Posted by
Paolo De Gregorio
Sep 21, 2018

In a few words, the VFE Dragon overdrive deconstructs the logic behind all the most popular overdrive circuits (i.e. cutting bass before distortion and cutting treble after it) and lets you play with it through separate knobs controlling a Lo-Pass and a High Pass filter. A drive pushing up to 50db of gain will do the rest…

This should allow to approximate the tone of anything from Tubescreamer to the Rat to the Klon, etc.

Here’s the video by Rabea Massaad.

Tubescreamer. Rat. Klon. OCD. Tim. KoT. What do all these beloved drive circuits have in common? They all cut bass before distortion, and cut treble after distortion. This basic recipe is the backbone of many of the dirt pedals you use.

Enter the Dragon, a dynamic overdrive designed to give you ultimate power over the pre-gain bass cut (HPF) and post-gain treble cut (LPF). Precisely tighten or fatten up your low end, smooth out the top end or add sparkle. Go from a transparent tone to a focused mid boost to push through a dense band mix, or just use it to light your favorite drive on fire.

– True bypass with buffered bypass option via internal switch

– Massive amount of boost on tap to push any amp

– Internal trimpot to adjust the compression of the gain stage

– Cut filters can be 6dB or 12dB for more extreme EQ cuts