In 2016, the manufacturer last brought us the 385 Overdrive, which is based on the old film projector circuitry. In the following years, the developers from Oklahoma City successfully immersed themselves in the world of modulation effects. That seemed to leave a great desire for drive sounds because the brand new Walrus Audio Ages Guitar Effects Pedal is not one, but five modes in one housing.
A massively versatile overdrive device that is ready for any amplifier and pickup combination that is thrown at it. That actually sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But what if it’s true!? This is exactly the plan followed by the guys from Walrus Audio with their latest creation called the Ages Five-State Overdrive Pedal.
Since 2016 our in-house portfolio lacked additional drive pedals, but a much more conscious decision. At a time when minimally modified clones of an old circuit are being washed into the market every day, the manufacturers wanted a device that stood out from the crowd and was worth publishing. We will say mission accomplished. Here are the details:
The Walrus Audio Ages Guitar Effects Pedal comes with five different gain-states from low-gain mode to high-gain mode, a dry blend knob, a boost/cut bass EQ before the distortion stage and treble control to contain overly harsh sounds – that can definitely be heard and be described as independent! The mode switch gives access to the five different gain-states, which effortlessly coordinate any amplifier and pickup combinations, but are also intended to harmonize the interaction with other distortion pedals.
Price and availability
Walrus Audio Ages Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal has been priced at $199 and is now available to buy via the Amazon.com store.
Walrus Audio Ages Features
- Overdrive with 5 selectable modes
- Each mode provides its own basic overdrive sound
- Internal gain setting and clipping style (LED / Silicon) varies depending on the mode
- Low-gain mode with symmetric silicon soft clipping. Compressed and smooth.
- Low-gain mode with symmetric LED soft clipping. Pushed, open, and sparkly.
- High-gain mode with symmetric silicon soft clipping. Increased saturation and tight.
- High-gain mode with symmetric LED soft clipping. Saturated, punchy, and big.
- High-gain mode with symmetric silicon hard clipping. Heavy compression, thick and chewy.
- Bass controls “cut” or “boost” of the low frequencies before the overdrive circuit
- Treble control attenuates high frequencies
- Controls: Vol, Dry, Gain, Bass, Treble
- Dry signal can be mixed in proportionally via “Dry”
- True bypass design
- Connection sockets at the top
- “Stackable” with other drive pedals
- Power supply via 9 V DC power supply
- Power consumption: 100 mAh
- Power supply connector
- Dimensions: 12.1 x 6.6 x 3.5 cm
- Weight: 0.27 kg
Earlier this year, Walrus Audio has announced the D1 Hi Fidelity stereo delay pedal as the first model of the new high-end MAKO series at NAMM 2020. This new pedal reveals five programs in studio quality.