Saturday 18 February 2012
MXR ZW44 Zakk Wylde
OK you may not like the guy but this is a great sounding overdrive/distortion pedal. A modded and souped up Boss SD1 with no output buffer. I've added a clipping switch that will allow you to switch between the stock 3 diode asymmetrical arrangement, and a second arrangement of your choice. I've included 4 diodes to give a more compressed symmetrical clipping but put in there whatever you like, germaniums, schottky, LEDs, MOSFETS etc. I really like this pedal and have an original but will probably still build this up at some point anyway for the extra clipping options and because I hate the fact that the crappy bypass on the original meant that your signal chain was permanently connected to the effect input. Tsk!