Mittwoch, 6. August 2008

Subdecay Liquid Sunshine - Review

Subdecay Liquid Sunshine - Tone Factor Product Details

The Liquid sunshine is a Jfet based overdrive with a great breakup and will not cover up the the natural sound of your guitar and amplifier.

With two drive knobs, the Liquid Sunshine allows you to control the character of the overdrive rather than simply controlling overall gain. The drive knobs controls two separate gain stages, each with their own characteristics. The top drive knob pushes the overall frequency range, while the bottom drive knob accentuates the middle and high frequencies. Both are very interactive, and allow the Liquid sunshine to perform as a clean boost or treble booster, as well as an overdrive.

Unlike a lot of other overdrives that use diodes to clip an amplified signal, the jfet circuitry produces no "sharp edges" or hard clipping. Many tone knobs on overdrives have a very narrow band of useful settings.

Instead, the bottom drive knob on the liquid sunshine controls gain and also alters the frequency response, with many useful settings over a wide range. The Liquid Sunshine now has two internal controls for bass, and treble boost.

The LS is one of the unsung heroes of gain. A brilliant pedal that, if anything, has too much to offer for some people. You could probably run three different LSs on your board at different settings, and be convinced you have three different ODs.

It's a very cool take on a tweedy/gritty style voicing - the twin drive knobs interact in very much the same way as the two volume controls work on a tweed Deluxe. Lots of character to the overall tone - good harmonic content, picking dynamics, etc. Its a quality overdrive for sure.

Sound clips:

lightly overdriven amp
overdriven amp
max drive thru clean amp
light drive thru clean amp
light drive thru clean amp

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