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Kherson Drive

Vintage Ukrainian overdrive enhanced with NOS & tonal tweaks



Kherson Drive is our take on vintage SoundJS SD-5 Super Overdrive (made in Kherson, Ukraine, in the 90s), which in turn is a variation of the Boss SD-1 circuit. However, it's not just a clone, but an improved version using NOS (new old stock) and high-quality components with two mods: gain stage EQ and op-amp switches.


  • Drive - the amount of gain.
  • Tone - controls treble frequency response.
  • Level - effect output volume.
  • Op-Amp switch - a selection of two chips: Classic (NOS RC4559) and Modern (OPA2134).
  • EQ switch - gain stage filtering: Stock (similar to Boss SD-1 / SoundJS SD-5) and Fat (a bit more gain and low-end).
  • LED brightness trimmer - placed on the PCB trimmer allows you to adjust the status LED brightness.

Power supply

9V DC adapter (Boss-style negative center) not included. No batteries. They are bad for the environment 🌲.

Voltage: 9V

Current draw: 10.0 mA


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Lifetime Warranty - feel free to contact us if you have any troubles with a pedal!