AXiom Overdrive Preamp OP-1 graphics
AXiom Overdrive Preamp OP-1 graphics
AXiom Overdrive Preamp OP-1 graphics
AXiom Overdrive Preamp OP-1 graphics

Overdrive Preamp OP-1

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The AXiom Overdrive Preamp OP-1 was designed to be the most capable, versatile, yet simple to use 100% analog overdrive pedal available.  It can go from a transparent boost to a traditionally-voiced overdrive to a high-gain preamp with the turn of a few dials.

The OVERDRIVE control delivers classic overdrive pedal tones, while the cascaded PREAMP control dials in a tube amp-like preamp section - it's like a vintage overdrive pedal and tube preamp in one.  Use it as you would a traditional overdrive pedal or as an "amp in a box" type preamp.  The sloped MID control is voiced as an American style amp below 12:00 (for "Blackface" clean or scooped metal tones), and as a British amp above 12:00 (for barking mids).  Along with carefully voiced BASS and TREBLE tone circuitry, the OP-1 can produce a vast range of light to crunchy to tube-melting overdriven tube amp sounds.  It can be clean and clear, fat, warm, tight, mild or brutal depending on how you dial it in.

The OP-1 is equally at home driving a tube amp into saturation as it is at making a sterile solid-state amp sound like a cranked tube head or a warm old tweed.  From country to blues to rock to metal, the OP-1 was designed to be the ultimate analog overdrive/preamp pedal.

  • 100% analog circuitry
  • 4558-based overdrive sections
  • MID control voiced as an "American" amp below 12:00 and as a "British" amp above 12:00
  • Matching color LED indicator so you can see which pedal is on even on a dark stage
  • Individually handmade
  • True bypass

DEMOS

The following demos were recorded direct with NO AMPLIFIER. The signal chain is:

Guitar -> AXiom OP-1 -> AXiom SCE-1 prototype (cab emulator) -> AXiom SCV-1 prototype (for stereo spread) -> interface -> DAW (reverb added, nothing else)

Demo #1: Fender Stratocaster with Lindy Fralin Vintage Hot Strat pickups


Demo #2: Fender Stratocaster with Lindy Fralin Vintage Hot Strat pickups


Demo #3: Gibson Les Paul with Burstbucker pickups


Demo #4: Fender Stratocaster with DiMarzio Virtual Solo pickup

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