SolidGoldFX Unveils Jeff Waters Signature Devil Drive Overdrive Pedal

SolidGoldFX of Montreal has released the Jeff Waters signature Devil Drive overdrive pedal.

The pedal draws its roots from the classic OD-1 overdrive Waters has always used to achieve the tight metal tones he and his band, Annihilator, are known for. Waters’ guitar playing has influenced several artists, including Megadeth, Nickelback, Children of Bodom and Lamb Of God -- and Annihilator is the best-selling Canadian metal act of all time.

The Devil Drive doesn’t boast extremely high levels of gain, scooped mids or insane bass; it is designed to be layered and textured with heavy-hitting, hard-rock amps to deliver scorching tone or used on its own for bluesy bite.

The pedal features a two-mode, three-knob layout, true-bypass switching and low-noise design. The tone is clear and focused with excellent string definition, tight lows and smooth highs. Its drive ranges from clean boost to a hot overdrive. The Mode switch allows you to select “Vintage” or “Modern” modes. In “Vintage” mode, only the Volume and Drive controls are active; the “Modern” mode engages the Tone control and adds a slight increase in output gain for a hotter signal.

SolidGoldFX Devil Drive features:

  • Based on Jeff Waters’ secret weapon and built to his exact specifications
  • Custom Annihilator artwork
  • Medium gain, low noise overdrive
  • Two distinctly voiced modes for added versatility with a tight, focused tone
  • True bypass switching & 9-18VDC operation

The new SolidGoldFX Devil Drive carries a street price of $175 USD and can be purchased from authorized retailers. For more information or a list of dealers, visit

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.