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MANTRA OVERDRIVE

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Equally capable of invoking the sacred sounds of a classically refined overdrive AND summoning raunchy Stooges-esque drive, with more crunch on tap than the overdrive moniker usually entails. With such a wide palette of tones and character the Mantra Overdrive will feel just as at home at the feet of the stalwart blues crowd as it will the quintessential rock & roll protagonists. The Mantra OD is also at home on guitar, bass, organ, vocals, aux sends, etc.

The Mantra utilizes amp-like circuit architecture, with multiple cascaded MOSFET and JFET gain stages to insure the most natural, touch-sensitive overdrive conditions possible and a seemingly endless range of clean-up with your guitar's volume knob. We burned a lot of midnight oil to make sure that the Mantra could get down with vintage-type, low output single coils and hot humbucker pickups alike. From gently fingerpicked melodic phrases to bludgeoning riffs that you'll want to play over and over and over until you finally say fuxx your toobxcreamer.

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Equally capable of invoking the sacred sounds of a classically refined overdrive AND summoning raunchy Stooges-esque drive, with more crunch on tap than the overdrive moniker usually entails. With such a wide palette of tones and character the Mantra Overdrive will feel just as at home at the feet of the stalwart blues crowd as it will the quintessential rock & roll protagonists. The Mantra OD is also at home on guitar, bass, organ, vocals, aux sends, etc.

The Mantra utilizes amp-like circuit architecture, with multiple cascaded MOSFET and JFET gain stages to insure the most natural, touch-sensitive overdrive conditions possible and a seemingly endless range of clean-up with your guitar’s volume knob. We burned a lot of midnight oil to make sure that the Mantra could get down with vintage-type, low output single coils and hot humbucker pickups alike. From gently fingerpicked melodic phrases to bludgeoning riffs that you’ll want to play over and over and over until you finally say fuxx your toobxcreamer. This is rock-n-roll.

STANDOUT FEATURES |

  • Unequaled touch sensitivity and guitar volume knob cleanup
  • Orange-inspired tone section allows mid control by raising or lowering Treble & Bass controls
  • More gain range than usually available from “overdrives”
  • 2 internal trimpots for biasing jFet transistors. Pro tip: adjust for loudest output, if needing to rebias.
  • Try it at 18V!

What’s more Asheville than having a mantra?!?


TECHNICAL SPECS |

  • 9V – 18V!!! Negative center supply with 2.1mm plug required; top mounted.
  • Mono input/output jacks; side mounted.
  • 10-15mA current draw
  • 4.75″ tall x 2.75″ wide; 2.5″ height
  • Treble, Bass, Gain, Volume controls
  • Extremely touch sensitive cleanup, guitar volume knob clean up
  • Made by hand in Asheville, NC USA
  • True bypass switching

PDF MANUAL |  MANTRA MANUAL


PLEASE READ |

Wait times: When ordering direct from us understand that sometimes what you’re ordering will be on the shelf, but sometimes we are wiped out of stock by big dealer orders and currently building per-order. When building per-order you can expect your pedal to take at least 2 business days but sometimes up to 2 weeks to build before we’re ready to ship, excluding weekends. If you’re concerned, please contact us prior to ordering to see what we have ready immediately.

Return Policy: Our policy is basically this: if you want the option of returning a perfectly functional pedal please order from one of our dealers instead. We run a skeleton crew of builders and our primary focus is on building pedals. Product returns add a lot of administrative work to our day and in the end takes someone away from concentrating on what we do best. We do offer the option to buy direct from us, but it is more for your convenience and not ours. If the sales process becomes inconvenient or too time consuming for us administratively, it quickly becomes very unprofitable for us. On the other hand, our dealers’ primary focus is on the sales aspect. They employ people to do exactly the things that need to happen to facilitate more complex sales transactions, including product returns, refunds, exchanges, etc. Most of them have very flexible policies, because they have the manpower to do all of that.

Power: We recommend the Visual Sound 1Spot for single space power supplies. We’re not affiliated in any way with Visual Sound, but we do use 1Spots prolifically in our shop so they’re guaranteed to work optimally with our pedals. For $$ power supplies with recommend and use the Pedal Power Plus. Blackout pedals do not use batteries.

Knobs: The knobs that come on your pedal will sometimes vary from the photos provided. If you’re curious about which knobs we’re currently using on a particular pedal please contact us prior to ordering.

Candy: All Blackout pedals currently come with a sticker and a pick (when in stock). Printed manuals are not included. It’s just a waste of paper for something you may look at once, or not at all. All manuals are available on the website in PDF form.

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Warranty: 2 year; see details here.

Shipping Specs

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 7 x 7 x 6 in

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