Antique Overdrive™

The McPherson Antique Overdrive™ is an unique circuit design that has been developed to achieve a creamy smooth tone that is dynamic, rich and detailed. The “Push Pull” self biasing circuit has a touch sensitive, open tone with a sweet, smooth top end and a huge amount of output.

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Our Antique Overdrive™ is an extremely Organic & Natural Overdrive

With tones from clean with a touch of break up to hot Texas blues or classic crunch the Antique Overdrive™ is an extremely versatile unit that will complement any musicians style and setup.

One of the Antique Overdrive’s™ unique features is the Zero Loss™ Boost circuit.  This allows the pedal to be used as a complete system as opposed to two separate pedals in one box. The boost and overdrive circuits complement each other and work together allowing easy, intuitive operation and setup.


The left footswitch engages the pedal, while the right footswitch engages our Zero Loss™ Boost circuit.

This unique circuit does not affect your tone when engaged, and provides loads of real overall output set by the boost knob.

When the boost circuit is engaged, the Drive control is turned off and the B-Drive control is simultaneously turned on. This means you can have a completely independent drive setting for the boost, letting you have more (or less) drive saturation when the boost is engaged.

The upper left switch selects between two separately voiced modes.

The first mode is voiced for a clearer, tighter sound while the second is thicker and creamier while keeping all the low end intact.

The Antique Overdrive™ covers a multitude of tonal bases, styles and guitar types, while allowing your own signature tone to shine through.



  • Truly hand crafted one at a time
  • Unique All Analogue point to point hand wired circuit
  • Super smooth, sweet organic overdrive
  • Zero Loss™ Boost circuit
  • Versatile design with intuitive controls
  • Quality components used throughout
  • True Bypass switching
  • Standard 3 Year warranty (conditions apply)

International orders must be paid via Paypal

This unit must only be powered by a regulated 9 or 18VDC negative centre (Boss Style) power supply (not included). These units do not take batteries.


Antique Overdrive (older version) : Cosmetically different with the same core tone as the current version.

McPherson Stompboxes are handcrafted to the highest standard in New Zealand.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1 cm