The Germanium Drive is really a germanium pedal like none you’ve used before. It has all the tone and color you would expect from a germanium but none of the mud and none of the fat – only an intense colored germanium tone.
This pedal was inspired by our Germanium pre amps and our work with other germanium amplifiers, but has even more to it. The five feedback selections on the Germanium Drive modify the tone, harmonic distortion and clipping of the pedal and offer a nice range of uses from tighter, lightly driven to slightly fuzzy, to full on germanium hell!
Some REALLY important notes on using the Chandler Limited Germanium Drive:
The Germanium Drive pedal runs on any two separate +9V power supplies. When two separate supplies are connected to the pedal, one of the supplies is routed inside the pedal to -9 volts. That is why the Germ Drive cannot be daisy-chained from one power supply.
Most germanium-based pedals run on a -9 volt supply which cannot run on the same supply as other pedals. The Chandler Germanium Drive is similar in this regard.
Do NOT daisy-chain the two plugs from one supply.
Do NOT use one power supply polarized to -9.
To open any Chandler Limited pedal, remove the four black screws on the sides. DO NOT remove screws from the top of pedal.
CIRCUIT: Class A
BYPASS: True Bypass
POWER: two 9-volt “BOSS” style power supplies or two 9-volt batteries