Laffing Dog Unveils Blue Dog Overdrive Pedal

Published 8 years ago on August 3, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Laffing Dog Unveils Blue Dog Overdrive Pedal

The Blue Dog offers both clean boost, as well as multipleoverdrive tones. 

The first in the company's line of US-built, boutique-styleeffect pedals, Laffing Dog has unleashed a new overdrive pedal -the Blue Dog - bringing a new mindset to the boutique pedalmarket.

Designed to appeal to both professional and non-professionalguitarists, the Blue Dog offers both clean boost, as well asmultiple overdrive tones. Designed to be interactive with theguitars volume control, the overdrive cleans up nicely by simplyrolling down the guitar volume.

Each pedal offers the following features:
• Five knobs to control Volume, Tone, Gain, Drive and Clean -allowing you to fine-tune your individual tone.
• Clean control to blend clean signal back into the overdrivensignal, bringing back all the harmonic overtones. 
• True bypass on/off switch
• 9-volt operation and standard DC input

Depending on how this feature is used, it can have a varyingeffect on the overall tone of the pedal. If for example the pedalis used to overdrive a clean sounding amp, the Clean knob willdetermine the "grittiness" of the signal. A wide-open Clean settingcan be used to push the amp into mild breakup in addition to thetone of the Blue Dog overdrive section. Or you may find that theDrive knob wide open with the Clean knob fully counter-clockwise isthe sound your after. Conversely, if the Blue Dog is used in frontof an already overdriven amp the pedal can be used to punch throughfor solos, or can subtly, (or not so subtly), change the ampscharacter. Dialing in more clean settings can help a thickoverdriven sound maintain clarity and definition, (especially pickattack).

Designed and built in the USA, the Blue Dog is shipping now.Suggested retail/street price is $139.00 whether purchased at aretail outlet or via our website direct.

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