The Zero To Sixty Drive is a combination of my favorite overdrive tones and features. I designed this pedal after building and modding numerous overdrive pedals. I tweaked this, tightened that, added this, dropped that and ended up here. I realized that I had multiple boutique overdrives and wanted an “all in one” pedal of my favorites. I hope that you enjoy this pedal and that it inspires you to play and have fun doing that!
The beauty of this pedal lies in your guitar’s natural tone, playing style and setup. Tons of different tones in one box!
This is our TS style drive pedal and I say that with a very small grain of salt. One day noticing that I had five overdrive pedals on my board (modded by a now good friend of McCaffrey Audio ;-)) I thought to myself… “Self… why do I have five overdrive pedals on my board even though I LOVE overdrives?” and then quickly ran to the lair to start building and learning. I wanted something that was a Swiss Army knife of sorts but not with ten knobs and twenty switches. We are plug and play at McCaffrey Audio and adhere strictly to the K.I.S.S method. After years of modding and prototyping the once “E” Overdrive transformed into the sleek Zero to Sixty Drive. This has been a fan and artist favorite as well. Many a transparent drive waits for you under the hood of this classic beauty.
Power: Negative center 2.1mm standard 9V power supply.
Single dual op-amp with symmetrical clipping.
Volume: Increases/decreases output volume of pedal.
Drive: Affects the amount of gain/drive of the pedal. Notice that your guitar tone is retained even with the gain set at max.
Tone: Controls the highs and lows of the pedal. Does not act like a “normal” tone control. It is more of a fine tune of the midrange frequencies.
Boost Switch: Two-way switch that allows you to add more bass response to desired taste.
Shift Switch: Three-way switch that selects stock symmetrical silicon clipping in the right position. Middle position is NO diodes, just pure op-amp drive (works great for pushing the front end of your amp or another pedal(s) in your chain). Left position is a magical mix of diodes in symmetrical clipping. Adds a slight increase in volume and a tad less compression than the right position.
As a cover musician its hard to keep a pedal board minimal so that you can focus on performing , rather than dancing around pedal board to get a range of tonal quality and boost features when you need to cut through the mix. I used this pedal as both a standard overdrive tone through the clean channel of a tube amp. It was outstanding and through EL84s really captured the sag effect of most of your great plexi tone amplifiers out there. What I found to be more useful, was using it as a boost overdrive over my dirty channel. most of the time when you use a boost, you get a lot of unforgiving gainy, sloppy sound, or its a really tight tone with no bottom end or rich low mids present. The boost middle position really cuts through the mix, and you can use the shift effect to keep that low mid and low end of the tonal range to keep that character in your rigs design.
I was checking this new pedal out on Pro Guitar Shop today … great lookin pedal that caught my eye … I like the sound of it … and it’s at a price that I can justify. Going to give it a try. Thanks!