God save the Queen! Make all of your Brian May fantasies a reality with the Operatic Overdrive! From the moment I first heard Brian May’s soaring, and triumphantly melodic guitar solo on the 6-minute FM Radio epic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” or the flippantly twee, yet no less bombastic “Killer Queen,” I became obsessive in my quest to harness the specificity and singularity of tone which he so defiantly and effortlessly demonstrates across Queen’s canon of recorded music. And now, after decades of curiosity and pontification, The Operatic overdrive has finally landed! As a loving tribute to my personal obsession with all things Brian Harold May, now you too can wield it’s unearthly power in your very own hands as you sail those Seven Seas of Rye!
Famously known for his employment of an always on Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster into a Vox AC 30, in the studio May often additionally utilized what he and his band members colloquially referred to as The “Deacy” Amplifier; designed by electronics Wiz and fellow band member, John Deacon. And with a touch of fairy dust studio magic from legendary Producer Roy Thomas Baker, you have the classic Brian May tones we all know and love. The Operatic Overdrive painstakingly recreates those unmistakable sounds from those classic records utilizing an entirely new and original circuit, two years in the making; granting you access to an astonishing range of Brian May’s decidedly singular tones, with the kick of a foot switch. On top of that, The Operatic Overdrive additionally affords you the option to achieve those classic bombastic tones at sound pressure levels that won’t get you into hot water with your HOA or neighbors! Works just as well through a completely clean pedal platform amplifier as it does through a rig already on the edge of breakup.
While specifically voiced to capture the Theatricality and Hard Rocking sounds of the legendary Muso-Astrophysicist, with it’s High Gain threshold and expanded precision tonal capabilities, it is equally well suited for heavier genres from Prog-Rock to Heavy Metal, Thrash and beyond… Top mounted jacks, and conveniently housed in a stomp-box format, you too can experience “A Night at the Opera” or “A Day at the Races” at your feet and fingertips anytime you fancy! Ladies, Gents, and all who defy convention, it is my great honour to introduce to you, The Operatic Overdrive! Now available for Preorder at www.QuarantineEffectsUSA.com. Units begin shipping October 1st, 2022.