Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Pedal

With four different modes -- 808-style, lead, rhythm, and high-gain -- the Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive lets you craft meaty overdriven tones.
Based on the original Sparkle Drive, the Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD overdrive pedal provides your output with four distortion circuits to forge a driving array of aural excitement. You have standard tone, volume, gain, and clean control dials that allow you to use this pedal as a distortion pedal -- achieving that creamy Tube Screamer-style distortion -- a simple clean boost pedal, or a combination of both. Mixing in your clean signal with your distorted signal allows for some interesting combinations to try out.

Mixing In That Iconic Tube Screamer 808-Style Distortion

The original concept of the Sparkle Drive pedal was have the ability to mix in your clean signal with that oozing and creamy 808-style distortion for a more dynamic sound. Your Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD pedal goes a little further by offering a MOD control with four different distortion circuits: stock, lead, rhythm, and high gain.

Selecting your Different MOD Settings

You have four different distortion circuits to play around with. The stock setting is modeled after the standard 808 overdrive sound. The lead setting brings in more gain and a thicker tonal color with more body and smoother highs. The rhythm setting has a slight mid cut and sounds great for chunky rhythm syncopations. The high gain circuit features even more gain with well defined lows and highs -- a setting that pairs really well with humbuckers.

Shaping Your Sonic Signature

Aside from your MOD settings, you also have read more gain, tone, clean, and volume controls. The gain brings in the amount of distortion, and the tone control determines how bright or dark your signal gets. The volume control sets your overall volume level, and the clean control establishes how much of your clean signal you want mixed in with your distorted signal. With the gain all the way down, you can use this pedal as a simple clean boost effect to get your output to cut through the mix.

Features:

- Overdrive pedal with four different distortion circuits -- stock, lead, rhythm, and high gain
- One 1/4" instrument input
- One 1/4" output
- Gain, tone, clean, and volume controls
- True bypass switching via gold-contact relay with LED
- Clean boost circuit
- Plexi top panel
- Powered via 9-volt battery or external power supply -- sold separately
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- Create multiple, layered amp sounds - one clean, one overdriven

- Four unique overdrive/distortion circuits: Stock, Lead, Rhythm & High Gain

- 100% clean boost circuit with tons of output

- True bypass switching via gold-contact relay with LED

- Plexi Top Panel

- Hand built in the U.S.A.

- 5-year warranty*
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VDM
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VDM
Voodoo Lab Warranty ´╗┐Voodoo Lab offers a full five-year warranty on their products.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 707-545-0600

Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive

The Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive MOD Overdrive Pedal features all the tones of the original Sparkle Drive, plus 3 custom mods from punchy and modern to thick singing lead. Sparkle Drive MOD delivers all the overdrive tones of the original Sparkle Drive, but with a twist. Using the MOD switch, you can select the stock 808-based circuit, or instantly pick from 3 different custom modifications. Whether you need more gain, tighter bass response, a more vocal midrange, or a thick and juicy lead tone, Sparkle Drive MOD gives you the tools to get there.

In VINTAGE mode, you get the classic tube-style midrange grind that's great for blues or for boosting your solos. Mod 1 is the LEAD circuit with extra gain, a thick and juicy bottom end, and smooth highs that are perfect for single-note melodies. Mod 2 delivers punchy "mid cut" RHYTHM tones that are great for chunky rock power chords and funk. Mod 3 gives you the HIGH GAIN treatment with articulate highs and an aggressive bottom end.

Features also include a unique "clean" control that allows you to blend in a boosted direct signal restoring the attack and feel. Switching is true bypass via gold-contact relay.

Features:

- Create multiple, layered amp sounds
- one clean, one overdriven
- Four unique overdrive/distortion circuits: Stock, Lead, Rhythm & High Gain
- 100% clean boost circuit with tons of output
- True bypass switching via gold-contact relay with LED
- Plexi Top Panel
- Hand built in the U.S.A.
- 5-year warranty
(3 ratings)
Submitted October 24, 2018 by John G in Henrico, VA
"Great boost and drive pedal"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
The Voodoo labs Sparkle mod has brought my amp to life. The added drive selector is well worth the additional cost. You want some transparency just set the top selector to first position (same circuit as original Sparkle) turn down the gain all the way turn up the clean blend and its pretty transparent. You can also get a fuzz sound out of this by switching your overdrive selector. I also use it to drive my TC MojoMojo.
Musical Background:
jam at home and with friends
Musical Style:
blues and rock
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