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Palisades v2 Mega Ultimate Overdrive

With 6 different clipping voices, 5 bandwidth settings and 2 gain channels you will be hard-pressed to not find a setting that will wipe every mid-boosting overdrive off your board. The clipping voices determine how transparent and open or tight and crunchy the distortion is. They will vary drastically depending on where the gain is set, what channel is active and how much bandwidth is being used. The bandwidth sets the frequency response of the distortion and goes from thin, light and clean through fat heavy and crunchy. It may very well be the single most important control the Palisades has and what really sets it apart.

Gain A is a lower gain channel with a wider range of grit that is great for strumming open chords. Gain B is a higher gain channel with a tighter range that is great for palm muting and/or shredding solos. The Palisades also has a foot switchable volume boost with adjustable level to take it over the top when you want to throw your foot up on the monitor and rip your sweet leads...or maybe just push the front end of your amp a little harder. Not enough? How about a normal/bright switch to mix and match the overall tone to different amps and guitars? Still not enough? OK then, how about a buffer on/off switch to tighten up the tone and make it sparkle when set to "ON" or warm it up and make it sag when set to "OFF".

The Palisades is a versatile dude that will give you years of loving companionship. Each Palisades is hand made one at a time in the tiny tree house community of Akron, Ohio.

V2 Updates - November 2017

  • New flexi switch silent relay based switching allows for traditional latching or momentary operation of the "Gain"and "Boost" features

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Features and Specs:

• Mega Ultimate Overdrive
• Highly tweakable, yet refined take on the classic 808-style circuit
• Six clipping modes selectable via "Voice" rotary switch
  • 1. No diodes. Most open and least distorted.
  • 2. LED. Light clipping, with lots of output volume
  • 3. MOSFET. Light gain with added harmonics
  • 4. Asymmetrical Silicon. Tight light gain. Closest to stock 808.
  • 5. Symmetrical Silicon. Lighter distorted tone.
  • 6. Shottky Diode. Looser fuzzy tone.
• Five "Bandwidth" options selectable via rotary switch
• Normal / Bright switching for full, warm tone (Normal), or a livelier tone with more chime (Bright)
• Selectable input Buffer via toggle switch (only available while the Palisades is activated)
• Two gain channels: Gain A (lower gain) and Gain B (higher gain)
• "Boost" footswitch engages clean boost with independent level control
• True bypass
• New flexi switch silent relay based switching allows for traditional latching or momentary operation of the "Gain B" and "Boost" features
• All-analog signal path
• Weight: 625 grams
• Product Dimensions: 5.7" x 4.7" x 2.3"

All the tube and all the scream!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrantford, Ontario
Pedal is awesome! Boost is great! Use it more then my actual tube screamer 😎
Posted by Chris on Sep 5, 2020
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Extremely Versatile Overdrive4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Although this pedal is said to be based off of a typical Tubescreamer, this pedal does so much more. You can dial in the pedal to sound like most overdrive pedals on the market, including some fuzz pedals. Although it is pretty pricey, if you’re looking for a do-it-all overdrive pedal with lots of tweak-ability, this is the overdrive for you.
Posted by Noah on Jul 19, 2019
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EarthQuaker Devices Palisades Mega Ultimate Maximum Overdrive Classic
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