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USED – Pettyjohn Electronics Iron Overdrive Pedal

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We're currently out of stock on this item but if you'd like to inquire about incoming stock, a special order or a custom build, use the form below to get in touch with one of our specialists, and we'll get you taken care of!
– Matt's Music Staff


This is a used pedal. It has been tested and gone over by the experts at our shop to ensure it’s working properly and is free of issues, unless otherwise noted in this listing. Please see pictures provided and the notes below for condition and wear. It will be packed with care to be shipped to your door! If you have any questions about this or any other piece of gear we have, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help!

Condition Notes:
– Condition: 9.5/10
– Any wear of note: There are some slight marks on the nameplate on the pedal, but aside from that, this pedal is in excellent shape! Functions perfectly with no issues.

From Pettyjohn;

When the Pettyjohn IRON was created it was designed to be amp-like and have it’s own character while still being able to stack and work well with other tones. The IRON was built to give life to your tone but not be in the way. Designed to inspire the likeness of your guitar and the character locked inside your fingertips. We believe the IRON is the perfect American “Black Faceplate” amp tone. When pushed it sags, getting squishy on the bottom and top of the pedals incredibly huge dynamic range, without losing that  glassy “Deluxe” tonal response we all know and love.

Here are three ways that we enjoy dialing the IRON in on our boards.

1. Stack It

Set  the Clipping Toggle to the middle position (LED) and place the IRON after the rest of your gain-stage pedals. The IRON will provide a full-range, warm amp-like character to your other drives and distortion units without masking their unique purpose on your board. The IRON was originally the left side of the Pettydrive, it was purposed to be a stacked-with unit in the first place. Leaving the gain somewhere around 9-12 o’clock for this setting is the best.

2. Add Some Dynamic Dirt

The other two positions on the Clipping toggle (MOSFET or Asymmetrical  Silicon) saturate a lot more as the Gain knob is pushed. However, the dynamic touch response of the IRON isn’t lost as the Gain is increased. This provides a world of tonal character from just your fingertips or a lighter pick attack. When using these clipping modes place the IRON closer to the front end of your gain/saturation pedals.

3. Second Channel  

Plug 18 volts of DC power into the IRON, Set the clipping mode to LED  and place the IRON at the end of your pedalboard’s signal path (This  works perfect with a 60’s style Fender amp) and use the IRON as a second channel for your Master volume Tube amp. Running the IRON at 18V  provides 36V of internal headroom, this means you can run it like a preamp to change the character of your amps tone without an overall tone  suck or loss of dynamic response. We have even heard of Pettyjohn Artist/Players using the IRON with their acoustic or bass guitars this way, too!

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Returns must be shipped back to us within two days of the RA being issued. Items must come back to us undamaged and in the same condition they were shipped out. All manuals, paperwork, cables, tremolo arms, wrenches, etc… must be included or full credit will not be issued. Any items not conforming to this policy will be subject (at our discretion) to a restocking fee of 20% of the purchase price.

Refunds will be issued minus all related shipping expenses, if free shipping was initially given, the cost we incurred to get the item to you will be deducted from your refund. A 10% restock fee will also be deducted from your refund. Restock fees will be waived for full value exchanges.

Here are exceptions to our return policy.

  • Custom orders of any kind are non returnable and non refundable. We often charge a deposit before we will place a custom or special order. All special order deposits are NON REFUNDABLE, no exceptions.
  • Microphones, Harmonicas, In-Ear Systems and any other items that come into contact with your mouth or ears.
  • Items labeled as BLOWOUT, are non-returnable. These are often being sold below cost and are considered “all sales final”.
  • Software (this may also include hardware that includes software), unless still in shrink wrap with barcode affixed.
  • Guitar strings, blank media, and other disposable merchandise.
  • Guitar or bass pickups that have been installed or used in any way.
  • Any item advertised as “USED” is non returnable.

*Payments for music lessons are non refundable, no exceptions.

View our detailed Return Policy here.

Early Order Cancellation

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Damaged Merchandise

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