I came across this video with Nels Cline giving the Pigtronix FAT drive a test drive. If you’ve been following this site, you know that I’ve been on a little Nels Cline kick as of late. Recently (not necessarily influenced by Nels) but I purchased a American Fender Jazzmaster Reissue and have been having a lot of fun with that guitar. Nels is all about the Jazzmaster, but we’re here talking about the Pigtronix FAT Drive. In this video, he compares it to the original ‘gold’ Klon Centaur. Bold move.
The audio quality captured on the video is not the greatest, but you hear it’s in the ballpark. We did an EffectsBay review on the Pigtronix FAT drive recently as well. You can view it here – “Pigtronix FAT Drive Demo“. It’s a great sounding overdrive that was released this year by Pigtronix (debuted at NAMM 2012), and is currently available at Amazon for $139.00
Here is the official description of the Pigtronix FAT Drive:
FEATURES 100% Analog wide range overdrive Multi-Stage Tube Emulated Clipping Hi / Lo gain mode switch Passive LPF Tone Control True Bypass Switching 18VDC 300mA supply included Chassis Size = 2.4″ x 4.4″ x 1″ Circuit Design by Howard Davis Sound Design by David Koltai True bypass