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Orange Amplifiers Get Away Driver Overdrive Pedal

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The Getaway Driver is an amp-in-a-box type pedal with just three dials Volume, Bite (tone) and Gain. While the pedal adds its vintage vibe on all amplifiers, it really excels when used with the amplifier's clean channel, even ones with a bright cap. It also makes a great clean boost, with low Gain and high Volume pushing amps over the edge into classic overdrive.

The gain structure is produced using single-ended JFET circuitry running in Class A, just like a valve amp. The input buffer, output buffer and Cab Sim are handled using op-amps, using a charge pump to give 18v of headroom.

The voicing and gain structure of this pedal is based on a cranked modded '70s valve amp. Running at 9 Volts, the pedal will have the character of EL84 valves, whereas 12 Volts will give an EL34 flavour. Use a regulated 9-12V DC centre-negative power supply.

It sounds like a '70s amp cranked in a box. It's voiced on multiple vintage amplifiers, such as a modified 1972 'Pics Only' Orange Amplifier.

Connect the pedal direct into an audio interface, the PA (via a DI) or just to your headphones. It is modelled on a G12H30 which is a 30 Watt Celestion speaker used in the 1970s Orange cabs. If you're using this output, it's actually still active when you're bypassing the pedal allowing you to use other pedals (such as fuzz and distortion), amplifier preamps (via their FX send) with the Cab Sim only.

There's a button inside the getaway driver that when pushed in, tames the top end to make it better for clean channels with treble bleed caps on the volume which is helpful for amplifiers such as the Orange Rockerverb. It compensates so it doesn't overcook the top end.


Controls (Left to Right): VOLUME, BITE (TONE), GAIN
Current Draw: 9V: 30mA; 12V: 40mA
Stomp Functions: BYPASS (first output), CAB SIM ONLY BYPASS (second output)
Dimensions (W x L x H): 9.5 x 6.5 x 13cm (3.7 x 2.6 x 5.1″)
Weight: 482g (1.06 lbs)
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