BecosFX Ziffer Overdrive review

Jordan Ziff’s signature overdrive is a TS-style unit with a couple of juicy twists...

Becos Effects Jordan Ziff Overdrive pedal
(Image: © Becos Effects)

Guitar World Verdict

For all its expanded versatility as an 808-style drive, the Ziffer Overdrive shouldn't be missed.


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    Dynamic and musical drive.

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    Excels when pushing an amp.

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    Heaps of tone-shaping options.

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    Compact format and premium build.


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    Mix and Dry EQ mini-dials will be fiddly for larger fingers.

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The perennial overdrive pedal will never fall victim to obsolescence, because demand for new variants based on the evergreen Tube Screamer will always keep it relevant for guitarists. 

Romanian pedal maker BecosFX, lauded for its compressor pedals, introduced such a specimen as a signature overdrive for Ratt’s hotshot guitar slinger, Jordan Ziff

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.