Our production run of By-Tor pedals are now in stock and ready to ship!


Following the success of the Lerxst OMEGA amplifier, a question  emerged: "can we replicate the unmistakable sound and powerful  presence of the 50W OMEGA in a compact pedal format?" The  challenge was not merely to create another run-of-the-mill drive  pedal; it was to engineer a pedal that could deliver the same  growling intensity and seamless transition to clean tones as if you  were cranking up the amp itself. After numerous iterations, circuit  designs, and meticulous fine-tuning, we proudly present the By-Tor.  We trust that you will derive as much pleasure from the pedal's  exceptional sound and responsive feel as we do. 

Drive Section 

Voiced after the 50W OMEGA amplifier, and capable of going from  light crunchy drive sounds to full out roar with sustaining lead tones! 


◦Drive - Adjust the drive control to achieve the desired amount  of distortion. 

◦Tone - Adjusts the amount of top-end sparkle and treble. If  you are using the pedal with a bright amplifier, start with this control  set very low and adjust to taste. If you are using the pedal with a  darker amp, start with the control set higher.  

◦Level - Adjusts the overall output of the pedal. The pedal has  plenty of output to drive the front end of an amplifier or other pedals  into distortion.  

Boost Section 

To achieve the touch and feel of a tube amplifier, the boost section  of the By-Tor is a JFET based gain stage with LED clipping. JFETs paired with the LED's respond in a very  similar way to a tube’s gain stage. 

The boost is designed to add a little extra shimmer and chime on the  top end of your guitar tone. The boost section can also be used  independently of the drive section as a lead boost or as an always  on gain stage. You can also pair this with another boost or overdrive  pedal for extra gain staging and crunch options. 


◦ Boost - Adjusts the overall output level (6dB) of the boost circuit 

Order Switch 

This toggle switch provides the ability to change the order of the  boost and drive circuits in the pedal. With the toggle set to Boost  First, your signal is first routed through the boost circuit which  pushes the drive section into further saturation. With the toggle set  to Drive First, your signal is routed through the drive section first, this  transforms the boost control into a solo boost with up to xx db of  gain on tap. For added versatility, each section of the pedal can be  independently activated 

Power - Input / Output

Requires 9V DC negative center power and consumes about 70mA.  Do not use more than 9V DC! You will damage the internal circuitry  and void your warranty. 

The By-Tor comes with top mounted jacks for fitting on tighter pedal  boards. Input - 1/4” jack on the top right of the pedal. Output - 1/4”  jack on the top left of the pedal. 

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  • By-Tor Alex Lifeson Signature Overdrive
  • Black
  • 2023
Made In
  • United States
Pedal Format
  • Standard
Color Family
  • Black

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