Bluebird Drive – World’s First Micro-USB Rechargeable Analog Guitar Effect Is Out Now

Today the sale of the ‘Bluebird Drive’ guitar overdrive pedal started. You can purchase it directly from us via https://www.songbirdfx.com/products.

The Bluebird Drive is a simple but effective overdrive that keeps the original timbre of the guitar and takes it one step further – no tone knob needed. It is the world’s first analog guitar effect, that is rechargeable via the included Micro-USB cable. Just plug it into your Smartphone wall charger or your computer and in less than two hours it will be fully charged. The integrated Li-Ion battery lasts for more than 100 hours of playing time. Highest build quality makes the Bluebird Drive the perfect choice for professional and semi-professional musicians as well as demanding hobby guitarists.

 

Songbird FX - Bluebird Drive Si and Ge - Silicon Germanium Clipping Stage Diodes Overdrive Pedal Rechargeable Micro-USB

‘Bluebird Drive Si’ (silicon clipping stage) and ‘Bluebird Drive Ge’ (germanium clipping stage)

 

The Bluebird Drive is available in two versions:

  • Bluebird Drive Si:

    Legendary 1N4148 silicon clipping diodes deliver a great range of sounds, going from clean boost to singing leads.

  • Bluebird Drive Ge:

    Rare soviet D9D germanium clipping diodes (NOS) give you a sound that goes from warm overdrive to fuzzy leads. The asymmetrical clipping stage combines the characteristical low clipping threshold of germanium diodes on the positive half wave with higher output level on the negative half wave (achieved by connecting a silicon 1N4148 in series to the D9D).

 

Keep on rocking!

Dieter

The Production Of The Bluebird Drive Has Started

Hello my friends!

 

Last week the Alpha Potentiometers I ordered arrived.

Alpha Potentiometers Guitar Effects Pedal
Alpha potentiometers

 

Now that all components are available the series production of the revolutionary Bluebird Drive pedals has begun. The Bluebird Drive is the world’s first analog guitar effect, that is rechargeable via Micro-USB.

guitar effects pedal production hand crafted
assembly of the Bluebird Drive

Soon the first pedals will be available for purchase, so stay tuned!

 

Rock On \m/

Dieter

A New Guitar Effects Company Arises

songbirdfx songbird fx logo
Songbird FX logo

Hello my friends!

This is my first post, so I’m going to introduce myself and my company. My name is Dieter and I’m the founder of Songbird FX. My profession is Electronics Engineering and I love to play Rock ‘N’ Roll guitar. Songbird FX is a new guitar effects manufacturer that is based in Molln, Austria. Our first pedal, the Bluebird Drive is the world’s first analog guitar effect, that is rechargeable via Micro-USB.

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a picture of me

 

The story of Songbird FX

Did you ever want to play guitar through your favourite guitar effect but the 9V battery was empty and you didn’t have an AC adaptor at hand? That’s what happened to me in December 2015 when I decided to develop a Micro-USB charging circuit for lithium batteries which I then combined with a vintage overdrive circuit – the Bluebird Drive was born. It has a battery life of over 100 hours and is fully charged in less than 2 hours.

Then the real work began: finding manufacturers for high quality components and enclosures, making a PCB layout and creating mechanical drawings, creating a brand, founding a company…

Currently I’m waiting for the last components to arrive so I can start production. In the next weeks the first pedals should be available for purchase, so stay tuned!

 

Rock On \m/

Dieter