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No longer available RMI Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive (Distortion)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Effects and Pedals' started by Ricky Caboverde, May 6, 2018.

  1. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL
    I bought this recently from someone who brought it from Germany; so AFAIK, this is actually the only one in the US at the moment. Lehle/RMI is known for their great quality and unique approach to gear, and this pedal is no exception. This is a bit more than an overdrive, and actually starts from about medium gain to melt-your-face distortion; and this is why I have to let it go. Though I love RMI stuff, this guy just has way too much gain for my taste and use at church even at the lowest setting. It only has a few minutes of use on my end (previous owner never used it because it didn't fit his mini board), and comes with box and all papers, etc.

    Here is a translated, 5-star review by Bonedo. It sounds just like the recordings there: mean, nasty, and slightly course-textured--from searing to gutteral (via the tone knob). the drive/saturation reminds me A LOT of the texture you get from the SAG knob in the Fairfield Barbershop. Also, having an Shift Line Olympic III, it sounds like the drive I get when diming the gain; so, this is very much tube-flavored distortion. It sounds absolutely brutal and keeps whatever huge low-end you already have going on, but will certainly benefits from slight LPF as it does not have a tone knob to control the top-end (it sounds amazing through the Shift Line Olympic cab sims). Lastly, it is very musical and dynamic for a distortion pedal.

    I'm not itching to get rid of this pedal, but will gladly entertain (partial)trade offers. Please, keep in mind that his is a $300 pedal, brand new.

    RMIEO. IMG_20180505_230217035. IMG_20180505_230149295.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2018
  2. andrew


    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Spector, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21 NYC
    @handofseven and I tried this pedal at NAMM. It is a killer dirt box.
    Ricky Caboverde and handofseven like this.

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