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North-Star™ Overdrive and Power Booster

Part no. R800 7017 00
  • Powerful overdrive with tone-shaping
  • True-Bypass switching retains your tone
  • Class-A Power Booster provides +24dB of clean gain
  • Built-in effects loop activates with booster

Designed for today's new breed of rock-oriented country players, the North-Star is both an overdrive and a high-output power booster combined in one versatile and compact pedal.

The overdrive circuit in the North-Star is capable of providing an array of tones, varying from subtle chunk to singing distortion. The Drive and Level controls provide adjustments over the amount of distortion and the output to your amp, so you can balance how much drive you get from the pedal vs. breakup from your amp. Combined with a variable Class-A Booster capable of +24dB of clean gain, you can use the North-Star to dial in the perfect not-too-dirty, not-too-clean semi-broken up tone, or push your sound to the extreme. Used on its own, the Booster section can provide easy transitions from rhythm to lead, as the separate Boost footswitch automatically engages the built-in effects loop, bringing your favourite analog delay pedal into the signal chain.

The North-Star is built in a compact enclosure to save space on a busy pedalboard, and is powered via a standard 9V power supply or a multi-pedal power brick. 14-gauge steel construction and high-quality components ensure it will hold up against the rigors of the road, and true-bypass switching retains the pure tone of your instrument when not in use.


Overdrive and Power Booster


Overdrive and Boost Pedal


Pre-Drive & Booster

North-Star™ - Applications

Using the Overdrive

The North-Star can generate a range of overdriven effects, from smooth bluesy textures to fat lead tones with harmonically rich saturation.

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Using the Booster to push the front end

Engage the Booster to hit the front end of your smaller amp harder, causing it to break up and deliver natural amp distortion.

Adding pedals for soloing

Connect your delay to the effects loop. When you hit the Boost footswitch, the effects loop will automatically engage, allowing you to boost and add effects with a single foot-stomp for soloing.