Mattoverse’s Solar Sound Drive pedal reacts to light using a built-in solar panel

Mattoverse Solar Sound Drive
(Image credit: Mattoverse)

Wisconsin pedal builder Mattoverse Electronics has debuted its latest innovation, the Solar Sound Drive, an overdrive pedal that alters its tone according to the amount of light it receives.

The pedal is described by the firm as both “beautiful and uniquely impractical” and features a built-in solar panel, plus volume and gain controls and true bypass.

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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.