The TESLA WOLF overdrive pedal is the quintessential low gain paragon that started it all for JPTR FX. In an understated and classical style, it's modus operandi is very simple - kick it on and rip it out.
Consequently, the TESLA WOLF is more than just another overdrive. Stripped, bare and convenient, it covers the most ground in both late and modern overdrive history, ranging anywhere from the early Kinks stabbed speakers, to modern and tight and everything in between.
· Multiple drive options - from subtle low-gain drive to fire-breathing fuzz
· Voltage Sag Control - emulates a slowly dying battery for unique sputtery dirt tones
· Internal DIP Switches - changes the tonal characteristic of the pedal, for 4 drive pedals in one
· Powered by regular 9 V DC PSU
(centre -, 2.1 mm, <50 mA current draw)
TESLA WOLF’s simple controls allow for clear-cut and straight forward execution. A master volume, gain structure, low pass filter and a voltage choke shape its remarkably versatile base sound, which can go anywhere from soft clipping and a subtle push to a full concussion received at a stoner-doom gig where the stacks come tumbling down.
You can actually easily go from both ends of the dirt domains simply by varying your dynamics, since TESLA WOLF is one of the most dynamic and touch-sensitive drive pedals currently on the market. Just pile on the gain and let your picking attack decide whether you’re whispering or screaming at the crowd.
Meanwhile, the voltage choke allows you to get that dying 9V sweltering fizzle, just without having to assault mother nature with evil batteries. It has a controllable range from a stabbed speaker (3 o'clock) to a sustain killing broken radio (noon) and glitchy little octave sputtering (<12 o'clock).
Like with all things, it is the beast which is out of sight that is the most terrifying. As such, we have expanded TESLA WOLF with additional internal DIP-switches to further fine tune your gain structure and base orientation, essentially turning this single pedal to four individual overdrive pedals in one housing.
Switch one activates two silicon diodes, while switch two introduces two military grade (and over 3 decades old) germanium diodes, for a tight, tube like sound and classic, vintage-inspired fuzz clipping. The third dip switch gives the base orientation a tight & tidy smack - familiar from the old rodent-inspired gadgets from the late 70s - by adding two pairs of LEDs to the circuit.
The fun with combining all classically sought-after clipping diodes in one housing doesn’t end there though.
Turning all of them on or combining them, reveals this humble overdrive to be a behemoth of gain possibilities. Conveniently, we have left a hole in the back for easy, tool free and gig-friendly access too, so you can change your tone on the fly.