News

Electro-Harmonix Introduce the Lumberjack Logarithmic Overdrive

Electro-Harmonix Introduce the Lumberjack Logarithmic Overdrive -

With the new Lumberjack, Electro-Harmonix set out to rethink overdrive pedal design and this logarithmic OD breaks all of the rules to deliver distortion with a character that’s uniquely EHX.

A standard overdrive pedal reacts predictably in that the distortion it delivers goes up linearly in direct response to the guitarist’s volume and playing dynamics. A little explanation is required: On a linear scale, a change between two values is perceived as the difference between those two values. So the difference between 1 and 2 is the same as the difference between 9 and 10. The Lumberjack’s response is logarithmic and the change between two values is perceived as a ratio of those values. Therefore, a change from 1 to 2 (ratio 1:2) is perceived as the same as a change from 4 to 8 (ratio of 1:2). The resulting overdrive is very reactive to the player’s volume and dynamics and its response ranges from a powerful clean boost to torn-speaker rasp and up to gritty distortion.

The control layout includes Volume, Log Factor and Boost knobs. Volume sets the overall output level of the pedal while Boost adjusts the input signal of the instrument. The Log Factor controls the amount of logarithmic distortion. The new Lumberjack is housed in a compact die-cast package, and comes equipped with a 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter.

It features true bypass for maximum signal chain integrity and carries a U.S. list price of $77.38. 

 

Comments

Related News

Electro-Harmonix Unveils the B9 Organ Machine

Electro-Harmonix Unveils the B9 Organ Machine

The B9 Organ Machine from Electro-Harmonix can deliver classic organ sounds without a special synthesizer pickup or extra equipment. The...

Read Article
Electro-Harmonix Expands Reverb Line with Holy Grail Max

Electro-Harmonix Expands Reverb Line with Holy Grail Max

Electro-Harmonix Expands Reverb Line with Holy Grail Max - With the introduction of the Holy Grail Max, EHX gives fans...

Read Article
Electro-Harmonix Releases the Soul Food Overdrive

Electro-Harmonix Releases the Soul Food Overdrive

Electro-Harmonix Releases the Soul Food Overdrive - Electro-Harmonix announces the latest addition to its expanding range of overdrive and distortion...

Read Article
Electro-Harmonix Releases The Next Step Pedalboard Cradle

Electro-Harmonix Releases The Next Step Pedalboard Cradle

Electro-Harmonix Releases The Next Step Pedalboard Cradle - EHX has created a convenient, secure way to mount any...

Read Article
Electro-Harmonix Redefine The Wah Pedal With The Crying Tone

Electro-Harmonix Redefine The Wah Pedal With The Crying Tone

It's always exciting when a new product is released that goes against the grain and offers something new and...

Read Article