John Frusciante’s Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive

John added this pedal to this pedalboard before the Unlimited Love tour in 2022. As explained by John in the Howards Stern interview, he uses this pedal for a “less overdriven” tone, while he continues to use his Boss DS-2 to achieve a “more distorted” sound.

John's scaled-down pedalboard as seen on the Howard Stern show.
John’s scaled-down pedalboard as seen on the Howard Stern show.

Based on Justin Jeske’s analysis, John used this pedal on the chorus and on the solo in the song “Black Summer”. and likely on “It’s Only Natural”.


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