112+ DRIVE CHANNEL
Your new secret weapon
Equipped with a fully active 3-band EQ, enormous 34 Volt headroom, and a 'Voice' switch that lets you select between 3 different gain modes, the 112+ is premier in its field in terms of versatility and downright balls. Yet it maintains an amazingly low noise floor and can clean up like nobody's business nonetheless.
A unique clipping scheme (based on one found in a line of early 90's solid state amplifiers for which the pedal is named) causes your signal to hit multiple clipping thresholds before having the edges rounded off, creating a distinctly rounded waveform, strikingly similar to the response characteristic of a valve amplifier driven into heavy overdrive.
A 3-band active EQ gives you boost- and cut-control over the Bass, Mid, and Treble ranges, letting you sculpt your drive sound to be exactly the way you like it.
Perfect for Synths and Guitars alike, the 112+ Drive Channel was designed not only to sound amazing on its own, but to compliment and enhance the sounds you've already perfected, stacking beautifully with other devices to lend them even more push, grit and power.
Signal routing overview
The 112+ takes a standard Boss-style 9.6v, center negative Power supply connector as used on most guitar pedals. Internally, however, an LT1054 charge pump is used to boost that up to 34v for an insane amount of headroom.
From the input, the signal encounters a [mostly] clean boost. Even when your Drive Control is turned down to 0, this clean boost will be present, giving you a the ability apply a nice sizzly boost with an active EQ .
After the preamp, the signal encounters the 'Voice' control, which sets how much bass is passed into the drive section. The way this is set will affect the overall character of the drive's saturation (clipping).
Minimizing the amount of bass being driven into clipping leads to a vintage rock sound, whereas letting it all through provides a fat, heavy dirt tone. Halfway between the two, you get a more standard drive sound - a bit of sculpting that accentuates the guitar's primary frequencies and suppresses anything that might overlap with a bassist's playing.
Next, the drive section is found. The amount of gain applied is controlled by the 'Drive' Knob. The more gain, the bigger the signal. Once big enough, it overcomes the clipping threshold and distorts in an interesting, dual-stage way.
The signal then gets re-amplified before being sent off to a 3-Band Active EQ, offering boost/cut capabilites for each band, as controlled by the 'Bottom', 'Mid', and 'Top' conrols on the front panel. These controls give you the ability to tailor the sound for the purpose you intend to use the pedal for. From relatively transparent, to bright treble boost, to chunky, to crisp, to mid-heavy, to scooped, you have enormous control.