The Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret Red MKIII Overdrive is a refinement of the original, classic Dirty Little Secret MKIII overdrive. If the original version is your war-tested Marshall Plexi sidearm, the DLS Red is a finely-tuned and well-oiled (figuratively, of course) gain machine that is distilled into a more potent and volatile formula.
Featuring a more refined set of gain stages that cuts through the low-mids of the original and brings you an extended barrage of punch and clarity, the DLS Red calls shotgun in the truck that is your pedalboard’s dirt section. Catalinbread’s flagship DLS circuitry has been modified to give you more of everything you love about the original with a touch more blistering, amp-smashing gain across both modes, as well as a more hi-fi EQ section and a fully-balanced—yet still very much Marshall—tonal profile.
The Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret Red MKIII Overdrive is part of the Foundation Series of Overdrives. The Catalinbread Foundation Series emulate classic tube amplifier circuits in pedal form, designed to be used and treated just like you would the actual amplifiers. All of the real amp feel, dynamics, and tones you know and love at the stomp of a switch! Great for recreating cranked amp tones at low volumes or simulating your home amp into a venue-provided backline.