Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Mod Guitar Effects Pedal
All the tones of the original Sparkle Drive, plus 3 custom mods from punchy and modern to thick singing lead!
Sparkle Drive MOD delivers all the overdrive tones of the original Sparkle Drive, but with a twist. Using the MOD switch, you can select the stock 808-based circuit, or instantly pick from 3 different custom modifications. Whether you need more gain, tighter bass response, a more vocal midrange, or a thick and juicy lead tone, Sparkle Drive MOD gives you the tools to get there.
In VINTAGE mode, you get the classic tube-style midrange grind that's great for blues or for boosting your solos. Mod 1 is the LEAD circuit with extra gain, a thick and juicy bottom end, and smooth highs that are perfect for single-note melodies. Mod 2 delivers punchy "mid cut" RHYTHM tones that are great for chunky rock power chords and funk. Mod 3 gives you the HIGH GAIN treatment with articulate highs and an aggressive bottom end.
Features also include a unique "clean" control that allows you to blend in a boosted direct signal restoring the attack and feel. Switching is true bypass via gold-contact relay.
|Sparkle Drive Mod features:|
Create multiple, layered amp sounds - one clean, one overdriven
Four unique overdrive/distortion circuits: Stock, Lead, Rhythm & High Gain
100% clean boost circuit with tons of output
True bypass switching via gold-contact relay with LED
Plexi Top Panel
Hand built in the U.S.A.
SPARKLE DRIVE MOD
The original Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive pedal featured a unique “clean” blend
control allowing it to do richly detailed tones previously unheard of in a single
stompbox. Restoring the attack and feel which is lost in a highly compressed
overdrive circuit, the concept is the same as layering two amps, one clean and
the other saturated. With the Clean control turned all the way down, you get
vintage 808 overdrive tones. All the way up, it’s a 100% clean boost using a
studio grade opamp for crisp and super transparent sound without added noise.
Sparkle Drive MOD delivers all the overdrive tones and features of the original
Sparkle Drive, and more. Using the MOD knob, you can select the vintage 808-
based circuit, or instantly pick from 3 different custom modifications. Whether you
need more gain, tighter bass response, a more vocal midrange, or a thick and
juicy lead tone, Sparkle Drive MOD gives you the tools to get there.
Each pedal is hand built in the USA using high-grade precision parts, and
features true bypass switching via a high reliability gold-contact relay.
1. Gain: This sets the gain level for the overdrive sound only. It has no effect on
the “clean” signal. Use low settings to warm up and compress your tone. Turn it
up for additional sustain and saturation.
2. Tone: Turn it up for a brighter sound, down for darker. It is for the overdrive
only and has no effect on the “clean” signal.
3. Clean: This blends the boosted clean signal with the overdrive. All the way
down is overdrive only. All the way up is clean only. In between is a blend of both
clean and overdrive.
4. Volume: This sets the output level. Set as desired! Plenty of juice is available
to overdrive your tube amp.
5. MOD Knob:
• VINTAGE: This selection give you the classic 808 tube-style midrange grind
that’s great for blues or for boosting your solos.
1-LEAD: The lead circuit has extra gain, a thick and juicy bottom end, and
smooth highs that are perfect for single-note melodies.
2-RHYTHM: This punchy “mid cut” rhythm tone is great for chunky rock power
chords and funk.
3-HIGH GAIN: With extra gain, this mode delivers articulate highs and an
aggressive modern bottom end.
For video tutorials on suggested knob settings, rig examples and more, visit:
Sparkle Drive MOD can be powered by a single 9V battery. There is also a
special circuit that will warn you of a dying battery by pulsing the unit’s LED. To
preserve battery life, always disconnect the input cable when not in use. The
current draw for Sparkle Drive MOD is 35mA.
To replace the battery, remove the four screws that secure the bottom cover.
Sparkle Drive MOD can be powered externally with a regulated 9VDC power
supply eliminating the need for the internal battery. The external power supply
connector is a 5.5x2.1mm barrel with center negative. Voodoo Lab makes a
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