At NAMM 2018 we caught up also with our friends from Crazy Tube Circuits (part of the numerous contingent of Greek pedal companies participating in the Anaheim convention).
The manufacturer showed us their second version of the Ziggy Overdrive, a two -channel Plexi-style distortion that’s one of the company’s most popular pedal.
This British-flavored dual overdrive/distortion runs internally at 18v for increased headroom and is designed with discreet MOSFET gain stages to respond like a tube amp. The two channels have different gain settings (Low Gain and High Gain), each with its own controls and footswitch, so they can be stacked on top of each other.
The gain knobs also affect the voicing by adding more bass the higher the settings.
We added the Crazy Tube Circuits Ziggy V2 to our list of the Best Plexi-style Pedals.
Check out the video we shot at our Stompbox Booth, and discover more new devices in our comprehensive, interactive page of new pedals announced at NAMM 2018.
The Crazy Tube Circuits Ziggy v2 is a British flavored dual overdrive / distortion designed with discreet MOSFET gain stages to respond like a tube amp with ultra touch sensitivity so that you can control everything from your guitar’s volume knob and pick attack.
A silent relay true-bypass switching circuit selects between 2 separate overdrive/distortion channels – low and high gain – each with its own controls for ultimate versatility. Low gain channel is voiced after late 60s Super Bass while high gain channel sounds and responds like a late 70s Master Volume British amp.
Gain knobs on both channels also act as voicing controls adding more bass as you turn clockwise, choosing from jangly and sparkling clean to thick crunch while tone knobs behave as a presence control adding bite to your tone.
An internal circuitry provides 18V DC from a standard 9V DC power supply to ensure maximum headroom and tube like response.