The FFX Goldmember is a German-made dual overdrive designed to respect your playing dynamics and provide you with maximum tone flexibility.

The company’s second dual overdrive, the Gold Member features on the right-hand side a drive that can offer a wide range of tones, from clean boost to pushed drive, all the way to power amp distortion. With two gain controls, you can achieve either distorted or clean preamp gain, resulting in complex or rough tones. Engaging the “+” switch opens up two distinct gain ranges, allowing for extra experimentation.

The left-hand side provides even more tonal variety and gain. Even with minimal gain added, it functions as a slightly driven boost, offering additional controls for low and high frequencies, as well as a feed control that works with the EQ section to precisely fine-tune the frequency saturation.

Designed to cater to both traditional and modern players, the Goldmember features independently routable drive sides, making it perfect for use in switching systems (a simple patch cable can switch the order of the drives or allow to insert extra pedals in between the two).

For those seeking classic blues and rock sounds, the recommended order is L > R.

Have a listen to the tones of this pedal in the demo video below.

FFX Goldmember Dual Overdrive, Builder’s Notes

The Gold Member Dual Overdrive is packed with classic drive and distortion spirit, but focusses on playing dynamics and tonal flexibility for the demanding player of the 21st century. We’ve worked very hard to erase most of the internal compression, since we think there’s already enough of that going in other parts of the signal chain (amps, consoles, outboard, floor monitors etc.)

Our second dual overdrive in the line-up speaks to the traditional player, but also serves the needs of contemporary axe swingers, who might be using a complex rig with a loop switcher. Both drive sides of the Gold Member can be routed independently for the use in a switching system. A simple patch cable can reverse the order from R > L to L > R. Or you can just use the two outer jacks to use the pedal in the most simple way.

The right hand side offers everything from clean boost to pushed drive all the way to power amp distortion. Two gain controls give you access to either distorted or clean preamp gain, creating complex or rough tones. The “+” switch will offer you two different gain ranges to experiment with.

The left hand side holds more tonal variety and gain reserves. However, with almost no gain added, it also serves you well as a slightly driven boost with added controls for low and high frequencies, as well as a feed control which works hand in hand with the EQ section to fine-tune the saturation of the frequencies. Our favorite order is L > R if you’re into some of the classic blues & rock sounds that influenced generations of guitar players!