For many years, Mesa-Boogie has been a trusted source for great-sounding amplifiers. Over the last decade, they've ventured into the world of effect pedals to capture the essence of their renowned amplifiers in a compact and pedalboard-friendly format. The Mesa Boogie Flux-Drive is designed to deliver a wide range of overdriven tones, from warm and bluesy to saturated and searing. In every settling, the Flux-Drive channels the soul and character of Mesa Boogie amps.
When you crank a Mesa Boogie amp into that natural tube saturation, it reacts beautifully to your playing dynamics, like the amp is an extension of your guitar and playing style. The Flux-Drive nails this dynamic responsiveness, and it cleans up nicely when you roll back your guitar's volume knob, providing an impressive level of control. It retains clarity and articulation even when pushed into higher gain settings, and its tones are suitable for both rhythm and lead crunch.
The Flux-Drive's controls are simple and straightforward: "Level" sets your output volume, "Gain" controls the amount of grit, then "Treble" and "Bass" allow for precise shaping of your sound. With these four knobs, the Flux-Drive delivers a versatile range of overdrive tones, and it can be suitable for various musical styles. It can produce everything from subtle, tube-like breakup to full-blown, harmonically-rich overdrive.
This circa-2013 Mesa Boogie Flux-Drive was used professionally by Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon. Drew has used Mesa Boogie amps for years, so this versatile override was a useful tool on his pedalboard. It shows scuffs and wear, and there is velcro installed on the bottom. Thanks to the quality components and sturdy construction, it functions 100% as it should and sounds fantastic.