Origin Effects

Origin Effects M-EQ Driver Boost & Overdrive

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Mid Boost, Overdrive and vintage studio mojo!

The M-EQ Driver is a mid booster and overdrive based on a vintage Pultec studio EQ.

Still sought after today, these legendary passive EQs from the 1950s can be heard on thousands of hit records.

They are renowned for having some of the most natural and musical EQ curves in existence.

Rather than making an exact replica, Origin Effects chose to reimagine this classic piece of gear as a guitar-oriented, compact pedal.

Equipped with a transformer, this circuit adds harmonic richness, while faithfully recreating the sonic footprint of an original Pultec.

To add something new to this classic design, Origin equipped the M-EQ Driver with their Adaptive Circuitry, applied to the CUT control.

Based on the High Frequency Attenuation band of a Pultec, the CUT control progressively removes treble as it is increased.

With the ADAPT switch engaged, this high-end roll-off is reduced as the pedal cleans up.

This allows for a smooth transition from warm overdrive to bright cleans by adjusting your guitar’s volume knob or playing dynamics. 

Craft the perfect mid boost, add some studio-inspired saturation or push the pedal’s output stage into fierce cocked-wah distortion!


Origin Effects M-EQ Driver Black Edition features:

• Limited run of 200 units in All-Black.

• Based on the legendary Pultec studio EQs of the 1950s.

• Choice of mid boost frequencies.

• Adaptive Cut control responds to volume changes and playing dynamics.

• Transformer-equipped circuitry.

• Tube-like push-pull output stage.

• Ultra-high input impedance.

• High-quality Buffered bypass.

• Power: 9V DC.

• Current Draw: 80mA.



Type Overdrive, Boost
Condition New
Power 9V DC
Current Draw 80mA
Power supply included No
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years
Shipping & Return


  • Free shipping within Canada.
  • Free shipping to the USA.
  • Free shipping on international orders over 399$.

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Fast Delivery

  • Canada : 1 - 2 business days
  • USA : 1 - 2 business days
  • Rest of the world: 3 - 5 business days.

Hassle-Free Returns

You have 45 days to test your new gear.
If you choose to return it, we’ll send a full refund.
It’s that simple: no bogus restocking fees or charges.

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  • Q : Where are you located? +

    A : We’re in Blainville, Quebec, Canada.

    Contact us to schedule an appointment if you’d like to meet.

  • Q : When will my order ship? +

    A : Orders placed before 3pm EST ship on the same business day.

    An update with tracking details will be sent shortly after purchase.

    (Please note: business days don’t include weekends and holidays)

  • Q : How much does shipping cost? +

    A : Shipping to Canada and the USA is free on most orders.

    Shipping to the rest of the world is free on orders over 399$US.

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  • Q : What shipping method do you use? +

    A : We ship with UPS.

  • Q : What payment methods do you accept? +

    A : We accept credit cards and Paypal.

  • Q : Do you charge sales taxes to Canadians? +

    A : Canadian residents are asked to pay sales taxes:

    Alberta: 5%.

    British Columbia: 5%.

    Manitoba: 5%.

    New Brunswick: 15%.

    Newfoundland and Labrador: 15%.

    Northwest Territories: 5%.

    Nova Scotia: 15%.

    Nunavut: 5%.

    Ontario: 13%.

    Prince Edward Island: 15%.

    Quebec: 14.975%.

    Saskatchewan: 5%.

    Yukon: 5%.

  • Q : Are there import charges on orders shipped to Canada? +

    A : No. Canadian customers will not be charged import fees.

  • Q : Are there import charges on orders shipped to the USA? +

    A : No. USA residents will not be charged import fees.

  • Q : Are there import charges on International shipments? +

    A: Shipping prices do not include VAT or other import taxes.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for duties and taxes.

    Orders that come back to the shop as refused by the customer will be refunded minus shipping.

    Please track your shipment to be aware of customs processing and delivery attempts.

  • Q : Can you declare a lower value on customs documents? +

    A : We understand that import fees are an annoying part of international purchases.

    However, we cannot offer to declare a lower value on customs forms.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for any fees that may be charged by their government.