ToadWorks Texas Flood is a a classic overdrive modeled on the legendary TS-808 circuit. It's not a clone - we don't make clones, and there was certainly room for improvement on this classic circuit. Texas Flood has undergone extensive testing by professional guitarists in both live and studio settings, and the verdict is in - we blew the competition out of the water.
Let's face it, the TS series of pedals are the most popular in the world, and have been for almost 30 years. Everyone's got one, but the complaints are always the same: No bottom end, less than perfect tone control, not enough range of gain.
The boutique pedal world responded with a sea of clones and mods, prompting endless discussion on carbon Vs metal film, qualities of different 4558 op-amp models, thru-hole Vs SMD, and a million other tonal factors both real and imagined. The sheer number of variations on this one theme suggests that to this day, no one got it right - until now.
Texas Flood is hand wired, by people, not machines. From our high quality 3PDT switches to the custom made enclosures and knobs, each component is the finest available, making ToadWorks Pedals the most well-built and reliable effect pedals in the world.
Operation and Controls
ToadWorks Texas Flood is an op-amp based overdrive effect, featuring asymetric diode clipping and a unique tone stack derived from the classic TS-808 circuit. Unlike the original on which it is based, Texas Flood has a big bottom end that just won't quit, and a tone control that sounds good across the whole range of sweep.
The switch turns the effect on and off, the Drive knob controls the amount of overdrive present in the signal, the Tone knob cuts or boosts high-end frequencies, and the Level knob controls the overall signal level.
Texas Flood features a true-bypass circuit, so your bypassed tone stays crystal-clear. Each pedal is carefully manufactured by hand, using only the finest components.