Two legendary green overdrives are melded in a OD of many moods.
Imagine being able to combine your favorite parts of different overdrive & boost pedals in order to create hybrid sounds no one has ever played through before. That is exactly what we've engineered with the Noble Screamer. It’s a 4-in-1 pedal that gives you two very familiar drive circuits and two brand new amp-like distortion tones that no one has used before. It’s almost like pedal-modeling, except these are 100% analog circuits, and you decide which tone-control or clipping-section you want to play through. You can play through battle-tested, classic overdrive effects or innovate new music with hybrid tones, let your ears be the judge. Even with all of these features the pedal remains a simple and easy to use three knob overdrive. The innovation in the Noble Screamer doesn’t end there; our new design features true-bypass or buffered, truly silent switching, on the fly. The Keeley Noble Screamer Overdrive and Boost is entirely manufactured at Keeley Electronics and is the first in our new aluminum enclosure.
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With its simple yet powerful controls, the '78 Overdrive allows you to dial in just the right amount of gain and level to suit your playing style.
The '78 Overdrive pedal by TAL Audio Effects is a no-nonsense drive machine, designed to deliver a raw and unadulterated tone that cuts through any mix. The gain stage blends silicon and germanium diodes creating a unique sound that is both gritty and harmonically rich while responding to your playing dynamics like a well-tuned amplifier.
- Simple and intuitive controls: Gain and Level
- Unique gain stage blends silicon and germanium diodes for rich and harmonically complex tones
- Highly responsive to playing dynamics
- Internal Bypass LED Brightness Trimmer
- Rugged aluminum enclosure and top-mounted jacks for easy integration into any pedalboard setup
- Runs on a standard 9-18V DC power supply with low current draw
- Hand-built in Sarnia, Canada with the utmost attention to detail and quality control
- 1988 Iskra Resistors
- 1970 Germanium Diodes
- Vishay Power Filtering Capacitors
- 1974 Matsushita Capacitors
At TAL Audio Effects, every '78 Overdrive pedal is hand-built with precision and care in our Sarnia workshop. We're proud to say that our dedication to craftsmanship has earned us the endorsement of many talented and discerning artists, including RobCaggiano of Volbeat, and up and comer Charlie Edward, both of whom demand nothing but the best from their gear. Whether you're a touring professional or a bedroom shredder, the '78 Overdrive is the perfect addition to your board!
Retail Price: $199 US Street Price: $175 US
For more information, please visit talaudioeffects.com.
TAL Audio Effects ‘78 Overdrive Demo
Inspired by Paul Cochrane’s Timmy Overdrive pedal, the Billy pedal is a soft-clipped op-amp drive that gives you more overdrive without changing the character of your tone.
Boutique custom shop Messiah Guitars is excited to release their first overdrive pedal: Billy, a transparent drive.
“I love the original, but I wanted to tweak the gain and add more clipping options for more flexibility and variety,” says Hejda. “And as a bonus, you get a weird fuzz built in the same box!”
Billy provides four knobs for shaping tone and volume. BOOST adjusts the gain from a near amp-break-up to a Rock’n’roll distortion. A pre-gain LOW knob provides bass control entering the gain stage, and if the frequency range is too low or too high, players can shift the bass response with an internal trimmer adjustment. HIGH control adds the necessary treble post-gain. LEVEL controls the pedal’s output volume.
In addition, the pedal features a 3-way MODE switch for selecting among three clipping modes: ’S’ -silicon which offers a classic rock drive, ‘G’ - germanium that adds more compression, and ‘?’ - an experimental fuzz setting not for those faint of heart, achieved with a complimentary pair of vintage germanium transistors. The ‘?’ setting requires a strong signal to be properly excited - you can get there with a preceding booster pedal, or by cranking up gain and the 2-band EQ. An optocoupler in the footswitch helps to keep those pesky clicks to a minimum.
Billy comes in two different versions. The standard version is available in silver finish. A limited-edition pedal in a Brown Sugar finish features NOS germanium diodes in the ‘G’ mode setting for a true vintage feel.
Like their custom guitars and amplifiers, Messiah’s pedals are hand-crafted in Los Angeles for a long life with guaranteed quality.
Each Billy pedal includes:
- 4-knob controls and a 3-way mode switch
- Durable enclosure with fun artwork and space-saving top-side jacks
- Easy to see, illuminated optical true bypass footswitch
- Standard 9V pedal power input or an internal 9V battery
Billy Pedal Demo
Billy retails for $199.00; Billy Limited Edition ‘Brown Sugar’ retails for $219.
For more information, please visit messiahguitars.com.