Tru-Fi Colordriver 18V version guitar pedal Tru-Fi Colordriver 9V compared in size to a Boss guitar pedal Tru-Fi Colordriver 18 Volt Version Overdrive Fuzz Guitar Pedal Tru-Fi Colordriver 18V in many custom colors guitar pedal
SKU: TRU102

Tru-Fi Colordriver 18 Volt Version Overdrive Fuzz Guitar Pedal

$199.95

1-2 days for shipping - I am really caught up - still our most popular pedals

AS SEEN ON THE JHS SHOW March 30th 2022....WATCH BELOW !

NO Swirl Sorry ! 

Order NOW !  GREAT VIDEO COMPARING 18v to 9V BELOW ! 

The original Colorsound Power Boost was release in 1969-70 and was 18 volts using two internal 9V batteries. 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. But it had ONE problem, before the development of the master volume mod which was later done by Colorsound the pedal was TOO LOUD. As one customer of our's who is a highly regarded UK guitar player/producer stated to me,  it is basically un-usable it is that loud. This is why our Colordriver HAS the Master volume, it works simply and tames the beast. You want to see how loud the original was without the Master Volume, take the Colordriver and turn it all the way up. CRAZY. In 1971 Colorsound changed the Power Boost to the 9V Overdriver and this design was over ....till now.   

We have produced the 18V Colordriver to a true Power Boost replica done to the correct BC184 Transistors with two major UPGRADES. One the unit runs on 9Vs but the voltage is increased inside to 18v so you do not need to run a 18V supply. Second as you expected with made the pedal have the master volume on the side so you can dial down for whatever use you desire. 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" 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. 

What is the difference between this and the orange Colordriver ? Well the 18V will give it a tad more headroom and transparency, plus this version used different transistors so the tone will be a bit different. Will have videos shortly.

But did these come with Master Volumes ? Well no most of them did not but the old pedals are so dam loud they are almost unusable as they push your amp TOO HARD and it is hard to get a cleaner tone. So for all around use we went with the Master Volume !

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 !

Made in the USA!

NOTE: Swirl Picture OUT OF STOCK FOR NOW ! / Each one is UNIQUE will slightly different than picture ! 

NOTE: Sparkle Finish and Chrome/Polished Aluminum/Glitter are $20 extra - Candy Apple Red and Anti-Freeze Green are no extra charge for now !  

Specs :

  • 100% Handmade
  • True Bypass
  • Comes in Gray, like original or options
  • 3 vintage BC184 transistors  
  • Gain, Treble and Bass controls 
  • Side Volume Control just like the original
  • Old school brown carbon resistors
  • Internal 9V battery clip
  • Takes a Negative Tip 9V DC power Supply !!! THIS IS KEY

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  • Description

    1-2 days for shipping - I am really caught up - still our most popular pedals

    AS SEEN ON THE JHS SHOW March 30th 2022....WATCH BELOW !

    NO Swirl Sorry ! 

    Order NOW !  GREAT VIDEO COMPARING 18v to 9V BELOW ! 

    The original Colorsound Power Boost was release in 1969-70 and was 18 volts using two internal 9V batteries. 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. But it had ONE problem, before the development of the master volume mod which was later done by Colorsound the pedal was TOO LOUD. As one customer of our's who is a highly regarded UK guitar player/producer stated to me,  it is basically un-usable it is that loud. This is why our Colordriver HAS the Master volume, it works simply and tames the beast. You want to see how loud the original was without the Master Volume, take the Colordriver and turn it all the way up. CRAZY. In 1971 Colorsound changed the Power Boost to the 9V Overdriver and this design was over ....till now.   

    We have produced the 18V Colordriver to a true Power Boost replica done to the correct BC184 Transistors with two major UPGRADES. One the unit runs on 9Vs but the voltage is increased inside to 18v so you do not need to run a 18V supply. Second as you expected with made the pedal have the master volume on the side so you can dial down for whatever use you desire. 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" 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. 

    What is the difference between this and the orange Colordriver ? Well the 18V will give it a tad more headroom and transparency, plus this version used different transistors so the tone will be a bit different. Will have videos shortly.

    But did these come with Master Volumes ? Well no most of them did not but the old pedals are so dam loud they are almost unusable as they push your amp TOO HARD and it is hard to get a cleaner tone. So for all around use we went with the Master Volume !

    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 !

    Made in the USA!

    NOTE: Swirl Picture OUT OF STOCK FOR NOW ! / Each one is UNIQUE will slightly different than picture ! 

    NOTE: Sparkle Finish and Chrome/Polished Aluminum/Glitter are $20 extra - Candy Apple Red and Anti-Freeze Green are no extra charge for now !  

    Specs :

    • 100% Handmade
    • True Bypass
    • Comes in Gray, like original or options
    • 3 vintage BC184 transistors  
    • Gain, Treble and Bass controls 
    • Side Volume Control just like the original
    • Old school brown carbon resistors
    • Internal 9V battery clip
    • Takes a Negative Tip 9V DC power Supply !!! THIS IS KEY

  • Reviews

    Reviews

    Greg

    Color Driver 18v

    I Love it! The OD/Fuzz comes in a wooden box how cool is that? It has that new pedal smell thanks to the custom purple sparkle paint job. It's built like a tank, roars like a lion and can be quiet and sultry when you want it to be. I could not stop playing it and for 3 hours I basked in it's inspirational tones. If I have any suggestion it would be to either shorten the screws that hold on the back plate and rubber feet or include shorter screws to hold on the back plate when the rubber feet are removed as after I removed the feet to attach the pedal to my pedalboard the screws would not tighten enough to hold on the plate and I had to use shorter screws that I had in my toolbox. I don't know if you could length the threaded insert as I don't have a schematic of the pedal. :)
    Conor K

    Greatness

    Great quality & build. Ill echo that for sure. So i can be picky about drive tones, i tend to like transistor based stuff but obviously theres no rules. But this thing is just awesome and has the tones i personally love. Its super dynamic with picking at lower to even fairly heavy gains and even higher the your volume knob works great, like a fuzz face. Its really the main part of my board. I tend to mostly use it as a dirty type of boost with the gain down because of the dynamics it brings but also the EQ works pretty great. The treble pot can really get some cut and will allow those top freq to drive and get the neck pickup to snap. But great stuff perfect compression, dynamics and break up. Thanks
    Nick

    Nothing else quite like it

    This thing has been a constant on my board since receiving it. When I get the urge to play one of my OD or boost pedals Ill swap out the Colordriver, and 10 min later I'm swapping it right back in. There is nothing else quite like it in my collection. Like a fuzz, there are no diodes in here chopping up your signal. It absolutely roars straight into a slightly dirtier amp You can even back down the gain, adjust volume to taste and use this as a dirty-ish boost/eq. Having two eq knobs rather than one is now a must have feature for me. I LOVE the cases on Tru-Fi pedals, so that's a bonus.
    shant hovannesian

    Boost 18v

    Awesome pedal really u can get clean to Marshall major like tone to saturated Fuzz tone very clever I like it another wards u can tailor any rock tones from deep purple Pink Floyd Queen the list goes on Really I do recommend to whom likes to be adventurous digging deep into solid rock tunes.
    Dan Peabody

    18 volt colordriver

    I use a rage of pedals and I play a range of styles. I mostly used Les Paul with humbuckers for an Esquire. Use a Tweed Deluxe I use a vibrolux sadly not vintage. And I use an amplifier a friend built that's el34 powered Trainwreck type amp. And regardless of which guitar I use or which amp I use I could dial this pedal into absolutely sounds stellar and give me exactly what I need it's fantastic. I will say I just plugged it in to the Trainwreck I use the master volume at at half the channel volume at about 10 trouble at 1 and bass at. noon. The amplifier have the master at noon and I have the channel volume at about 9 which is where I like it just beginning to break up when I kick that pedal in it absolutely should the room and it was like going back to the 70s in pure rock and roll the good kind the kind that I remember but I'm old. I could very happily play a gig with that amplifier that pedal and may be a delay. Be all I'd need I could get just about any sound I wanted it is a magic box. I recommend trying one.
    Steve Blind

    18 volt colordriver

    Wow I have been playing guitar for almost 50 years and have never heard anything like this before. This is now my favorite pedal of all time. It takes you to guitar tone nirvana. Surprisingly it is the added clear clean boost it adds to even distorted compressed sounds is euphoric. Thanks to Dan and Mick on That pedal show for opening my ears!
    Ric Hansen

    Colordriver 18v

    This is "The One"! It does clean boost, it does light gain, it does fuzz. I don't know how but I guess I don't need to. EQ and gain range make it the most flexible and tweakable pedal I own. Only disappointment is I need to sell some other pedals now. Amazing sound and quality. Couldn't ask for better!
    Giovanni Picchio

    Colordriver 18v

    Super pedal true vintage sound, beautiful box, i love it Grey from italy Gio
    Jae Brown

    tru-fi 18 volt

    i think my fuzz search is over. after about a year of debating with myself if i should pull the trigger on a tru-fi device i did, and i should not have waited. this pedal is fantastic. three problems that usually pop up with most of my favorite fuzz pedals are that they are either to brite ,to dark , or hard to get unity gain ( i play loud ..really loud) the 18volt colordriver is a very flexible pedal it can be bright when needed ,dark when you want it ,and always as loud as you need it to be, while offering offering fuzz tones from smooth and creamy to absolutely frightening. stop putting it off and don't wait any longer, you need this pedal today. it's seriously badass !!!
    Abraham

    I’m in LOVE

    After playing through a Tube Screamer for years I wanted to take it to the next level. I feel like a boy who just slayed a dragon. My beard grew in overnight. This is a top notch, professional piece of music equipment worthy of any studio or stage. Thank you!!
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