The Reuss Ecstatic Overdrive is based on the coveted 1990s Marshall BluesBreaker pedal, with the popular KoT/PoT modifications and all the vintage new old stock ‘mojo’ semiconductors parts that goes with it. Handmade in Europe with no waiting list.
It’s a great sounding pedal that offer a relatively transparent and dynamic overdrive effect with a slight high-mids boost. Compared to a classic tube screamer type of overdrive, this one is brighter, clearer and punchier. It really shines at lower drive levels, and gives some killer crunch-tones at modest drive settings. Turning the drive control way up gives a sharp, gritty overdrive sound, which makes me think of Noel Gallagher with Oasis.
The Ecstatic Overdrive can be pre-set to two different drive modes – or to a great sounding clean boost effect - via internal 'DIP' switches. The pedal stacks very well with other pedals, and works magnificently as a second gear to a classic overdrive/tube screamer-type pedal like the Reuss Backslide Overdrive - Or with itself, so buying two pieces is not a bad idea at all. Then you will become king of tone ;-)
I recommend using the 'DRIVE' setting for at-the-verge-of-break-up tones, where it adds a wonderful sparkle to your tone. For higher overdrive level, the 'DIST' setting sounds best. The pedal ships pre-set to 'DRIVE' mode.
The overall brightness of ther pedal can be adjusted at a presence trimmer inside the pedal.
Only 40 pedals in the first production run.
Download the Reuss Ecstatic Overdrive manual here
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