Dude Overdrive

For those of you who have been waiting, here it is, The Dude Overdrive! This is our take on one of the most iconic amplifiers ever made, the Dumble Overdrive Special. Whereas many Dumble pedals that have been made focus more on the Larry Carlton/Robben Ford sound, we wanted to make the pedal such that it exhibits the full range of tones you will find in a Dumble Overdrive Special. You can go from clean boost territory to classic Dumble tones, to hi gain lead tones with tons of sustain. ¬†Please experiment with the settings and be careful with the output…the Dude is loud!

Demo video attached below!


Here are the settings for the pedal:

  • Level: The Level control introduces clean boost and can be used independent of the Ratio control.
  • Ratio: The Ratio control introduces the ratio of gain vs boost. You can achieve the classic ODS sounds very easily but it all depends on your guitar, pickups and amp as to where the sweet spot is. Start blending in the gain control and it will simultaneously reduce clean volume and introduce gain.
  • Treble: Turn to the right to increase output, to the left to decrease output.
  • Deep: The Deep control varies the level of midrange prominence. Turn to the left and it will be scooped in the midrange with more emphasis on treble and bass. Turn the Deep control to the right and it will introduce a thick, low midrange. Once you achieve your desired tone on the Deep control, adjust the treble to taste for clarity.

The Dude will be shipping out to our dealership network this week so be sure to check our dealer list on our website to find the dealer closest to you!

See the following video by Michael Britt, the guitarist and founding member of the band Lonestar.

Chris Van Tassel