ZIM is two independent true-bypass effects in one pedal. It's the definitive dual-drive pedal. The two channels can be configured a number of different ways, depending on which ZIMcards are installed. The convenient arrangement allows you to easily customize your ZIM to suit your needs.
ZIM is not the same as other overdrives. Instead of a bypass switch and a boost switch, ZIM has two individual channels which can be used individually or together in series (cascaded). Each has its own true bypass (3pdt) switch with LED. This gives you three different sounds (A, B, or A + B). With the option of having two gain stages in series, you'll never be starved for gain.
Instead of a treble control, ZIM has a unique voicing circuit that gives you almost limitless control of your overdriven tone. In addition, each channel has its own bass/treble trimmer which can be set internally.
ZIM's two channels use plug-in cards, called ZIMcards, for their processing. ZIM comes with a pair of ZIMcards already installed. The current default ZIMcards are Vintage Tube in Channel A and Hot 9 in Channel B. This pair gives a wide range of overdrive sounds.
If you'd like to customize your ZIM pedal with specific ZIMcards, let me know and i will order in what you want, I don't currently hold stock of Zim cards but will do so in the future, in the meantime they are quick and easy for me to get.
There are 10 ZIM cards available
VT - Vintage Tube
H9 - Hot 9
B9 - Big 9
BM - Brown Muff
BB - Buffer Boost
CS - Clean Smile
FF - Fat Fuzz
RO - Red Octave
T+ - Tar + (vintage metal distortion)
T9 - T9