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Xotic Effects SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Faithfully delivers the legendary sounds of the Super Lead and Super Bass British amplifiers
  • Two settings provide a ton of versatile tones
  • Amp-like response that interacts nicely with your guitar's volume control
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    $155.00
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A hot little number that cranks out the legendary British saturation of the Super Lead and Super Bass amps.

Famous for its woody, organic and beautiful sounds of saturation, these legendary British amplifiers, the Super Lead & Super Bass, have been delivering one of the all-time classic sounds for almost 50 years. Players like Jimmy Page, Paul Kossoff and countless other relied on this type of tone for their signature sound.

Xotic have recreated this vintage masterpiece in a rugged small enclosure. The SL Drive offers very amp-like response and cleans up nicely with a roll of your guitar’s volume knob. The internal dip switches allow you to choose the sound characteristics of both 1959 models. The Super Lead setting offers a brighter tone with more gain, while the Super Bass setting has more low end with less high end. Its compact design conforms nicely to the smallest space on any pedalboard.

The SL Drive is equipped with true bypass switching and eliminates any signal interference when switched off. Power requirements are either 9V battery or AC adapter (optional).

Features

  • Faithfully delivers the legendary sounds of the Super Lead and Super Bass British amplifiers
  • Two settings provide a ton of versatile tones
  • Amp-like response that interacts nicely with your guitar's volume control
  • Tone, Drive and Volume controls
  • Compact enclosure

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SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • 3.5"W x 1.5"D x 1.5"H
  • .57 lbs.
  • Power consumption: 9VDC/5mA
  • Optional AC adapter: 9VDC-18VDC, Negative tips (regulated)
  • Input impedance: 1M ohm
  • Output impedance: 1K ohm
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Xotic EffectsSL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (6)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Home studio (3)
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      • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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    5.0

    Great Sounding/Feeling Overdrive

    By gtrplyer

    from Los Angeles, CA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Xotic Effects SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The sound quality is phenomenal. I use a mix of Teles, Gretsches and Les pauls live and the SL Drive works beautifully with all of them. Great sustain, very musical. I love that it is also really light on precious pedalboard real estate.

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    5.0

    Sounds Fantastic Right Out of the Box

    By Powertronman

    from Sacramento

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good value
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Xotic Effects SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Sounds great and less filling on the pedalboard. The only drawback is that the second sound requires removing the back. Still, a really good pedal and great value.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      another great xotic pedal

      By dsnyder35

      from st. petersburg florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Xotic Effects SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        not a ton of gain but great for searing marshall type tones. I set my rig up neutral and rely a lot on pedals to color my sound. this one is great for stepping out of the mix for a solo or for getting that's 70's rock marshall type tone. I own all 3 of xotic's micro pedals and love them all. the ep boost is a must own. this is a great pedal to match with it.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great pedal!!

        By KTB

        from NH

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Xotic Effects SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Only had this pedal for a week but love it so far. I use it with a Wampler distortion and it adds a great flavor when used together. On it's own it sounds great as well giving a cool Marshall type tone. I am using a Strat with a 64' Princeton Reverb. I wasn't sure what I would get when I bought this but I have been really happy with my results.

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          5.0

          MIB perfection!

          By Medley Guitar

          from Philadelphia

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Xotic Effects SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          After dumping tons of cash in search of the holy grail of overdrives my sonic dreams have come true! This pedal delivers! All sounds are useful, great headroom, compact, and a absolute keeper!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Marshall in a Box

          By vibhaspatil002

          from Mumbai , India

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Great Super Lead Tone
          • Marshall In A Box

          Cons

          • Doesnt Sound Like A Plexi
          • Don't Expect A True Plexi
          • None really

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Xotic Effects SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I was searching for a pedal that would give me a great Marshall sound and I was recommended this pedal by a few folks on various forums. After playing this for about a week, I can safely say that it nails that Marshall Super Lead tone. The Super Bass tone is great too, but I use the Super Lead tone most of the time. It gives you that great early Van Halen, Kiss and Aerosmith sound. However, do not expect this pedal to do a hot-rodded Plexi style sound on its own. It is a great pedal but it just doesn't have the gain or the high mid cut to achieve those searing 80's Hard Rock type tones when plugged into a clean amp. If you are looking for a 70's Marshall sound - this is your pedal. For a hot-rod Plexi style sound - look elswhere

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