AmpleDrive Guitar Preamp/Overdrive Effects Pedal

Zeibek AmpleDrive Preamp/Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

AmpleDrive is, literally, a scaled down non-master volume tube amp head. It has a preamp section equivalent of two 12ax7 tubes biased for higher gain, a passive tone stack, a push-pull power amp section and an output transformer.

You don’t believe us?

Plug its output to a guitar cabinet (not to the amp, only to the speaker) and crank the pedal’s volume! You will be amazed to hear the hard working glass sound while quieter-than-conversational volume while AmpleDrive works as a guitar head.

You will enjoy both medium gain preamp distortion and sweet tube amp compression, with even the slight transformer break-up. The difference between AmpleDrive and every other pedal is its extremely tube-like tone, plus that familiar “rubbery” tube amp feel is present to a degree.

Please do not confuse AmpleDrive with so-called digital “amp simulators”. It is 100% analog and it is designed to be the real deal. Unlike other comparable preamps, it also successfully emulates the cranked power amp tone. The only base it doesn’t cover is the “fake” high gain distortion sounds, just as a real amp wouldn’t. It’s tremendously useful as a direct-recording preamp when used with a cabinet simulator (i.e. Microcab, Ampulator). It eliminates hassles of electric guitar recording (very high volume, mic setup, etc) and it does not sound lifeless as the modeling units does. Oh… And you can use it as a headphone amp, too!

What else would you want from a pedal?!?

You can view/download the Quick Start Guides from here and here.


  • Electric guitar preamp/overdrive effects pedal
  • Volume, mids and gain controls with the channel and type toggles
  • Takes a 9VDC stompbox power supply (does not work on batteries)
  • Able to operate both at instrument level and line level
  • Reliable and sturdy full metal construction
  • Heavy duty true bypass switch
  • Exclusive low current ultra bright status led
  • 1/4″ female output, 1/4″ female input jack (Input jack does not act as a on-off switch)

Sound Samples:

For information on how we record samples, please visit Recoding FAQ page. The numbers refer to clock positions, for example Tone 12 means tone knob is set to 12 o’clock. If a toggle was set to default position, it is omitted in the title; i.e. if UltraBASS was off, there would be no reference to it. A particular toggle is only mentioned if it was on when that sample was recorded unless it is a two position mode switch.

[audio:Ample_Lead_M_Mids_12_Gain_3.mp3|titles= AmpleDrive – Lead Channel – Type M – Gain 12 – Mids: 3] [audio:Ample_Rhythm_F_Mids_12_Gain_12.mp3|titles=AmpleDrive – Rhythm Channel – Type F – Gain 12 – Mids: 12] [audio:Ample_Rhythm_M_Mids_12_Gain_12.mp3|titles=AmpleDrive – Rhythm Channel – Type M – Gain 12 – Mids: 12] [audio:Ample_Rhythm_F_Mids_11_Gain_10_Neck.mp3|titles=AmpleDrive – Rhythm Channel – Type F – Gain 10 – Mids: 11 – Neck Pickup] [audio:Ample_Lead_M_Mids_9_Gain_5.mp3|titles=AmpleDrive – Lead Channel – Type M – Gain 5 – Mids: 9] [audio:Ample_Rhythm_F_Mids_4_Gain_11.mp3|titles=AmpleDrive – Rhythm Channel – Type F – Gain 11 – Mids: 4] [audio:Ample_Rhythm_M_Mids_3_Gain_12.mp3|titles=AmpleDrive – Rhythm Channel – Type M – Gain 12 – Mids: 3] [audio:Ample_Right_Rhythm_M_Tone_8_Gain_9_Left_Lead_F_Tone_3_Gain_10.mp3|titles=RIGHT – Rhythm Channel – Type M – Gain 9 – Mids: 8 // LEFT – Lead Channel – Type F – Gain 10 – Mids: 3]

Notice: It may take up to a minute for the sound samples to be loaded, depending on your connection. Please wait until all of them are up for the best listening experience. Samples are listed in no particular order.