Radial Engineering has launched a new overdrive pedal designed to appeal to country-rock players – the North Star.
As well as delivering what the maker says is a clean and articulate overdrive, The North-Star is equipped with a separate boost circuit that provides up to 24dB of clean gain to the signal. Activating the boost circuit engages a separate effects loop, allowing the player to connect other pedals for easy transitions from rhythm to lead tones. As the North-Star is a true-bypass pedal, the effects loop can also be used to remove noisy, tone sucking pedals from the signal chain. Even when the boost level is turned all the way down, pedals in the effects loop will still be activated when engaging the boost channel.
‘Powered by any standard 9V power supply, the North-Star is a dynamic, responsive overdrive built in a tough, pedalboard-friendly 14-gauge steel chassis,’ Radial says.