The Kartakou Warmer Overdrive is a highly tweakable Tube Screamer inspired pedal from Belarus that features a bass boost toggle switch and an asymmetrical clipping mode that gives you a slightly crunchier tone.
It comes with five different chips you can change yourself: original JRC4558D, NE5532, TL072, TL062, LM358. Every chip has it’s own tone and different noise level.
Cheers from Belarus! I am engineer-electronic with Belarusian Technical University diploma. Also I play guitar about ten years, play five years in a band. Once I decided that doing effects/amps and other musical equipment is much more interesting for me than doing some other electronic or program products with no soul 🙂 Now my business is creating pedals, tube preamps, amps, etc. Every product I do by myself. And this is lot for one of my projects – Warmer OverDrive. This is Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808 pedal replica with some interesting upgrades. They are:
– Bass boost mod (brings more lows in your tone);
– Asymmetrical clipping mod (give you a little bit more “crunchy” sound);
– True bypass;
– Sexy light frame lighting when effect is ON (see pictures guys, that’s looks really sexy:)). It can be switched off, for longer battery life, switch is on a back side of PCB;– And one more killing feature: take a look at last picture. PCB has special design for quick changing of main chip. I give you five different types of chips: original JRC4558D, NE5532, TL072, TL062, LM358. Every chip has it’s own tone and have different noise level (it’s significant if you use pedal for warm-up your amp). You can change it by yorself and decide what tone you love more.