10 Best Transparent Overdrives 2022

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JHS Morning Glory V4 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal – ⭐ Best Overall Transparent Overdrive

JHS MGV4 by JHS Pedals

  • Color: Gold
  • Weight: 1 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 3 inches
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty (within the usa).
JHS Morning Glory V4 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
  • Designed to be one of the most transparent overdrives out there
  • Adds mid to low level grit to Your crystal clean tone and tube like touch response to a less than ideal amp
  • Boosts a crunchy tone into thicker sustain and switches between two gain levels on the fly
  • Delivers all the tonal and responsive nuance that Your amp is missing, and Nothing that Your tone alReady has
  • Gain Control sweeps from Completely clean to rock ‘n’ roll
  • Tame the high end on brighter rigs with the side mounted bright cut switch
  • Features increased headroom and output for use as a Full frequency boost

Caline CP-12 Pure Sky Guitar Pedal Effect Highly Pure and – 💲 Best Budget Transparent Overdrive

CP-12 by MIMIDI

  • Color: CP-12
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.8 x 2.8 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year.
Caline CP-12 Pure Sky Guitar Pedal Effect Highly Pure and
  • ♪ Caline Pure sky pedal has a great high end with plenty of transparency.It can either be used as a overdrive or can be used in more of an EQ role being always on and used to shape your tone.
  • ♪ 4 Knobs:VOl,GAIN,TREBLEand BASS knobs. they allows massive versatility in your sound,you can cut or boost with surprising precision.
  • ♪ True bypass hardware switching,LED indicator shows the status of effect.
  • ♪ Small and space-saving,portable for guitarists carry.
  • ♪ Our guitar effect pedal With aluminum alloy shell, durable and stable.

Wampler Belle Transparent Overdrive Pedal

Belle by Wampler

  • Color: Green
  • Weight: 1 pounds
  • Warranty: Wampler 5-year manufacturer warranty.
Wampler Belle Transparent Overdrive Pedal
  • Transparent Overdrive Pedal with True Bypass Switching 9-18V Operation

Wampler Euphoria V2 Natural Transparent Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

EUPHORIAV2 by Wampler

  • Color: Euphoria OD
  • Weight: 1 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 7 inches
  • Warranty: 5 years.
Wampler Euphoria V2 Natural Transparent Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
  • A pedal known for its versatility and that old boutique catch phrase “transparency”
  • Goes from clean tones to extremely fat tones while adding a bit of warmth, a natural overdrive
  • Dynamic, with a great choice of tones (from gritty to smooth), yet able to respond to the volume knob like a tube amp
  • Features pre-gain bass control that gives the tone a warmth and sustain, as well as a fatness that a regular EQ stack cannot match
  • Easily adds a little bit of grit without any change in your tonality
  • 3 completely separate gain stages give you 3 distinct styles of overdrive

Electro-Harmonix BASS SOUL FOOD Transparent Overdrive Bass Guitar Pedal with

by Electro-Harmonix

Electro-Harmonix BASS SOUL FOOD Transparent Overdrive Bass Guitar Pedal with
  • Natural overdrive/clean boost sounds great on bass and guitar
  • Adjustable clean blend for articulate, full tone
  • Boosted power rails for extra definition and headroom
  • Selectable true or buffered bypass; Switchable -10dB pad
  • Ships with an EHX9.6DC-200 power supply

Jackson Audio Golden Boy Transparent Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal (GOLDENBOY) – 👑 Premium Pick

GOLDENBOY by Jackson Audio

  • Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 4 inches
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime.
Jackson Audio Golden Boy Transparent Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal (GOLDENBOY)
  • Very flexible overdrive with 4 presets for clipping options
  • Innovative GAIN CYCLE adjustment feature; divides level of gain into 4 equal parts
  • 3 band active EQ for maximum tonal flexibility
  • Added boost circuit is the same type of MOSFET boost circuit found on our top selling PRISM Preamp pedal
  • 9V DC (center negative)

JHS Pedals 3 Series Overdrive (3SOVERDRIVE)

3SOVERDRIVE by JHS Pedals

  • Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2 inches
  • Warranty: 4 year non-transferable warranty within the usa, registration required.
JHS Pedals 3 Series Overdrive (3SOVERDRIVE)
  • Made in Kansas City USA
  • Offers a wide range of overdrive sounds within straightforward design aesthetics. You can achieve anything from boost, transparent low gain, to huge amp-like medium overdrive sounds
  • The simple knob functions give you control over the Volume, Body (or EQ), and Drive
  • The Gain toggle gives you a choice between more saturated and compressed or more open and crunchy dynamics. This switch plays a big part in how the pedal responds to your playing and touch as a player
  • Runs on 9V DC Negative Center power and consumes 12mA

Donner Dumbal Drive Guitar Pedal True Analog Circuit Overdrive Pedal

by Donner

  • Color: blue
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.5 x 2.1 inches
Donner Dumbal Drive Guitar Pedal True Analog Circuit Overdrive Pedal
  • An overdrive circuit based on the legendary D-style amplifier.
  • Three clipping circuit mode.
  • Two ways of EQ adjustment.
  • Natural sound, real tube like touching, smooth compression and huge dynamic. Provides a clean transparent boost to mild warm crunchy overdrive guitar tone. A re-edition of *Timmy Overdrive.
  • Keeps the characteristics of the tones that the guitar naturally produces. 100% Analog, True Bypass. DC 9V Adapter power supply. (plug polarity is positive on the barrel and negative in the center).(Not Included)

USA Digital Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal with 4 Control Knobs

B00UWZSRXU by MIMIDI

  • Color: Orange
  • Weight: 0.6 pounds
  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.6 x 2.8 inches
USA Digital Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal with 4 Control Knobs
  • CP-18 Orange Burst overdrive is a classic tone machine, wonderful Christmas gifts for guitar players
  • 4 Knobs: Gain, Treble, Vol, and Bass. With these controls combined, it allows a great deal of versatility
  • 30dB+ clean boost with an adjustable ±15dB, two band active EQ which adds a wide range of harmonic content, Help you catch your ideal voice.
  • True bypass provide transparent tone, with LED light for indicating effects or bypass status
  • Small and space-saving,portable for guitarists carry.With aluminum alloy shell, durable and stable

Wampler Tumnus V2 Overdrive & Boost Guitar Effects Pedal

TUMNUSV2 by Wampler

  • Color: Tumnus OD/Boost
  • Weight: 0.44 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 7 inches
  • Warranty: 5 years.
Wampler Tumnus V2 Overdrive & Boost Guitar Effects Pedal
  • Designed to be a versatile addition to any setup, any style
  • Use with other pedals to shape the total gain, as a stand alone overdrive, or as a slightly dirty boost to push the front end of your amp
  • Can even be used as a buffer because this pedal is not true bypass
  • This pedal contains a buffered bypass tone legendary in its own right
  • The streamlined 3 control knobs (Volume, Gain, and Tone) allow you to quickly dial in your tones no matter what the gig calls for
  • Slim, compact design ensures that this pedal will fit anywhere on your board setup

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