DANELECTRO CTO-2 Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive V2 Pedal

DANELECTRO CTO-2 Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive V2 Pedal

DANELECTRO CTO-2 Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive V2 Pedal

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Product Highlights

  • Preserves Your Guitar's Tone
  • Ideal for Modern County
  • Ideal for American to British Rock
  • Gain, Treble/Bass, & Volume Controls
  • True Bypass
  • 4 Internal DIP Switches for Tone Shaping
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The CTO-2 Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive V2 Pedal from Danelectro is an update to the original Transparent Overdrive, which is an affordable stompbox for guitar that lets your guitar's tone shine through, even with high gain settings. Updated features include 4 internal DIP switches for further tone shaping. The pedal can be powered by a 9V battery or by an optional power supply.

  • Gain: Sets the amount of overdrive applied to the signal. At minimum gain (fully counter-clockwise), the CTO-2 is essentially a clean boost. Depending on the setting of internal DIP Switch #4 (internal gain boost), you will get either 6 or 12 dB of boost with the Gain set at minimum and the Output set at maximum. Turn Gain clockwise to increase overdrive. DIP Switch #4 (Internal Gain Boost) will also affect the amount of overdrive
  • Treble / Bass: Adjusts the frequency extremes of the overdrive sound. The two controls are stacked; the inner control is for Treble, the outer for Bass. These controls cut and boost – they are flat (no effect) at 12 o'clock. Tuning the Treble control counter-clockwise from 12 o'clock cuts the treble, advancing the Treble control beyond 12 o'clock boosts the Treble. The Bass control operates in the same fashion
  • VOLUME: This control adjusts overall volume when the Transparent Overdrive is turned on. Usually, the Volume control is set to be a little louder than the bypassed signal, or loud enough to serve as a solo setting
  • Bypass: The true bypass footswitch engages and disengages the pedal
  • “Under the Hood” Controls: (accessible in the battery compartment)
    • 4 DIP Switches allow further tone shaping
      • DIP Switch #1: Activates a set of Blue clamping LEDs
      • DIP Switch #2: Activates a set of Red clamping LEDs
      • DIP Switch #3: Activates a J-Fet
      • DIP Switch #4: Input Gain Switch that adds 6 dB of gain at the front of the pedal
    • To understand the clamping LEDs and the J-Fet, all you need to know is that they restrict the headroom of the pedal by grabbing transients, giving a more compressed sound
      • The Blue LEDs are the subtlest, grabbing only the most extreme transients
      • The Red LEDs take effect much sooner and restrict headroom further
      • The J-Fets are the most restrictive of all. As headroom is restricted, overall output will drop; simply turn up the Volume control to compensate.
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DANELECTRO CTO-2 Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive V2 Pedal
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