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Xotic SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Famous for its woody, organic and beautiful sounds of saturation, these legendary British amplifiers, the Super Lead & Super Bass, have been delivering one of the all-time classic sounds for almos... Click To Read More About This Product

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Famous for its woody, organic and beautiful sounds of saturation, these legendary British amplifiers, the Super Lead & Super Bass, have been delivering one of the all-time classic sounds for almost 50 years. Players like Jimmy Page, Paul Kossoff and countless other relied on this type of tone for their signature sound.

Xotic have recreated this vintage masterpiece in a rugged small enclosure. The SL Drive offers very amp-like response and cleans up nicely with a roll of your guitar's volume knob. The internal dip switches allow you to choose the sound characteristics of both 1959 models. The Super Lead setting offers a brighter tone with more gain, while the Super Bass setting has more low end with less high end. Its compact design conforms nicely to the smallest space on any pedal board.

The SL Drive is equipped with true bypass switching and eliminates any signal interference when switched off. Power requirements are either 9V battery or AC adapter (optional).

Features
  • Faithfully delivers the legendary sounds of the Super Lead and Super Bass British amplifiers
  • Two settings provide a ton of versatile tones
  • Amp-like response that interacts nicely with your guitar's volume control
  • Tone, Drive and Volume controls
  • Compact enclosure
Specifications
  • 3.5"W x 1.5"D x 1.5"H
    .57 lbs.
    Power consumption: 9VDC/5mA
    Optional AC adapter: 9VDC-18VDC, Negative tips (regulated)
    Input impedance: 1M ohm
    Output impedance: 1K ohm
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XoticSL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (11)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (11)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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4.0

Great Marshally overdrive with lots of flavor

By Fusion Guy

from Winston Salem, NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Xotic SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The SL Drive from Xotic is a great, solidly built overdive to achive that classic Marshall sound. It does have a small footprint, but I was surprised that it stood a little more taller in height than what I expected, nevertheless construction is very solid and it does have a bit of weight to it despite it's tiny size. In standard Super Lead mode it has mids & highs that can easily cut though a band mix, great for rock rhythm and tons of volume for leads. There is enough gain for some great sounding crunch, but really not enough for achieving metal or liquid sounding high gain leads with lots of sustain (on a clean amp that is, boosting a driven amp may be a different story.) I use an MI Effects Super Crunch for my higher gain sounds, this SL sits right in the middle range of the drives on my pedalboard and is very very useful. Sound quality is excellent! Highly recommended.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet Pedal

    By RenzO

    from Long Beach NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Xotic SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I love this pedal and it's compact size, a space saver on the pedalboard. Needs to be secured well to the board because it moves around due to small footprint. VERY close to a Marshall tube sound. It advertises 4 different dip switch settings (inside the unit) but there are actually more settings you can come up with...it's fun trying all the d/s possibilities. I highly recommend this sweet pedal if size doesn't matter :)

       
      5.0

      SL Drive By: Xotic is "Amazing"

      By Future Tech

      from Concord CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Easy To Use
      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Most Amazing Effect I Own
      • Responsive
      • Sound Is Incredible
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Can Be Used In Any Genre
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Xotic SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I wish I would have acquired this effect many years ago. This effect enhances my solos to another level.
        It can be used when using my Marshall or Fender Amplification. The many different setting are distinct and easy to adjust. This effect can be used by itself or in conjunction with my other effects. Yes, I would definitely recommend this effect to anyone that is looking to enhance their guitar playing experience.

         
        5.0

        Fantastic old school distortion pedal

        By rbt_austin

        from Austin, Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Xotic SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I purchased this pedal and added it to my effects chain and all I want to say is this is a killer pedal. You can instantly sound like you're playing through a classic Marshall stack sounding rig very simply. I would like to purchase the other pedals in this line of pedals and see how they work together. It plays nicely with my Xotic BB+ pedal.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Vintage Marshall powerhouse

          By Clifton

          from Gilbert, AZ

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Xotic SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I looked at quite a few different "Marshall-in-a-box" pedals for a while, but ended up falling in love with this one because of its versatility. This teeny little pedal is not a one trick pony; it has SO many different tweakable options and tons of gain on tap. The DIP switches help to round out the tone and you can get bitingly bright or extremely dark, whatever you prefer. The only thing I've noticed is, since it's small, I sometimes will hit the big dials with my foot when switching on or off or moving between pedals. So maybe give this pedal an extra inch of breathing room on your pedalboard, or just take some painter's tape to hold the knobs in place.
            I would recommend this pedal for classic rock or hard rock players; it may not be clean enough for blues-style playing but you can mess around with it, and it doesn't get a very scooped out metal sound. I play indie rock, and with the gain dialed below 10 it gives just enough sustain and grit to count. Try stacking a low-gain overdrive or a compressor on top of it and you'll get a very smooth, pushed drive for heavier songs and rhythm parts (my gain section is SL Drive>Heavy Electronics Red Eyes>Xotic EP booster, and my guitars have P-90 and humbucker pickups).

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Xotic SL

            By BW

            from Virginia

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Xotic SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Thru a early 80's Fender Super Reverb, this SL from Xotic sounds great. After reading tons of reviews of various plexi type pedals and trying to settle on a choice, I kept seeing this pedal mentioned and due to price and size I decided to try it. Right out of the box, without trying the DIP switches....to my ear, it's just an amazingly useful product.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                You Won't Be Disappointed!

                By David A

                from Seattle, WA

                Comments about Xotic SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Let me just start off by saying 5 Starts! The thing I really like the most about this pedal is you can turn the drive way down to where you can get that late 60s early 70s tone to the likes of Jimmy Page and his peers. A great sounding pedal for the money. Sounds even better in chain after [Keeley] Compressor and just before a Keeley Katana Boost.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Sounding/Feeling Overdrive

                By gtrplyer

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Xotic SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                The sound quality is phenomenal. I use a mix of Teles, Gretsches and Les pauls live and the SL Drive works beautifully with all of them. Great sustain, very musical. I love that it is also really light on precious pedalboard real estate.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sounds Fantastic Right Out of the Box

                By Powertronman

                from Sacramento

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good value
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Xotic SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Sounds great and less filling on the pedalboard. The only drawback is that the second sound requires removing the back. Still, a really good pedal and great value.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  another great xotic pedal

                  By dsnyder35

                  from st. petersburg florida

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Xotic SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    not a ton of gain but great for searing marshall type tones. I set my rig up neutral and rely a lot on pedals to color my sound. this one is great for stepping out of the mix for a solo or for getting that's 70's rock marshall type tone. I own all 3 of xotic's micro pedals and love them all. the ep boost is a must own. this is a great pedal to match with it.

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