Typical overdrive pedals (even high-end models) use a single gain stage to achieve their effect. But that's just not how real tube amplifiers work, which is why Pigtronix built their FAT Drive with a series of cascading gain stages. The result is a totally dynamic overdrive that responds to your playing style - just like a real amp! If you're used to conventional overdrive effects, prepare to be blown away when you plug into a Pigtronix FAT Drive.
With the tone control set all the way clockwise, the FAT Drive gives you that totally open, full-range tone of a guitar plugged right into a cranked tube amplifier. Start dialing in the tone, and Pigtronix's lowpass filter starts rolling off the highs. That lets you use the FAT Drive to carve your midrange and and open up a whole new world of bottom-end punch.
Here's something you can't do with an every-day overdrive pedal - flip a switch a totally re-voice it. In fact, it's because Pigtronix built the FAT Drive with multiple cascading gain stages that this is even possible. The way it works is by changing the overall gain structure. In "Lo" mode, the FAT Drive gives you a more wide dynamic range, breaking up a bit more the harder you hit it. In "Hi" mode, you get the pure madness of a high-gain amp cranked to 11. Talk about versatile! That's just one more reason your pedalboard isn't complete without a FAT Drive on it.
100% analog overdrive pedal which gives you an insanely wide range of tube style tone
Multiple cascading gain stages create a true tube-amp-style clipping effect
Hi/Lo gain switch lets you select between two distinct gain structures, completely re-voicing the overdrive effect
Passive lowpass tone control lets you roll off highs to free up bandwidth for heavy-hitting lows
True-bypass switching preserves your tone when disengaged
18VDC 300mA supply included for maximum headroom, but the pedal will work with standard 9VDC power supplies