Hermida Audio Zendrive II Tube Overdrive / Distortion

Price Paid: 
$250 U.S.


Controls for Gain, Voice, Tone, and Volume

Ease of Use: 

The Hermida Audio Zendrive II has the most beautiful smooth gain voicing of any pedal I've ever owned. It's perfect for producing the Robben Ford Dumble voicing or the Eric Johnson "Ah Viia Musicom" voice. Very Rich. Very Smooth. Easy to use and multiple excellent tones to choose from. The Voice control is a mid control alllowing you to dial in a very full human voice or take it to something thicker Or less full bodied. It's very interactive with both the Gain and Tone controls. Increasing the Voice control requires lowering the Gain control to maintain the same amount of overdrive. The Tone control actually provides a brighter, "crunchier", tone when full open and more of a "Santana" full bodied sustain when at it's lowest setting. My personal favorite gain voicing is extremely full bodied with a lot of sustain while retaining a defined pick attack at the beginning of the picked note and the ability to segue into a beautiful harmonic.  My personal settings are Gain at 1:00, Voice at 1:00, Tone at 11:00 and Volume at 10:30, (basically even to the bypassed volume). The Zendrive II is the best pedal I've found to do what I like best.

I don't mean to go overboard, but, even when compared to the Maxon OD9 or the Ibanez Tubescreamer 808 or TS9 or even the Chandler Tube Driver...........I truly believe the Hermida Audio Zendrive II beats them all. Hands down. It's the best "Overdrive / Distortion" pedal I've ever come across.


Absolutely none that I've been able to find.

Sound Quality: 
5 (excellent)
Customer Support: 

I've never needed to use customer support.


It's worked perfectly since purchase.


Overall Rating: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)