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LoMenzo HyperDrive Unique bass distortion pedal

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LoMenzo HyperDrive

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Created in collaboration with hard rock bass legend James Lomenzo. The Lomenzo Hyper Drive draws on James' 30 year playing career that has seen him work with Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, David Lee Roth, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash's Snake Pit, White Lion and Megadeth.  

Get Hyper

To create the fire-breathing overdrive sound that James craves, the drive section in the Hyper Drive is far from typical. A band of frequencies in the mid range of the bass signal is selected and the distortion effect is only applied to those frequencies creating a unique overdrive flavour whereby the top and bottom end remains untouched, but the powerful mids can be tuned from a mild-growl to full-on distortion.

You can tune the distortion frequency range to suit your bass/style and a mix control let's you balance the original 'dry' signal back into the mix.

Setting the level

Whether you're using an active or passive bass, the Ashdown VU meter in combination with the Input level knob let's you easily find the sweet spot, ensuring you get the best possible tone in and out - whatever instrument you're using.

Built for the road

We know the rigours of the live gigging, that's why we build our pedals tough enough for whatever the road throws at them. Metal casings, premium controls and switches, recessed knobs and kickguards to protect screens and VU meters – bring it on!

True Bypass Switching

We don't mess with your tone. Ashdown Pedals feature genuine 'true bypass' switching for zero-colouration of your input signal when the pedal isn't in use. The Output level control lets you dial in the perfect balance between the effect and the true bypass level.

LoMenzo HyperDrive Specifications

Power Output Impedance 10k Ohms - Signal level variable –10dBv to 0dBv
Power Requirement Internal 9v battery - External supply 9v DC adaptor (Centre pin negative).
High Instrument Input Impedance 470k Ohms - Signal level –10dBv to 0dBv
EQ Filter type – State variable band Pass Filter frequency tunable range 200Hz to 2.2kHz Bandwidth selectable with ‘Q’ switch
Distortion 0 to 60dB Infinite Mix between Dry bass signal and Effected signal
H x W x D (mm) 60 (inc feet & bars) x 153 x 145
Weight (kg) .95

Quick Review:

"I've been using the Hyper Drive every night and it's truly astounding," reports James from the current Megadeth tour. "It turns all my basses into fire breathers!"

James LoMenzo | Dio Disciples