Overdrive & Distortion

A classic overdrive pedal, without the fuzz of many modern overdrives. This one very uniquely the first ever: Serial #0001. As Lovetone put it, "an instant flash-back to that dynamic, singing, BIG late 60's / early 70's brown sound that is associated with countless classic records spanning the whole musical spectrum . . . will make any new guitar sound 30 years older!" Best experienced through an amp that's already cooking! One of a trio of Lovetones owned by Henry Olsen, bass guitarist with Primal Scream.

Loved by: Johnny Marr, Kirk Hammett, Henry Olsen - and many more.

Short (1 - 3 days):

£15.00/day

Medium (4 - 7 days):

£10.00/day

Long (8+ days):

£7.50/day

1995 Lovetone Brown Source
Classic Overdrive

Such is the demand, and such is the Analog.Man commitment to quality hand-built production, you'll be on a 2-year waiting list for one of these beauties. A brilliantly designed overdrive that takes an amp at reasonable settings, and makes it sound like it would sound if it were naturally driven to pure, smooth, tube distortion. Actually two overdrive pedals in one box, each with separate controls, and internal DIP switches to vary the level of Clean, Overdrive & Distortion output. Modern-day classic!

Loved by: John Mayer, Wayne Sermon, Noel Gallagher, and many more.

Short (1 - 3 days):

£12.00/day

Medium (4 - 7 days):

£8.00/day

Long (8+ days):

£6.00/day

2008 Analog.Man King Of Tone
Legendary Limited Edition Overdrive

Not the reissue. This one's the original. Ibanez produced their fabled "9" series for a relatively short run, from 1982 -1985. This is one of those, and comes loaded with the original (and venerated) JRC4558D chip. Famous for its "mid-hump" boost" to midrange frequencies. And today, one of the most successful, replicated and "modded" pedals in history, A solid gold (or green) classic overdrive.

Loved by: The Edge, Noel Gallagher, Billie Joe Armstrong, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, John Squire, Carlos Santana . . . enough said!

Short (1 - 3 days):

£9.00/day

Medium (4 - 7 days):

£6.00/day

Long (8+ days):

£4.50/day

1983 Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
Original, Holy Grail Overdrive

The overdrive of choice throughout the 80s & 90s, this one from the final year of the legendary LM308 chip, the one everyone raves about. Built to withstand a nuclear apocalypse. Huge range of overdrive, distortion and fuzz, with crystal clear dynamic response. Absolute classic!

Loved by: Kurt Cobain, Noel Gallagher, Dave Grohl, Dave Gilmour, James Hetfield, Alex Turner . . . ad infinitum.

Short (1 - 3 days):

£9.00/day

Medium (4 - 7 days):

£6.00/day

Long (8+ days):

£4.50/day

1996 ProCo RAT 2,
Legendary Flat-Box Overdrive, LM308 Chip

Paul Crowther first produced the Hot Cake when he was with Split Enz in the 1970s. He knew what he wanted, couldn't find it, so made it himself. And only a couple of new releases since then, he's stayed true to the basic formula - a great fat overdrive that retains the underlying tonality of the guitar without resorting to fuzz. So good, I've got two. One for me, one for you.

Loved by: Thom Yorke, Ed O'Brien, Noel Gallagher, Steve Cradock, Hugh Harris, Neil Finn, to name just a few.

Short (1 - 3 days):

£6.00/day

Medium (4 - 7 days):

£4.00/day

Long (8+ days):

£3.00/day

2015 Crowther Audio Hot Cake Overdrive
Designed By A Guitarist, For Guitarists

Built to withstand the explosive overdrive that it creates, lovely boutique overdrive pedal. Smart addition of the Calibre pot gives wide range to the tone and depth of the overdrive. Great high quality componentry gives you all the breadth and reliability to recreate classic overdrive across a range of amps.

Loved by: Overdrive junkies wanting to explore a full range of tones, from hairy blues to hard rock.

Short (1 - 3 days):

£6.00/day

Medium (4 - 7 days):

£4.00/day

Long (8+ days):

£3.00/day

2015 Thorpy Gunshot Overdrive
Just Explodes Out Of Your Amp

More often seen in purple, this is one of a Limited Edition run of 300 Riots in metallic green, with lovely cream vintage control knobs. All the quality and versatility you'd expect from the Suhr brand. Lovely range from overdrive to full-on distortion, and some very nice modulation from dynamic to high gain vintage with the 3-way voice toggle.

Loved by: The ones that need that little bit more, not just overdrive, but a heavy sprinkling of distortion on top, please.

Short (1 - 3 days):

£6.00/day

Medium (4 - 7 days):

£4.00/day

Long (8+ days):

£3.00/day

2000s Suhr Riot Limited Edition Distortion
High-Gain Distorted Valve Amp, Nailed

Famed and loved for his beautiful custom amps, Reinhold Bogner has taken it all one step further with a limited range of pedals designed with audio pioneer Rupert Neve (whose equipment has underpinned recordings as diverse as Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" and Nirvana's "Nevermind"). And the result: "fire-breathing pandemonium". Nice touch too with the central jewel lamp that reacts to the dynamics of your playing.

Loved by: Lovers of beautifully engineered design, rich tone and dynamic distortion.

Short (1 - 3 days):

£6.00/day

Medium (4 - 7 days):

£4.00/day

Long (8+ days):

£3.00/day

2015 Bogner Burnley Distortion
Yes, That Bogner, Plus Audio Pioneer Rupert Neve

The Electro-Harmonix Big Muff is the stuff of legends, so much so that it's had more replicas and tributes than guitarists that have used it (well, probably). This is one of the very finest of those replicas, based on the 1973 - 77 Big Muff, also known as the Ram's Head. Staggering sustain. The perfect pedal for pretty much any solo by David Gilmour since the 1970s.

Loved by: Big Muff fans everywhere, and anyone that wants their guitar to sing, and keep singing.

Short (1 - 3 days):

£6.00/day

Medium (4 - 7 days):

£4.00/day

Long (8+ days):

£3.00/day

2017 Vick Audio 73 Ram's Head "Big Muff"
Sustain To Serve A Prison Sentence To

Massive distortion pedal for heavy rock lovers everywhere. Rothwell don't make clones or repros. They make pedals from the ground up. And this one has everything you need, from boost to full-on distortion for a truly huge heavy rock sound, rhythm or lead. This one should be cloned by other pedal builders!

Loved by: Heavy rock guitarists that want to push it to 11.

Short (1 - 3 days):

£4.50/day

Medium (4 - 7 days):

£3.00/day

Long (8+ days):

£2.25/day

2010 Rothwell Switchblade Distortion
This One Goes To 11

It's a micro-pedal, but God, can it kick down doors. Built to replicate the sound of a far more expensive (and larger) overdrive, its size may fool you at first. But when you plug it in, this delivers in spades. Terrific cooking valve overdrive.

Loved by: Those wanting to recreate the overdrive of amps cranked to 11, without waking up the neighbours (much).

Short (1 - 3 days):

£4.50/day

Medium (4 - 7 days):

£3.00/day

Long (8+ days):

£2.25/day

2015 Wampler Tumnus Overdrive/Boost
A Bite That's Bigger Than Its Bark

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