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TC Electronic Cinders Overdrive Effects Pedal

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Cinders Overdrive is the perfect tool for blues shredders and retro rockers. Its all-analog circuit convincingly recreates the warm harmonic distortion associated with hard-pressed tube amps. And its ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Cinders Overdrive is the perfect tool for blues shredders and retro rockers. Its all-analog circuit convincingly recreates the warm harmonic distortion associated with hard-pressed tube amps. And its responsiveness… man! Whether you pick the strings with a dust broom or with a fire iron, Cinders Overdrive keeps up. And thanks to a super wide gain-range your tone will stay transparent at all times.

The Warm Sound of Tubes
If you love the sound of a hardworking tube amp, you´re going to love Cinders Overdrive. Even at bedroom levels you´ll be able to get the warm tube sound you´re after!

You Can’t Have Too Much Transparency
Some overdrives bring a cloudiness to chords. But Cinders Overdrive doesn´t! Rest assured: Your playing won´t get lost in the mix.

Classic Tone -Modern Features
A sturdy metal chassis, top-mounted input/output and true bypass means that Cinders Overdrive is equally roadworthy and pedal board friendly.

Backstage Pass - All Access
So simple to use, yet so much tone under the hood. Let's have a look at how you tame this tone beast

Drive
Controls the amount of overdrive. Set it low for a bluesy tone – set it high for scorching distortion.

Volume
Controls the volume. Simple as that.

Tone
Controls the amount of high end in your signal. Set it low for a classic ´Woman Tone´ - Set it high to cut through the mix like a razor.

Features

  • Transparent Tube-Like Overdrive
  • Super Wide Gain-Range
  • True Bypass
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TC ElectronicCinders Overdrive Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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4.0

A wonderful surprise for the price

By OhGtarDave

from Cincinnati, OH

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Range
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Needs better case

Best Uses

  • Add Depth
  • Fairly Transparent
  • Great Light Crunch

Comments about TC Electronic Cinders Overdrive Effects Pedal:

I have a Wampler Tumnus on my gigging pedalboard using a Gibson Les Paul and Mesa Boogie 5:25 Express Plusbut wanted something a little less expensive for my practice pedalboard that was also transparent with edge of breakup type of crunch. I heard this on YouTube and thought it might be worth a try. To my suprise it is much better sounding than I thought. It won't replace my Tumnus but it runs a VERY close 2nd. I play everything from Ozzy and 3 Doors Down to Alan Jackson and Jason Aldean and this little pedal puts the right amount of edge of breakup tone to work for the country tunes but I also find myself leaving it on most of the time.

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5.0

Love this pedal

By Becca H

from Riverside, CA

Pros

  • Responsive
  • Solid Build
  • Transparent
  • Versatile
  • Very Affordable

Cons

  • May be too subtle or bright for some

Best Uses

  • A bit of crunch
  • Bluesy tones
  • Great ahead of other distortion pedals

Comments about TC Electronic Cinders Overdrive Effects Pedal:

I love this little pedal. I picked it up a few days ago and it's already become my main "always on" pedal. I mainly play a Les Paul through an Orange amp, and I wanted a "transparent" OD that would give me a bit of crunch and brighten things up a little without getting tinny. "Cinders" delivers. The name is apt: imagine just a bit of warm, somewhat delicate crunch around the edges.

The drive knob actually has a HUGE range -- rolled back, it's a barely detectable sort of "clean plus" sound. It shines as a sort of light crunch between 11 and 1 o' clock, and then accelerates into overdrive. It's also really responsive to your playing -- even with a fair amount of drive, the tone cleans up a whole lot when you play softly, and gives you a nice satisfying crunch when you play harder.

It works really well before other fuzz and distortion pedals, too. I really like how it sounds in front of a [well known fuzz pedal whose name sets off the profanity filter! Ha]. For me, it makes the [aforementioned fuzz pedal] sound how I wanted it to sound: lots of fuzz, with a bit more depth, articulation, and responsiveness.

I *don't* know how it would sound with a brighter guitar and/or amp; it may work fine, but I could also imagine it being perhaps a little thin with a strat. I did play it with coil tapped humbuckers though and liked the sound.

I did see a couple of bad reviews on YouTube, and all I can say is that if what you want is massive rocking overdrive from this one little pedal, this is not the right pedal for you (probably the Grand Magus is more what you're looking for). So if "subtle" is not your style, and you're not interested in giving your dark guitar and/or "stronger" distortion pedals a bit more crunchy definition, you may be disappointed. But that was exactly what I was looking for, and I am super happy with my purchase. Tons of value for the money.

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3.0

Its ok

By Karen

from undisclosed

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Comments about TC Electronic Cinders Overdrive Effects Pedal:

upset that it did not come with a power cord/adapter.

 
5.0

Thanks for your awesome products and service Guitar Center.

By CLARENCE

from undisclosed

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Comments about TC Electronic Cinders Overdrive Effects Pedal:

As usual the Guitar Center has the best music instruction materials to help the aspiring student of any age!!! Thanks.

 
5.0

Incredible for the money

By Blues shredder

from Baltimore

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about TC Electronic Cinders Overdrive Effects Pedal:

    I was looking for a step up from the Behringer fuzz I was using. This pedal fit the bill perfectly, and is as good as some that are twice the price. I play mostly blues rock, and this is the genre in which this pedal really shines. It's excellent for the vintage-y crunch of the Stones, and with the drive boosted all the way, it even delivers a Hendrix style distortion, although it's not really designed for anything heavier than that. But if you play blues or classic rock, I cannot recommend it enough.

     
    5.0

    These affordable TC Electronic pedals are a great value

    By Levi

    from San Jose, CA

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    Comments about TC Electronic Cinders Overdrive Effects Pedal:

    The range of drive available in this pedal is impressive. It can go from a clean boost to something approaching a big m. pi with the fuzz knob all the way down.

     
    5.0

    great pedal at a great price

    By joe in pa

    from pa

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    Comments about TC Electronic Cinders Overdrive Effects Pedal:

    nice pedal

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