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Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Pedal  

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The Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive pedal gives you the dynamic punch of a clean amp, and the sustain and warmth of an overdriven amp, all in a single stompbox. Sparkle Drive's unique Clean control lets you ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive pedal gives you the dynamic punch of a clean amp, and the sustain and warmth of an overdriven amp, all in a single stompbox. Sparkle Drive's unique Clean control lets you blend its overdrive circuit with a boosted clean signal for a rich, layered guitar tone.

With the Clean control off (fully counterclockwise), the overdrive circuit has the same classic tones as a vintage 808. With the Clean control all the way up, you get a super transparent, 100% clean boost with tons of output for driving the front end of your amp. Just spend a few minutes dialing-in the Clean control with your setup, and you'll find a sweet spot that no other single effect pedal can deliver. The Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive features true bypass switching, a heavy-duty metal switch and on/off status LED. Hand built in the U.S.A. and fully backed by a 5-year warranty.

Features
  • Multiple, layered amp sounds - one clean, one overdriven
  • Overdrive circuit delivers vintage 808 sounds
  • 100% clean boost circuit with tons of output
  • True bypass switching with LED
  • Hand built in the U.S.A.
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Full 5 year warranty.


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Voodoo LabSparkle Drive Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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(18 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Truly Dynamic Overdrive

By happyjack6string

from Dover, NH

Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Pedal:

I received the VooDoo Labs Sparkle Drive a couple of years ago as a gift. When I first tried it out, i was playing a second rate guitar thorough a practice amp and i was delighted by how much warmth and harmonic complexity the pedal coaxed out. The box is small enough to be entirely unobtrusive on your pedal board, and the casing feels like it could stand up to more abuse than i would likely subject it to. The knobs turn smoothly and the tone shaping controls are very effective. I always find myself with the tone control between 9:00 and 3:00, so there are plenty of highs and lows available depending on your taste. This pedal sounds similar to a vintage ts808, but it is better in my opinion, because it costs less, and it has a unique and very useful "clean" control which means if you love the way your amp sounds clean, and you dont want to compramise that tone in order to get your gritty distortion tones, you can find a balance of the two that sounds best. I always have the pedal on because it sounds so natural. It can even be kicked on as a clean boost! But it delivers plenty of thick distortion when that is called for as well. Basically, Unless heavy hitting European Black metal is your thing, this pedal won't disappoint.

(12 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

No good by itself. But.....

By PedalQuester

from Northern Virginia

Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Pedal:

Okay, so the concept of this pedal is great. Who doesnt wanna add clean clarity to a chunky, overdriven riff? But see, while the overdrive unit on the Sparkle Drive has somewhat impressive gain and pretty good tonal versatility, it does NOT mix well with the clean signal. Mixing the clean significantly with the overdrive causes the drive to almost fade out completely. So by itself, this pedal is basically only a clean boost, but it IS really good one in my opinion. If you wanna mix the clean clarity with your overdrive tone, just put the sparkle drive after another overdrive pedal (I use a Marshall GV-2, although I've seen it used well with a Tube Screamer TS9), and BAM! Now you have an overdriven amp with solid clarity because of the Sparkle Drive's clean boost!

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good TS808 clone with extras

By Christian Artist

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Pedal:

The Voodoo Sparkle Drive is very good for adding that extra punch to your tone to get the perfect distortion and can be distorted or transparent depending on how you set it. It function similiarly to a Fulltone Fulldrive 2 in that respect. It also has the ability to mix the signal so that you can get a straight up TS808 tone or a clean boost. The pedal is used by a lot of artists for a reason. It gives you a professional sounding tone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Clean Boost

By Jordan Greer

from Houston Texas

Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Pedal:

I have had this pedal for about 2 months now and I absolutely love it! When you dial up a good mix between the gain and clean knobs, you can really get a killer clean tone. Personally, I don't believe that it is a great higher gain overdrive pedal, but it stacks nicely with other overdrives. I run it mainly before my Fulltone Fulldrive 2 and it sounds really great! Definently worth the price if you are looking for a great clean drive pedal! If that's what you are looking into getting, you won't be dissapointed!

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Cheap Plastic

By Alan Hendricks

from New Albany

Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Pedal:

I was really excited to try out this pedal at GC. Turns out it is very cheaply made of flemsy plastic. The idea of this pedal is great but poorly execuited. There is no chunk or drive at all even with the gain all the way up and the clean all the way down. The only real use this pedal has is as a clean signal booster but at his price you could easily find a better quiality/ built signal booster for much less.

 
5.0

Plays well with others

By Russell Jackson

from Phoenix, Az

Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Pedal:

I've been on the hunt for a good overdrive that plays nice with my Jet City amp. The J-C was designed by Mike Soldano, so it doesn't have much in the way of clean headroom to begin with and most pedals push it past the point of good tone. Not this little beauty. I knew 30 seconds after firing it up for the first time that it was a keeper. Now I can turn the gain on the amp up to 4 or 5, then crank the gain on the Sparkle Drive full on, which pushes the overdrive tone way over the top. Not my cup of tea. Now comes the "clean" knob that blends in a boosted clean signal and then use the clean knob on the pedal to balance the whole thing and put the tone right into the sweet spot. It just sounds amazing at any volume too. The tonal pallet is really wide open on this box which makes it really versatile. Construction is top notch, components are the best. I love everything about, except t sounds freakin' awesome and it And it seems to play nice with other pedals as well, like a Microvibe, (which as it happens was already on my pedal board. It's an butt-kickin' combination.

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