ACHERON Bass Overdrive

dpFX Acheron bass overdrive with clean blend and boost
This is the old and discontinued version of Acheron.
Spice up your bass by adding some dirt without losing your FAT low-end. From a slight tasty grind, up-to massive fat growl. 'Acheron' responds in a wonderful way to the dynamics of your picking.
A CLEAN-blend function allows you to dial in as much of your dry signal as you want.
A BOOST foot-switch with controllable amount of boost (through the boost-knob) allows you to boost-up your volume and dirt in real time.
Note: The Boost function is available only when the effect is active.

  • big knob: amount of overdrive gain.
  • DRY: dial-in your dry signal
  • WET: dial-in the overdriven signal
  • TONE: controls the active low-pass filter of the circuit and sets the amount of high frequencies in your output. It only affects the 'wet' signal
  • BOOST: sets the amount of boost that you get when you step on the "BOOST" footswitch. The Boost can be used only when the effect is ON (left footswitch engaged)
  • BOOST foot-switch: when engaged it boosts your drive and volume (controlled by BOOST knob)
  • toggle switch: select between 3 (I,II,III) different tone styles for the 'wet' (overdriven) signal I. more high-mids & treble, II. more mids III. more low-mids (the effect of this function and how drastic it is depends on your instrument as well)

▹ Voltage Required: DC 9 Volt
[Do not exceed recommended voltage! It may damage the circuit.]
▹ Polarity: Negative tip
▹ Max Current draw: 25mA 
▹ True Bypass

▹ Read a full presentation and review by Pedal of the Day

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'ACHERON' (ancient Greek: Ἀχέρων) is a river located in the Epirus region of northwest Greece and it flows into the Ionian Sea. In ancient Greek mythology, Acheron was known as the "River of Woe", and was one of the five rivers of the Greek Underworld. In the Homeric poems the Acheron was described as a river of Hades, into which 'Cocytus' and 'Phlegethon' both flowed.
According to tradition the Necromanteion (ancient Greek: Νεκρομαντεῖον) was located near the banks of Acheron.
The Nekromanteion was an ancient Greek temple of necromancy devoted to Hades and Persephone. This site was believed by devotees to be the door to Hades, the realm of the dead.
The site is at the meeting point of the Acheron, Pyriphlegethon and Cocytus rivers, believed to flow through and water the Kingdom of Hades. The meaning of the names of the rivers has been interpreted to be "joyless", "flaming" and "lament."