Mad Professor Supreme, a dual overdrive pedal designed with Matt Schofield
New dual overdrive pedal based in part on the Royal Blue Overdrive
Mad Professor’s new Supreme pedal was designed in collaboration with blues guitar player Matt Schofield. It’s an overdrive with two channels that can be toggled or stacked. But will this pedal be good enough to make headway in an already crowded market?
Mad Professor Supreme
This new boutique overdrive pedal has two distinct drive tones, generated by two circuits. Each is geared towards a different pickup, one for the neck, one for the bridge.
The two sides of the pedal are labelled A and B. A is the circuit with less gain, while B is described as having more bite. That makes the B side better suited to your bridge pickup. I’d imagine that this pedal will likely be always set to on by most of its owners. The A side is heavily based on the Mad Professor Royal Blue Overdrive pedal, so you have that as a reference point. B is a new design entirely, according to Mad Professor.
The control system is super simple, with Volume, Gain, Treble and Bass controls for each side. A centre toggle switch allows you to choose between stacked and either/or modes. That gives this overdrive pedal a lot of potential for use with single-channel valve amps. It could also prove attractive for those looking for an extra drive channel to expand their guitar drive tones even further.
Designed in conjunction with blues guitar player Matt Schofield, the Supreme overdrive pedal is the latest ‘twin boutique’ overdrive to hit the market. It will go up against the likes of the Analogman King Of Tone V4, Xotic AC/RC and Fulltone Full-Drive 2. In fact, the list for twin overdrive pedal grows larger every month, so there is certainly a market for them.
The demo video below does a nice job of giving you some decent examples of what to expect. Expect to see the new Supreme pedal at dealers from the end of June.
RRP- EUR 279
- Supreme with A and B channels: Supreme