Red Witch Scarlett Overdrive Review (Sound clips coming!)
So, on a random kick I decided to pick up the Red Witch Seven Sisters Scarlett overdrive.
I am SO glad I did.
I had posted previously in this forum asking if anyone had experience with this pedal and the lack of response could have been perceived as a bad sign.
Once I got the pedal, I knew that wasn't the case. I have been on an eternal quest for a low-gain OD that would work with both my active (Audere) jazz bass as well as my passive P bass.
On first opening the box, I was shocked with how small the pedal really is. It is advertised as the "smallest footprint" available. I don't know if that is true, but its small.
There are only two controls, "Vol" and "Gain" but I can't believe how versatile this pedal is. There is no "mix" control, but I found that as the gain is lower (or higher), as you increase the volume, the clean signal stands out more and more.
The best thing about this pedal is the low-gain aspect of it. Don't get me wrong, I think the high-gain stuff on it is awesome, but I have yet to find a pedal that holds low-gain OD as well as this one.
I'm not a huge country fan but I do like some and I have been searching for the low down bass sound on Luke Bryan's "Country Girl" for a while, and I think I found it. I also have been in punk bands for most of my music career and I can definitely get enough gain out of this pedal to more than satisfy what I need.
Once I get my cubase AI5 figured out, I'm gonna get some sound clips up. I honestly think that I will be doing a great service to the bass community by demonstrating how great this pedal sounds.
For $100(ish) new (I got mine for $75 used), this is definitely the best kept secret in the bass OD world.
Also, I am not in ANY WAY affiliated with Red Witch or any other pedal or musical instrument distributor (although I would love to be, if anyone is reading this!!) so be assured that this is just a rant from a very satisfied customer.
Sound clips to come.
Oh... how He loves us so.