A while back I began corresponding with Jim Normandy of Normandy Guitars. Some of you may know I have a thing for aluminum neck guitars, and during some random searches I came across his site. Normandy Guitars makes some beautiful aluminum body guitars. I mean awesome looking. Seriously worth a look. But, he also makes an overdrive pedal – the Normandy Guitars O-CB Overdrive / Boost. He was kind enough to send one over for a demo, and here we are today.
The Normandy Guitars O-CB is a dual mode pedal offering overdrive on one side and a clean boost on the other side that will give you 30dB of signal gain. It’s a great sounding overdrive / boost and is available at Amazon for $225.00
Here is the official description of the Normandy Guitars O-CB Overdrive / Boost:
– An incredibly versatile overdrive
– Integrated cleanboost pedal up to 30db
– True bypass switching
– Heavy duty construction
– Made in the USA
– Single opamp design
– Classic 1N60 germanium clipping diodes
– Tantalum caps
The Normandy O-CB pedal is a must have for those on the quest for the Holy Grail of tone… an overdrive pedal and a clean boost pedal all wrapped up into one box of versatile tone heaven.
A powerhouse made with the highest quality parts, the incredibly versatile O-CB allows you to dial in an exceptionally wide array of overdrive variants. From bright shimmery highs to growling, crunchy, chunka-chunka-funk to warm, smooth and bluesy tones. All of this classic ear candy courtesy of a single opamp design, classic 1N60 germanium clipping diodes, and tantalum caps. AND, you have the power to be heard, I mean really heard, when it’s most important. The Boost switch can be used to punch in your lead volume just as loud as you want it – when you want it!
For the demo we have my good friend Jimmy Rolle on guitar duty again. He’s playing his trusty Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Elegant into a Germino Lead 55 head through a Marshall 4×12 cabinet. There is nothing between the guitar and amp besides the Normandy Guitars O-CB Overdrive / Boost.
You can listen to the high quality MP3 clip via SoundCloud