The MXR Custom Shop CSP036 il Diavolo Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal was designed by the team at MXR's Custom Shop in collaboration with the outstanding Italian pedal designer, Carlo Sorasio. The result is a versatile overdrive pedal with a classic circuit that has been hacked and hot-rodded for greater midrange depth and low-end command. The built-in Hi/Low switch enables access to a wide range of symmetrical and asymmetrical tones, taking your signal from a smooth boost to an enveloping warm overdrive to a face-melting snarl.
Inside this ingenious little gem, there are three clipping circuits that play beautifully with your guitar, other pedals, and amp. From tight and compressed response to a fat and sumptuous overdrive with plenty of headroom to crank up your tone, you have everything here to tackle any style of music. Not only that, but the internal circuitry communicates the musicality of your performance with effortless grace and transparency, preventing your tone and technique from getting lost in a wall of noise.
The control layout couldn't be simpler: Drive to ramp up the overdrive; Tone to control the frequency band you're focusing on; High/Low Switch to focus on whether a chunky low-end or sparkling high-end is emphasised; and finally, the Level pot to dictate the output level of the signal you wish to pass on to your amp. Job done.
As we've come to expect from the team at MXR, the pedal is built to a very high standard of quality. The pedalboard-friendly design makes it perfect for slipping into any setup discreetly, and is perfect for touring pros who want high quality overdrive with generous tonal flexibility. All that is required is an optional 9V power supply and you're good to go.
Manufacturer MXR Model Custom Shop CSP036 il Diavolo Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal Controls Drive
Power supply 9V DC power supply required (sold separately)
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