Pigtronix FAT Drive Overdrive/Distortion PedalItem ID: FatDrive
100%-analog Overdrive Pedal with Variable Lowpass Filter and Dual Gain Structure Modes
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Add Epic Overdrive to Your Rig!When it comes to tone, the Pigtronix FAT Drive leaves typical overdrive pedals in the dust! That's because the FAT Drive isn't like ordinary overdrive pedals. It uses a series of cascading gain stages to create a smooth, natural-sounding overdrive that covers tones ranging from dynamic breakup to rich, dripping saturation. And the best part is that the FAT Drive won't alter your playing dynamics or lose the vital character of your axe. If you love the sound of your guitar, and you're looking for amazing overdrive tone, then order your Pigtronix FAT Drive from Sweetwater today!
Pigtronix FAT Drive Overdrive Pedal at a Glance:
Totally unique analog signal path
Typical overdrive pedals (even high-end models) use a single gain stage to achieve their effect. But that's just not how real tube amplifiers work, which is why Pigtronix built their FAT Drive with a series of cascading gain stages. The result is a totally dynamic overdrive that responds to your playing style - just like a real amp! If you're used to conventional overdrive effects, prepare to be blown away when you plug into a Pigtronix FAT Drive.
Tone-shaping lowpass filter
With the tone control set all the way clockwise, the FAT Drive gives you that totally open, full-range tone of a guitar plugged right into a cranked tube amplifier. Start dialing in the tone, and Pigtronix's lowpass filter starts rolling off the highs. That lets you use the FAT Drive to carve your midrange and and open up a whole new world of bottom-end punch.
Change voicings with the flip of a switch
Here's something you can't do with an every-day overdrive pedal - flip a switch a totally re-voice it. In fact, it's because Pigtronix built the FAT Drive with multiple cascading gain stages that this is even possible. The way it works is by changing the overall gain structure. In "Lo" mode, the FAT Drive gives you a more wide dynamic range, breaking up a bit more the harder you hit it. In "Hi" mode, you get the pure madness of a high-gain amp cranked to 11. Talk about versatile! That's just one more reason your pedalboard isn't complete without a FAT Drive on it.
Pigtronix FAT Drive Overdrive Pedal Features:
Go beyond the limits of typical overdrive pedals, with the amazing Pigtronix FAT Drive!
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Reviewsbased on 6 reviews
Many tones in this little box
by Howard Perry from Kennett, MOThis is just a great overdrive pedal. It is very transparent and cleans up really well as you roll off the volume or pick softer, very dynamic pedal. With the gain set low you can use it for a clean b... read more [+]oost and as you turn up the gain you get some really nice bluesy tones and some really nice crunch the higher you set it. Flip the more switch up and you start moving more into the realm of distortion but the notes still ring through clearly instead of just becoming mush like some pedals. The tone knob really affects the character of the pedal's sound giving you a lot of very useful flavors to work with and it doesn't become useless at either extreme of the knob like some overdrives, I've had some that worked great in the middle of the knob's range but sucked when turned too far either direction. This is a very useful pedal that would be a great addition to any guitarist's rig, there's truly a sound for every player to be had from this pedal. close [-]
May 3, 2013
This masterpiece can beat many others!
by fromThis pedal is more of the mainstream which is not typical Pigtronix, but it is outstanding. Controls are extremely responsive and predictable, the sound is really big and airy with plenty of headroom.... read more [+] As Pigtronix mentions, it really shines with singles. I actually rewired my stacked humbuckers to have coil split and it really works, showing the bright and vintage rock-n-roll sound... But with high-end modern touch :)
June 5, 2012
And the pedal is not expensive at all, although the work Pigtronix is all about top quality inside and outside.
Whether you want to buy your first pedal or thinking about something new, this effect is going to become classic! close [-]
Pigtronix does it again
by James McCain from Ashland, OhioI was looking for a overdrive pedal that wouldn't color my original amp tone and after trying several, this one did the trick. The more switch did add just a bit too much drive for my liking but still... read more [+] a great feature. close [-]
June 4, 2012
Music Background: Live performer for over 35 years
sensitive to aggressive
by Dave from Tumwater, WAThis pedal is perfect for those looking to add bite to palmed riffs and high gain leads with out the hair and hiss. With the tone dialed to zero it almost has a muff quality.
April 11, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
When used to over... read more [+]drive your clean channel, it sounds smooth creamy and super responsive to picking dynamics.
There are many tonal/gain options due to the "more" switch and flexibility of running 9v or 18v close [-]
I've tried many overdrive and distortion pedals, but there's something about the Pigtronix FAT Drive that makes it unique. You can add rich overdrive to your sound without losing your dynamics and the character of your guitar. It's a staple in my rig, and it should be in yours too.
Robert, Chester, VA
Pigtronix FAT Drive Overdrive/Distortion Pedal
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