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The “Quetzal Drive” (Version 1) combines two overdrives (OD) into one enclosure to create a powerful and extremely versatile overdrive. The left side OD circuit 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 custom circuit that creates a hot overdrive with plenty of sizzle and bite. It also has a unique almost woody sound that’s difficult to describe. Active both sides together for a powerful and absolutely savage overdrive. The order switcher toggle allows you to select which side of the pedal comes first in the order (switch left and left first, switch right and right first).

This pedal was designed to capture the guitar tone of Rick Mitarontonda from the band “Goose”. If you’re not into jam bands don’t worry, 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 classic guitar tones.


Controls Left Side: 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.

Controls Right Side: Output knob controls the level of the effect. Gain knob controls the distortion and gain of the overdrive. Treble knob is an EQ that transforms the drive from dark (turn left) to bright (turn right).


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)

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  • 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.

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