An overdrive for guitarists needing their amp to sound great at any volume. The all jFet design stacks well with other overdrives, pushes your tube amp for more sustain, and most importantly sounds great on its own through a clean amp at any volume.
Many users of the original Liquid Sunshine described it as “tweedy” or “voxy.” While the mkIII sounds similar it is not meant to be an “amp in a can” device. It’s inspired by the idea that an overdrive should “play nice” with your tone. It works with the gear you already use. It won’t make your amplifier sound like something it’s not. It simply adds a little magic.
The Liquid Sunshine mkIII is well suited for use with a clean amplifier, or pushing a cranked amp. This is especially important for playing at different volume levels. It feels equally at home on stage, at rehearsal or simply practicing at home.
It loves being stacked with other drive pedals. It’s great for pushing other drive pedals, but unlike many other low gain overdrives it excels when pushed by other dirt boxes too.
The updated Liquid Sunshine mkIII pays tribute to its roots with a remarkably similar character and better control. Your guitar and pickups will shine through on all settings. The mkIII is slightly more transparent than earlier versions, especially at low gain settings. Higher gain settings have a more bite with more gain than the original and tone that will put a smile on your face.
There are two internal switches for a bass and treble boost. These are very helpful with different amps. If you find most overdrive pedals push your amp too hard, or get too squashed by low end response turn the bass switch off. Especially useful when you are pushing an already overdriven amp.
For amps with darker speakers turn treble switch on. Turn it off for brighter amplifiers, and especially for amps with smaller speakers.
What has Changed?
The emphasis control replaces the second drive knob: Similar to a tone control, the emphasis knob also adds a little gain. This allows you to control the overall character without making the overdrive too bright.
Notes about The Liquid Sunshine MKIII:
- Powered by a 9 volt battery or a regulated 9VDC to 18VDC adapter with a negative center 2.1mm barrel style plug.
- Power supply is not included.
- If using a “daisy chain” power supply, all other pedals MUST be negative ground.
- Current draw is less than 10mA.
- Length 4.4″ X Width 2.3″ X Height 1.0″
- Input impedance- 1M.
- Output impedance- varies from 10k to 50K.
- The Liquid Sunshine is hand made in Oregon.
- Die-cast metal enclosures for durability.
- 3PDT switches for true bypass switching.
- Red LED indicator.
- Three-year limited warranty.