Ziffer Overdrive – Jordan Ziff Signature MINI Pedal
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Build to order, 3-5 workdays
Inspired by Jordan Ziff’s minimalist approach to guitar tone, we crafted an exceptional tool for shaping sound. The Ziffer Overdrive seamlessly blends the classic elements of vintage tubescreamer with a sophisticated and innovative design, resulting in a powerful and versatile pedal.
Crafted with durability in mind, the Ziffer Overdrive is a reliable and road-ready device that delivers outstanding performance in any setting. Whether you’re playing live or in the studio, the Ziffer Overdrive is a top choice for musicians looking to take their sound to the next level.
The Ziffer Overdrive – Jordan Ziff Signature MINI Pedal
The TS8-JZ Ziffer Overdrive pedal was developed for Jordan Ziff, the lead guitarist of Hot Crazy, RATT, and a member of Marty Friedman’s band. Based on his preference for our TS8-MS Overdrive/MIDI Switcher pedal, we have designed a new version with additional features and functionality.
The new circuit eliminates the MIDI switching capabilities while incorporating several new controls, which enable subtle tone-shaping and expand the pedal’s versatility. The result is the TS8-JZ Ziffer Overdrive, a powerful and versatile pedal in a mini format designed to meet the needs of the most discerning guitarists.
The Ziffer Overdrive is primarily based on the vintage 808 sound and feel. However, we have made extensive modifications to it. In addition to the tri-option CLIPPING switch, which modifies the overall gain structure to suit a wide range of applications, we have also incorporated a few additional features.
The Ziffer Overdrive differentiates itself from the TS8-MS by offering a DEEP switch that adds low-end frequencies, a DRY/WET MIX trimmer that allows for blending of the clean and overdriven signals, and a DRY EQ trimmer that affects the dry signal only. This provides the ability to mix back either flat clean or tilted frequencies on either the low or high audio spectrum. The dryline processing of the Ziffer is inspired by our Solo Boost, resulting in a versatile and powerful blend of drive and clean tones. Additionally, the Ziffer can function as a clean boost or a tilting equalizer with a boost pedal. It is also compatible with bass instruments.
For the Ziffer Overdrive, we have opted to substitute the mundane one-transistor buffers with audio-grade op-amps, which provide superior “transparency” and a reduced noise floor, particularly useful at high gain levels. Additionally, we utilize thick metal film resistors of very low tolerance and multi-layer plastic metalized film capacitors of high quality in the audio pathway. For prolonged durability, we construct the Ziffer in a compact and robust yet tiny package, using Gold-plated circuit boards without interconnecting wires.
To ensure optimal performance, it is recommended that the Ziffer Overdrive be powered by a reliable, regulated external power source (not included), with a voltage range of 9VDC to 18VDC. This provides enhanced transparency and ample headroom. The pedal can also be operated at a lower voltage of 4 to 7VDC for a unique tonal character.
- True analog bypass
- Gain, Tone, and Level controls
- Classic/Asymmetric/LED clipping options
- Classic/Deep frequency response
- Dry/Wet Mix
- Dry EQ frequency trimming
- Dry boost/cut variability
- Hi-quality audio ICs, low tolerance parts, Panasonic Polyester capacitors
- Black powder-coated MINI-size genuine Hammond aluminum enclosure
- 9-18 VDC external power supply (not included), center negative, 12mm long barrel plug
- Current Consumption: < 11mAh @ 9VDC; 13mAh @ 12VDC; 15mAh @ 18VDC
- 3-year premium warranty (direct to manufacturer, international, transferable)
- Hand-assembled in Vienna, Austria
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|11 × 6,5 × 5,5 cm
Input impedance: 1MΩ