The new Classic Series high gain overdrive TOD, was originally designed as the Limited Edition Dizzy Drive….a project which celebrated the reunion tour of top Danish touring act Dizzy Mizz Lizzy. When the band was originally peaking in the early 80`s, guitarist Tim Christensen was using a Boss Turbo Overdrive into his Marshall Stack, so the plan was to create an updated and improved version of Tim’s original sound. He required the same tonal quality but `phatter` and with more headroom. There were only 500 original Dizzy Drives built which sold out very quickly in Denmark and Japan, so it seemed only right that we re-release the pedal in Classic Yellow. As Carl said….`it would have been a shame to not make this pedal available to everyone! The new Classic Series TOD, is small, pedal-board friendly, and housed in a die-cast case with 4 knobs and one switch.
This is what they say
I made a classic rock/blues rock inspired piece using the Carl Martin TOD high gain overdrive, the Carl Martin Echotone and the Carl Martin 2 Wah. The TOD is a high gain overdrive that’s great for lead guitar playing. It has lots of gain and it also cleans up well using the volume knop on the guitar.
It’s a brilliant pedal that isn’t too squashed, but wonderfully open and still tight enough to play juicy chords, without losing the essential “bloom” for lead. A worthy re-release indeed!