Walrus Lillian

The Lillian is an analog, multi-stage phaser that from it’s sister pedal, the Julia where you can blend between Dry, Phase Shifted, and Vibrato. It has switch to select between 4 stages which is warm and tightened to 6 stages which is more lush and thicker. It’s name pays homage to Lillian Yonally who was apart of W.A.S.P (Women Air Force Service Pilots) during WWII. Knobs The Rate knob controls the Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) speed from a steady pace to crazy past speeds. »

Austin Riendeau

Horizon Devices Precision Drive

No one paid me for this. Honest opinions. Overview Misha Mansoor’s Horizon Devices released their first product a while back called the Precision Drive but people keep asking me for my opinion since I own one. This pedal is an overdrive pedal designed for modern metal, not your dad’s metal. The pedal was built by MXR, so it is definitely durable. It has passed my strenuous and thorough toddler testing system. »

Austin Riendeau

Earthquaker Devices Space Spiral

Earthquaker Devices, or EQD has always been a pedal company that drastically changes your tone. They are very experimental and most of the time, amazing. The Space Spiral does not drift from that line of thinking. It is analog delay with a modulated sound much like the 70’s sci-fi era. If you are wanting a normal analog delay or don’t like the experimental sounds that EQD, then just stop reading. »

Austin Riendeau

What's with all the Wood?

Oh man, pick/plectrum materials are now becoming a highly debatable topic. I never thought I would see the day but it is here. There is wood, acrylic, Celluloid, tortex, Ultex (polyetherimide), UHMWPE (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene), Nylon, Delrin, stone, metal, bone, or glass. So, there are a bunch of big words for “fancy” plastic and a few others. I could go on but nevertheless, there is a boutique market for picks to be explored. »

Austin Riendeau

Walrus Audio Red High-Gain Distortion

I have not been paid for this review. Overview Walrus Audio unveiled at NAMM ‘17 their new distortion, “Red”. It’s a “take no prisioners” distortion. It contains an active EQ, volume, and gain controls, along with a “texture” switch as well as true-bypass. The “texture” switch toggles between an uncompressed, overdrive-like sound and a more compressed, tightened sound. The Pedal I like some high-gain in my distortion pedals but this adds a little sparkle that is hard to wrap my words around it but it is what makes this pedal unique. »

Austin Riendeau