Using a 12AX7 tube, and powered from an external 15VAC supply, this pedal runs the tube in starved plate mode, for that real tube sound. Many pedals on the market have the word “tube” in their name, and while these can be quite good, they don’t use a real tube to get “that sound”.
This is the Mozztronics take on a pedal with an actual 12AX7 tube inside. Some products with tubes use the tube for filtering only, in the “tone control” section of the circuit. What a waste of a tube. We here at Mozztronics use the tube where it is meant to be used, in the gain stages, so the drive you hear is tube drive.