The "Sapphire Drive" is a pure 100% analog hand-built two channel distortion effect pedal, especially designed to offer you authentic
tube overdriven amp sounds ranging from sparkling clean to moderate crunch to more distorted sounds. This pedal is extremely open sounding with high transparency and wide dynamics. The "Sapphire Drive" reacts extraordinary touch sensitive, the differences between softer and harder picking are reproduced in every nuances. Due to it´s novel and unique analog circuit, the "Sapphire Drive" creates a rich, complex and beautiful singing overtone texture, while the inherent tone of your amp and guitar you are playing is perfectly preserved.
Thanks to its extremely large signal-to-noise ratio the Vahlbruch "Sapphire Drive" shows very low background noise and is therefore suited for any studio work and professional live performance.
The pedal has a true bypass switch for perfect signal transfer without any tone loss. A blue LED shows you the on/off status.
The "Sapphire Drive" has NO pcb-mounted jacks and NO pcb-mounted footswitches! This is a bit more expensive and time consuming while building the pedal, but it´s truly worth in terms of reliability and maintenance!
Like all Vahlbruch pedals the "Sapphire Drive" is hand-made utilizing only the best components available worldwide for high-end tone and years of trouble free operation.