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Friedman Motor City Drive 12AX7 Tube Overdrive Pedal

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Many pedals strive to emulate the tone and signal path of a tube using solid-state or digital circuitry. The Friedman Motor City Drive has an actual high voltage (220 volt) driven 12AX7A preamp tube. The result is a true natural feeling pedal, unlike any solid state-signal path pedal in production. The 12AX7 naturally compresses, clips and adds m...  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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Price: $299.99
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Overview

Many pedals strive to emulate the tone and signal path of a tube using solid-state or digital circuitry. The Friedman Motor City Drive has an actual high voltage (220 volt) driven 12AX7A preamp tube. The result is a true natural feeling pedal, unlike any solid state-signal path pedal in production. The 12AX7 naturally compresses, clips and adds more harmonically rich tone than most transistor or digital devices.

Named after Dave Friedman's home town, the Motor City Drive delivers rich tube tone that takes you from light overdrive to rich higher gain tones, that sustains for days.

The wide-range gain knob allows you to dial in the right amount of saturation and distortion while the Bass, Midrange and Treble controls are a true tube preamp style tone stack.

Since tubes require more current to operate than transistors, this pedal requires a specific power supply source with at least 350-400mA of current. If your power supply does not have this amount of juice, a universal 12V power supply is included.

Features

Gain, Bass Middle, Treble and Volume Controls.
True Bypass
Included Universal 12V Power Supply
Voltage Requirements: 9-12vDC - Minimum of 350-400mA of current
Built in USA
Dimensions: 4.5 in. x 5.5 in. x 3 in.
Weight: 1 lb.
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FriedmanMotor City Drive 12AX7 Tube Overdrive Pedal
 
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5.0

Great sounding and versatile

By WavyDavy

from Rochester, NY

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  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

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    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Friedman Motor City Drive 12AX7 Tube Overdrive Pedal:

    I have never been satisfied with transistor sounds. I've bought many top end pedals. I've spent a lot of money. I've modded transistor pedals chasing tone. The Friedman Motor City Drive is the only one that delivers what I have searched for. It is versatile. I can get sounds from Bernie Leadon to Bob Mould. The sounds I get from it easily rivals my modded JMP-1. I am a gigging musician who needs a wide variety of overdrive sounds. I've found the pedal that will handle natural, organic tube sounds good unlike any other. It doesn't do everything, but it is the best pedal for doing what an entire hard rock rig needs to do.

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