The “Quetzal Drive” (Version 2) combines two overdrives (OD) into one enclosure to create a powerful and extremely versatile overdrive. The left side OD circuit is inspired by the classic Ibanez TS-808 circuit that provides smooth drive with a pronounced mid-hump. The circuit includes various diode clipping options and bass EQ mod that yield dramatically different overdrive sounds. The right side of the pedal is a circuit based on the legendary Klon Centaur. Active both ODs together for a powerful overdrive. An order switcher allows you to decide the pedal order that sounds best.
The Quetzal Drive is dynamic enough to cover many different genres, and it sounds great at both stage and bedroom volume. It's also great at replicating the huge overdrive sound of many other classic guitar tones.
The bass mini-toggle switch allows you to change the bass EQ for the left side overdrive by selecting between I (the stock EQ) and deeper bass settings II (more) or III (more-more). The clipping mini-toggle allows you to select from LED clipping (center position) which delivers a large increase in volume that produces a very open and dynamic sound with less compression. The down position (D1) selects stock silicon clipping diodes in opposite directions, and the up position (D2) selects silicon diodes in the same direction. Each selection has a different and distinctive crunch allowing for more sonic possibilities than the traditional overdrive. The silicon diode clipping provides smooth and creamy overdrive with tighter crunch and slight compression. Mixing variations of clipping diodes and bass EQ allows for a wide range of tonal options.
Activating both overdrives together creates a huge overdrive sound with increased dynamics and gain that's perfect for lead work.
This pedal is true bypass and the analog circuit board is a high quality PCB. Some of best available electrical components were used to outfit the circuit. All components are lead-free and RoHS certified. The enclosure is designed to represent aged historic documents and letters. The artwork is inspired by pre-Colombian symbolism. UDV Logo and graphic design are copyright of UDV Pedals LLC.
Quetzal Drive (V1)
Enclosure dimensions: 145mm x 121mm x 39.5mm
High quality PCB circuit board outfitted with premium electrical components.
Tough powdercoated die-cast aluminum enclosure.
Pro UV printe graphics
Durable Pro footswitch rated for 50,000 stomps!
Nutrik 1/4" I/O mono jacks. These hi-quality jacks maintain great contact and grip on your guitar cable.
Lead-free solder helps protect environment and human health.
Mellow LEDs are easy on the eyes.
Circuit is powered by 9vDC center-negative jack.