All audio clips were recorded with a handcrafted tube head and 2×12 cabinet equipped with Celestion Creamback 75 speakers set to an extremely clean setting.
The guitars used in the clips:
Fender Stratocaster (equipped with 3 Fender single coil pickups)
Gibson Les Paul Custom (equipped with 2 Gibson humbucker pickups)
Clean sound guitar/amp with no effects at all
Guitar: Fender Stratocaster (neck pickup)
Guitar: Gibson Les Paul (bridge pickup)
Guitar: Fender Stratocaster (middle + bridge pickup)
Guitar: Gibson Les Paul (neck pickup)
Utopia is an overdrive pedal designed with the intent of achieving overdriven sonic perfection in conjunction with maximum versatility offering 3 distinct iconic tones of the past.
Like all Colombo Audio Electronics pedals, Utopia is also completely customizable. Based on customization requests, the price could change.
After the consolidated success of Via Lattea Overdrive, Colombo Audio Electronics goes further with Utopia, offering a top quality boutique product, completely handmade in Italy, able to soundly reach every corner of the overdrive universe thanks to a layout with 3 potentiometers of maximum simplicity and a 3-position mode selector.
This simple layout is designed to preserve the same simplicity of the traditional pedals of the past, an effective and intuitive system able to satisfy the professional guitarist and also the amateur who doesn’t want sonic limits.
Despite its versatility and so many features distinguishing it from the others, Utopia is also well suited for smart plug & play use with the typical 9V battery, the current draw is only 20mA.
Vintage, Hot e Ultra
A fundamental feature is the mode selector: a lever aiming to radically change the voice and the feeling of the overdrive, inspired by 2 milestones of the overdrive pedals of the past and an innovative system that internally recreates the characteristics of a saturated tube amp.
Utopia has 3 interactive and self-configuring controls depending on the chosen mode.