DryBell The Engine


Preamp/overdrive inspired by british non-mastervolume tubeamps from the 60s.

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SKU: 404487

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The DryBell Engine is a highly versatile and fully analog foundation preamp pedal with distinct voicing inspired by 60’s British classic amps and sounds. It covers all the classic overdriven tones on a variety of amps and can be pushed even more with our take on the classic Range(master) and a powerful EQ/Boost section.

Side A is very carefully tuned to capture the sound, feel and dynamic response of a real 60’s British NMV amp. It’s open sounding and very touch sensitive so the amount of dirt on tap is easily controlled by your pick attack. Besides familiar controls such as Level, Gain and Tone, we have added a special feature called Shape. It is a unique control which helps you adjust the overall character and level of the mid frequencies. It’s a key feature for adjusting the voice of your foundation tone and it can really help you fine tune the tonal details in your sound on any amp that you’re playing.

Side B‘s most powerful feature, Range(master) is our take on the Treble Booster from the 60’s. Range controls specific mid-frequencies whose complex overtones are great for pushing through the mix, whilst also adding some of the nicest sounding sparkle to your tone. Besides that, high headroom and distortion-free Clean Boost (thanks to the high internal power supply voltage) and versatile Low & High EQ will help you even further in tailoring your tone. For those of you who are familiar with our Unit67, think of this section as a Unit67, but without the compressor.


Highlights Marshall Plexi and Rangemaster Treblebooster in one pedal
Two channels - A (Plexi) + B (Rangemaster)
Both channels can be used independently or together
Order can be switched (i.e. boost->overdrive/overdrive->boost)
Handbuilt in Croatia
Bypass Buffered bypass
Power consumption 9-18V DC center negative (power supply sold separately)
100-150 mA
Dimensions H: 5,6 cm (incl. knobs)
W: 12 cm
D: 9,5 cm
Weight 430 g.