Reuss Musical Instruments

Reuss Ecstatic Overdrive

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Reuss Ecstatic Overdrive

A magic mojo parts and unobtanium extravaganza – Or simply just a great sounding, sparkling, mild and transparent overdrive pedal

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.

Casual demo, running through the knobs, showing different settings. A techincal demo more than a musical one. Just to let you hear it:


Reuss Ecstatic Overdrive features and specifications:

  • Classic 90s overdrive circuit with the ‘KoT’/‘PoT’ modifications and parts
  • Vintage new old stock JRC4580D opamp
  • Four vintage new old stock Panasonic MA856 clipping diodes
  • Two vintage new old stock Toshiba 1S1588 clipping diodes
  • Internal preset switches for three different overdrive modes
  • Internal 'presence' trimmer control (brightness)
  • Extremely high build quality. Completely handmade in the European Union
  • Powder coated enclosure in Harley orange with real silk screen printed graphics
  • Runs on a standard ‘Boss-type’ guitar pedal 9V power supply or 9V battery (not included). The pedal handles up to 18V from an external power supply for increased headroom.
  • High quality Neutrik jacks
  • Rugged upgrade quality footswitch (good for at least 50000 stomps)
  • 24 months warranty against manufacturing faults
  • Packed in a cardboard box and linen draw-string bag
  • Fast worldwide shipping via DHL from Denmark. Your pedal is only few days away, no matter where you live.

Download the Reuss Ecstatic Overdrive manual here

PLEASE NOTE: Prices at the webshop are listed without VAT. For customers in the European Union 25% VAT is added at check-out.