Marshall Drivemaster Overdrive/Distortion Pedal
Marshall's Famous DriveMaster Pedal Returns
Marshall's The Guv'nor distortion pedal was a resounding success in the late 1980s, attaining industry-wide acclaim for its authentic British-voiced amp-in-a-box sound. By 1992, the dust had settled, and Marshall was ready to kick things up a notch. Enter the DriveMaster, a JCM800-style pedal similar to its predecessor but with a new tone and drive network for greater performance. Unfortunately, the original stompboxes have long been difficult — and expensive — to obtain on the used market. Well, that will no longer be a problem, as Marshall is reissuing this revered pedal to honor the company's 60th anniversary. The rebooted pedal offers a direct, one-to-one copy of the original, right down to the iconic graphics, unique enclosure design, and distinctive red-on-black color scheme. The DriveMaster boasts a familiar control set, with a flexible 3-band EQ, plus Gain and Volume knobs, for dialing in your sound. You also get a standard footswitch and a red LED status indicator. There are countless reasons why the '90s-era DriveMaster is so heavily sought after today, and this reissue takes everything that made the original so special and re-creates it for today's guitarist.
The Return of a Coveted '90s Legend
The DriveMaster reissue isn't just inspired by the original pedal, it's an exact copy of the original pedal. It includes the original's red-on-black color scheme, the iconic "Marshall" script, and the distinctively shaped enclosure. If you missed out on the DriveMaster the first time around, stop living in regret. Get your hands on this brand-spanking-new reissue, and revel in authentic cranked-British-stack guitar tones. From subtle to stun gun, the DriveMaster will infuse your pedalboard with the sonic range of a top studio pro.
A Cranked Marshall Stack To Drive Your Pedalboard
Marshall's The Guv'nor was a game changer at the time of its late '80s release, and the original DriveMaster aimed to take its British-style crunch to even greater heights. But does the reissue deliver the goods? Well, the guitarists here at Sweetwater certainly believe so. Once we plugged into the DriveMaster, we couldn't get enough. It simply oozes with the dimed-JCM800 tones that haunt every Marshall aficionado's dreams. And, thanks to its 3-band EQ and Gain and Volume knobs, you'll find that dialing in your idealized hard rock crunch is a breeze.
Marshall DriveMaster Overdrive/Distortion Pedal Features :
- A faithful re-creation of Marshall's '90s-era amp-in-a-box distortion pedal
- Replicates the growling, snarling bite of a cranked Marshall JCM800 amplifier
- Includes the original pedal's iconic graphics, unique enclosure design, and distinctive red-on-black color scheme
- Flexible 3-band EQ, plus Gain and Volume knobs, for dialing in your sound
- Standard footswitch with an easy-to-see red LED status indicator
- Operates on either a 9V battery or 9V DC power
Tech Specs :
- Pedal Type:Distortion, Overdrive
- Inputs:1 x 1/4"
- Outputs:1 x 1/4"
- EQ:Bass, Middle, Treble
- Controls:Gain, Volume
- Features:Hand wired and assembled, Steel Chassis
- Power Source:9V DC power supply (sold separately)
- Batteries:1 x 9V
- Power Usage:5mA
- Weight:1.5 lbs.
- Manufacturer Part Number:M-PEDL-00103-U