The SLD-1F Silky Drive overdrive pedal delivers a classic sound that is reminiscent of the smooth, silky overdrive tones produced by vintage tube amplifiers. The tone control circuitry is all passive, for natural tonal variation that is similar to the effect of the guitar’s tone controls.
The SLD-1F Silky Drive features a Vitalized Noiseless Switching Circuit (V.N.S. Circuit) that effectively minimizes switching noise that can occur when the effect is switched on or off while maintaining optimum sound quality.
Due to the adoption of the new double-contact grounding circuit (D.C.G. Circuit), by inserting a monaural plug into the output jack, the shield (sleeve) of the plug provides two points of contact to the pedal's ground circuit. By increasing the area of the point of contact, it becomes more difficult for a loose connection to occur, and provides the additional advantage of improved sound quality.
Boosts the gain. Press the switch in to engage the GAIN BOOST function.
In addition to indicating the pedal's on/off status, the SLD-1F LED provides effective visual battery power monitoring. When the battery voltage drops below 7 volts the LED will become dimmer and begin to go out. The effect will still operate at this voltage, but to ensure optimum performance the battery should be replaced as soon as possible.
The innovative VITALIZER® circuit is included to prevent signal degradation. The VITALIZER® circuit is active even when the effect is off, ensuring that a degradation-resistant signal is being output at all times.