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Black Ice

About This Item

Battery-free onboard overdrive! Dial in some gritty fun: Black Ice features four different overdrive wiring options. Put your 250K guitar or bass tone control to better use!

  • Compact encapsulated 1/2" cube needs no batteries.
  • Works with practically any passive guitar or bass pickups.

Now with 4 different overdrive options.
Black Ice circuitry is encapsulated in a compact 1/2" cube that requires no batteries to power its nastiness. Installation can be as simple as replacing your 250K tone control's capacitor. You can wire it for just a little grit, a more aggressive grind, or to border on a raw '60s fuzz.

Black Ice works with practically any passive guitar or bass single-coil, humbucker, P-90 or lipstick pickups. Wiring instructions included.

Black Ice features 4 different wiring configurations:
Polite: A little grit for single-coils; mild distortion for humbuckers and P-90s.
Warm: Mild distortion for single-coils; a little more for humbuckers and P-90s.
Hot: Medium distortion for single-coils; aggressively raw for humbuckers and P-90s; subtle growl for basses.
Industrial Strength: Nasty with hotter pickups; slightly more growl for basses. The best wiring option for weak pickups.

Note: Use a 250K pot as your Black Ice control. The instructions also include diagrams for wiring your Black Ice in a stomp box, and for using a push-pull pot to switch between the Black Ice and your tone control.

Black Ice isn't designed to replace your favorite distortion pedal. It won't make your amp a fire-breather, and it won't boost your volume or sustain. In fact, you may notice a subtle volume drop with the Hot and Industrial Strength wirings and high output pickups. Black Ice is not designed for use with active pickups.



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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1.0

Can't notice any sound alteration

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No difference to the output. I initially went with "Hot" but went to "Industrial Strength" to get some teeth in it. It doesn't give me any real boost that I can tell. Maybe I'm immune to it but I can't notice any change to the tone at all.

2.0

Neat, but overpriced

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When I first got this little gizmo, I thought it sounded cool and offered a new range of tones when added with a push-pull pot. After significant research, I bought 2 diodes, twisted them together in opposite directions, and acheived the same sound for much less. Hard to justify $20.00 plus shipping. . .

5.0

BlackICE "BOX" !

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Verified Buyer


I've made a box using a simple rotary switch, three "on-off-on" mini-switches and one 250k pot. It's working very very well ! ;)

4.0

Black Ice

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this item does exactly what it was designed to do. it is however a bit pricey. but then, i've bought two of 'em! go figure....

5.0

Black Ice

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I'm so glad they upgraded the Black Ice so I can now use it on my strat loaded with Lindy Fralin Pickups. When dialed in just right my guitar drips SRV. I love it. Thanks Stewmac.
Michael

5.0

slick

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Worked better than expected. Gives a sweet overdrive that's perfect for blues. I wasn't sure how it would sound, but it put my doubts to rest when i turned it up. Its a gain control on the guitar. Best part, no batteries! Super product, super trick on any guitar. Thanks for selling this little jem.

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