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Versatile Gain Levels
The Mesa Boogie Flux Drive is designed to produce the smooth sound of amp-style overdrive. It features a highly musical and responsive design that reacts to your guitar and amplifier setup to create a wide range of tones.
When used with a clean amplifier, the Flux Drive can be used as the complete overdrive link in your chain and produce everything from edge-of-breakup tones through to raucous high-gain sounds. When used with an already-overdriven amp, the Flux Drive will take your sound into increased saturation and can be used to create a sustaining solo tone - perfect for blues and rock. No matter how overdriven your sound becomes, the Flux Drive maintains the sought-after ability of an overdriven tube amp in that it lets you hear the true character of your guitar.
The Flux Drive features a Level control which can boost your signal up to +20dB. This can push your amplifier into increased saturation and compression, depending on how much headroom you have available. The Bass and Treble controls let you sculpt your sound and can bring out more harmonic complexity in your sound. These two controls let the Flux Drive act as a preamp to shape your tone and complement your guitar and amp characteristics.
True Bypass & Rugged Build Quality
The Flux Drive has a true bypass which means you'll maintain optimal signal clarity when the pedal is disengaged. It is designed and handcrafted in Petaluma, California, and features the renowned build quality and rugged construction standards that Mesa Boogie is known for.
Guitar World Magazine gave the Flux Drive their Gold Award:
"The Flux-Drive is more of a high-gain preamp than it is either a stand-alone distortion or overdrive box. Its well-tuned level, gain, bass and treble circuits give the user immense control over the tone and gain structure, making it easily the most versatile of Mesa’s pedal lineup…
In front of a clean channel, it produces a beautiful crunch tone, indistinguishable from a real tube-driven second channel. Let this pedal drive your already crunchy tone and it’s capable of transporting you… into an incredibly touch-sensitive world of detailed high-gain tone. Sustain becomes almost endless, and full-up settings on all controls yield the organic sound of tubes pushed to the limit.”
Read the full review on the Guitar World Magazine website
About Mesa Boogie
Petaluma-based Mesa Boogie is an American amp manufacturing company, established in 1971 by Randall Smith as a small repair shop initially. After producing amplifiers for prominent early customers including Carlos Santana and Ron Wood, Mesa Boogie quickly gained a reputation as a high-end amp designer with its iconic Mark Series amplifiers, still produced today. Mesa Boogie is now a prolific company with a key range of amplifiers including the Mark series, the Rectifier series, and the Express line. With players in all genres, from progressive metal to blues, rock, jazz, alt-rock and more, Mesa Boogie is widely regarded as one of the ultimate premium amplifier manufacturers, with a huge fan-base and diverse range of professional players.
- Designed and handcrafted in Petaluma, California, USA
- Versatile overdrive pedal with highly musical response
- True bypass switching
- Master level with up to +20db range
- Bass and treble controls for +/-12dB boost/cut
- Optional 9v battery or DC power
- Type: Overdrive
- Controls: Level, Gain, Bass, Treble
- Bypass: True Bypass
- Power: 9V Battery Powered (not included), 9V DC (center negative, 2.1mm x 5.5mm)
- Power Draw: 15mA
- Input Impedance: 1M Ohm (500k Ohm minimum)
- Output Impedance: 10k Ohm
- Dimensions (W/D/H): 2 .87'' x 4.77'' x 2.28'' (73mm x 122mm x 58mm)
- Weight: 0 .802 lbs. (364g) with battery, 0.702 lbs. (319g) without battery