Cole Music Co. has released the ParaDrive, their latest overdrive pedal. The first of the Parametric Pedal Series, this new offering boasts an innovative EQ section.
The ParaDrive features a dual FET/op-amp circuit that combines elements of several notable overdrive pedals, such as the ‘Yellow’ DOD OD-250, ‘Brown’ Ross Distortion and the more obscure Pearl OD-5. The dual FET Burr Brown/TI OPA2604AP circuitry underpins the two-knob gain structure, giving the ParaDrive its touch sensitivity and medium gain profile.
Users can explore the tonal spectrum of the ParaDrive via its intuitive two-knob EQ stack, comprising a Frequency and EQ Gain knob. Described as a parametric EQ section, the ParaDrive appears to incorporate some Baxandall-esque considerations as well. The twin knobs allows users to zone in on any frequency from 100Hz to 4kHz and employ a boost/cut of up to 15dB.
The ParaDrive is housed in a polished aluminium enclosure and features true-bypass switching for maximum tonal integrity.