ECHIDNA Bass Overdrive

dpFX Echidna Bass Overdrive
Overdrive based on FET technology, equipped with clean blend and capable of reaching up-to slight distortion levels.
Compact, yet aggressive. Aggressive yet mild. The ECHIDNA Bass Overdrive makes use exclusively of FET technology to produce a smooth drive effect with a tasty tube-like harmonic content. The absence of clipping diodes and the use of several cascading JFET & MOSFET stages ensure a quite dynamic behaviour and crystal clear tone. Gain control varies from a clean 'biting' to heavier overdrive and if you crank it up it can reach up to slight distortion levels. Blend control allows you to mix the clean signal preserving your tone and low end. A toggle switch allows you to select between two levels of gain (HI & LO).
  • g: sets the amount of gain.
  • t: controls the tone of the overdriven signal only. The dry signal stays unaffected.
  • b: Blend control. On the far left position you have only the dry signal. Turning it clockwise you blend it with the overdriven.
  • v: sets the output volume
  • toggle switchLO=low gain, HI=hi gain

▹ Voltage Required: DC 9 Volt
[Do not exceed recommended voltage! It may damage the circuit.]
▹ Polarity: Negative tip
▹ Max Current draw: 15mA
▹ True Bypass
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Nomenclature:
In Ancient Greek mythology, "Echidna" (Greek: Ἔχιδνα, "She-Viper") was a monster. Hesiod described "the goddess fierce Echidna" as a flesh eating "monster, irresistible", who was like neither "mortal men" nor "the undying gods", but was "half a nymph with glancing eyes and fair cheeks, and half again a huge snake, great and awful, with speckled skin", who "dies not nor grows old all her days.
Echidna was primarily known for being the MOTHER OF MONSTERS including many of the most famous monsters of Greek mythology, like Cerberus, Lernean Hydra, Chimaira, Sphinx, Scylla and more.
She was the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, and the mate of the fearsome monster Typhon. Along with Typhon they attacked the Gods but they were defeated and Typhon was imprisoned below Mount Etna.