One of the new key ingredients to our demo video sound is the marvelous Black Box from Sarno Music Solutions, a true audiophile quality, vacuum tube pickup driver that brings your tone to life. In addition to this marvel, they also make some effects pedals, and today we’re going to look at the Earth Drive Overdrive Boost. An easy control section makes this one a cinch to set and go, but there’s a lot to be discovered inside this little green monster.
The Earth Drive has been designed to retain your instrument’s natural character while providing an organic, full-bodied, yet transparent sound. Volume, Drive and Tone knobs give you full control over the sounds this thing produces, with a wide range of options to play with and use. Turn the Drive down, and you get a gorgeous clean boost tone, warm and inviting for all to hear. Crank up the Drive, and prepare to be wowed by the overdriven harmonics and sustain for days. The Volume control gives you a ton of volume, too, perfect for driving any amp with ease.
Not just for guitar, the Earth Drive is at home providing power to bass, pedal steel, electric piano, organ and more, ranging in tone and versatility with each application. You won’t get any tonal coloration here, either, just a nice boost/drive presence that naturally enhances your original tone. Thanks so much to Brad and everyone at Sarno Music Solutions for giving us a crack at this guy – we have more reviews and demos of their gear coming in the near future, so check back often, and be sure to watch the demo video below while you wait. Cheers!