Barbershop Overdrive

The @fairfieldcircuitry Barbershop Overdrive. Like an extension of your pickups, transparent natural sounding drive out of this one. Now internationally known, these pedals are made in my area.🇨🇦🎛

Represent the new millenia with this brand new take on our coveted Barbershop. Have you ever sat in a barber's chair wishing your tone was as slick as your freshly shaved upper lip? With the Barbershop Overdrive on your pedalboard, you could keep your moustache and sound good doing it.

Less is more with this simple, original design. Handmade from JFETs matched to specs, this versatile pedal will treat your pickups with the respect they deserve. In return, they’ll thank you with some of them sweet tones.


- input impedance 1 MΩ
- output impedance < 5 kΩ
- power supply 9 to 9.6 VDC
- current draw 5 mA

- true true bypass
- 1/4” mono input/output jacks
- 2.1mm DC connector
- 4.4” x 2.7” enclosure dimensions

The Sag control reduces the voltage to the amplifiers as you turn it counter clockwise, giving additional control over the character and feel of the saturation. The lower the Sag, the browner the sound. Full voltage is applied when the control is set fully clockwise. It is at this setting that the pedal has the potential to be its cleanest and loudest.

Sets the interstage gain of the amplifiers. More gain means more distortion. The wide operating range allows you to go from an almost clean gain to a tasty rich overdrive.

A 3-position switch allows to select between different flavours of high cut. In the middle, there is no cut, like the classic Barbershop of days passed. To the right, a subtle high cut to tame ever so slightly the feeling of brightness accompanied with the Barbershop. To the left, a more extreme cut for those times when you want to delve into your dark side.

VOLUME Controls the output volume of the pedal while keeping the effect unchanged. This is where you have plenty of room to boost.

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It’s best to start with the Volume control at a minimal setting to
avoid damage to your ears and equipment.

There are combinations of settings that will put your setup right on the edge of breaking up, allowing you to go from clean to saturated with only variations in playing dynamics.

The Barbershop Millenium Overdrive was designed to operate using your typical centre negative, regulated 9-9.6 VDC power supply. The pedal is protected against reversed polarity. The pedal will function with voltages up to 18 VDC but the character of pedal will drastically change. The higher the voltage, the less drive you will have. Always check your power supply for proper voltage and polarity before connecting. There is no battery connection inside the pedal.

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