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Radial North-Star Clean Overdrive and Power Boost Pedal

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R800 7017

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Designed for today's new breed of rock-oriented country players, the North-Star is both an overdrive and a high-output power booster combined in one versatile and compact pedal.

The overdrive circuit in the North-Star is capable of providing an array of tones, varying from subtle chunk to singing distortion. The Drive and Level controls provide adjustments over the amount of distortion and the output to your amp, so you can balance how much drive you get from the pedal vs. breakup from your amp. Combined with a variable Class-A Booster capable of +24dB of clean gain, you can use the North-Star to dial in the perfect not-too-dirty, not-too-clean semi-broken up tone, or push your sound to the extreme. Used on its own, the Booster section can provide easy transitions from rhythm to lead, as the separate Boost footswitch automatically engages the built-in effects loop, bringing your favourite analog delay pedal into the signal chain.

The North-Star is built in a compact enclosure to save space on a busy pedalboard, and is powered via a standard 9V power supply or a multi-pedal power brick. 14-gauge steel construction and high-quality components ensure it will hold up against the rigors of the road, and true-bypass switching retains the pure tone of your instrument when not in use.


  • Powerful overdrive with tone-shaping

  • True-Bypass switching retains your tone

  • Class-A Power Booster provides +24dB of clean gain

  • Built-in effects loop activates with booster

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
What does this pedal do? Surprise. The Boost can make a clean amp or channel dirty. I was not expecting this, but it offers a whole way to get Dirt. The independent Overdrive has a range setting for what frequencies Overdrive. In tandem, the Overdrive and Boost will make a clean amp a rock and roll machine. On a dirty channel, the will add more Gain and add some extra sustain for power chords or soloing
Posted by Johnny Megabyte on Aug 23, 2020
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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
Everything that anonymous from Kanata said is dead on. Stumbled across a demo from L&M on the Internet, didn't do the pedal justice. Anyhow I checked out the price and found treasure in the form of a pedal(and it was on sale). Just thought I would toss in that, in usual Radial fashion. It is built out of steel thicker than most parts of my car. These guys probably manufacture black boxes in their spare time. Full price is still a steal whether single coil or hb's, clean to creamy to chainsaw raw. If clean dynamic articulate tone is on your wishlist, give this pedal a half hour and you will keep this on your board for years.
Posted by Fretful on Apr 3, 2020
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Excellent overdrive with boost and FX loop0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
Great sounding, touch-sensitive pedal. Remains articulate throughout distortion range. High end boost and treble control move you into VOX type territory. Boost has very big range and works as either a clean boost or as a boost to the crunch you have dialed in. Haven't tried send/return yet, but will re-do my board to allow a dedicated delay in this loop. Only con is that it is not able to operate on battery power, but that also saves space on the board...
Posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2018
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