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The Strawberry Red overdrive is a versatile overdrive pedal that pairs with any amp and creates ‘the’ sought-after overdrive sound guitarists are looking for. Whether you are looking for a clean, high-end guitar amp-like sound or an edgy, highly distorted sound, this classic BJF overdrive pedal does it all.
It has been several decades since the “overdrive” effect was introduced in the guitar world. How many overdrive pedals have been created since then?
The One Control Strawberry Red Over Drive is not an imitation of the sound created by existing equipment. No matter how great or high quality the equipment is, once you start targeting a sound, it ends up being a simulator. While you need sublime spirit to develop an advanced simulator, it cannot become a true original overdrive pedal.
All these characteristics were thought of when developing the Strawberry Red Overdrive. Nothing was compromised.
The Strawberry Red Overdrive can be fully manipulated with Drive knob. From a complete clean boost to low gain bluesy overdrive, powerful hard overdrive and to even more powerful distortion.
If you keep the Drive at the minimum level and increase the Volume knob, it becomes a clean booster at +6dB. You can reduce the gain immediately if you turn down the guitar volume without moving the Drive knob. If you turn off the Drive on and turn down the guitar volume, you can get a clean sound that is rich in harmonic overtones all while maintaining a thick and sensitive sound. Its quick response highlights the best of attributes of your equipment, even when the gain is set to high. Actively using the pickup select switch will allow a variation in the sound expression.
Highly responsive and highly dynamic overdrive pedals can sometimes create a sound that is hard to control. The Strawberry Red Overdrive creates a sound that is easy to manipulate while responding dynamically to your playing style. How? It never loses the core of the guitar sound. The sound created is always dense and stable at its center of gravity.
The Treble control of the Red Strawberry Overdrive controls the mid-treble in the range between -3dB and +6dB. If you turn down the Treble, it can adjust the range between 70Hz and 7KHz. If you set the treble to high, you can boost it to between 700Hz and 7KHz.
Because of these attributes, you can adjust the sound to match your playing style. From a gorgeous distortion that augments the harmonic overtone to warm tones that reduce the treble. No matter what level you set it at, it won’t create an extreme sound that will take away from you player. This allows you to have the freedom to create any elaborate sound by taking advantage of the knobs variability.
The Strawberry Red Over Drive has a Low Cut trim pot (located next to the output) which will enable you to cut out the low-end. While the Strawberry Red Over Drive meets the demands of guitar amp users for a tight low end sound, some users might feel the low coming out stronger than others due to the characteristics of their guitars, amps or the speakers they use. In that case, you can adjust the trim pot to cut the low end to simplify the sound. Its ability to cut the range from 19Hz to 170Hz, down to a maximum -6dB, could avoid the possible hollowness. While adjusting the trim pot, turn off (or bypass) the Red Strawberry Over Drive to avoid any unexpected noise.
One Control introduced its unique super compact cut-out aluminum case for the Strawberry Red Over Drive. This space saving enclosure allows for superior pedal board management. With a standard 9V battery, you can enjoy the sound of the Strawberry Red Over Drive anytime, anywhere. When it’s powered by an adapter, it supports between 9-18V. You will be able to enjoy even more dynamic range and stereo sound when you use it at a higher voltage.
If the Strawberry Red Overdrive is used with a tube amp, you can emphasize the benefit of the amp even further and attain the ultimate drive you're looking for. The Strawberry Red Overdrive pairs beautifully with British style amps and expands the potential of the amp EQ. If you are using a stacking amp, this might flatten the sound when you raise the gain on the amp, but you can get a high resolution sound with the same gain by pushing the gain on the Strawberry Red Over Drive to keep the gain low enough on the amp. The Low-Cut control would be effective and could adjust the balance of the sound.