Jackson Audio Golden Boy Mini

The Jackson Audio Golden Boy Mini is not a smaller version of the popular Texan company‘s Golden Boy Programmable Overdrive – the two units are as big – but rather a streamlined one, which a more affordable price tag.

Taking the (uber-trendy) concept of transparent overdrive to new heights, the original unit was a Blues Breaker variant designed in collaboration with guitarist Joey Landreth and included a separate Boost footswitch and a novel preset system that were axed from this mini version, which retains the most sought-after features of the original: its tone, the flexible 3-band Baxandall-style EQ, and the most popular two clipping options: LED and Asymmetrical, selectable via a toggle switch.

Joey Landreth was also involved in this version of the Golden Boy, as you can see in one of the videos below.

Jackson Audio Golden Boy Mini, Builder’s Notes

The Golden Boy Mini – the epitome of versatile and transparent overdrive, designed in collaboration with the renowned guitarist Joey Landreth. With its exceptional harmonic detail and abundant headroom, this compact overdrive pedal takes the concept of transparent overdrive to new heights, using a simple and powerful interface.

Start enjoying the same tone and quality that Joey Landreth uses night in and night out on tour.

The Golden Boy Mini is the perfect addition to any guitarist’s arsenal, allowing you to shape and enhance your tone in ways you’ve never imagined. Its transparent nature ensures that your core tone remains intact, while adding a dynamic of warmth, richness, and depth that elevates your playing to new levels.

Its intuitive controls allow you to dial in the perfect blend of overdrive, from subtle grit to soaring, harmonically rich tones. The pedal’s wide-ranging gain control ensures that it can adapt to any musical style or genre, whether you’re playing delicate fingerpicked melodies or unleashing blistering solos. Pair it with Asymmetrical or Led Clipping and put the final touches with it’s 3-band Baxandall-style EQ.

Beyond its exceptional sound, the Golden Boy Mini is built to withstand the rigors of the road. It’s rugged construction and top-quality components ensure reliability and durability, making it a reliable companion for both studio sessions and live performances.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an aspiring guitarist, the Golden Boy Mini will transform your tone and ignite your creativity.

Discover the Golden Boy Mini and unlock the true potential of your guitar tone. Order yours today and witness the power of transparent overdrive like never before. Elevate your sound and embark on a sonic journey with the Golden Boy Mini!

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  • Top Mounted Jacks
  • Input Impedance: 1M
  • Output Impedance: 100k
  • Power Supply: DC
  • Voltage Input: 9V
  • Polarity: Center Negative
  • Current Draw: 35mA
  • Dimensions: 2.5” x 4.25”