Electro Harmonix Operation Overlord Stereo Overdrive Pedal
The Electro Harmonix Operation Overlord Stereo Overdrive Pedal was born from the idea that keys players needed access to the gritty, tube-style overdrive that guitarists have enjoyed for decades.
However, the guitarists at EHX quickly realized that the Overlord's FET-based overdrive delivered the tube amp-like tone and feel that guitarists clamour for. So the company went about adding even more guitarist-friendly features, such as an independently footswitchable boot, a dry blend, and more. No matter how you intend to run your EHX Overlord, it's sure to deliver the warm and gritty tones you're after.
When plugged into a standard guitar rig, the Overlord sings with an amp-in-a-box type of tone that will make it the centrepiece of any guitarist's setup. A powerful on-board 3-band EQ shapes the tone, while the huge-sounding bass knob makes the pedal a great option for bass players as well.
The EHX Overlord utilizes a FET-based overdrive circuit to offer grit that goes from jangly breakup to all-out fuzz. Because of its design, the pedal responds extremely well to your playing dynamics and volume knob manipulations. It's much like putting your favourite tube amp right on your pedalboard. The bass control is especially helpful for giving your open-back combos the huge low-end punch of a sealed 4 x 12" cabinet.
EHX is famous for cramming a huge amount of tone-shaping options into unassuming pedal designs, and the Overlord overdrive is no different. Along with the pedal's 3-band EQ and dirty tones come an independently footswitchable boost. This boost is placed before the overdrive circuit to push your tone into fuzzy territory that remains touch responsive. Stereo I/O will be a huge benefit to keys players and musicians who run stereo rigs. And the pedal's Dry control allows you to blend your unaffected signal back in for added clarity.
- FET-based overdrive that works equally well on keyboard, bass, and guitar
- FET overdrive offers a tube amp-like tone and feel
- Independently footswitchable boost is 100% variable
- Dry control allows you to blend in your unaffected tone
- Input level switch optimizes the pedal to your instrument
- Stereo inputs and outputs are fantastic for use with keyboards
- 3-band EQ for dialling in your tone