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Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview
  • Create multiple, layered amp sounds - one clean, one overdriven
  • Four unique overdrive/distortion circuits: Stock, Lead, Rhythm & High Gain
  • 100% clean boost circuit with tons of output
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All the tones of the original Sparkle Drive plus three custom mods for punchy and modern to thick, singing lead tones!

The Sparkle Drive MOD overdrive effects pedal from Voodoo Lab delivers all the overdriven sounds of the original Sparkle Drive but with a twist. Using the MOD switch, you can select the stock 808-based circuit or instantly pick from three custom mods. Whether you need more gain, tighter bass response, a more-vocal midrange, or a thick and juicy lead tone, Sparkle Drive MOD gives you the tools to get there.

In Stock mode, you get the classic tube-style midrange grind that's great for blues or for boosting your solos. Mod 1 is the Lead circuit with extra gain, a thick and juicy bottom end, and smooth highs that are perfect for single-note melodies. Mod 2 delivers punchy, mid-cut rhythm tones thata re great for chunky rock power chords and funk. Mod 3 gives you the high-gain treatment with articulate highs and an aggressive bottom end.

Additional features include a unique Clean control that allows you to blend in a boosted direct signal restoring attack and feel. Switching is true bypass via a high-reliability gold-contact relay.

Features
  • Create multiple, layered amp sounds - one clean, one overdriven
  • Four unique overdrive/distortion circuits: Stock, Lead, Rhythm & High Gain
  • 100% clean boost circuit with tons of output
  • True-bypass switching via gold-contact relay with LED
  • Hand built in the USA
  • 5-year warranty

Maximize your overdrive. Order the Sparkle Drive MOD today.

 
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Voodoo LabSparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (8)
  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
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      • Experienced (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great pedal!!

    This pedal has 4 very usable crunch tones, from low-gain 808 Tube Screamer to vintage Marshall lead with great sustain, and everything in between.
    The main reason I'm writing this is because if...Read complete review

    This pedal has 4 very usable crunch tones, from low-gain 808 Tube Screamer to vintage Marshall lead with great sustain, and everything in between.
    The main reason I'm writing this is because if you're like me, and have been chasing that elusive Eric Johnson lead tone, this is the closest thing I've found in a pedal. I know Eric uses the B.K. Butler Tube Driver into a vintage Marshall with an old Echoplex, but if you don't want to lug that stuff around (or pay for it!!), this Sparkle Drive Mod in the "1" position with a clean, tube amp and an analog delay will get you there!
    Great work, Voodoo Lab - excellent product!!!
    I only wish it had another button to switch between modes, because they're all cool and usable, and would be great to switch between them on the fly.....by no means is this a deal-breaker, though.
    Voodoo Lab always makes great quality products, and I'm never dissapointed with their stuff!
    For everything this does in one pedal, great value!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Noisey pedal...

    I bought this pedal after seeing the created behind voodoo labs (James) used it through a Marshall amp set to quiet bedroom level and was able nail the early Van Halen screaming tone using...Read complete review

    I bought this pedal after seeing the created behind voodoo labs (James) used it through a Marshall amp set to quiet bedroom level and was able nail the early Van Halen screaming tone using the high gain selection on this pedal.

    He seem to nail the early EVH tone using it and then added layering effects to complete the EVH tone.

    I bought the pedal because of what I seen and heard him do on YouTube. I already own everything else he used in the demo to complete the EVH tone, so I thought.

    Here's my take:
    What I found was the Sparkle Drive Mod seem to be very noisy when turned on and idled. Another issue I have is the selection knob at the top which controls tone pre-set settings from over drive to high gain makes a loud pop noise through my speaker cabs when the pedal is switched to each pre-set channel.

    I'm not getting the same snarling EVH tone on the high gain channel he seem to get using the same settings running through my 1987 Marshall Lead 100 head set to bedroom volume running into two JMP 4x12 cabinets.

    My amp is crystal quiet when the pedal is switched off and not when it's switched on.

    I am a novice player, I have owned and use other hand made boutique pedals that seem much quieter when used vs this one.

    The video clip had me believe the Sparkle Drive Mod pedal can get Eddy's tone at low volume levels and hence the reason why I bought it.
    I'm baffled, The high gain selection isn't even close to what I am heard him get on YouTube.

    My guess is it may have been very good audio editing tweaks that latter complimented the tone.

    I found using my ISP noise gate quiets everything down but it's a huge disappointment to have to do this when my Marshall amp's master volume is set to one or two at bedroom level. If I turn my amp's master up to half volume levels the idle noise is unbearable without a noise gate!

    I have commented on James's demos seen on YouTube asking for advice but haven't gotten any reply's.

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    (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Noisey pedal...

    By Jeff

    from RI

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          Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I bought this pedal after seeing the created behind voodoo labs (James) used it through a Marshall amp set to quiet bedroom level and was able nail the early Van Halen screaming tone using the high gain selection on this pedal.

          He seem to nail the early EVH tone using it and then added layering effects to complete the EVH tone.

          I bought the pedal because of what I seen and heard him do on YouTube. I already own everything else he used in the demo to complete the EVH tone, so I thought.

          Here's my take:
          What I found was the Sparkle Drive Mod seem to be very noisy when turned on and idled. Another issue I have is the selection knob at the top which controls tone pre-set settings from over drive to high gain makes a loud pop noise through my speaker cabs when the pedal is switched to each pre-set channel.

          I'm not getting the same snarling EVH tone on the high gain channel he seem to get using the same settings running through my 1987 Marshall Lead 100 head set to bedroom volume running into two JMP 4x12 cabinets.

          My amp is crystal quiet when the pedal is switched off and not when it's switched on.

          I am a novice player, I have owned and use other hand made boutique pedals that seem much quieter when used vs this one.

          The video clip had me believe the Sparkle Drive Mod pedal can get Eddy's tone at low volume levels and hence the reason why I bought it.
          I'm baffled, The high gain selection isn't even close to what I am heard him get on YouTube.

          My guess is it may have been very good audio editing tweaks that latter complimented the tone.

          I found using my ISP noise gate quiets everything down but it's a huge disappointment to have to do this when my Marshall amp's master volume is set to one or two at bedroom level. If I turn my amp's master up to half volume levels the idle noise is unbearable without a noise gate!

          I have commented on James's demos seen on YouTube asking for advice but haven't gotten any reply's.

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          5.0

          THIS PUTS A HURT ON KEELEY'S BUSINESS...

          By tomanytoys21

          from NE(hell)

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Great drive pedal. Works on clean or pushed amps. So many tonal choices and easy to dial in. Incredible sounds. Very nice build. This is gonna kill Keeley's bottom line....

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              5.0

              A+

              By minutedetails

              from Indianapolis, IN

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              Pros

              • Great Appearance
              • Smooth
              • Superb Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Recording Live

                Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                sexy, sounds superb, plays great, and rugid. a must have for solid-state or tube amp. all the mods are tweakable INand clearly very different distortions. from standard to lead to rhythm to high-gain (4 modulations). this unit is quiet. 10.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Lead tones

                By jakeyrotten

                from VA

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  The Sparkle Drive MOD sounds great. It's got 4 different presets, your standard 808-tube screamer tone, a fat lead channel, a rythmn channel and a "modern gain" channel. I've been using the Sparkle Drive MOD as a boost to my lead channel. What's cool about this pedal is the "clean" control, which lets you blend in your clean (meaning your amp tone, it doesn't have to be a clean tone at all) channel with the pedal's OD circut. So the tonal possibilities with this pedal are huge. I take the OD channel on my amp (60W Fender Deville) and use the SDM to boost the signal for more volume and to give my lead tones some extra cajones. With the blending on the clean channel you can get some really nice lead tones. What's really nice about this feature is you can still use your amp's overdrive, and you can put as much or as little of the pedal's OD into the mix as you want. So not only can you use the OD circut inside the pedal, if you're happy with your stock amp tone you can keep that and use the SDM as a lead boost or just add enough OD into the signal to fatten up your leads, without messing with the sound your amp's putting out. The other rythmn settings are pretty nice as well. I don't really use them though. It might be easier to use the other channels if there was a second button to switch between the channels on the fly. That's my only gripe, which is pretty minor.

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                  5.0

                  Very nice update of a modern classic

                  By JAMES BANNON JR.

                  from nyc

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I've used the original version of the Sparkle Drive, which is a fine and highly regarded Tubescreamer style OD in it's own right. This Mod version adds quite a bit to that original without losing the basic character. The 3 additional modes allow alot of variation on the basic tone. The rather unique clean blend control, as found on the original and here, really does add a special kind of dimension, more amp like than the average TS based OD. Nicely made, too.

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                    4.0

                    I like it

                    By KLAX

                    from Tulsa, OK

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                    Pros

                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Only 1 Tone Knob

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I didnt like this pedal much when trying it out with just me and the amp, but when you play with a band or backing track, I appreciate it more. The tone is good and cuts through. I was hoping the high gain would kick out some metal, but my pickups arent hot enough, its just barely high gain sounding for my guitar. Hagstrom Ultra Swede, Stock.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Absolutely blown away!

                    By lespaul56

                    from Jonesboro, AR

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                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Good Selection Of Effects
                    • Lack Of Unwanted Noise
                    • Responsive
                    • Transparent
                    • Useful Tone Options
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      I just bought this today, so I'll refrain from staying in the honeymoon phase and try to review objectively. I was handed this pedal to play with, not expecting to buy it. Plugging it in, though..I knew I would have to have this tonal beast on my board. I was using a Vox Ice 9 Overdrive for my cleaner, softer dirt settings, but it always felt too dark, as good of a pedal as it was. This lean green tone machine immediately replaced the Ice 9, and unless I get another board, the replacement is permanent! The way that the grit and the cleans interact is beautiful, and there isn't a bad setting between the two. The tone knob ONLY controls the gain for the drive, which is good, because you can get a transparent clean, and then EQ the drive for additional tonal tinkering. The different settings are unique and quite usable, and I'll never be able to settle and stick to just one! Running through Jazzmaster single coils, the Sparkle Drive Mod really fattens up the tone and gives a lot of brawny GIRTH. It's a fantastic noise. With humbuckers, you get fat, thick leads and punchy, driven rhythm. I'm incredibly glad I made this purchase, and I can't wait to show this to my band mates!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      only had it for two days but I'm in love

                      By LOguitarman

                      from Lake Orion, MI

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                      Pros

                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                          This pedal is absolutely incredible. The range of tones available from it are unmatched. I'm a classic rock/blues guitar player and this pedal totally hits the mark. My main guitars are a '52 vintage telecaster and aSG standard. This pedal is incredible with both. I split my channel into a Fender Blues Deluxe and a Vox AC30. It pushes both amps to just the right point for complete sonic nirvana. Achieves everything from vintage Cream to old school VH to classic Muddy Waters. I can not say enough about the quality of build and tone provided By this pedal. From the clean boost to full on gain, it is immaculate. Everything Voodoo Lab makes is outstanding(particularly the discontinued analog chorus, if you can get your hands on one) but this pedal is almost ethereal in its ability to push a great tube amp into sounding like perfection. Spend the extra money and check this bad mother out; you will not be dissapointed!

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                          5.0

                          can't go wrong with voodoo lab

                          By e21 guitar

                          from Atlanta, GA

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Acoustic or electric

                            Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            very happy with this pedal. it has great bypass (no coloring of your tone when off) and when on you only get what you have dialed-in (not addedd fuzz nor boost outside of what you twist on the knobs). VERY versatile - i use on acoustic and electric from everything from subtle to saturated tones. All Voodoo Lab products are top notch, but this is likely the most useful in multiple applications (as most their pedals are very purpose built and specific) - this thing can be used in almost any application ... and LOVE the ability to dial-in a mixture of clean and distorted tones ... so much more than just dialing back on the gain - you really get a nice blend of drive + clean.

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Versatility Buy It!

                            By Couion

                            from Baton Rouge, LA

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                            Pros

                            • Excellent Sound Quality
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                              Semi Pro, been playing live and session work for over 30+ years, I already own the origional Sparkle, I'm very please with the Sparkle MOD and it will stay on my peddal board. It's no one trick pony as many other pedals are, I really liked my OCD but really I can get everything from grit to full on shred with the sparkle MOD, the Mod version has enabled me to get rid off other distortion pedals, I simply use my original for a little dirt and set the MOD for full on attack, with 4 different voicings of attack, I use this, of course in front of a "Tube" 6L6 amp and can achive anything from the SRV to Dream Theatre.. really. again the equipment chain you use all plays a role in your overall sound.

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