Skip to main content

Cole Music's ParaDrive "will make your current overdrive seem like a dullard"

(Image credit: Cole Music Co.)

Cole Music Co. has released the ParaDrive Parametric Overdrive pedal, featuring the company’s incredibly versatile parametric EQ technology.

Alongside traditional drive and level controls, the ParaDrive boasts knobs for frequency and EQ gain, allowing the user to dial in a particular frequency from 100Hz to 4kHz and then cut or boost the frequency by up to 15dB.

The result, says Cole, is that the pedal makes it possible to “do a classic treble boost, find and kill a frequency that wants to feed back, go for a killer metal mid-range hump, or even a cocked ‘wah’ kind of vibe.

“The ParaDrive,” the company continues, “will make your current overdrive seem like a dullard.”

(Image credit: Cole Music Co.)

Other features include two Burr-Brown/TI OPA2604AP chips, two clipping diodes, side-mount jacks and true bypass switching.

The the ParaDrive Parametric Overdrive is available for $189. For more information, head to Cole Music (opens in new tab).

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.