"RED" Hot Distortion by Walrus Audio

February 15, 2018

The Walrus Audio Red is a mean, heavy, have no mercy distortion pedal. Inspired by the brutal, heavy tones found in early 90’s heavy metal and shoegaze bands, Walrus Audio has designed a new high gain distortion that is capable of achieving aggressive, pounding, thick tone that will appeal to everyone from skate punks, to heavy hearted chord spillers, to the Swedish Death Metal players.

The RED is a versatile distortion that is sure to become the new high gain staple on players’ boards everywhere. The Texture switch provides two different configurations of clipping diodes. The down position selects the highest level of compression and clipping available. Use this mode for smooth singing leads and heavily compressed rhythm work. The up position selects the lowest level of compression and clipping available. Use this mode for a more course tone that is more overdrive-like in nature.

The RED is rich with standard features that musicians expect. Controls include bass, mid and treble boost/cut knobs, volume, gain and a “texture” toggle switch that provides two levels of compression, or clipping. With the toggle up, it creates a heavily compressed and saturated tone. While in the down position a heavier overdriven tone with more headroom is created. Players will find a very wide range of tone in the gain knob. When rolled back all the way, warm, bluesy gains are easily achievable. Putting the gain at 12 o’clock or past opens the door to tones worthy of Norse mythology.

The RED comes in a lightly textured black finish with red and white ink. Original artwork features a scientist looking into a microscope discovering the virus that is, The RED. 

Power requirements are 9VDC (100mA minimum).

The RED is expected to land in Europe by mid-February. We hope you can wait that long.

 

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