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Black Cat OD-1

Black Cat OD-1

An original design created by Fred Bonte, the OD-1 can go from clean, to slightly crunchy, to all-out saturated distortion. It is extremely sensitive to your playing dynamics, and works interactively with the tone and volume controls on your guitar.

  • TThe Black Cat OD-1 is an original overdrive design created by Fred Bonte more than 25 years ago, when Fred was working as a tech for Eric Johnson. Based on the unique properties of the OP275 – a high quality dual opamp with a distinctive linear output waveform – the OD-1 can go from clean, to slightly crunchy, to all-out saturated distortion. It is extremely sensitive to your playing dynamics, and works interactively with the tone and volume controls on your guitar. And like a good Fuzz Face, it cleans up well when you roll back the volume on your guitar.

    The Black Cat OD-1 circuit acts as an extra gain stage in your signal chain, which allows it to stack amazingly well with any other boost, drive, distortion or fuzz it’s paired with. Without additional tone circuitry to muddy up the mix, the OD-1 can freely intermingle and enhance any of your favorite dirt pedals. The Black Cat OD-1 has been used by Scott Henderson, Steve Lukather, Beck, Lyle Workman, Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty), and many others. In a market full of copies and clones, the Black Cat OD-1 is truly unique. There is literally nothing else out there quite like it.

    Made in the U.S.A.Made in the U.S.A.
    • Durable powder-coat “Holographic Sparkle” finish
    • High-quality OP275 dual op-amp
    • Professional glass epoxy double-sided PCB
    • 3PDT True Bypass switch and Switchcraft jacks
    • Uses 2.1 mm Boss style power jack, or internal 9V battery
    • Hand-wired, boutique quality, made in USA
    • Wide range of dirt tones from mild to wild
    • Cleans up as guitar volume is turned down
    • Responds to pick attack and player dynamics
  • Crunchy Hard Rock Rhythm
    Black Cat OD-1 with Les Paul into Blackface Princeton Reverb
    Drive knob turned up to approximately 3 o’clock.

    Dynamic Touch Response
    Black Cat OD-1 with Les Paul into Blackface Princeton Reverb
    First lick in bypass mode, then alternating hard/soft attack to demonstrate touch responsive effect (Drive set at approximately 3 o’clock throughout)

    Dynamic Touch Response
    Black Cat OD-1 with Tele into Blackface Princeton Reverb
    Alternating hard/soft attack to demonstrate touch responsive effect

    Dirty Boost Mode
    Black Cat OD-1 with Tele into Blackface Princeton Reverb
    First lick in bypass, then with OD-1 Volume turned all the way up and Drive at approximately 9 o’clock

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