Mesa/Boogie Flux-Drive Overdrive Pedal Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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from United States
April 30, 2013Music Background:
Best overdrive I've ever ownedThis pedal totally kicks major ***. Its the perfect overdrive. Obviously it increases the gain and volume, but it doesn't really change the tone of the amp. It adds these subtle harmonic overtones that just make the notes sing that much more. I use a Gibson Les Paul Traditional Standard into a JCM 800 2210. Best tone I could ever wish for.
from Beaumont, TX
April 23, 2013
Liquid GainI've had this pedal a few months now and it continues to seduce me. Smooth, creamy, focused, and tight overdrive with a full range of usable control settings. Go no further...your search is over.
from Berkeley, CA USA
April 11, 2013Music Background:
Great, though it cuts outThe overdrive is really nice for me, typical for the range of blues-rock style. Having the bass and treble controls allows you to get an awesome variety of tones. Overall, my favorite overdrive pedal in sound alone.
I've also paired this with a tube screamer - while the tube screamer punches the mids, this pedal can really drive the low and high end.
All I can say is that "it might get loud".
I have had issues leaving the pedal plugged in - it kind of cuts out. I now leave it unplugged and plug it into my board right when I want to play, and I have had no problems. If I were to put it on some real road wear, I'd want to have a backup around.
from Va, USA
April 2, 2013Music Background:
Awesome!I'd seen these in the British guitar mags 1st, and knew this is the one out of the 4 advertised, that I wanted! I just hoped the hype would live up to the product, once I plugged my guitar in! It sure did!! I already had an overdrive pedal, and the difference was night and day, and I had less problems with the pedal whining against the amp than the one I had. I recommend this pedal hands down!!
from San Jose, CA
December 3, 2012Music Background:
Exactly what I hoped it would beI picked one up at a local music store in San Jose - guitar show case - on nov 29 - as soon as they came out. I did not even know they had them and was going to get smth else, but when I saw Mesa pedals. I kinda I had to try one. I only needed overdrive, as I like my amp - Burriss Royal Bluesman - create most of the sound. This pedal gives very smooth overdrive, with a bit of midrange focus (I would 't call it hump) to cut through the mix. But this can be almost dialed out and have quite transparent unaltered sound using bass and tone knobs. Very gentle sounding at low gain setting, but if the amp is slightly breaking down already (mine only gets very slightly there with volume on max, if master is kept at house friendly level) and the flux drive on max gain, you're instantly in angus young territory. This pedal compliments the sound of your amp and let your clean sound shine through, but I would not say it does not add a bit of color- it does, and since I own a Lonestar and in general well familiar with mesa amps (i like them a lot), I can honestly say that it does make your amp sound somewhat mesa-ish ... For me it's cool, since I dial my Burriss in a similar fashion anyway, but for someone this could not be as nice. One thing for sure - it's very gentle and musically sounding, so the sound you'll get will be beautiful - but whether it'll be what you're looking for or not , I can't say