DSM Humboldt Silver Linings Drive/Preamp Engine Pedal

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DSM Humboldt Silver Linings Drive/Preamp Engine Pedal

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Product Overview

In those grim days of isolation and fear, of division and hard times, DSM took the time to patiently and painstakingly design under lockdown a drive that will bring rays of joy and inspiration to musicians around the globe.

Designed from scratch, searching for the most versatile and useful drive that adapts to your playing style and gear, capable of producing the sweetest jazzy whispers to the gnarliest of high gain chugs, the range of tones offered by Silver Linings rivals any digital modeler around with the immediate response and complex dynamics only analog circuitry can offer.

The Gain control features DSM Humboldt's own "variable gain bandwidth" circuit, which keeps the tone tight and clear at any range, while keeping a controlled noise floor, and in combination with the Pre Tone control, you get an unprecedented versatility, since it does not only cut the low end, but it acts as a Tilt control to get the exact response you want from your pickups.

The Style switch expands this range with three different gain structures- "Soft," "Vintage" and "Hard".

The Soft style has lower gain and softer clipping, and it takes you to that blackface amp + TS territory, special for blues and pop rhythms.

The Vintage style is unique and fattens up the tone, getting a thick full-bodied dance of ever harmonics, thanks to asymmetrical clipping. It is a perfect mix of Fuzz and distortion that responds to the touch magically.

The Hard style gives you modern amp tone, from crystal cleans to full tilt chugging metal tones.

The tone stack is an original passive 3 band EQ, carefully designed and voiced for a range wide enough to adapt to different preamps and get noticeable changes when adjusted.

The Mode switch can't be more useful. The NORMAL mode makes the Silver Lining work as a transparent drive, with sparkly highs and solid low end. The PREAMP mode is perfect to use the unit directly into a power amp without losing high end and has extra volume to drive the power amp as loud as you want. And the MID BOOST mode, which boosts the 800hz range and smooths the highs for an extra warm and round tone.

The Silver Linings boasts a dual boost function, with pre and master boost levels. Use the Pre Boost for extra gain and compression, and the Master Boost for higher output levels. Using them together, you can place your solos in front of the mix with extra gain, like having a second channel. The Master Boost also works independently if the drive is bypassed, allowing to use it to boost your clean signal.

  • Current Consumption: 40mA
  • Voltage: 9 to 18V DC, center negative
  • Pre Boost: 30db
  • Post Boost: 20db
  • Input Impedance: 500k Ohms
  • Output Impedance: 1K Ohm
  • Weight: 1lb
  • Dims: 3.74 w, 4.7 h, 2 d (Inches)

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