Ramble FX
Marvel Drive 3

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Your search for the perfect plexi pedal is over! Marvel Drive delivers the KARANG!, crunch, and growl that has defined rock tones from the 1960's through today. It uses JFET transistors to simulate tube gain stages, creating the give-and-take response that guitar players love. Marvel Drive featu...   Read More ›

Ramble FX Marvel Drive 3

Your search for the perfect plexi pedal is over! Marvel Drive delivers the KARANG!, crunch, and growl that has defined rock tones from the 1960's through today. It uses JFET transistors to simulate tube gain stages, creating the give-and-take response that guitar players love.

Marvel Drive features unique "blended volume" controls to simulate a classic plexi amp with patched inputs. New for version 3 is a built-in voltage doubler with a switch that lets you choose 9V or 18V. Set to 18V, Marvel Drive will be louder and have different distortion, compression, and attack.

All Ramble FX pedals feature relay based true bypass switching. We build each pedal by hand and back our products with a 5 year warranty.

How it works: The Magic of Parallel Gain Stages

A well-known secret to great tone out of the vintage, 4 input Marshall™ amps is to use a patch cable to connect 2 of the inputs together. When this is done, the HIGH TREBLE and the NORMAL volumes can be blended together for the perfect crunchy combination.

That is what Marvel Drive recreates. Marvel Drive uses 2 JFET gain stages in parallel, one with a bright and throaty scream, and one that brings the thump of a full stack. 

Marvel Drive's JFET based design is different than most distortion pedals. JFETs are a type of transistor which behaves very similarly to vacuum tubes. In fact, part of Marvel Drive's circuit is identical to that of a plexi amplifier, substituting JFETs for vacuum tubes.

JFET Design

Marvel Drive's JFET based design is different than most distortion pedals. JFETs are a type of transistor which behaves very similarly to vacuum tubes. In fact, part of Marvel Drive's circuit is identical to that of a plexi amplifier, substituting JFETs for vacuum tubes.

Next Generation Switching

All Ramble FX pedals feature relay based true bypass switching with gold plated contacts for the ultimate in quiet, fast, bulletproof operation. Your delicate guitar signal is not routed through a clunky switch.

NEW!  Dual voltage switch

Marvel Drive's innovative built-in power supply includes a voltage doubler. 18V provides a dramatic increase in output and altered picking dynamics, compression, and distortion character.

FEATURES

  • 9-18V operation switchable via switch on front face
  • 9VDC negative tip power jack
  • All high quality components
  • Silent foot switch
  • Hand built in USA

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 

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