Voodoo Lab Guitar Effect Pedals are handcrafted from the finest modern and vintage components. They are housed in rugged aluminum cases with heavy duty metal switches. True bypass switching is used for absolutely no loss of tone when the pedal is bypassed. These are the finest effect pedals a musician can buy. All Voodoo Lab products are manufactured in the U.S.A. by Digital Music Corporation. For more information about Voodoo Lab, please visit our web site at www.voodoolab.com.


The Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive is an overdrive pedal featuring a unique “clean” control. It’s overdrive circuit provides the same tone as a vintage ‘808. We included the original JRC4558 opamp for authenticity, but upgraded other components such as using high precision metal resistors and modern polyester film type capacitors. You’ll hear these higher grade parts in a tighter midrange, crisper highs and overall better note definition.

The clean control blends back in a boosted direct signal. This restores the attack and feel which is lost in a highly compressed overdrive circuit. The clean boost and blending circuit use a studio grade opamp for crisp and super transparent sound without added noise.

The Sparkle Drive utilizes the same concept as layering two amps, one clean and the other saturated. Of course with the clean control turned down, you get a classic overdrive tone. All the way up it provides 100% clean boost.


Gain: This sets the gain level for the overdrive sound only. It has no effect on the “clean” signal. Use low settings to warm up and compress your tone. Turn it up for additional sustain and saturation.

Tone: Turn it up for a brighter sound, down for darker. It is for the overdrive only and has no effect on the “clean” signal.

Clean: This blends the boosted clean signal with the overdrive. All the way down is overdrive only. All the way up is clean only. In between is a blend of both the clean and overdrive.

Volume: This sets the output level. Set as desired! Plenty of juice is available to overdrive your tube amp.

Plugging into the input jack turns on the power to your SparkleDrive. To preserve battery life, always disconnect the input cable when not in use.


The Voodoo Lab SparkleDrive is powered by a single 9V battery. To replace the battery, remove the four screws which secure the bottom cover.


External Power

The Voodoo Lab SparkleDrive can be powered externally with a regulated 9VDC power supply eliminating the need for the internal battery. The external power supply connector is a 5.5×2.1mm barrel with center negative. The Voodoo Lab Pedal Power will power up to eight pedals without any added hum or noise.

Warranty (North America only)

Voodoo Lab warrants this product against any defects that are due to faulty material or workmanship for a period of five years from the date of original retail purchase. This warranty does not include damage to the product resulting from accident or misuse. This warranty is given to the original purchaser only and it is not assignable to any other person.

If the product should become defective within the warranty period, Voodoo Lab will repair it or replace it free of charge, provided it is returned freight prepaid to Voodoo Lab with a valid RMA (return material authorization) number.

This warranty shall not apply to any goods that have been repaired or altered by anyone other than the manufacturer. There are no warranties which extend beyond the terms described herein.

Should you experience any difficulty with this Voodoo Lab product, contact us as described below. If it is determined that the product must be returned to the factory for repair, you will be issued an RMA and given shipping and packaging instructions.

Warranty (Outside North America)

Regions outside North American please contact your country’s distributor for warranty information.

How to Reach Us

You can reach us by the following:

Tel: 707 545 0600

Fax: 707 545 9777

Email: info@voodoolab.com Web site: www.voodoolab.com Mail: 3165 Coffey Lane

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Copyright 2000 by Digital Music Corporation – Printed in U.S.A.

Voodoo Lab, Sparkle Drive and Pedal Power are trademarks of Digital Music Corporation.

Note: This User's Manual is adapted from the official manual created by Voodoo Lab in PDF format, without modification of the content. We just rewrite the PDF, into responsive mobile friendly pages.So, you can read this document anytime and anywhere.

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