Drive and boost in one.
The Silversmith is a 100% pure analog, two-in-one distortion and boost pedal. The high-gain distortion section boasts an extremely responsive tone control along with the Gain and Volume knobs to deliver a vast array of ser...
Drive and boost in one.
The Silversmith is a 100% pure analog, two-in-one distortion and boost pedal. The high-gain distortion section boasts an extremely responsive tone control along with the Gain and Volume knobs to deliver a vast array of seriously saturated tones. Contour allows you to accurately sculpt the critical midrange frequencies. Egnater's signature Tight switch provides control of the essential low frequencies. The Boost section is versatile and intuitive. Set the pedal for an ultra clean boost or dial in the perfect amount of grit. Drive tapers the amount of gain in your boost while color shapes the overall tone and brightness. Tight controls the overall low frequency response. The path switch selects the order of the distortion and boost. Patch jacks on the rear panel allow you to separate the Overdrive and Boost into two individual pedals.
The contour knob and switch allow the Silversmith Distortion to venture way beyond your "normal" distortion pedal. You now have control over the midrange cut or boost, and you can select between two different frequencies for a really wide range of new tone options.
The Boost section even goes beyond just "clean" boost, because sometimes you just want a little more. The Drive control frees you to dial in just the right amount of "rock and roll" grit.
Another really cool feature is the Path switch. Because the Silversmith is truly two individual pedals in one, we felt it important to be able to put the two pedals in the order of your choosing. With the Path switch, you can put the Boost before the Distortion (DB), the boost becomes a volume/solo boost for the Distortion. But wait, with the additional Patch jacks, you can even separate the Silversmith into two totally separate pedals and place either one anywhere in you pedal signal chain.
Our unique low battery monitor is one of the hidden "gems" in our new Egnater pedals. Not only does the LED indicator warn you of a low battery condition by flashing at an increasing rate as the battery voltage drops, but if the battery becomes too weak for proper operation, the pedal will automatically bypass itself and all the lights flash to alert you. Our switching circuits are "true bypass" using very high quality sealed relays so you will never be surprised by a dead battery interrupting your performance again.
Actually I bought this pedal recently brand new at a trade show. It cost the princely sum of £45.00! (List price I believe is well over £150) So this was really a bargain.
The unit really comprises of two pedals - a distortion pedal and a boost pedal. These can be linked, but just as importantly they can be operated and wired separately if you want to do that.
There are switches that affect the routing when both pedals are linked. Using the overdrive with the gain too high can affect the sound adversely, so watch for that. But the boost pedal is basically a clean boost which can slam the front end of the amp for extra gain and tube distortion which is a nice feature of most boost pedals.
It operates battery or mains and when the battery starts to run down then the green battery light flips to red - a useful feature for some. It, in my opinion is really like a 'modern' amp but not really metal.. they make a different pedal for metal tones. Egnater also make another pedal for classic tones. Overall this pedal has lots of pretty nice tones.
Rating is a 7/10 and for the price I paid its a brilliant unit. It is extremely strong and well made and will stand much abuse on the road.
Recommended ... but not for the list price.