Henretta Engineering Pinkman Dirty Boost

Brand: Henretta Engineering
Product Code: HE008
Availability: In Stock



The Pinkman is an overdrive and level boost stomp box for electric guitar.

The Pinkman is a versatile overdrive circuit that can go from mildly hairy to compressed and smooth with pleasing overtones or loose and fuzzy depending on how you set it. The sound is warm and balanced as it retains the bite of your attack while adding some distortion and compression to the mid frequencies. The output ofthe pedal can go far beyond unity gain to allow you to blend the pedal’s mild distortion with the saturation from pushing your amplifier’s front end.

The Pinkman is housed ina tiny 2”x 2” enclosure that’s sure to squeeze onto any pedal board. Step onthe footswitch to turn the pedal on and off. The LED lights up to indicate thatthe effect is active. The effect is completely removed (true bypass) from yoursignal chain when the pedal is off.

Internal Controls

DRIVE – trimpot near upper left of circuit board when foot switch is downand LED is up. This control starts with a slightly dirty sound that addssome growl and subtle compression in the mids. As you increase the drive, thesound becomes more compressed and sustained until it loosens up and takes on some classic fuzz characteristics.

OUTPUT VOLUME – trimpotnear lower left of circuit board when foot switch is down and LED is up. Thiscontrol reaches unity gain near the very bottom of its sweep and starts toreally open up the sound while pushing your amp as you turn it up.

The Pinkman is factory set to be slightly above unity gain with mild distortion.


Configuration: As youlook down at the front of the Pinkman, the LED is near the top, and the on/off footswitch is near the bottom. The input jack is on the right side, the output jack is on the left side, and the power jack is on the left side.

Power: You can only powerthe Pinkman with an external power supply (9 VDC) with the commonly usedcenter-negative barrel connector. The maximum current draw is 5mA.