If you’re looking for a cutting overdrive that has a vintage vibe and playful dynamics, then look no further than the Crimson Drive. The Crimson Drive is based around a single germanium transistor and two germanium diodes. The result is an open sounding drive with excellent harmonics and raw grit that will cut through the most dense mixes. This device cleans up nicely using your instrument’s volume control and works equally well with single coils and humbuckers. The Crimson Drive can go from a gritty treble boost, reminiscent of the Rangemaster, to a rattling overdriven sound reminiscent of a vintage plexi turned to 11. The Crimson Drive is true bypass and handmade by humans in lovely Akron, Ohio.
Upgrades From V1 Include:
• Added Tone control
• Vintage black glass OC139 germanium transistors and germanium diodes
• Lower noise floor and improved power filtering
4.37″ X 2.37″ X 1.75″ with knobs
A standard 9 volt DC power supply intended for musical instruments with a negative center 2.1mm barrel. We strongly recommend a high quality power supply with isolated outputs and good filtering to avoid unwanted noise. Will also run off a 9v battery for you olde tymee types.
Drive: Controls the amount of gain
Tone: Rolls off high end by turning counter clockwise
Level: Controls the output