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Feb 16, 2021

NRG Effects Purrer

The NRG Effects Purrer is a hand-made (in the UK) Dual Channel Overdrive for the tone lovers out there. The two channels are represented as a smiling orange cat and an angry, red one – we’ll let you guess which one is the louder of the two…

Its five knobs and two toggle switches open up a universe of tonal options, ranging from dynamic and transparent low gain tones, to full, open and smooth medium gain drive.

The two channels are not stacked but feature independent gain (PURR) settings that can be alternated through A/B footswitch action. There’s also a control (sometimes a knob, in older models a toggle switch) to fine-tune the red channel’s output level.

The three knobs at the top control respectively Master out (green) Presence (yellow) and Bass (white), while the toggle switch on the right gives you three voicings with different frequency and gain response

This pedal is getting some rave reviews from selected YouTube overdrive connoisseurs – if you fancy yourself one you should probably check it out.

NRG PURRER – Dual Gain Channel Overdrive

Natural, versatile and wide ranging overdrive pedal with dual footswitchable gain channels.

Lovingly and meticulously designed, handmade, hand-wired and hand-painted by Neil R. Grimes in Eastbourne, England, using all premium quality components.

“Happy Cat / Angry Cat” hand-painted graphics with LED eyes for PURR (gain) channel indication.

Robust and trustworthy mechanical true bypass switching with NRG quiet switching circuit to significantly reduce any pops and thumps that can occur when engaging high gain pedals.

Standard 9VDC (centre negative) power supply operation, drawing less that 30mA.

LOUD = Master output volume

BITE = Treble / presence

MILK = Fatness / bass content of drive

PURR = Gain 1 / Happy Cat drive

PURR = Gain 2 / Angry Cat drive

CLAW = Frequency and gain response – Three way toggle switch (previously named “soft”)

LEAP = Variable control of output level/boost/cut when red PURR gain channel is engaged.

Ranging from dynamic and transparent low gain tones, to full, open and smooth medium gain drive. Your tone and EQ is consistent at all gain settings, with your guitar and amp’s natural qualities and response always clear and intact. Great balance and string definition at all settings.

Footswitch between your two PURR (gain) settings, either orange or red for two independent gain/drive levels. PURR channel is indicated by either orange or red cat’s eyes being lit.

The variable LEAP control gives full control and fine tuning of the output level of the red PURR channel. This mini knob/potentiometer (replacing the 2-way toggle switch on older models) allows precise boost as well as cut on the red PURR channel.

Wide ranging and interactive controls allow you to shape your Purrfect drive tone, fine tuning to suit any instrument, pedal and amp setup.

BITE (treble) and MILK (fatness) controls can be used together to mould all kinds of original and classic tones.

Pushing up the BITE will create crisper tones with more presence and attack.

Pushing up the MILK will really fatten up the response and create more saturation at high gains.

With both rolled back, the midrange is prominent for classic drive pedal response. Around the centre of their travel you get balanced warm and clear tones.

With both the BITE and MILK controls up, you’ll get big drive tones with enhanced low and high end response and more of a midrange scoop.

CLAW toggle switch gives three variations of frequency and gain response. Standard, softened and brighter.

Lots of volume on tap to give just the right mix, impact or push your amp really hard.

Every pedal is handmade and hand-painted meaning that each one is individual and will vary slightly cosmetically.

Comes in presentation tin with personalised hand-signed and hand-coloured information sheet.