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Pigtronix Fat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal 

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Analog technology that gives you the quintessential Pigtronix tube sound overdrive.

Pigtronix FAT Drive Tube-Sound overdrive guitar effects pedal is thick and juicy, dripping with touch sensitive overdrive that responds to every nuance of your playing style. Multiple cascaded gain stages enable the FAT drive to cover sounds ranging from slightly overdriven to rich saturation, all while retaining musical dynamics and the original character of your instrument.

FAT Drive effects pedal takes a futuristic analog approach to create complex crunch tones using CMOS clipping and a variable low-pass filter for tone shaping. Bringing the tone control all the way clockwise takes this filter completely out of the circuit for total transparency and robust low end. Rolling the tone control back smooths out the highs, leaving ample mid-range bloom and bottom end punch.

A Hi/Lo toggle switch brings additional versatility to the FAT Drive's wide-ranging palette of overdrive tones, altering the gain structure for enhanced crunch and soaring leads. The FAT Drive features true-bypass switching and runs fine on standard 9-volt power but ships with an 18-volt adapter for superior headroom, clarity and overall output.

FEATURES
  • 100% Analog wide range overdrive
  • Multi-Stage Tube Emulated Clipping
  • Hi/Lo gain mode switch
  • Passive LPF Tone Control
  • True-bypass switching
  • 18VDC 300mA supply includedƒ

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PigtronixFat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (9)
  • Compact (6)
  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Truly Dynamic

I was hesitant about buying this pedal and even before it arrived I had some remorse. Once it did arrive I was astounded by the dynamics of this pedal. I have tried many,...Read complete review

I was hesitant about buying this pedal and even before it arrived I had some remorse. Once it did arrive I was astounded by the dynamics of this pedal. I have tried many, many overdrives and distortions and this one beats them all in the dynamics category. It really does do what it claims to. It is truly amp-like in the touch response and drive factor. Play lightly and you don't know it's on. Dig in and you will be blown back a few feet. And, best of all the distortion doesn't come all at once. Control you attack and you could leave it on all the time. Of course if you want to shake the earth just flip that "More" switch but beware, it takes no prisoners.

The only strike I can give it is the plastic jacks. I understand that they are probably just as durable as the metal ones but it's a mental thing.

I got a great deal on mine when I purchased it but knowing what I know now I would have no hesitation laying out the full price on another should I ever need to.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK but you can do better

I tried this with 9v and 18v adapters - both were kind of noisy (with single coil and humbuckers) on several amps. It was a SDOTD and OK for that price but for...Read complete review

I tried this with 9v and 18v adapters - both were kind of noisy (with single coil and humbuckers) on several amps. It was a SDOTD and OK for that price but for the list price there are better choices. My current favorite is the Fulltone Full-drive 3…but all my dirt boxes sounded better than the Fat Drive. It was dynamic as described but I found myself wanting less of the effect and since there is no clean signal blend, your guitar's volume control is the only way to balance this. I sent it back. I may have just gotten a defective unit so YMMV.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Truly Dynamic

By Greensound

from Indiana

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Transparent
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Plastic Jacks

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Pigtronix Fat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I was hesitant about buying this pedal and even before it arrived I had some remorse. Once it did arrive I was astounded by the dynamics of this pedal. I have tried many, many overdrives and distortions and this one beats them all in the dynamics category. It really does do what it claims to. It is truly amp-like in the touch response and drive factor. Play lightly and you don't know it's on. Dig in and you will be blown back a few feet. And, best of all the distortion doesn't come all at once. Control you attack and you could leave it on all the time. Of course if you want to shake the earth just flip that "More" switch but beware, it takes no prisoners.

The only strike I can give it is the plastic jacks. I understand that they are probably just as durable as the metal ones but it's a mental thing.

I got a great deal on mine when I purchased it but knowing what I know now I would have no hesitation laying out the full price on another should I ever need to.

(4 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

poor sound just marketing

By ------

from Romania

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Responsive

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Pigtronix Fat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    the missing button for dry and wet makes this box useless not to mention the ultra_gain switch that takes out ani attack from your notes.

    and not battery powered :)))))

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sound like a pro!

    By Dr. RamRod

    from Severn, MD

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Pigtronix Fat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This pedal will take your guitar playing to new heights. You may even wonder who's really playing your guitar. Fat sound, great sustain and seems to boost your amp output.

      (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Meh...

      By Josh

      from Pittsburgh

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Pigtronix Fat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Product is okay.. it's an effect and it changes the sound.. just leaves something to be desired..

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Dirt Pedal

      By Danny

      from Murrieta, Ca

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Pigtronix Fat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great Fuzzy Distortion. Thick tone. Sounds better at 18 volts. Not a metal distortion.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fat and responsive

        By Jimi

        from Crestview, Florida

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Pigtronix Fat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The Pigtronix Fat Overdrive is well addressed by its name. Adjusts to the right amount of signal needed to push other pedals and gives a responsive boost to my amp.

           
          3.0

          OK but you can do better

          By kenren10

          from Claymont, DE

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          Pros

          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pigtronix Fat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I tried this with 9v and 18v adapters - both were kind of noisy (with single coil and humbuckers) on several amps. It was a SDOTD and OK for that price but for the list price there are better choices. My current favorite is the Fulltone Full-drive 3…but all my dirt boxes sounded better than the Fat Drive. It was dynamic as described but I found myself wanting less of the effect and since there is no clean signal blend, your guitar's volume control is the only way to balance this. I sent it back. I may have just gotten a defective unit so YMMV.

             
            5.0

            Pigtronix makes great products and this is no exception!

            By Chris C.

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Pigtronix Fat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I use this Fat Drive on all of my instruments. I'm not just a guitar player, I do heavy electronic music. It's full of great tone and is the current first pedal in my drive chain.

               
              5.0

              My first Pigtronix pedal. It's great!

              By Chris C.

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Pigtronix Fat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I picked this FAT drive by Pigtronix up on a stupid deal of the day and boy oh boy was it a great idea! This little overdrive pedal comes with an 18volt power supply and produces a range of tones from classic to insane. The build quality is also very solid! Made in the USA and sounds super!

                 
                5.0

                Nice Meaty Tone

                By Grey Haired Punk

                from Sitka, Alaska

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Pigtronix Fat Drive Tube-Sound Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I've been using a Tele through a Blues Junior, which can be rather thin and piercing. I did a 4 way switch mod on the Tele, (Which uses both pickups as a humbucking pair) and this pedal gives a great low frequency boost using the 18 volt adapter. Instant huge sound through a Junior. What's not to like about that?

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