The first model in the HAO “Premium Workshop” series of professional-grade effect pedals, the Omega Drive Sixteen is a significant step forward from HAO’s previous product offerings, including a complete cosmetic overhaul. The OD-16 is the culmination of several years of research and development by the new HAO engineering staff, which included significant input from Japanese guitarists and other industry professionals.
Named for its internal voltage doubling circuit, the Omega Drive Sixteen takes an incoming power supply of 9-volts DC and converts it to 16-volts DC, dramatically improving headroom and dynamic responsiveness. The tonal character of the OD-16 is more aggressive than the standard “Tube Screamer” overdrive, consisting of tight and punchy lows and lower mids along with rich, sparkling harmonic overtones. The OD-16 reacts very fast to picking dynamics, offering an incredible touch-responsive overdrive that perfectly complements advanced playing techniques.
Volume, Tone, and Gain controls
Direct Tone Bypass Switch
True Bypass Switching using 3PDT
Internal voltage doubling circuitry
Compact, cast-aluminum enclosure
Ultra-bright status LED
9-volt Battery or AC adapter operation
3-year limited warranty