GAIN GROUP

LiberaToe Pedal & Module

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G1. Luther Overdrive (PF021)

Luther Overdrive is an analogue overdrive which is capable of replicating various tones, from Legend Rock (e.g. Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan) and Compressed Classic Combo Amplifier, to Jazz & Blues tones (Larry Carlton, Robben Ford). Two separate channels produce five different tones, composed of those from representative amplifiers - M*, V*, F*, D* - and the typical Southern Blues tone created by the combination of TS-808 and thick gauge. Each channel contains a set of "level, tone and drive", enabling you to produce a fit-for-purpose sound, such as backing or solo play. The red channel is fitted with a crunch knob, allowing precise control of the crispness of the tone within the mid- to high-pitch ranges. With Luther Overdrive, you can express a variety of tones across a wide texture range. While normal overdrive has to adjust the entire signal only with the tone knob, Luther Overdrive adjusts the crunch knob to control the mid-range gain while keeping it tight so that the low-end should not be flabby. You can create the desired level of crunch from prettily crushed high-end to a punchy middle tone.

Luther Overdrive is recommended as a versatile drive for those who want from coarse grain to fine one per gain level, who want solid tone in the low end, those who play classical rock, jazz and blues, for those who want different expressions of backing and solo tone, and those who want to create a wide variety of tones on a smaller pedal board.

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G2. Camus Overdrive (PF081)

Camus Overdrive is a state-of-the-art classic overdrive reincarnation, featuring new technologies that help deliver a full range of tones. In addition to levels, there are two sets of gains and tones, so you can instantly select two channels while playing. E.g. self-overdrive gain with higher gain or low gain setting to boost other overdrives or distortions. Therefore, Camus Overdrive is able to act as two overdrives integrated into an A/B loop. Furthermore, the Rawk knob is equipped to complement the bass response gracefully which is often lacking in vintage gears. Fat toggles can also be assigned to each channel, providing the best performance and function in the overdrive and boost series with a high headroom.

Camus Overdrive is recommended for those who want to use the two channels for different purposes so that they can be used as a boost as well as a sole overdrive having high headroom, for those who want to select the Fat tone in any case where both channels are used.

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G3. Fire Sword Distortion (PF091)

Fire Sword Distortion replicates a self-distortion effect which occurs when a large tube power amplifier and speaker box output a high volume. To emulate the amp distortion tone generated by total 7 tubes of the pre-amplifiers and the power amplifiers, devices with the closest characteristics for each tube are selected without the clipping element. Thus depending on the dial, Fire Sword Distortion shows superior performance compared to an overdrive that has only a few real tubes. The advantage of reproducing the tube's characteristics is that unlike normal distortion, it can extract near-clean textures at low gain, allowing the two channels to act like completely different effects. Equipped with the unprecedented middle knob that simply replaces three TMB knobs to hump or scoop the tone, Fire Sword Distortion can digest a variety of genres, including Blues, Hard Rock and Classic Metal. The combination of the middle knob and toggle switch allows you to produce a wide range of gain and tone, from almost clean to the very saturated.

Fire Sword Distortion is recommended for those who like tube-like gain that doesn't get buried in by other instruments, who play hard rock and blues, funky, for those who want to easily pull backing and solo tones through the middle adjustments, and those who want to create diverse tones while maintaining a small pedal board.

 
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G4. MonkHawk Overdrive (PF101)

MonkHawk Overdrive is specialized in Blues and Hard Rock. The crunch tone, which occurs naturally in the clean channel of a tube amplifier without its own gain channel, is implemented in analog to add the unique crispy voice of the Blues tone, while preserving the sound quality of the guitar. Like other products in the LiberaToe series, it supports dual channel, therefore two sets of level, tone and gain can be used for various purposes such as backing and solo. The boost control can also be adjusted in order to boost the frequency of the high pitch range or across the entire frequency range. With the combination of optional boost feature and toggle switch, you are able to choose a total of 4 types of gain tones on the two channels.

MonkHawk Overdrive is recommended to all of those who want to create a wide variety of tones on a small pedal board, for those who like soft grainy gain, for those who play blues and jazz, and for those who want to choose two channels out of a combination of four tones including boost.

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G5. Wrecker Valve Distortion (PF121)

Wrecker Valve Distortion is a high-gain distortion that faithfully simulates the modern high-gain drive of amplifiers that have emerged after the classic Marshall. High gain is recreated with a punchy drive character, excluding the usual high gain drive's fuzz-like propensity. Middle and Presence knobs are added to the green and red channels respectively, allowing you to set different tone for each channel. For example, you can scoop the middle in the green channel to use it as a backing channel or create a hump to create a solid lead tone. In the red channel where the middle is fixed at full, with the Presence knob adjusting the high end according to the treble characteristics of the amplifier, you can create an impressive middle tone. The Bass knob has a special extra feature that can be set after 4 o'clock to provide extreme emphasis on the lowest bass band for high-gain use.

Wrecker Valve Distortion is recommended for those who love the weight of metal and high gain of dense grain, who want to play different backing and solo instantly, and for those who want to create various sounds on a small pedal board.

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G6. Blue Crow Overdrive & Distortion (PF151)

Blue Crow Overdrive Distortion Combination is a twin channel effects that integrates classic overdrive and vintage distortion. It includes an overdrive that acts like a preamp inside a large tube amp head, and a distortion that acts like a power amp that produces a tenacious break-up through massive output. Blue Crow not only acts as an overdrive for the amp’s dirty channel, but also utilizes its own crunch gain to faithfully reproduce the overdrive's inherent peaking dynamics and boost the built-in distortion behind it. The mid-high gain vintage distortion perfectly expresses the rock spirit of the 70's and 80's, providing a wide range of driving sensations, from crisp to creamy tones thanks to the high headroom from 18V. On low and high presence setting for large amplifiers, or relatively high presence setting for small amplifiers, the tone can be balanced to produce a wider distortion in the British amplifier itself.

When the toggle is turned up, the LEVEL and BOOSTED functions of the distortion can be set up independently, for example, each for the backing and lead volumes. In other words, on the red channel, overdrive and distortion are stacked similarly to the overdrive pushing the amplifier. This method is used to minimize the gain of the overdrive together with the appropriate DIST level, or to slightly reduce the DIST of the distortion and increase the gain of the overdrive.

Thus Blue Crow is a versatile analogue effects with 3 usages, boosted distortion, as well as overdrive and distortion, a revelatory improvement from the single effect, providing you with thick and powerful gain.

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G7. Darwin Overdrive (PF161)

Darwin Overdrive is a top touch-sensitive overdrive. Like other products of the LiberaToe series, dual channel is provided, each of which is fitted with gain and level. The middle knob on the green channel allows you to vary the tone of middle range. The Treble knob delivers strong impression in the high-pitch range, unlike the fragile high notes of conventional pedal-type drive. Additionally, the DeFAT knob can be used to create muscular gain so as to eliminate the fuzzy side effect at the bottom. As a result, together with Presence knob, you have two additional fine-tune methods, both high- and low- end.

Thanks to the ample headroom created by the internal 18V power supply, the solidity of the gain is nearly identical to that produced by a legendary tube amplifier, loved by stripped-guitar-ist, even when it is used to a typical clean channel amplifier. Together with its dual channel capability, you can now enjoy a performance which is as good as a specialized high-gain amplifier.

 
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G8. Iron Rod Distortion (PF181)

Iron Rod Distortion is a dual-channel distortion that simulates the classic SL model of a well-known British amp. The internal 18V high headroom creates a powerful distortion texture, as if it is being created by the excess of the tube pre-amp and power amplifier itself. The Treble knob can be used to adjust the high-end frequencies to deliver lucidity. As it is equipped with two Tones so as to be set differently per channel, it is useful for multiple play requirements, including lead and backing.

It makes the picking nuance vivid where the tones are between grittiness and steel texture, your strings will sound from special gauge alike to iron rod something as the specialized circuit operates similarly to that of the amplifier's multiple stages of tubes to reproduce the amplifier’s crank-up tone.

 
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G9. Boostequila Boost & EQ (PF221)

Boostequila Boost EQ is the dual channel boost & equalizer you need. If you've experienced your tone getting buried among other players in mid and high ends, with Boostequila, you can make your sound prominent without increasing the volume that may sometimes break the balance of sound in your band. Boosting the mid can help output a punchy tone and increasing mid frequencies produces a growl-like sound by pushing the amplifier. In opposite, reducing the mid frequencies while boosting the low-mid and upper frequencies helps create both fat and crisp texture. In this case although the low end is emphasized, you can achieve a clear tone while generating full harmonics.

Boostequila Boost EQ will instantaneously make come true the transformation between sparkling single coil and thick-sounding humbucker, depending on the adjustment of TMB combination. Thanks to the monstrous volume, Boostequila can act as an active EQ boost, helping the opulent level-up of any frequencies produced by your guitar.