the mAgic of PARALLEL GAIN STAGES
A well-known secret to great tone out of the vintage, 4 input Marshall™ amps is to use a patch cable to connect two of the inputs together. When this is done, the HIGH TREBLE and the NORMAL volumes are both active and can be blended together for the perfect crunchy combination.
That is what Marvel Drive recreates. Just like the amp, Marvel Drive uses two gain stages in parallel, one with a bright and throaty scream, and one with enough thump to rattle the walls.
Your search for the perfect plexi pedal is over! Marvel Drive delivers the KRRR-ANG and crunch that has defined rock tones from the 1960's through today. It uses JFET transistors to simulate tube gain stages, creating the give-and-take response that guitar players love.
Marvel Drive features unique "blended volume" controls to simulate a plexi amp with its inputs patched together. The result is two differently voiced gain controls that can be mixed together.
Marvel Drive has an innovative dual voltage switch. No need for an 18V supply, it can turn any voltage connected (9-20V) into 9V and 18V switchable on the fly. Set to 18V, Marvel Drive will be louder and have a sharper attack.
All the KRRR-ANG and crunch of a vintage plexi!
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Marvel Drive's circuit is 100% JFET based, with no clipping diodes or op-amps. JFETs are a special type of transistor that behaves very similarly to vacuum tubes. In fact, part of Marvel Drive's circuit is identical to that of a plexi amplifier, substituting JFETs for vacuum tubes. This gives Marvel Drive the touch sensitive and dynamic response of amplifier.
100% jfet design
Marvel Drive accepts any power supply voltage and converts it to 9 and 18 volts switchable on the fly. 18V provides a big boost of volume and a sharper attack.
DUAL VOLTAGE SWITCH (no 18V supply required)
MARVEL DRIVE IS PLAYED BY THESE ARTISTS
Steve Miller Band
Buck & Evans
Nashville session artist,
9 volts DC adapter or battery
22mA ON, 14mA OFF
Length: 4.8, Width: 2.6, Height: 2.4 inches
Relay-based true bypass
100% JFET based, low-noise metal film resistors, charge pump voltage doubler, Neutrik jacks, Alpha potentiometers, plexi style faceplate, Marshall knobs..