The EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe was unveiled at NAMM this year with the bass legend on hand to talk about it. The pedal adds on to his existing signature drive with more gain with a Boost footswitch, a phase inverter switch for add low end, and an innovative swappable op-amp.
“There are a lot of drive pedals that are considered to be classics. Many of them use some variation of a standard type of op-amp circuit design called an ‘8-pin dual inline op-amp,’” EBS explains. “The new EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe offers the user the ability to change this ‘chip’ to one that offers different characteristics to the Drive effect. A list of suitable chips will be listed on the EBS website, and there might be a few different EBS branded chips coming later as well. The chip is accessed easily by removing the bottom plate of the pedal. It’s attached to the board by an IC-standard socket, and does not require any soldering to be swapped.”
The new iteration still carries on its predecessors features with Drive and Clean loops, a built-in compressor, and tone controls. The EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe is expected to start shipping in the U.S. this spring with a MAP of $259.95.
EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe Pedal Features:
|Drive, Tone, Level, Clean Controls|
|Phase Inverter Switch|
|Drive and Clean Effects Loops|
|Internal Boost Trim Pot|
|Power: 9-volt Adaptor or Battery|
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