Alexander Pedals Silver Jubilee Overdrive
The Alexander Silver Jubilee pedal harks back to a significant development in guitar amp evolution.
In 1987 Marshall produced the iconic Silver Jubilee amp and combo range. They were also unusual for Marshall at the time because they could be switched down to half power, whilst retaining that classic sound.
The valve pentodes give that cutting brightness whilst the triodes keep the smooth and singing top end.
Getting the classic British stack sound at volumes other than “loud” was a problem. Driving power amp valves is an integral part of the sound as well as the pre-amp overdrive.
This pedal gives more than a nod to that fantastic series of amps. Roaring like a British Lion from Wembley to the Sunset Strip, the Jubilee is ready to melt faces. Sure, it can do subtle but that’s no fun. Crank it up and rock out.
Very much the “amp in a box” style pedal without too much fizziness
- Loudness: Controls the output level of the pedal.
- Drive: Adjusts the gain and distortion of the pedal.
- Treble / Middle / Bass: Passive three-band tone stack, voiced like a British amplifier.
Alexander has collated a number of videos on their website so you can see what the Jubilee overdrive pedal is all about. One vid shows how to get Marshall-like tones out of a Fender amp.
Requires a DC power supply with a 2.1mm pin, center negative, and will operate on power supply voltages up to 18V and does not use a battery. The Jubilee should work fine on a multi-pedal “daisy chain” connector, but if you encounter excessive noise or hum try a separate power supply.
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