Over the past few years, our team has analyzed more than a hundred schematics inspired by the OD 808. Thanks to this knowledge database, we have now created a new pedal, called the Ego Driver. It is able to reproduce all these vintage sounds, and go further by creating new ones!
To achieve this it is quite simple, we focus on the saturation stage and unveil all the keys of its design. In addition, with the Ego Driver and the FX Teacher project, you will be able to create your own Tube Screamer, customize it and understand how to better adjust it to optimize your tone!
Even more possibilities
The FX Teacher project allows you to go even further in your tone quest.
Indeed, you always have the easy-to-access front panel settings, they allow you to quickly adjust your pedal.
On the inside, you know our trimpots well, we’re definitely fans of them at Anasounds.
These are very fine small adjustments that offer a sound precision worthy of the creator.
But this time, on top of all that, we added terminal blocks!
They allow components to be easily added and removed with a simple screwdriver.
So if you want to change the clipping diode or filter capacitor, then you can!
Like you ended up… creating your own pedal!
OUT, the output level
GAIN, the OD saturation level
TONE, the filter 808 style
VOICING, in the middle the original tone,
at the bottom, the capacitor you chose on the terminal block,
at the top, more present bass.
CLIPPING, on top the original 1N914 diodes,
at the bottom are the diodes screwed to your terminal block,
in the middle, no diodes for a clean boost.
VOICING, only capacitors are screwed on.
Depending on the capacitor chosen, we will boost more bass, medium or treble.
DIODES, only diodes are screwed on.
It allows to have more or less saturation and different harmonics.
The following trimpots are used to voicing the effect.
When they are turned clockwise, gain is added to the selected frequency band.
The effect becomes more saturated and more modern.
On the other hand, warmer and more vintage.
BASS, acts on the bass when the voicing switch is up.
CUSTOM, acts on the screwed capacitor to the terminal block when the voicing switch is at the bottom.
Originally a 47nF, we can use:
10nF, for more treble
22nF, for more high-mids (our favorite)
220nF, for more low-mids
1uF, for more bass (this is the upper position of the voicing switch)
From factory, 2 diodes 1N914, we can also use :
2* 1N4001, for dense and modern compression
2* LED 3mm red, for a lot of saturation
2* diodes of a 2N7000 + 1* 1N34 to find the OCD grain (our favorite)
True bypass made with a gold-plated 3PDT footswitch. Exchangeable.
Lumberg DC jack.
Hammond 1590N1 enclosure natural.
Two-tone plexiglass plate engraved with a laser.
100% analog processing.
Dynamic range of 18V with a 9V power supply.
Off-load consumption = 11.2mA
Power consumption switched on, under load = 37.7mA
Input impedance = 1.3MΩ
Output impedance = 146Ω
Dimensions = 12.7*6.5*5.9cm | 5*2.56*2.32inch