Overdrive pedals mimic the clipping effect you get when you turn up a tube amp’s volume. The pedals let you produce harmonically dense tone and warm breakups without the need to overdrive your amp physically (or cause ceiling tiles to fall). At LAWK STAR Guitars, we offer overdrive pedals that give you the meaty sound you crave by companies like: Catalinbread, Earthquaker Devices, MXR, Pigtronix, T-Rex Pedals, Tech 21, Tortuga Effects, Walrus Audio, Way Huge and Boss.
Choosing the Right Overdrive Pedal
Each type of overdrive pedal has its own distinct character, and a good pedal offers the range of effects you seek and is responsive to your amp settings and playing techniques.
Distortion Level: When choosing an overdrive pedal, think about how much distortion you want based on the type of music you want to play and the sound you desire, particularly in regards to brightness or harshness.
Pedal Transparency: When an overdrive pedal provides no boost, do you want the bottom end of your notes to drop? Transparency in a pedal may not matter as much if you want a nasal-type of tone. However, if you want to hear the bottom end of your notes, you may want an overdrive pedal that provides a clean boost.
Tone Control Flexibility: The tone, or EQ, controls on an overdrive pedal greatly affect its sound. When shopping for a pedal, consider how much control you get and the effectiveness of the controls. If tone control is important, learn if a pedal offers a way to retain the low ends and shape the high ends.
Named as one of the top online music retailers by the National Association of Music Merchants, LAWK STAR offers a variety of overdrive pedals that will deliver the powerful sound you want with just the right amount of grit.