CopperSound’s Strategy V2 is the two-channel preamp and overdrive pedal with a monster 30dB of boost and audiophile build

CopperSound Strategy V2
(Image credit: CopperSound / YouTube)

Massachusetts pedal builder CopperSound and Jack White favorite has lifted the lid on the Strategy V2, the latest version of its Strat-inspired preamp boost and overdrive pedal.

The two-channel preamp design is based around what the firm labels an “audiophile-grade” Burr Brown Op Amp. The circuit is capable of delivering a sizeable volume boost (an amp-punishing 30dB, compared to the <20dB found on most boost pedals), and the V2 also adds a new overdrive mode. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.