The Dharma signature pedal is the result of having provided Buck Dharma with pedals he has been using live for the past five years or so. He often stacks pedals and we have worked to incorporate two of those then fined tuned both circuits to offer a two-channel overdrive that maximizes versatility.
The right side of the pedal is a boost that can make a great clean sound “bigger”. As you begin to push the gain of that channel it can get into edgy, Vox-ish territory. The left channel is based on the long-since discontinued Gain Stage Purple. A very Marshally voiced circuit, it can smoothly purr or get rather aggressive depending on Gain and Tone settings.
The Channels stack seamlessly together and can produce very defined and percussive tones that will stand out on stage. The Cut control on the right side of the pedal is a powerful tool when stacking the channels.
Although designed primarily for live use, the Dharma scales down exceptionally well for both home and studio use because of its inherently low noise floor.