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Spruce Effects Unveils the Giganteum Drive

Spruce Effects Unveils the Giganteum Drive

A pedal that combines vintage Germanium sounds with a modern, discrete Silicon tones.

San Jose, CA (July 13, 2017) -- Adding to the company’s line of boutique pedal products, Spruce Effects has unveiled the new Giganteum Drive. Offering an incredibly versatile, two-channel overdrive effect, the Giganteum combines vintage Germanium sounds with a modern, discrete Silicon side that can push your tube amp into sonic bliss.

The Giganteum Drive was designed from the ground up to provide uncompromising versatility in a small footprint. Its two independent channels offer a complete range of discrete drive tones from boost, to light grit, all the way to raging fuzz.

The Germanium side features a "girth" control for treble or full-range boost. This side is fine- tuned to play best with a tube amp on the verge of breaking up. You can add some vintage color to your tone, or slam your amp with 20dB of boost for creamy Germanium breakup.

The Silicon side is all-original, using a combination of discrete MOSFET and BJT gain stages for either a light, vintage-voiced breakup, or the boxy thunder of a cranked tube combo. Your standard gain and volume controls are supplemented with an adjustable low pass tone control and a fat switch that adds low-mid content.

Stacking both sides opens up an entirely new world of tonal combinations - with low “girth” settings you can get tight distortion, and with high Girth settings you'll get unexpectedly heavy fuzz. The Giganteum Drive shines in its almost infinite flexibility, allowing the user to unlock new depths of tone with slight tweaks.

Giganteum Drive Features:

  • Independent gain channels, featuring Germanium and Silicon transistors
  • True-bypass switching
  • Small pedalboard-friendly footprint
  • Normal 9vdc operation
  • Top-mounted jacks
  • Two Germanium transistor options, NOS Standard or NOS Mullard OC42
  • Hand built in California with premium components

All Spruce Effects pedals are designed and built in our SF Bay Area shop. Each pedal is hand-signed, numbered, and packaged.

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