"One of most beautiful aspects of the Manifold Drive's performance is its transparency—it will add grit, dimension, and responsiveness to an amp without stripping any of its fundamental personality."    -Premier Guitar

Review by Premier Guitar
Video Review by Greg V
Video Review by FuzzBoxGirl

We approached the Manifold Drive a little differently than most builders approach their dirt boxes. We didn't just copy an old proven design, tweak a few component values, and spray some flashy paint on the box. Instead we had specific goals in mind and designed a new overdrive circuit from the ground up to meet our expectations. We wanted a pedal that could capture the subtle nuance of high quality tube amp overdrive. What we ended up with is so much more.

The Manifold Drive looks deceptively simple, yet contains a plethora of useful tones that you'll love. The "Drive" control ranges from an incredibly mild soft-clipping useful for solo boosts into cranked amps, to an all-out fuzz-like aggression. We designed a entirely new clipping circuit that is able to mimic the compression envelope of an old, tube-rectified, push-pull tube amp. The three settings of the EQ switch allow for very different guitars to be used with the Manifold without having to alter the tone settings on your amp drastically. Or, use the switch to turn the pedal into a treble boost, or dark fuzz...the possibilities are nearly endless.

Just like all of our Field Effects pedals, the Manifold Drive uses a discrete Class A topology and is built with audiophile grade components. Try it out, and you'll never want to play without one again.

Retails for $200

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