Blues Overdrive Pedal
    Product # 611611
    Blues Overdrive Pedal
    Product # 611611
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    Blues Overdrive Pedal

    Add a blues distortion effect to your pedal board with this Blues Overdrive Pedal from Monoprice!

    This pedal uses a FET transistor to simulate the sound of tube amplifier distortion, resulting in that dirty, overdriven tone that is perfect for the blues and hard rock. You can control both the Gain and Tone of the overdrive effect, as well as the output volume. The pedal features true bypass, so it won't alter your tone when not actively in use.

    The casing is metal for long term durability. It is powered using either a 9VDC power adapter with a negative tip/center, such as our 9V Power Supply for Guitar Pedals (PID 611690) or a 9V alkaline battery (not included).

    Signal-to-Noise Ratio -90dB
    Input 1/4" monaural TS jack (impedance: 500 kilohms)
    Input Impedance 500 kilohms
    Output 1/4" monaural TS jack (impedance: 150 ohms)
    Output Impedance 150 ohms
    Recommended Load Impedance 10 kilohms
    Power Requirement 9V alkaline battery or 9 VDC AC adapter (tip/center negative plug)
    Current Draw 5.5mA
    Dimensions (WDH) 2.9" x 4.5" x 1.9" (73 x 115 x 48 mm)
    Weight (including battery) 9.5 oz. (270g)

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    are there any video's showing what any of these pedals sound like? I'm doing some research for a student who doesn't have much money but would like to listen to what they sound like before making a purchase. I'm looking at overdrives, reverbs, and delays.
    Joe J on Jan 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hey Joe

    I bought a bunch of monoprice pedals a little while back -- blues overdrive, mini delay, mini fuzz, chorus.

    Mini delay is a nice little pedal, sounds good and no reasons not to get one other than it is a manually adjusted tempo setting. If you need tap tempo this isn't for you.

    Mini fuzz is pretty cool; the tone knob will turn it from a sizzling distortion to a retro bass fuzz. Blend Co troll is a nice touch.

    Chorus is a basic chorus. A little bit noisy when engaged but if you just need a cheap chorus it'll do.

    That blues OD is a bit off though. I was thinking it would be just able as a clean boost but it doesn't get clean at all. Turning the gain to zero really just take a bit of gain and treble off. Tone knob seems to do the same. Does not have much headroom on the volume knob either. Provides a decent lower gain crunch tone that is useable but limited. Think early acdc crunch or Bryan Adams or something in that vein.

    4.0 / 5.0
    13 Reviews
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    Quality build, decent sound
    This pedal is a pretty great bang-for-the-buck pedal, especially if you can get it on sale. It appears to be mostly modeled after a Boss BD-2, and is very similar in toneoverdrivey at lower gain, and fairly fuzzy when cranked. It doesn't seem to be quite as touch-sensitive as a bona find Boss, and it seems just a touch harsherI keep the tone lower than I did on my old BD2.

    Overall, I'm very happy with it. Packaging was very spiffy, as mentioned above the build quality is quite superb. I have no qualms taking it out to gigs, it's better built than most other budget pedals I've owned. I wish it were through-hole components like the BD-2, because the SMT components of this pedal make it neigh impossible to modifyI was somewhat hoping for this to be a cheap platform for modifying, but alas it is not. That said, I'm more than pleased with the construction and the tone for the price I paid, and if you're looking for a blues overdrive sound without paying name brand prices this is the best I've tried yet.

    PROS: Pedal is very well built. Brushed aluminum enclosure with pretty blue finish, a convenient battery door on the back, and rubberized, grippy surface on the back. True bypass.

    CONS: SMT construction does not allow repair or modification.
    July 29, 2015
    Always on, for better or worse
    Compared to the red 611614 Overdrive pedal, I thought this might be a little more subtle something I could use as a clean boost at lower settings., then add drive when I wanted to get crunchy. I found that not to be the case when this pedal was on, there was no "zero" on the effect, so it was always a little bit dirty and that minimum dirt at default was more present than I wanted. (By contrast, I wound up liking the red 611614 Overdrive, which did offer the from-zero range I was hoping for.) I also found the 611611 to be a bit muddy through humbuckers, but I'm told this kind of pedal really likes single coils, so keep that in mind if you're in the market.

    PROS: Affordable and worth the experiment
    Nice sturdy housing attractive finish

    CONS: Effect sweep didn't start as low as I'd hoped
    May 27, 2016
    Does the job!
    The reason I wanted an overdrive pedal was because getting good overdrive with my amp generally meant setting off the neighbors car alarm. I can take this pedal and get good overdrive sound with the amp working at TV listening volumes. Using a Fender Princeton Chorus, known for it's clean channel, I get a good bluesy, tubey sound that is absolutely satisfying. And it is cheap!

    PROS: Does exactly what you want it to do.
    Sounds good without shaking the house down.
    Way better than the gain in my solid state amps.

    CONS: Does not quite reproduce that over-driven tube sound, but that might be the result of keeping the volume down.
    May 18, 2016
    Hits the Sweet Spot
    As far as Monoprice pedals go, I own this one and the Tube Overdrive. I bought the Tube Overdrive first and was impressed enough to go after another. At this price point you're really getting a great deal, the other metal casing blues driver is nearly $100.00! The pedal adjusts from a just dirty boast to gritty gain overdrive. I seem to lose a little low end when adding gain but my start to pop out. Highs can be adjusted for taste with the tone knob. One advantage this pedal has over the Tube Overdrive is it has the option to use a 9v battery. When I hook the pedal up to a filtered power supply (Joyo Powersupply 2) or the battery I don't get any humming. I love the tone, pedal is at price we can all be happy with, great job Monoprice!

    PROS: sounds great, metal casing, just the right size, option to use battery, true bypass, price point

    CONS: control knobs are plastic and seem vulnerable to damage
    February 28, 2015
    Great sound
    Overall, really good. I tried last night with a friend and we manage to play from blues to Rolling Stones (also some Led Zeppelin).

    Expanding a little bit:


    - Great sound, and you can adjust the tone for your taste.

    - Cool casing. It is metallic blue and the texture is really neat.

    - Small, it is like a boss pedal but the height is a little less.

    - Cheap (I bought this one for half the price).


    - Monoprice does not have demo videos for the pedals, so you don't know how they sound until you get them.

    - The instructions are not really useful, they just state the obvious. I think that there is space for more in the instructions provided.

    PROS: - Great sound.

    - Cool casing.

    - Small.

    - Cheap.

    CONS: - Monoprice does not have demo videos for the pedals.

    - The instructions are not really useful.
    Gets the job done
    I use on a variety of guitars and pickups, for my needs it works best with P90's on a solid body guitar. It howls and it growls just like I want it to, it does collect a lot of line noise, but many of these lower priced pedals do in fact collect or build up immense "hum" or line noise. It suits my needs and especially my budget.

    PROS: Price, well built, rugged.

    CONS: uncontrollably overdrives my hollowbody Humbuckers, but I like it for tele, SG's and P90 LP's and Jazzmaster.
    May 7, 2016
    Great Pedal For The Price!
    I bought this as a X-mas present for myself. The price was great. I got the pedal in about 3 days after ordering it. The construction is solid and the sound is really good considering how inexpensive it is. I just wish I had purchased a a/c adapter along with it. Went through four 9 volt batteries before I finally bought one.

    PROS: Excellent price
    Solid construction
    nice color

    CONS: LED could be a little brighter
    January 25, 2016
    just what the doctor ordered
    great little unit! good value for money and produces some terrific sounds. I played my tele thru it and it sounded fantastic.

    Con: had a little trouble figuring out how to get the battery compartment open (especially following the instructions in the manual), but finally managed to open the lid with breaking it.
    March 2, 2017
    3 months ago
    value for money
    Decent basic blues sounding pedal, the real bonus is the price. Perfect for a beginner craving a blues tone
    March 12, 2017
    3 months ago
    my favorite monoprice pedal
    At this great price point, I've bought about 7 monoprice pedals and this is by far my favorite. Great sound, very little feedback relatively speaking, and goes great when combined with the monoprice Fuzz.
    January 4, 2017
    10 months ago

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