The circuit of the Reuss Cab Drive is derived from the very first Boss overdrive pedal, the legendary two-knob Boss OD-1 in the rare first version ('long dash') featuring a big 14-pin quad op-amp IC chip. Only made in 1977-1979. Later versions were completely different and came with an 8-pin dual op-amp chip like most other mainstream overdrive pedals. The 14-pin design is unique - and most importantly, it sounds much better.
The Reuss 'Cab Drive' features a Nec C4741C chip, which was also used by Boss back in the days.
I have added a tone switch to the original circuit, which makes the eq response flat (no mid-range hump) and restores the low end. Great for bedroom players and bass players. Still, you might find that the stock sound sits best in your mix or with your band.
The Reuss Cab Drive is an awesome sounding old school overdrive with a very pure and direct and strong sound. Really shines at higher gain settings with it’s wonderfully textured, slightly grainy sound. Very dynamic and natural sounding, with a smooth and balanced high-end. This one rocks like no other.
Famous players of the Boss OD-1 includes Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia. It is also legendary for its popularity along LA hard rock bands in the 80s.
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