Tonerider American Overdrive

Analog/Digital/Hybrid: 
Analog
Pedal/Rackmount: 
Pedal
Price Paid: 
US$90
Condition: 
New
Features: 

True bypass, bright blue LED, controls for drive, tone and volume. Powered by 9v battery or regular 9v AC adaptor.

Ease of Use: 
5 (easy)
Pros: 

This is a really good overdrive pedal. It's great for pushing the front-end of a tube amp for solos. There's a large range of useable sounds on offer, from an impressively loud clean boost, to a very thick liquid sustain. It's like their blurb says, "your amp's new best friend". And it's affordable!

Cons: 

Not really suited for use with solid state amps. It really is an overdrive pedal, not an amp simulation or distortion box, so it's really pretty mild in the amount of dirt that it adds to a clean sound.

Sound Quality: 
4
Customer Support: 

N/A

Reliability: 

Solid as a rock. The housing is very thick steel.

Overall Rating: 
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)