A dual stage overdrive pedal

The Cinnamon Drive pedal features a combination of soft and hard clipping circuits. Starting from a clean preamp to a light overdrive, leading to a highly saturated distortion to cover a wide range of tones. Easy to control and with internal fine-tuning controls for the most demanding players.

Capture the essence of the 60’s and 70’s tube amps when pushed to max volume like Clapton, Page or Hendrix did to get their distinctive sound. Play it like your favorite vintage tube amp, highly dynamic and touch responsive.

Features

DUAL STAGE CLIPPING CIRCUITS
The first stage uses a custom soft clipping circuit voiced to cover clean to mid-gain overdrive. The second stage builds upon the first stage and stacks a hard-clipping circuit to add gain and tightness.

HIGHEST VERSATILITY WITH THE FEWEST CONTROLS POSSIBLE
Dial in two totally different overdrive tones with independent volume controls.

A LOT OF DYNAMICS AND A NATURAL TONE
Both stages share the same passive tone control, retaining bottom end and mid-range while softening high frequencies. Highest headroom and dynamic range due to its power supply circuit to increase internal voltage.

TRUE BYPASS RELAY SWITCHING
You’ll never get any signal interruption even if your power supply or battery fails. Intelligent true bypass relay switching system which constantly monitors voltage supply (both battery or DC Jack input) and switches itself to true bypass when it detects a drastic drop in voltage.

EASY PEDALBOARD SETUP
Custom enclosure designed to match Smart Track pedalboards. It also comes with a super-strong Velcro® pad for standard pedalboards.

CONTROLS

INTERNAL CONTROLS

1. BASS DIP SWITCHES      2. TREBLE TRIM POT  

BASS DIP SWITCHES: These switches can increase or reduce the amount of bass content passing through the Cinnamon Drive saturation engine. This feature is useful to match the pedal with amps with a lack or excess of low frequencies. They also change the overdrive character and gain structure as follows:

Both switches down: You’ll notice a drop in the low frequencies. This is especially useful when playing with small size amps or guitars with a lot of low end. The tone will be more focused on the midrange.

Switch 1 in the up position: The Bass content is almost the same as the bypassed tone. The frequency response will be flat. This is the factory default setting.

Both switches up: This option increases bass content, ideal for a single guitar player band. With both Gain and Boost engaged all the way up the pedal will turn into a high gain fuzz type distortion. We encourage you to experiment with it!

TREBLE TRIM POT: Unlike the external Tone control, the Treble Trim Pot controls the final presence of the Cinnamon drive. Settings can vary from super dark dialed counterclockwise to sparkly bright and mid scooped tone in the clockwise setting. Factory setting is at 12 o’clock.

Setting Samples



Mid gain overdrive + volume boost



Creamy solo tone



Dual channel clean boost


Bright soft overdrive + extra gain stage with independent volume


TECH SPECS

Dimensions: 13,6 x 8,7 x 5,5cm (5,4” x 3,4” x 2,2”) with knobs

Bypass: Relay true bypass

Power requeriments: 9V DC Center Negative or a 9V battery

Current draw: ≈35 mA

Included: 1 x Anti-sliding rubber pad & 1 x Velcro® pad


Listen to the cinnamon drive playlist!

OTHER SAMPLES



Mid gain overdrive + volume boost

BACK TO THE TOP