If you're like most players, there’s a tone control on your guitar that rarely gets used. Now you can use it to dial in some fun with Black Ice, the amazing battery-free on-board overdrive.
Put Black Ice in your guitar and enjoy fingertip access to a variety of overdrive/distortion sounds. The Black Ice circuit can be configured for just a touch of grit, a more aggressive grind, or a raw distortion that borders on 60’s flavored fuzz. And with no batteries to worry about, Black Ice provides a lifetime of tone with no maintenance required, just like the tone control it replaces.
Black Ice is compatible with all (passive) pickup types including humbucking, Singles, T Style, P90 and lipstick style pickups.
Installation can be as easy as replacing the capacitor on your guitar’s tone control with the Black Ice module. A variety of other wiring options are also provided for guitars with multiple tone controls and for those who prefer to access Black Ice via a switch. Please see notes listed below.
• Use a 250k ohm pot for the Black Ice control.
• Black Ice has no polarityNOTES: Black Ice is for folks that want to have convenient way to dial in a little fun. It's not a replacement for your boutique pedel, nor will it turn your amp into a fire breathing dragon. It will not boost your volume or sustain, you may experience a slight decrease in volume especially in the Hot or Industrial Strength mode. Please send us questions regarding this product. There is a BlackIceOverdrive website that shows the various configurations and has sound samples, if you would like additional information on this, please let us know. A very nice clean setup for making modifications to your sound without spending the money for new pickups or active systems.