Late 2012 we released a limited run of 15 swirl painted feather drives, these sold out really quickly and created a tonne of hype! Since then we have have been working on a generic model to cater for everyone but keep the original tone. We use the absolute best components available, such as carbon comp resistors, AVX & nichicon capacitors, gold connectors on the IC chip and Neutrik jacks, all enclosed in a Hammond enclosure. We have also fine tuned its EQ response to give a more open sound but still cut through.
Each Feather Drive has a two way clipping switch that utilises various clipping options. For its standard configuration it comes with a 1N914 (tube screamer) and LED (Marshall plexi type) clipping. If you wish to have a different diode configuration please contact us to discuss further.
We have added a MIDI connection at the base of the pedal to allow for an external diode switch and blending. With these added options you will be able to create and layer sounds like never before! You can perform the function of 2 pedals in one. We have kept all the tone of the original feather drive and added a stack of user friendly options.
An external footswitch is available that can be connected via a MIDI cable to the Feather Drive which allows the clipping selection to be made via the footswitch.
There is an intended volume difference between the clipping options, this allows the external footswitch to act as a boost for soloing.
The feather drive is not a MIDI pedal and will not be compatible with just any external MIDI switching or programming units. The purpose of the MIDI socket at the bottom is for an external diode selector switch that is made by us. It is meant for this use only so please do not buy this under the pretense that your MIDI controller can be used with this pedal.
Note: the external footswitch unit must be purchased separately, please contact us for more info on this.
1N914 - Setup in A-Symetrical format to bring you those rich tube screamer harmonics. Classic distortion and a favourite among our players.
LED - Setup in Symetrical format delivers a Marshall plexi sound, slightly brighter and louder than the 1N914.
Selah Guitar Effects Feather Drive Overdrive Features:
- 9V DC Center Negative power only
- 111 x 60 x 27mm
- True Bypass
- Hand Wired