Great Eastern FX Co.

Small Speaker Overdrive (SSO)

Small Speaker Overdrive (SSO)

Regular price $249.00 USD
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It's an open secret that some of the greatest guitar tones of all time were recorded using surprisingly small amps. While "student-model" combos like the famous tweed Champ were never really designed for professional use, recording engineers long ago discovered that these small amps are dynamite in the studio. 

 

In front of a microphone, the low-end roll-off and focused mids you get from a smaller speaker become a distinct advantage. Combined with the dynamic break-up of a simple Class-A amp circuit, this characteristic frequency response makes for killer guitar tones that sit brilliantly in the mix, sounding anything but small.

 

The SSO is not an ‘amp-in-a-box’ emulation of one particular amp. Instead, this unique circuit captures some of the most desirable characteristics associated with small-speaker, vintage valve combos when miked up in the studio – punchy, upper mid focus, earthy breakup and super sensitive, expressive playing dynamics.

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Pat K
Versatile

I'm happy with this as my new overdrive because it doesn't sound like any other and has it's own distinct voice. It replaced my EQD speaker ripper.

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Tight medium gain drive

Super responsive to volume pot and finger dynamics. Pushes the mids like an old tweed. It has a nice sag color to it. It works best in an already dirty amp and takes boosts very well.

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Dennis DelGaudio
Chewy Goodness!

Is it exactly like a tweed Fender Champ? No. Does it capture the vibe? Yes. To my ears, it’s more like halfway to a fuzz. It certainly responds to your guitar’s volume knob as such. Plenty of output. Bass and treble controls work perfectly. I absolutely LOVE it!!!

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Steve
Big sound in a small package

The small speaker overdrive pedal nails the small speaker tweed amps of the 50s giving that lush sound of its breakup. I have an original fender 1958 Harvard Tweed and comparing the sound It was pleasantly surprisingly similar between amp and pedal. So now if I want that sound I don’t have to bring my vintage amp with me to a gig. The pedal is well built and well worth the price.

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Robert Caux
SSO

Great OD, unique, fantastic. I love it