Classic – Even its name screams out loud »It's a Classical overdrive«. The pedal is based on the well-known 808 tube overdrive that is built around the legendary JRC4558 chip which gives your guitar tone a pure and rich midrange character. The pedals »mid-hump« gives an extra kick to your lead tone pushing your solos infront of the mix.
We wouldn't be called JaMit FX, if we haven't fully upgraded and modified the original circuit, right? :) We developed a new clipping section, added some bass boosting options and made the pedal true bypass to preserve your original guitar tone, when the Classic is not engaged. You can switch between two different clipping sections. Both sections clip asymmetrically, which gives your tone an overwhelming tube-like character. Silicon diodes produce a more classical compressed overdrive sound that can be used for coloring your rhythm sound. On the other hand LED clippers provide some extra volume and a lot more dynamic crunchy character. If you're looking for great lead tone, this is the setting you'd want to check out. The second 3-way toggle switch controls the bass level. The middle position is the stock setting with the least amount of bass. Need more bass? Simply switch to one of the remaining positions and you'll get much more low end. These two switch positions are great for bass players as well. The Classic is hand-built and hand-painted with custom faceplate options (optional). We use only the best components and provide a lot of extra power supply filtering to reduce unwanted noise as much as possible. The pedal can be powered by any standard (filtered and regulated) power supply, that can deliver from 9-18 VDC (center negative). For best results, we suggest using filtered and regulated power supplies, such as our Juice power supply pedals.
Settings and Controls
VOLUME: Controls the amplitude of your guitar signal
GAIN: Controls the amount of distortion
TONE:: Acts as a treble cut control
BASS BOOST: The 3-way switch for bass settings .It's middle position produce that vintage 808 sound, the upper position is the JaM mod – a bit more bassy, but perfect for Fender style amps. The lower position gives you A LOOOT more bass, which is great for Marshall type amps. But feel free to experiment with this one, so you can find the setting that suits your taste.
COMP/OPEN: This is the clipping selector switch. It switches between two different types of clipping. The lower position is sounds more vintage-808, due to the silicon diodes, that provide a more compressed sound with lower volume. You'll notice, that this position gives a bit more drive, compared to the higher (LED clipping) position. The LED clippers make your overdrive sound a bit more dynamic, with more output and a crunch character, that is perfect for your lead tone.
More custom options:
If you want a custom designed faceplate (the handmade aluminium plate on top of the effect), we can make it for you as well. The price depends on the faceplate complexity.
Additional payment: from 10 - 30 €
Classic Boost Edition( Faceboost ); The pedal is made of two great pedals - The Classic and Faceboost. Each of these effects can be used individually or in combination with the other. We put the boost after the overdrive, so you can still achieve a good volume boost if needed.
Additional payment: 25 €