The TightDrive Jr ranges from clean boost to moderately high gain, includes a noise gate and a Tight attack switch.

With ever-shrinking pedalboard real estate, a common request to Amptweaker™ has been for smaller footprint versions of our popular distortion pedals…..introducing the Amptweaker TightDrive Jr™. This pedal shares most of the tone-tweaking features available on the  larger TightDrives, and uses the same circuitry, while eliminating effects loops, lit controls, battery switches and boost features that some players don’t need in order to shrink down the size and weight.

Derived from our Pro series, the Tight control and Fat switches were re-configured into a 3-position Fat/Normal/Tight switch to dial in the attack of the notes from thick and heavy to aggressive and chunky. An EQ switch similarly provides Plexi/Normal/Smooth tone settings, which helps the pedals cover much of the range of both their standard and Pro parents.  In addition to Gain, Tone and Volume knobs, there’s also a manually-adjustable Noise Gate which can be cranked to stop notes hard and fast.  And the great thing about a built-in noise gate is that it goes away when you turn the pedal off…..so your clean tone is unaffected!

The pedals all include true bypass switching, 9-18VDC operation, and a thumbscrew- removable bottom plate with special holes to even accommodate tie-wrap or screw-in pedalboard attachment methods.


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  • Gain, Tone, Volume controls
  • Fat/Normal/Tight switch to adjust the guitar’s attack.
  • Noise Gate knob, from subtle gating to hard stops
  • Plexi/Normal/Smooth EQ SW
  • True Bypass switching
  • Runs on 9V to 18V batteries or supplies–9V sounds heavier, more compressed, while 18V is more open and less distorted.
  • Thumbscrew removable bottom with holes for tie-wrap or screw-in pedalboard attachment methods
  • Current:  13mA with at 9V, 15mA at 18V
  • DC Adapter jack, standard 2.1mm X 5.5mm, center ground(-)
  • BATTERIES/SUPPLY NOT INCLUDED
  • Weight: 9 ounces, Dimensions: 2.7″W X 4.65″D X 2″H
  • Made in the USA
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

Product Styling by Bob Hopkins. Mechanical Engineering support by Ken Chappell. Electrical & Mechanical Design and Tweaking by James Brown.……Conceptual Ideas by You.

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Awesome demo by Brett Kingman
NAMM interview with That Pedal Show & Andertons Music, TDJR ~4:00
Tone King did this comparison demo of the TightMetal, TightRock, & TightDrive Jrs
Badass demo by our friend Mike Hermans
Here’s Gearmanndude’s take on the TightDrive Jr
Madcat Ruth uses the TightDrive Jr with harmonica for some great blues harp tones
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