Tech 21’s Double Drive 3X distortion pedal has undergone a Private Stock MOD designed to feature "more aggressive tones, a tighter low end, and a wider Level taper."
It has been revoiced for more hard rock and metal tones rather than classic, bluesy style tones, the company says. This pedal will be available for a limited time at no additional cost. It is distinguished from the original by a MOD stamp on the pedal and packaging.
The Double Drive 3X offers two different types of distortion that can be used individually or cascaded together. Each is based on the power amp output stage of specific tube amplifiers: Drive A is designed to yield a “Class A” distortion, rich in even harmonics; Drive A/B is designed to provide a “Class A/B” distortion, which is rich in odd harmonics.
With an analog signal path, the Double Drive 3X is digital only in its programmability. You can store three custom sounds. You can tweak the controls, double-tap on one of the three footswitches, and it’s saved in that location. You can also choose to reserve one channel for a clean boost, up to 10dB, via the Level control by setting both Drives at minimum.
Other features include active 3-band EQ, a 1megOhm high impedance 1/4” input (same as traditional tube amps use), a 1kOhm low impedance 1/4” output, and custom actuators.
Pricing & Availability:
Operable with 9V alkaline battery (not included) or optional power supply, the Double Drive 3X Private Stock MOD has an MSRP of $215.00.
For more information: Tech 21
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