The Shawn Tubbs Tilt Overdrive is the tonal culmination of a lifetime in music. Shawn not only needed a practical tone tool to give him the right sound quickly in any musical context – he aimed to combine the greatest vintage amp tones & recorded guitar sounds of all time into one ideal sound. Now that tone is available to you in a compact 9v double pedal with a unique Tilt Boost.
The sound in Shawn’s head is a cranked single-channel vintage amp – but not any single amp. His ideal tone takes the best part of each great example & tweaks it to suit his personal guitar style. For Shawn a guitar tone has to have the right mids to cut through the mix & feel great to play – all while cleaning up great with your hands & your guitar’s volume knob. The Drive Circuit of the Shawn Tubbs Tilt Overdrive takes you anywhere from edge of breakup to an all-out solo tone with a musical distortion that always inspires. Note clarity, organic feel, & record-ready cut are the hallmarks of this unique drive you have to play for yourself.
To make the pedal as versatile as possible Shawn needed a great boost – but he had encountered something trying different boosts. Totally clean boosts… aren’t. When adding level there’s a low end buildup that makes your tone bloated. The opposite of what you want! That’s where the Tilt Boost comes in. Strategic frequency choices to taper low end & an internal 18v mod for high headroom let you achieve anything from precision tone sculpting to an authentically transparent boost. Use it to get more of the killer tone you already love or add sparkle to a rig that needs a little help. Solos with the Tilt Boost really cut, but you could also use it always-on for more clarity & a punchy feel. It’s even inspired Shawn to approach how he sets his amps in new ways integrating the Tilt Boost. There’s just one problem: once you hear it, you’re not going to want to turn it off!
Shawn’s signature pedal was rigorously tested & designed to work with any guitars & gear. It is equally at home with single coil-equipped bolt-ons & thick humbucker set-neck guitars. It can be used as the centerpiece of your entire guitar tone or as a sculpting tool to bring your rig to life. Use creative gain-staging between the two circuits to set the perfect tones right at your feet. Build a fly-rig around it or use it to fine-tune your studio tones. Low or high gain – at home or with a band – you’ll always have the right tone for the job. The boost even works great into high gain amps for metal!
The end result is a versatile, touch-sensitive amp-voiced drive & useful multi-voice Tilt Boost in one compact double pedal with a unique record-ready sound for Shawn & for you. Designed to be both the core of your entire guitar sound you can take anywhere & a useful tool to upgrade your existing setup.
The Shawn Tubbs Tilt Overdrive adds an all-new record-ready tone to your palette that expands your recording & performance capabilities while channeling Shawn’s 30+ years of professional guitar experience into a combination of the best recorded guitar sounds in history. Not only was it developed by a AAA session musician who always has to have perfect tone – it’s designed to bring out the best of each player who plugs in. It drops right into your rig to produce Shawn’s trademark clear, balanced overdriven sounds. Check out Shawn’s signature pedal to find the sound in your head with an all-in-one solution to your guitar tone.