingly different tones.

Its straightforward control set allows you to quickly dial in your preferred sound – everything from low-gain, always-on tonal enhancement to ripping high-gain lead fury.

In addition to standard VOL, TONE, and GAIN controls you'll find a pair of two-position toggle switches that provide extra tone-shaping power: a bass cut switch for perfectly tightening up the low end; and a clipping mode switch that allows you to select between symmetric or asymmetric clipping styles (symmetric is smoother, asymmetric is more natural and textured).

The Overdrive+ also features a unique twist: the Strangle/Raw dual-mode boost is where things get really cool. Think of this as the “+” part of Overdrive+. It’s a very colorfully voiced dirty boost that adds gain and a ton of 2nd harmonic distortion to your signal. A two-position switch allows you to select your preferred mode: STRANGLE uses a resonant filter for a subtle cocked wahsound; and RAW removes this filter, turning it into a full range boost.

The pedal’s diversity is due to a combination of JFETs, op-amps, and diodes. The op-amp is used for gain and buffering and is raised to around 30 volts so it never clips, even when another pedal is stacked in front. All clipping is crafted from the JFETs or the diodes.​

Each Overdrive+ pedal offers the following features:

  • Unique Strangle/Raw dual-mode boost for turbocharging your sound
  • Two-position toggle switches for engaging bass cut and selecting symmetric/asymmetric clipping modes.
  • True bypass on/off switch
  • 9-volt operation and standard DC input, no battery compartment
  • Made in USA

The Silktone Overdrive+ carries a street price of $269 and can be purchased at

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