mantra overdrive by blackout effectors: equally capable of invoking the sacred sounds of a classically refined overdrive and summoning wickedly raunchy drive, with more crunch on tap than the “overdrive”
moniker usually entails. with such a wide palette of tones and character the mantra will feel just as at home at the feet of the stalwart blues crowd as it will the quintessential rock & roll
the mantra utilizes amp-like circuit architecture, with multiple cascaded mosfet and jfet gain stages to insure the most natural, touch-sensitive overdrive conditions possible and a seemingly endless range of
clean-up with your guitar’s volume knob. we burned a lot of midnight oil to make sure that the mantra could get down with vintage-type, low output single coils and hot humbucker pickups alike. from gently
fingerpicked melodic phrases to bludgeoning riffs that you’ll want to play over and over and over... controls:
bass: cut it or crank it. one thing is for sure, you won’t be left wanting.
treble: crank it up without losing any lowend or drop it down to emphasize those mids. smooth out your highs or let ‘em sizzle!
gain: from vintage tweed-like chime to blazing drive.
volume: like it loud? we thought you might.
comprised of all discrete transistors/components and absolutely no diode clipping, the mantra is genetically far removed from the run-of-the-mill overdrive fare and the sonic difference is clear. like all
blackout pedals, these gems are handmade (with precision & balls!) at our shop in asheville, nc, with high-quality components and rock solid construction throughout.
chassis: beautiful glossy transparent gold finish with a blood red silk screen graphic. the transparent gold allows a lot of the chassis’ natural surface variations to come through, providing a finish with real
depth for a three dimensional look.
mantra physical dimensions (height measurements include rubber feet)