Welcome To Steve's Music Center !

EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive


 The Billy Sheehan Signature Drive pedal is developed by EBS in close co-operation with Billy himself. It is based on the concept of mixing together a clean signal with a distorted to be able to preserve low frequencies and find balance between distortion and definition.

 Built-in Compressor

The option to add compression make possible to keep the note differentiation clearly audible even at heavily distorted sounds. There are three modes for the buil-in compressor, High, Mid and Off. For the Mid setting, there's an additional trim pot inside to set the level. There's also a trim pot to set the Threshold for the compressor.

 Clean Loop, Drive Loop - Endless possibilities!

The Billy Sheehan Signature Drive offers unlimited pre-post mix tone shaping, made possible by including a clean loop and a drive loop. It lets the user insert any other effect they wish within each loop to ’pimp’ the effect into your own signature effect! For example, connect an external EQ to the Drive Loop and shape the character of the distortion any way you want. Or, turn off the built-in compressor if you prefer to use a different type of compressor and put in the Clean Loop.


With the new extended size box from EBS, there are controls for Drive (gain for the overdrive engine), Tone (sets the frequency scoop for the drive), Level (sets level for drive channel post Drive Loop and pre final compressor) and Clean (sets level for the clean channel, post Clean Loop and pre final compressor).


Drive, Tone, Level and Clean controls.

Three Compressor Modes - High, Mid, Off

Clean Loop and Drive Loop
(connect a Y-cable for send and return).

Type: Analog Effect, Mechanical Switching

9V DC (Battery or Power Supply)

Advanced Options: By removing the bottom plate you get access to fine tuning trimmers to adjust Threshold level of compressor (THR.)
and the level of Compression when mode switch is set to MID (COMP).

Optional (not included):
EBS AD-9 Power Supply
Extra EBS Y-cable (coming soon)

Technical Specifications


Nominal Input Level - 8 dBv
Input Impedance 700 kohms
Gain Range Drive 20 - 40 dB
Tone Filter Range 175 - 4500 Hz
  Q 0.6
Nominal Loop Level   -8 dB
Output Impedance Loops 2 kohms
Input Impedance Loops

47 kohms

Mix Level Drive Channel +3 dB max
  Clean Channel +6 dB max
Compressor Ratio 5:1 (max)
  Threshold -25 +6 dB
  Attack Time (80%) < 10 ms
  Release Time (80%) 100 ms typ
  Makeup gain 0, +3, +6 dB
Output Impedance   < 100 ohms
Dimensions W x H x D 3.5" x 4.5" x 1.4" (90 x 115 x 35 mm)
Weight 480g (1.07 lb.)
Type Analog Effect, Mechanical Switching
Power Requirements 9 - 12 V DC Regulated, 15 mA max*

*EBS recommends the use of the EBS AD-9+ DC Adapter.


Subject to change without notice.