Mark Kendrick Design Advancing Drive Handmade Guitar Pedal. Everything works perfectly with zero issues. There are a few very minor scuffs throughout. Does not include any accessories.
These hand built pedals deliver a natural and amp like overdrive. This pedal can be used as a buffer, drive, boost, and even compression and distortion, depending on how you dial it in. When wide open, it delivers plus 26dB gain. That will get your amp's attention. Great pedal with very useable overdrive and boost.
Easy to use controls
From Mark Kendrick:
Ask many and they’ll tell you: I’ve always been a guitar guy. Additionally, I’m a loud guitar guy. It’s that certain degree of sound that inspires and provides me a better means of self-expression.
I came up in an age when it was all about that: Clapton, Page, Frampton, Gibbons, Richards and many others. They all played a role in shaping and defining the pursuit of my guitar sound. If you’re a player, you know the pursuit I’m describing. That sound, at times, can be elusive but when it’s captured, there’s no other feeling like it.
My name is Mark Kendrick. I’ve been fortunate enough to live and work around guitars my entire life. In fact, all of those players that I mention above, I’ve had the opportunity to work with at one time or another. To quote a friend and industry colleague of mine “for guys like us, that’s as good as being president”.
I like things simple and for the most part, I take a no-nonsense approach to the sound of the guitar. Guitar, cable, amp, and more often than not, it’s good. However, in this day and age, I’ve come to appreciate the smaller and more compact choices in amplification. Yet, I still like it to “feel” loud. I developed the Advancing Drive for players like me. Big or small, it -is- a twist on a simple Mosfet enhancement device that will add definition, clarity, and a better means of self-expression to your overall guitar experience. The circuit has been around for decades and I’m not one to mess with a good thing. After all, aren’t we still playing electric guitars that were developed more than half a century ago? In my Mark Kendrick Design Advancing Drive, there are some simple twists, including a clipping circuit to limit certain portions of the wave form to drive the signal into a nice break up. It’s quite natural and amp-like.
This pedal can be used as a buffer, drive, boost, and even visit realms of compression and distortion, depending on how you as the player choose to apply it. It can be a very personal guitar enhancing device. With just slight coloration and its wide open, plus 26dB gain, it will also slam (and slam plenty) the front end of your amp just as the linear boosts did in previous eras. It works and it works well.
I hand make every one of these. Why? Because it’s something I want to do. It allows me to check, tailor, test, and creatively paint each one. I guess all of us are artists and create in our own way.