Black Box Pedal Pairings
Step Sister P90
BUILT TO LAST
Step Sister is built using top quality solid tone-woods: African Mahogany body and neck, Katalox fingerboard, and a Solid Maple top. Factory-made brass hardware maintains the familiar look and the closest possible tonal qualities to B&G's original prototype.
BB-01 MANALISHI DRIVEYou can’t have a Drive pedal that hints at ‘Green’ in its name without knowing that it’s a nod
to the TS circuit, right? Well, yes, that’s right…but the MANALISHI DRIVE is designed to be a
hybrid of the TS and an ‘amp in a box’. It can be your ‘Channel 2’ pedal into a clean amp just
as easily as it can be your ‘Solo’ pedal into a clean or driven amp.
Power: The BB-01 can be powered by a standard 9V center‐negative AC adapter.
BB-02 CLIP CMPRBased on the classic 70’s Dyna Comp circuit (keeping the Attack and Clip controls at 0 and using just Level and Sustain gives an accurate recreation of the Dyna Comp), but with added functionality from the Attack and Clip controls.
SUSTAIN is an interactive control… as you increase its value the compressor’s Threshold, Ratio, and Release values change dynamically. Subtle compression effects are found at lower settings where you can ’tune’ the response to your instrument. Higher settings lower the Threshold, increase the Ratio amount, and make the Release faster. You will know it’s working!
ATTACK allows you to shape the initial response of the compression and alter the transients to taste. Think of this as a PICK ATTACK control…the higher the setting the more you hear the sound of your pick.
CLIP adjusts the input gain and also acts as a sidechain High-Pass Filter (HPF) that reduces the CLIP CMPR’s reaction to low frequencies as you increase the control. Great for reducing ‘swampiness’ in the compressor and making it more transparent. (This also makes the CLIP CMPR great on bass!)
Power: The BB-02 can be powered by a standard 9V center‐negative AC adapter.
MADE TO BE PLAYED
The focus of the Black Box Series is straight ahead quality FX circuits with a zero-compromise build quality.
The Series is designed to compliment each other and fit in with 99% of guitar players’ rigs. Use all 6 for a pedal board that covers a LOT of sonic ground, or pick 1 or 2 to fill in the gaps on your existing board.