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May 21, 2019

The Clockwork MultiDriverby Charlotte, NC ToneTuga FX is an ambitious pedal. The builder claims it can deliver – with only three knobs – anything “from a crisp treble boost to a crunchy distortion, to a fuzzy sustain,” covering all the ground you may want to be covered by a dirt pedal – or three.

This was achieved by painstakingly designing a circuit that, at different settings, provides different sweet spots:

At low gain settings it acts like a treble booster.
At mid gain/high volume, you get a sweet crunchy distortion.
At High gain/High volume settings, you get a low gain fuzz face lead tone.

There’s even a (not so) “secret” setting referred to as “Bit Crush-Factory of Fuzz-ish Atom Smashing”:

Gain set to max, roll guitar volume around maximum (9-10) or Minimum (1-2) for absolute destruction.

Here are two demos by GearManDude and Mike Hermans.

The Story: Can you only have one dirt pedal? Something that spans all the way from a crisp treble boost, to a crunchy distortion, to a fuzzy sustain, all from three knobs? I am a small board fan, 4-5 pedals at a time. This keeps me creative and fresh. So my drive section is always a little small and I needed to condense a few dirt categories into one easy to use pedal.

I wanted something that didn’t feel like it was three independent knobs, but rather three knobs that all work together in a sweet harmony. This pedal strikes me as “Clock like” because all of the knobs could be set pretty much anywhere and still sound incredible. There is no one “Sweet Spot”, they’re all sweet.

I called this a “Multi Driver” because at low gain settings it acts like a treble booster. At mid gain/high volume, you get a sweet crunchy distortion. At High gain/High volume settings, you get a low gain fuzz face lead tone.

Secret Setting: Bit Crush-Factory of Fuzz-ish Atom Smashing. Gain set to max, roll guitar volume around maximum (9-10) or Minimum (1-2) for absolute destruction. **Note: This effect is most prominent when the Clockwork Multidriver is first in the signal chain.**

Ultra bright LED, rugged foot switch, easy to grab unobtrusive knobs, all in a rugged, pedal board friendly enclosure.

As always, handmade in Charlotte, NC.

Controls:

Volume

Tone

Gain