Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive

The Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive starts where a little distortion is not enough: from subtle harmonics inspired by the compressed valves of a bass amplifier, to warm and pleasant saturation, and even up to a brute distorted signal.
Although there is a complex circuit working on the inside of the pedal, the intuitive operation of the 4 controls makes it simple to find a great sound, due to the intelligent linking of parameters.
The Mix control enables you to blend the processed signal with the original, so the instrument keeps its tonal character without losing definition or low end. Whether it’s gentle saturation or loud screaming that you desire, the Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive never sounds muddy – a clear benefit in band situations.
The Tone control is placed before the gain stage and therefore changes the result: this allows you to shape the overdrive by prioritising the frequencies that achieve the most saturation.
The external input voltage of 9 – 15 V is rectified, then filtered, stabilized and doubled to 18V. This guarantees the necessary headroom to handle high peak levels and makes an active/passive switch redundant.
The extremely robust construction with its protected controls and indestructible switching mechanism gives the Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive consistently reliable operation – even in the wildest Heavy Metal thunderstorm.

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Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive

Features

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Overdrive for everyone

The Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive starts where a little distortion is not enough: from subtle harmonics inspired by the compressed valves of a bass amplifier, to warm and pleasant saturation, and even up to a brute distorted signal.

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Complex but simple

Although there is a complex circuit working on the inside of the pedal, the intuitive operation of the 4 controls makes it simple to find a great sound, due to the intelligent linking of parameters.

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Mix it. Shape it.

The Mix control enables you to blend the processed signal with the original, so the instrument keeps its tonal character without losing definition or low end. Whether it’s gentle saturation or loud screaming that you desire, the Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive never sounds muddy – a clear benefit in band situations. The Tone control is placed before the gain stage and therefore changes the result: this allows you to shape the overdrive by prioritising the frequencies that achieve the most saturation.

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Heavy Metal thunderstorm

The extremely robust construction with its protected controls and indestructible switching mechanism gives the Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive consistently reliable operation – even in the wildest Heavy Metal thunderstorm.

Technical specifications

Size & Weight

  • Weight: 400 g
  • Length: 14,9 cm
  • Width: 6,0 cm
  • Overall height: 4,4 cm

Power

  • Voltage range: 9-15V DC/AC
  • Power consumption: max. 78 mA at 9 V DC 
  • Power consumption: max. 85 mA at 15 V DC 

 

Technical Details

  • Frequency response: 10 Hz - 30 kHz (-0.5 dB, re -20 dBu input, Mix = dry)
  • Residual Noise: < -114 dBu (22 Hz - 22 kHz, Gain and Volume = max, Tone = mid, Mix = wet)
  • Input Impedance: 2.8 MOhm
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohm
  • Maximum Input Level: +5 dBu (< 1 % THD, 1 kHz, Mix = dry)
  • Maximum Output Level: +12 dBu (< 1 % THD, 1 kHz, Mix = dry)