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Guitar Systems DriveTool Junior


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The DriveTool Junior core is based on the Tube Sound Fuzz principle of Mr. Craig Anderton using CMOS technology.The advantage of this principle is a high dynamic  range and very responsive string attack. The frequency response of the DriveTool Junior is tweaked to be like the Centaur Klon and thus much more tight than the Red Llama. Further it's extended with a versatile tone control (TMF) to adjust the treble response so that it can be used on different types of amps without getting to fuzzy or shrill. A noise reducing power supply filter takes out the noise and reduces the current consumption to less than 1 mA. For the DriveTool Junior, original NOS CMOS logic chips dated from 1982 are used, giving it a smooth and lowest noise character.

The History
In the early 90'ties Mr. Craig Anderton released the Tube Sound Fuzz. It's not a Fuzz like the name indicates but a dynamic overdrive based on the unconventional use of CMOS logic chips amplifying analog (guitar) signals. In the late 90'ties Way Huge used this principle for creating the Red Llama, famous for it's transparent high output capabilities driving a tube amp into dynamic crunch or high gain. The Tube Sound Fuzz /Red Llama also has a good clean up character making the use of your volume knob very functional. The original principle of Mr. Craig Anderton is further used over time in several effect designs of small and big guitar effect building companies.

Bruce Gaitsch  “I thank you for the lovely pedal that turns my strat into a Les Paul at the tap of a lovely quiet switch"

Tommy Denander "I just did my first session with the beautiful pedal you gave me....sounds AMAZING!!!!"


NOS (1982) CMOS IC - smooth and lowest noise performance
Drive control - control the amount of drive
T.M.F. control - dial in the amount of treble with a specific amp.
Volume control - adjust the overall output volume of the effect
The PaulSwitch Jr.® - robust true bypass footswitch to switch effect on/off & to avoid tone sucking in bypass operation
External power supply - (noise reduced) providing the option to use an external power supply without inducing noise or changing the character of the sound.
Ultra low power consumption < 1 mA
Reverse and over voltage protection - to protect the CMOS IC and keeping the pedal running for many years to come