Tone Freak AZALEA Overdrive Pedal
The Azalea by Tone Freak Effects was developed for the Nashville player in mind! The Azalea is built around a very popular over drive used by the top recording studio guitarists on music row.
The original had an overpowering low end at times, which could not be dialed out. The Azalea solves that problem with the Bass control in addition to the tone control to dial back the bottom end. Next I swapped out the op amps. The first op amp generates a gritty yet smooth distortion, depending on which clipping options you’re using. The second op amp drives the Tone control, which has a higher head room than the first. I added two clipping options that go between LED and silicon diodes to create a stiffer versus a smoother feel to the over drive.
Works great in tandem with the volume control of your guitar for those who like to roll off the volume. The Azalea is one of the most versatile over drive that Tone Freak Effects has produced to date. Whether you’re recording in the studio or playing at a gig, the mid-range won’t let you down, your guitar will cut through the mix and be heard.
Gain: Increase the gain by turning the knob clockwise. Turning the knob counter clockwise will decrease the gain.
Tone: Turing the knob clockwise will increase the high end tone. Counter clockwise will decrease the high end and increase the low end tone.
Vol: To increase the output volume, turn the knob clockwise. By turning the Level control counter clockwise, you will decrease the output volume.
Bass: To increase bass, turn the knob clockwise. By turning the Bass control counter clockwise, you will decrease the low-end.
Power: 9V battery or a 2.1 mm center negative pin, AC-DC, 9V, 120VAC, 200 mA power adapter.
The AZALEA™ has 2 different clipping sections.
•Right position uses LED clipping and has the more open characteristic of the clipping variations. Less gain compression.
•Left position engages the silicon diode clipping. You will find this position to have a little lower output volume from the Right position, so adjust your Level control to compensate. Silicon clipping produces a more compressed quality compared to the other position.