MESA® Drive Pedals are built by the very same artisans that create the Award Winning Mark Five™, and the legendary Dual and Triple Rectifier®. They stand ready to serve up all genres of ROCK with cut and aggression, while retaining much of the signature warmth and organic sonic quality found in our amplifiers. Ranging from high to lower gain applications, including classic rock or howling blues, we have a drive pedal that will help you achieve the sounds that so many artists have employed in our amps to create the world’s heaviest guitar tones! And like each and every MESA product, our pedals are built using the same quality components, craftsmanship and inspiring performance as our custom amplifiers...all hand-built in Petaluma California, USA.... the Home of Tone®!
The GRID SLAMMER™ overdrive pedal produces a variable boost in gain over a wide range with a classic, guitar-centric midrange bump that enhances many different playing styles. It’s a true overdrive “specialist” that covers an amazing array of what many top players consider the most expressive and musical ranges of overdrive. From sweet, subtle breakup to a harmonically smoldering overdrive that can both sting and sing, the GRID SLAMMER sets a new bar in legendary overdrive!
Designed and Handcrafted in Petaluma, California, USA
True Bypass On/Off Switching - Bypasses all circuitry when off to ensure no tonal loss
Gain Control allows you to dial in the perfect amount of vintage breakup or classic overdrive
Master Level Control provides a variable range of signal boost up to +20dB
Tone Control balances the amount of high frequencies
On/Off Status LED
9V Battery Powered or Externally Powered (optional) via External Power Jack Input
Input & Output Jacks (Nominal Input -20dB)
Dimensions (W/D/H): 2.87" x 4.77" x 2.28" (73mm x 122mm x 58mm)
Weight: 0.731 lbs. (332g) with battery, 0.631 lbs. (287g) without battery
True Bypass Switching
Battery Type: 9VDC (one)
Power Consumption (Current Draw): 9VDC/15mA
External Power Supply (Not Included): WARNING!!! To avoid immediate damage and voiding the warranty, the External Power Supply MUST be 9VDC with a NEGATIVE CENTER plug polarity and a jack plug size of 2.1mm x 5.5mm.
Input Impedance: 1M Ohm (500k Ohm minimum)
Output Impedance: 10k Ohm
Why It Boogies:
"This pedal takes us into simple, unfussy, relatively low-gain overdrive territory. The gain and level controls enable you to balance the level of drive with the overall volume you want, while the tone pot offers global control of the EQ – relatively more dark or bright, however you like it. And that's it: super simple, no fussing."
Mick Taylor - Guitarist