A couple of years ago when we started designing single-channel amps, we began talking about designing our own overdrive. The result of that is the Holy Watt Holy Drive HD1 and we think it’s pretty amazing.
We took the overdrive from our Prestige “D” Series amps and scaled it down into a nice, neat little box. The result is a seriously responsive overdrive that plays with you and your instrument without changing the character of your amp. Pair it with the Prestige or Heritage Classic line of Holy Watt single channel amps and you unlock a realm of tone you never would have believed was possible.
With single coils, the HD1 is nearly transparent. Play lightly and you get a beautiful slight color of overdrive just layered under your tone. Lay into it and you get a beautiful, rich, smooth overdrive that sings. With humbuckers, you go from a light classic overdrive to a rich, saturated tone. No matter what you play through it, you get plenty of sustain and glorious Holy Watt tone!
We gave plenty of thought into designing the True Bypass HD1 to give you a lot of versatility without going overboard. You get the standard Drive and Volume controls. Instead of just a tone control though, we’ve given you Bass and Treble to give you plenty of room for tone shaping. There’s also a 3-position switch for different modes of overdrive – Hard, Edge and Soft. Whatever mode you use, the result is a warm, tube-like breakup that behaves just like a great tube amp! Holy Watt tone in one great, small package.
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