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Electro Harmonix OVERLORD Stereo Overdrive

Electro Harmonix OVERLORD Stereo Overdrive

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Electro-Harmonix
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$147.80
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A versatile, multi-instrument capable, stereo overdrive/distortion with a broad range of sound options and controls. With the Operation Overlord, whether you play guitar, bass, keyboards or pretty much any electronic instrument—-dialing in great drive sounds is fast and foolproof. Whatever your rig, the Overlord is your indispensable ally.

  • Silent foot-switchable Normal and Boost modes deliver distortion ranging from mild to saturated
  • Normal mode uses three JFET gain stages for tube amp-style response and tone
  • Boost mode adds a classic pedal-type overdrive circuit before the JFET stages
  • Three-position switch lets the user select the proper input level for their instrument. It’s great with guitar, bass, keyboards...
  • Active Treble, Mid and Bass controls, plus a Dry blend, for total tone shaping
  • Fully stereo capable, equipped with left and right 1⁄4'' input and output jacks
  • EHX 9.6VDC-200mA power supply included
  • Current Draw: 90mA @ 9VDC
  • Dimensions in inches: 4.0(w) x 4.75(l) x 2.25(h)
  • Dimensions in mm: 102(w) x 121(l) x 58(h)
  • GAIN Knob – The GAIN knob controls the amount of overdrive/distortion. As you turn GAIN clockwise, the amount of input gain increases.
  • BOOST Knob – The BOOST knob controls the amount of extra gain fed into the main circuit when the BOOST and NORMAL modes are engaged (both LEDs lit). As BOOST is turned clockwise, the amount of distortion increases.
  • DRY Knob – The DRY knob mixes a clean unaltered signal with the distortion produced by the OVERLORD. At the minimum position of the DRY knob, the output is 100% overdrive effect, and at the maximum position the output is 100% clean. This function is useful for preserving the harmonic integrity of your playing, which is especially useful for keyboards or bass. For guitarists, this feature can be useful if you are stacking the OVERLORD with other drive pedals, or are playing it through an overdriven amplifier.
  • INPUT LVL Switch – This switch controls the overall input level of your instrument into the OVERLORD. Use it to set an appropriate gain level for a variety of instruments. Set the switch to HI for low-level instruments, like a single-coil guitar or vintage electric piano. Set the switch to NORM for humbucker guitars and most modern keyboard workstations. Use the LO setting for high-output instruments, like some synthesizers or boosted guitars. Tip: The GAIN Knob, INPUT LVL switch, and DRY knob all work together. If the INPUT LVL switch is set properly, turning the DRY knob should not significantly change the overall volume. However, varied settings of the INPUT LVL switch could produce some interesting higher- or lower-gain sounds. Feel free to experiment with this switch – setting it “wrong” might sound great, and won’t damage the circuit!
  • BASS Knob – Active control of the level of the bass frequency range.
  • MID Knob – Active control of the level of the middle frequency range.
  • TREBLE Knob – Active control of the level of the treble frequency range.
  • VOL Knob – This knob controls the overall volume output of the OVERLORD. As this knob is turned clockwise, the output level increases.
  • BYPASS Footswitch and red LED – This footswitch selects whether the OVERLORD is engaged or in buffered bypass mode. When the effect is engaged, the red LED will be lit.
  • BOOST Footswitch and blue LED – This footswitch toggles Boost mode on and off. When in Boost mode, the blue LED will be lit.
  • L / R INPUT Jacks – These ¼” jacks are the audio inputs. The OVERLORD can be used with either mono or stereo inputs. When using only one input, we suggest you use the MONO/L input. The input impedance at each jack is 1M ohm.
  • L / R OUTPUT Jacks – These ¼” jacks are the audio output from the OVERLORD. If using the OVERLORD as a mono effect (i.e. one instrument into one amplifier) we suggest using the MONO/L input and output jacks. When using stereo inputs and stereo outputs, each signal is routed through an independent distortion circuit. The output impedance at each jack is 220 ohms.