tc electronic Tube Pilot Overdrive

Effect Pedal

  • Distortion with 12AX7 tube
  • Controllers: Out Level - Tube Drive
  • True bypass
  • LED: Effect On / Off
  • Foot switch: Effect bypass
  • Connections: (6.3 mm jack), output (6.3 mm jack), power supply connection (coaxial socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm - negative pole inside)
  • Power consumption: 400mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V DC power supply (not included - suitable power supply: Article Nr 409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 74 x 132 x 58 mm
  • Weight: 500 g

Note: Battery operation not possible.

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  • Bluesrock Off/On
  • Blues Off/On
  • Fuzzline 2 Off/On
  • Fuzzline Off/On
  • Metal Off/On
  • Rock 2 Off/On
  • Rock Off/On
  • Stoner Off/On
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Further Information

Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No
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Definitely a keeper
Dirtnap, 22.04.2020
I've been using it for guitar, bass and keys. Sounds like what it is - an overdriven tube preamp. It lacks some bass. Like a TS does too. So if I keep using it for bass, I might try splitting the signal, mixing clean with overdrive.
Big downer for me is how the bypass engages when you release the button instead of pressing, unlike every other stompbox in the world. That will take some getting used to, or I'll have to send it through a loop switcher.
OMG the price! The p r i c e ! !
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Probably the best in its price range
frankenchrist, 06.04.2020
Of course it may not be as punchy or as dynamic sounding as the original Butler Tube Driver, but still it's a sound that is very, very special and hard to achieve in a bedroom musician's studio (I am one of those guys, yeah). I don't have an amp, all my guitars go through Harley Benton American Sound and then into my cheap Pre-Eq-Comp-Audio Interface. This pedal was crucial in achieving a Dinosaur Jr - type sound (e.g. lazy tubey strum for verses, before the Big Muff comes to blow you away) with such limited means. Awesome! Could've used an EQ for fine tuning, though.
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Valve Pedal - Great Sound
TobiasFEsq, 06.01.2019
This is a nice pedal - one of the best I've used, and I've used all the classics (Tube Screamers, Boss Blues Driver, Boss OD1, OCD, RATs, Catalinbreads, Mesa Boogies etc etc).

There's no point using it with a non valve amp - unless you've get a very clean Fender - it won't sing. I've tried it with an AC30, a Blues Junior and a '57 Champ. It doesn't improve the Champ but then not much can. It goes well with the AC30.

But with the Blues Junior it's fantastic and the best sound I can get out of it is a very unusual spluttery overdrive (overdriving the Blues Junior a bit too). Yes it does nice low gain stuff, yes you can crank it up (higher than I would use) but the splutter is brilliant and the reason I will keep it long term.

Also, it's about the best value seriously good overdrive there is. It is quiet, very little hum, well built, feels solid and the pots are nice to turn. It only really does one sound but it does it very well.

It eats power and doesn't take batteries so make sure your power supply can cope if you have lots of pedals.

Definitely have a go! You haven't much to lose and a lot to gain.
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an amazing overdrive
Schneidees, 13.02.2019
I haven't had that much time with it so far but I already have to say I'm amazed.
considering how much this thing costs, it's a really good pedal.
I have a tubescreamer I use a lot and on their own, the tube pilot sounds much better to me.
definitely depends on the application however, I like using the tubescreamer to gun an already driven amp, but if you just want a simple overdrive in front of a clean amp, buy this and you'll be amazed. even with the gain at around 9 o'clock you get that "power sag" sound that occurs when you run a valve amp really loud
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