If you enjoy hefty amounts of headroom, the hand-wired 112+ Drive Channel by Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Demedash Effects should tickle your fancy: it runs at 34v internally, when most pedal companies feel special when running their effects at 18v, instead of 9v, for increased headroom…
The pedal can deliver a wide range of driven tones thanks to its three-knob EQ section and a two-way toggle switch that “sets how much bass is passed into the drive section.”
The description under the collector//emittor video below does a great job of describing what the original signal is put through, rather than repeating the same thing over, we’ll let you go directly to the source.
The 112+ takes a standard Boss-style 9.6v, center negative Power supply connector as used on most guitar pedals. Internally, however, an LT1054 charge pump is used to boost that up to 34v for an insane amount of headroom.
From the input, the signal encounters a discrete JFET preamp where it gets a big [mostly] clean boost. Even when your Drive Control is turned down to 0, this clean boost will be present, giving you a the ability apply a nice sizzly boost with an active EQ .
After the preamp, the signal encounters the ‘Voice’ control, which sets how much bass is passed into the drive section. The way this is set will affect the overall character of the drive’s saturation (clipping).
Minimizing the amount of bass being driven into clipping leads to a vintage rock sound, whereas letting it all through provides a fat, heavy dirt tone. Halfway between the two, you get a more standard drive sound – a bit of sculpting that accentuates the guitar’s primary frequencies and suppresses anything that might overlap with a bassist’s playing.
Next, the drive section is found. The amount of gain applied is controlled by the ‘Drive’ Knob. The more gain, the bigger the signal. Once big enough, it overcomes the clipping threshold and distorts in an interesting, dual-stage way.
The signal then gets re-amplified before being sent off to a 3-Band Active EQ, offering boost/cut capabilites for each band, as controlled by the ‘Bottom’, ‘Mid’, and ‘Top’ conrols on the front panel. These controls give you the ability to tailor the sound for the purpose you intend to use the pedal for. From relatively transparent, to bright treble boost, to chunky, to crisp, to mid-heavy, to scooped, you have enormous control.
Finally, an active volume control lets you control the final volume, from bedroom-friendly levels all the way up to slam-the-clean-channel-of-your-amp-so-hard-it-becomes-a-dirt-channel loud.