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Tube Pilot Overdrive is full of the organic, touch sensitive saturation of a vintage tube amp being pushed into the danger zone and propels your tone to the stratosphere. Powerful enough to satisfy any guitar ace feeling the need for speed, Tube Pilot's fire spitting tones are powered by a glowing 12AX7 vacuum tube for authentic amp response. Kick in the afterburner and take the lead!

Real tube overdrive

Tube Pilot gives you the sound and feel of an old school tube preamp being pushed into natural distortion. Inside the pedal lives a 12AX7 vacuum tube like that used in preamp stages on many, many classic guitar amps, producing the rich, harmonically saturated overdrive that only tubes can produce. Using the Tube Drive knob on the pedal, you control how hard the tube is working. From barely breaking a sweat to switching on the afterburners and blasting into the stratosphere.

Unparalleled dynamics

The tone and feel you get from Tube Pilot is like what you'd get from an old school tube amplifier. It's extremely touch sensitive and reacts to how you attack the strings. Just like on a vintage tube amp turned up, you can use picking dynamics to seamlessly go from warm, clean chimes to fat blues tones or rich, grinding rock sounds with plenty of sustain.

Features:

• Tube-driven preamp
• All-analog circuitry with 12AX7 tube inside
• Warm, organic overdrive tones on tap
• True bypass
• Top-mounted I/O
• Compact but roadworthy design
• Highly affordable
• Power consumption: 9V DC and 300mA

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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
It turns bass amps and guitar Amps into a nice warm tube amps . A great sound is never a problem. I use a clean channel on a bass amp or guitar amp with just a little dirt. The tube overdrive harmonics are very musical.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2020
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Fantastic addition to any board!4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
Hands down the rowdiest overdrive I've ever used! Bought it to use as a boost before my main (always left on) distortion. I thought I'd find myself using a lot of gain but this pedal but I found its best sounds came from high output level and low drive settings just for the hard clipping it provides! A must have for people with darker amps as it's the brightest and rawest OD I own. Like I mentioned, it's very bright, but it has never been a problem for me at practice, gigs or at home. Hope this helps!
Posted by Taylor V. on Nov 26, 2018
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Excellent sounding pedal2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreQuébec, Quebec
Gives my transistor amplifier (Fender Champion 100) a tube amp sound. Good overdrive sound also, adds just the right amount of grit to your sound. Recommend this product. John B.
Posted by John B on Oct 27, 2018
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Tube Pedal for a bargain2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Chinook, Alberta
Excellent real tube pedal! Great quality...sounds amazing and is super affordable.
Posted by Alp on Apr 21, 2018
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