1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Electronix/Zeibek GeminiDrive II comparable...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Gus Borden, Nov 6, 2010.


  1. So I own an Electronix GeminiDrive II - which is similar to saying that I have an unreliable box if fried circuits and such.

    Bought it, loved it, it fries every time I plug it into a pedal power supply. So while I embark upon getting this whole thing rectified with Os (Which will be a tall tale I am sure), I am looking for a suitable replacement.

    Does anyone know of a pedal that has similar sound and controls/features? Clean/Dirty blend, gain, tone...

    If you have any suggestions, I am all ears --- thanks!
     
  2. Nobody has a suggestion?
     
  3. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Maryland
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    It doesn't have the same controls, but the JHS Low Drive is going to be my attempt.
     
  4. You'll have to do clips. I am probably going to order a Wren & Cuff Pickle Pie B next week. Sound seems solid and it has a blend, so I am curious.
     
  5. t3ch

    t3ch

    Nov 17, 2007
    DC
    I loved my modified Sparkle Drive.
     
  6. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    I have both, and they are no where near the same. The Gemini is a overdrive that can touch fuzz territory, but the Pickle Pie is a skull smashing muff based fuzz through and through. You can't clean it up at all, very unlike the Gemini.

    I like to run my Gemini as my always on pedal, and my Pickle Pie for sustaining doomy fuzz if that helps.
     
  7. BIG +1

    They are both killer pedals (my go-to fuzz and OD), but where as the GeminiDrive can go from VERY light distortion (warm and such, very subtle break up) to crunchy fuzzy OD, the Pickle Pie B is a fuzz from the start...well fuzztortion really. I use it with the saturation knob at about 9 o'clock, and it is still pretty heavy/doomy. YMMV

    P.S. If you thought the Gnomeratron was too aggressive for you, then the Pickle Pie B will be too, though I prefer the Pickle Pie B more. Have you heard/tried the HAO Rust Ride? It is a great light drive pedal. It doesn't have the clean blend, but it is such a well balanced distortion that you don't need one.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.