The Chandler Germanium Drive is really a germanium pedal like none you’ve used before. It has all the tone and color you would expect from germanium but none of the mud and none of the fat – only an intense colored germanium tone. This pedal was inspired by Chandler’s Germanium preamps and their work with other germanium amplifiers, but has even more to it. The five feedback selections on the Germanium Drive modify the tone, harmonic distortion and clipping of the pedal and offer a nice range of uses from tighter, lightly driven to slightly fuzzy, to full on germanium hell!
Time-tested Germanium sound built for the stage
Equipped with genuine germanium-transistor-based Drive and Feedback circuits, the Germanium Drive guitar pedal lets you dial in luscious lows and creamy highs. Germanium transistors have been instrumental in the most revered preamplifiers and signal processors for decades. That's why Chandler Limited uses germanium transistors in many of their most popular models. With a Germanium Drive, you get to take this amazing sound on stage!
Germanium technology specifically tuned for guitar
If you're still a bit curious about a guitar pedal created by renowned studio gear maker, Chandler Limited, here's something you might not know. Wade Goeke, the mastermind behind Chandler Limited, has been an guitar player for several decades. That's why he took a particularly unique approach to making the Germanium Drive. In addition to tried-and-true germanium technology, he decided to give the Germanium Drive controls including three high-frequency shaping settings and three filter selections for the drive circuit - all of which give you even more control over your guitar tone.
Feedback control lets you dial in the tone you crave
The Germanium Drive's Feedback control is the key to its incredible tone-shaping ability. Like all amplifiers, the Germanium Drive guitar pedal uses feedback (the process of feeding the output signal back into the input of the amplifier) to boost gain. But unlike typical preamplifiers, Chandler Limited's Germanium Drive lets you control the amount of signal that's fed back. The Feedback control affects more than just gain, it alters the overall character of your sound, including its total harmonic distortion and frequency response. This makes the Germanium Drive ideal for sculpting your guitar tone. And with five distinct feedback control zones, you'll get instant gratification as soon as you take hold of the feedback knob.