SubdecayVariac Overdrive


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Subdecay Variac

Subdecay's Variac Overdrive packs the sound of a hot-rodded tube preamp and a power amp into discreet pedal format. The Variac offers expressive overdrive with the articulation and touch sensitivity a tube amp, so players can leave that back-breaker at home and let this pedal shine. Headroom is determined by the power supply: this supports up to 18V in for maximum sound quality.

With tons of hidden controls to optimize the sound to individual preference, the Variac is perfect for classic rock tube-style distortion tones.

Variac Overdrive Features

  • Individual controls for preamp and power amp overdrive for vintage and modern sounds
  • Two different phase inverter styles
  • Vintage rock, hard rock and old school metal tones and more
  • Preamp – controls the preamp gain
  • Pentodes- controls the power amp gain
  • Tone Stack- The treble and bass knobs control the frequency response
  • Cathodyne / LTP switch
  • Volume- makes the effect louder… or quieter if you are in to that kind of thing
  • Powered by a regulated 9VDC to 18VDC adaptor with a negative center 2.1mm barrel style plug
  • If using a “daisy chain” power supply, all other pedals MUST be negative ground
  • Length 4.4″ X Width 2.3″ X Height 1.0″
  • Die cast metal enclosures for durability
  • Handmade in Oregon
  • 3PDT switches for true bypass switching
  • Three-year limited warranty
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