The Drive Control has the dual function of increasing saturation and blending clean signal in against the distorted sound. At zero, the TBO-9 is passing pure clean tone, but this signal can be altered using the Gain and Tone controls of the pedal, effectively creating a tube preamp/booster.
Input Impedance 500K Ohms
Output Impedance 10K Ohms or less
Maximum Gain 52 dB (1.6 KHz)
Equivalent Noise -110 dB or less (IHF-A)
Controls BOOST, DRIVE, TONE, LEVEL
Switch BYPASS/EFFECT (mechanical TBS)
In/Out INPUT, OUTPUT, INVERSE OUTPUT
Indicator BYPASS/EFFECT LED
Internal Circuit Voltage 30 VDC (DC-DC Converter)
Current Consumption 270 mA / 9 VDC
Dimensions 74 mm (W) x 124 mm (D) x 54 mm (H) / 2.9” (W) x 4.9” (D) x 2.13” (H)
Weight 560 g (excluding AC adaptor) / 19.75 Oz.
Power Supply Maxon AC2009 (no battery operation)
Accessory Maxon AC2009
Option Adaptor type (for foreign countries)