Welcome to a new level of tube-like overdriven tones
The Cinnamon Drive pedal is an original overdrive design created from the ground. A combination of soft and hard clipping circuits which starts from a clean preamp to a light overdrive, leading to a highly saturated distortion to cover a wide range of tones.
✔ Dual stage clipping circuits
✔ Highest versatility with the fewest controls possible
✔ A lot of dynamics and a natural tone
✔ True bypass relay switching
✔ Easy pedalboard setup
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Cinnamon Drive Audio Samples
Mid gain overdrive + volume boost
Creamy solo tone
Dual channel clean boost
Bright soft OD + Extra gain stage + ind. volume
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"One of the most dynamic and realistically “tubey” overdrive"
"With its touch-sensitive and authentic-sounding means of achieving tube-toned overdrive, the Cinnamon Drive is impressive enough to earn an Editors’ Pick Award.”
"Aclam shoots for “the ultimate riff machine” with Cinnamon Drive pedal"
“Barcelona’s Aclam - famed for its Smart Track modular pedalboards - has introduced its first pedal, the Cinnamon Drive, which it has designed to be “the ultimate riff machine”
"Slather on Some Sweet and Savory Sixties and Seventies Sounds"
“The Aclam Cinnamon Drive overdrive pedal, handmade in Barcelona, Spain, is a true hearkening back to those days of coily cords, big bell bottoms, and vinyl records.”
"The new Cinnamon Drive is essentially two pedals in one.
“The new Cinnamon Drive will make toast of some of the other drive pedals currently on the market and the dual drives are very tasty.”
Dimensions: 13,6 x 8,7 x 5,5cm (5,4” x 3,4” x 2,2”) with knobs
Bypass: Relay true bypass
Power requirements: 9V DC Center Negative or a 9V battery
Current draw: ≈35 mA
Included: 1 x Anti-sliding rubber pad & 1 x Velcro® pad
The world is full of guitar and bass effects pedals, we all know that (that's the main reason we are producing our own pedalboards), so we thought it would be better to look at it from a sensible point of view. We had to initiate a quest to find that sound, feeling or defect that has shaped the sound of music up to today; we could always clone an existing pedal if we got tired of trying to be innovative.
We knew we had to keep going and thinking of interesting sounds that could potentially become the next “I never knew I needed one” stompbox. So, our first attempt in the world of guitar and bass effects was an approach to the vintage tube amp sound of the 60’s and 70’s: The Cinnamon Drive.
Marcel & Marc, our guitar geeks at Aclam wanted to make the most versatile circuit tone-wise, trying to capture the nuances of a 60’s and 70’s British tube amp. Not an easy task folks! But what if we tell you another requisite was to create it from the ground up as an original design, with no inspiration on any green, yellow, black, gold or any color of overdrive pedal you’re familiarized with? We know what you’re thinking: That's impossible!
You know we like difficult challenges. So after many months of development, hearing old records of heroes like Hendrix, Page, Clapton and many others, comparing it with a myriad of other overdrive pedals and testing it side to side with real tube amps: we did it!
The Cinnamon Drive: the overdrive pedal that sounds good in every knob position and virtually every amp you plug it into. Thanks to its clever design which includes soft and hard clipping and gain cascading circuits it can be a dual booster, a dual overdrive or an overdrive with a booster. And you may ask... "Why Cinnamon Drive?" Well, just as Neil Young said...
“We wanted to live with a Cinnamon Drive,
we could be happy the rest of our lives,
with a Cinnamon Drive”.
And guess what? We did it, and now you can do it too!