While it’s a very modern overdrive, the Green Little Gem Overdrive Kit sounds and reacts like a warm vintage effect pedal. Imagine playing through an overdriven tube amp with a lot of body: this is what you’ll get with the Green Little Gem Overdrive!
Soundwise, the Green Little Gem has a very low compression along with a high headroom, making it perfect for blues and rock tones. It also works great with amps and other effect pedals!
– Drive sets the gain level. This is a very dynamic control that lets you set the Green Little Gem from almost a booster to a high gain overdrive
– Body sets the medium midhump up to the middle position, and allows for low mid/treble boost from the middle position on
Download here the manual for the Green Little Gem Overdrive Kit:
Green Little Gem Overdrive Manual
Pirkka (verified owner) –
I finished my Green Little Gem a few days ago after finally fixing the last bad wirings. The instructions are clear, but it is easy to wire the parts so that two lead ends touches something it shouldn’t.
With a single coil telecaster the pedal starts from a booster and offers really nice overdrive tones. With pretty powerful humbuckers, it starts quite overdriven and goes to distortion. Both can be useful, but clearly it works more as intended with the single coil pickups.
If you decide to build this pedal: With a lot of drive the leds start flashing. It would be interesting to have them visible on the cover of the pedal.
max70 (verified owner) –
Easy to build and grat sound! I use only guitars with hambuckers, and my amply also is a bit on aggressive side. So the pedalal start up with a goos Overdrive sound and goes to a nice distortion, good for everything from old schools rock to non exasperated metal. I own a pod, and i was impressed by the richness amd warm of the spund i can obtain from this pedal compared with the sound i can get from pod. Highly recommended. Just a little suggestion, if you can add some little stickers for the name and rhe pots identification that’s would be really great