Xotic SL Drive Overdrive Pedal

Overdrive Effects Pedal with Volume, Tone, and Gain Controls; Internal Voicing Dip Switches; and True Bypass
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Xotic SL Drive Overdrive Pedal image 1
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Classic Cranked British Amp Tones in a Box

Xotic's tiny SL Drive amp-in-a-box effects pedal puts the soul of a cranked British stack into any amplifier. Designed to sound like a classic Super Lead from the late '60s, the SL Drive offers the same cutting and singing tone, and it reacts to your playing and volume knob adjustments just as well as those legendary amps. Internal voicing dip switches allow you to adjust the character of the pedal from Super Lead to Super Bass and more. And Sweetwater guitarists love how the Xotic SL Drive's true bypass switching keeps your tone pure.

Xotic: Boutique pedals, preamps, and more

Xotic was born in a small garage in Southern California in 1996 and quickly became known for high-quality, boutique bass guitars and bass preamps. These days, they've expanded the pedal line, crafting stompboxes that are played by some of the finest guitarists in the business. Their acclaimed AC Booster, RC Booster, and BB Preamp pedals remain some of their most popular pedals.

Xotic SL Drive Effects Pedal Features:
  • British amp-in-a-box overdrive pedal
  • Simple-to-use gain, volume, and tone controls
  • Internal dip switches change the overall character of the pedal
  • Incredibly touch responsive
  • True bypass won't color your tone when switched off
Turn any clean amp into a screaming stack of British amps.

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Overdrive
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
True Bypass Yes
Power Source 9V DC power supply sold separately
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 1.5"
Width 1.5"
Depth 3.5"
Weight 0.57 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SLD

Customer Reviews

5/5
Based on 11 reviews
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5/5

Now im gettin ' it

I've had or do have many OD's, boosts, etc.. all designed to do basically the same thing differently from different angles. boost/OD and dist. This little guy right here.. he kicks butt. Play with it, a little here, a little there. and boom. I run a mini spark boost after it for solos or just an in your face sound.. stereo chorus to arena reverb out to 2 amps. Run at 18 volts.. I can hear them crying, but I just don't care. buy it, you'll like it.
Music background: working musician. only "job" i ever wanted.
5/5

So good I don't know what to do.

I bought this to upgrade a dead (well, it turns out it's just fine, but that's another story) Mooer Hustle Drive on my backup/jam-session pedal board made up entirely of minis. I never expected tone like this out of a mini pedal. I am floored. I need a good drive on my backup pedal board, but this little tank of a pedal seems too tone-licious to be relegated to a backup position. I'm really not sure what to do.
5/5

Monsterous sound, tiny box

I've had the SL drive for about a year now, and I love it more every time I plug it in. A super dynamic and touch sensitive overdrive pedal, very responsive to picking dynamics. This thing can go from silky smooth to screaming in a pinch. Only three knobs to play with but they are all very sensitive, allowing you to dial in tones to the T. Not to mention the internal dipswitches, which basically makes this 4 pedals in one tiny little box. When it comes to gigging/live situations this little guy cuts through the mix unlike any other; crystal clear and volume for days. Highly recommend it
5/5

Outstanding!

This pedal is just like all other Xotic products. It is super in every way. It is built like a tank, it is small, so it doesn't take up much room on a pedalboard, and it sounds amazing. I play single coil pickups mainly, and this thing really thickens up your sound, when you need it to. It really does everything from a boost to your cleans to a very "gainy", heavy, driven sound. I can't say enough good about it. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Music background: Home, jams, local bands
5/5

Incredible Tone! Unbeatable Value!

I have been searching for a tone to compliment my rig for a while now. I have since settled on my supro rhythm master and my american tele deluxe. This pedal absolutely soars with this combination. I believe it would be truly difficult to not make this pedal sound amazing, but I feel I have dialed in the perfect combination to suit my preferences. I hope it does the same for you.

Sweetwater Advice

Xotic SL Drive

Xotic has hit another home run with the SL Drive. I won't be surprised if it becomes a fixture on pro pedalboards. The tiny footprint makes this incredible-sounding pedal even more appealing - you could literally show up to a gig with nothing more than a gig bag and the SL Drive in your back pocket, and have a totally commanding tone....
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