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OMG

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Not simply a pedal with his name slapped on it, the Richie Kotzen Signature OMG pedal was an intense collaborative effort. Richie, who has ears like a bat, was characteristically meticulous about every detail. It took many prototypes to get the OMG pedal to sound and feel the way Richie wanted it. Named not only after one of his songs, OMG is a perpetual exclamation whenever one hears Richie play. The all analog OMG has a unique, slightly asymmetrical distortion that emulates single power tube Class A amplifiers, but with a tighter, quicker and snappier response. It is designed to articulate every nuance of Richies dizzying playing style.

Specs
TONE: Specialized voicing for adjusting the high-end and mid-range. At max, its flat. As you reduce the setting, it decreases the high-end without losing mids or getting muddy.
GIRTH: Custom designed active mid-range control for compatibility with tube amp tone stacks. Cut or boost from 12 oclock.
DRIVE: Adjusts the overall amount of gain and overdrive, similar to when the output section of a tube amp is being pushed. Highly interactive with the level of your guitar. For instance, you can clean up the amount of distortion by decreasing the guitars volume (except in very extreme settings) without having to change the setting on the pedal. Conversely, you can increase the amount of distortion by simply increasing the guitars volume.
BOOST: Kicks in up to 28dB of pre-amp gain when the OMG is engaged. This wide range facilitates feedback and sustain. Activated via its own footswitch, you can also use Boost independently from the effect for a clean boost.
100% analog circuitry.
Metal footswitches and jacks.
1/4-inch high-impedance input.
1/4-inch low impedance output.
Silent-switching, custom footswitch actuators.
Actual size: 3.75 x 4.75 x 2.0
Weight: 12 oz.
Operable with 9V battery (not included) or optional DC power supply(Tech 21 Model #DC2)

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I have tried about 8 different OD pedals in the last two years and while they all had great tone and distinct features I was constantly in search for that next level of OD that not a single one could deliver. The key to a good OD per IMO is that it can sound good through any rig. If you have a great amp then your tone is pretty much coming from that. I have a great amp but sometimes I play places that don't. This pedal is like the dirty channel on a great amp. Its hard to compare a pedal to a great amp crunch/OD channel but this pedal is as close as I have been able to get. It goes from light blues dirt all the way to fierce crunchy tones. The boost switch acts as both volume and OD boost depending on where you set it. Also the boost channel allows you to boost any other peds like a fuzz or even your clean tone. Well worth the money and it is not as big as it looks in pictures. fits nicely on my board. Do yourself a favour and at least try it before making up your mind on the tube screamer or OCD or whatever you might think is good for you
Posted by Andres on Oct 30, 2015
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The distortion comes on right away. Produces very singing sustained single notes. The tone and girth controls really make this pedal unique. A very useful tool for easily getting clear distorted notes. A very quiet pedal with the drive well above half. Pricey but worth it.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2015
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