More punch than a truckload of orangutan!
The only pedal capable of dropping inept biker gangs and dimwitted law enforcement officials into the dust, Right Turn Clyde is a back-alley street fight in stompbox form! It’s an open, uncompressed overdrive designed to take the rudeness up a few teeth without completely bogarting your sound.Optimized for low- and medium-gain applications, Right Turn Clyde gives you more precise control over your dirt. Low gain settings add just a hint of hair around the notes, letting you play with that “amp just on the edge of overdrive” sound.
Wind up the gain and it gets crazy skronky without getting squishy, giving your tone a sneer that’s perfect for bluesy bite or rawkin’ the garage.
Basically, it’s the type of pedal that starts out as a decent guy to hang out with but ends up kicking your ass, drinking your beer and driving off with your girlfriend.
There’s plenty of volume on tap for pumping a few decibels into the front end of your amp, as well, and I’ve added the Knuckle Control to help pull things back a bit by reigning in the top end gain and sizzle. This knob has a wide sweep and covers quite a bit of ground, so you can dial in exactly the tone you’re looking for.
For even more fun, I’m offering up my first dual-circuit pedal with the “Sucker Punch” Edition, which adds an independent clean boost to the Right Turn Clyde. A single volume control and on/off toggle are added to the top of the pedal, throwing the boost inline ahead of the overdrive circuit.
As many players have found, goosing an overdrive pedal can make the circuit respond much like an amp – clarity improves, and the notes take on an extra pop and presence.
This addition was actually out of my own necessity – I love leaving a clean boost on all the time to push the front of my amp but was running out of room on my pedal board and still needed to add the Clyde. Simplest answer was to throw both into one box, and once that was accomplished it just needed a catchy name and an uptick in price!
All smarm aside, this is a sound I’ve worked quite a while on, and that tonal moment of truth when I got to plug in and turn up for the first time was every bit as teeth-rattling as I had hoped for.
So what are you waiting for, Philo? Hop in the truck and flip ’em the bird!