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The original Colorsound Overdriver was release in 1971 and ran on 9V to replace the Power Boost that ran on 18 volts. This was to tame the Power Booster as before the master volume mod the pedal was TOO LOUD at 18V so the 9V version was released. It was very popular and was used by such guitar superstars as David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, and T-rex Marc Bolan. The pedal was known for it's powerful overdrive but also it's incredible boost factor. If used directly after the guitar it could be used in a host of ways to pushing fuzz pedals, boosting signal or just balls out rocking.
Tru-Fi has now produced a hand-made recreation of the famous Colorsound 9 Volt Overdriver used by the likes of Jeff Beck and David Gilmour among the few. They run on a 9V battery or a negative tip power supply. We have produced the 9V Colordriver Overdriver to a true Power Boost replica down to the correct BC109 Transistors. You want killer Beck type overdrive crank the gain and push the master volume a ting over unity and watch your guitar tone explode. You want to push your amp for a fuller tone but still pretty clean, back the gain way off, and push the master all the way BOOM. You want to push a Big Muff for a David Gilmour transparent solo tone, push the master volume up in the Muff.
These are just killer reproductions, in a enclosure that is half the size (Ting bigger than a Boss Pedal) but while unique it still hints of the original. Inside the unit you will find correct "real" BC109 transistors that just gives it the genuine sound. The beauty of these pedals is the volume pot on the side so you can really push your amp, this gives it the shine of a driven amp mixed with the thick fuzz overdrive tone you want.
These pedals are tone machines, always try to use an amp that has some mild grit, the addition of fuzz at that point is the secret to tone.
Of course, the Tru-Fi Colordriver Fuzz/Boost is true bypass, sports LED, and manual !
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NOTE: Swirl Picture OUT STOCK TILL SEPT - Each one is UNIQUE will slightly different than picture !
NOTE: Swirl Finish and Chrome/Polished Aluminum are $20 extra - Candy Apple Red and Anti-Freeze Green are no extra charge for now !
What a sound. A perfect clone of the original.
Clean boost to tremendous fuzz distortions. Put it after the Big Muff and reach to the sky. Amazing truly amazing pedal... Luke on Apr 12th 2019
As a cleanish boost, this thing is my favorite low-gain boost! As a fuzz, it's the most musical fuzz I've ever played! The high quality build and musicality is unparalleled. You've knocked it out of the park! Tim Wendland on Apr 2nd 2019
Right outta da box, this pedal IS dope! From a clean boost to RIP roaring rock n' roll!
Easy to dial in great tone. Plays well with others. Love it! Randy Howell on Mar 5th 2019
This pedal is my all-time go to! As soon as I found out about it I put in an order for one. Within a month I ordered a second one for my bass guitar. I cannot say enough good about the Colordriver! The aesthetic is amazing, the build is top notch, the sound is so versatile, cleans up beautifully, amazingly dynamic drive. If you’re a guitarist get it! If you’re a bassist get it! It’s the best. Amazing job at Tru-Fi! You guys really know how to make something truly inspiring! Unknown on Feb 27th 2019
After all Teddy's sleepless nights coffee intravenously fed,BRIT POST habitually comatosed
It arrived, rapidly plugged in and let it rip with LP JNR amazing ,LP STANDARD truly inspirational, with faith knowing that this creation of yours will continue to inspire and never leave my pedalboard,sincere thanks for your dedication ,all the very very best to you and your team, Unknown on Nov 17th 2018
Wait was totally worth it. Communication during the wait was personal and friendly. Build quality, like a bright orange sherman tank, with firepower to match. The inside is like circuit art. Sound, mind blower. All these other frequencies come out and bloom and sing. Volume control on guitar is master of all sound. And i mean all. Clean sparkles to searing singing sustain. Boost a muff and your THERE. Im kinda new to this type of pedal, but consider me fully converted. THANK YOU TEDDY! Methinks we gots a contender here folks. Dan herman on Sep 23rd 2018
You need this pedal. Rather than chasing endlessly after the latest fad grab a pedal that sounds great as an overdrive but also blooms beautifully as a fuzz with character. The volume knob really improves and makes usable a classic design. I can't say enough how pleased I am with this purchase and I own A LOT of pedals (as most people know). A+++++ Ed Pettersen on Sep 14th 2018
This is an INCREDIBLE pedal and probably the best pedal I have used in the silicon fuzz genre.
It has a fullness that is hard to describe, but satisfyingly musical. Works equally well on all kinds of tube-amps. Buy it, you'll be happy! MZ on Sep 14th 2018
I've been wanting a vintage re-creation of the classic Colorsound Overdriver and the Tru-Fi Colordriver does not disappoint in any way. Built like an absolute tank with a style similar to the original, the Colordriver does a little bit of everything, from a semi-clean boost to full on fuzz. It seems to be suited best working in conjunction with a semi-dirty amp or a second distortion box (like a Big Muff, ala David Gilmour). With my Rams Head clone and the gain backed off, the Colordriver provided extra volume, clarify and some of the mids that can be lost with a Big Muff.
Even though this circuit is a classic, it's kind of a "sleeper" compared to the likes of the Fuzz Face or the Big Muff (though it's hard to consider a pedal used by Jeff Beck to be a sleeper). While a lot of other classic designs have inspired countless recreations, there are a limited number of Overdriver style pedals available. The Tru-Fi Colordriver does a great job filling that void and offering a handmade, well-built version for an excellent price. I will definitely be buying more Tru-Fi pedals in the future. Jerry on May 15th 2018
I wanted to take a moment to thank Ted and anybody else at TRU FI for there attention on this product and keeping in touch thru delivery. Definitely a sturdy and very well built unit,it offers a great freedom for tonal coloration as well as the so-named overdrive boosting from amp or pedal. This was well worth the short wait time. Thanks. Matt on Sep 26th 2017