Walrus Audio 385 Overdrive

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Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Overdrive
  • Authentic modeling of the tube power amplifier sound of a Filmosound projector from the 1950s
  • Controls: Volume, Gain, Bass and Treble
  • 1x Jack input
  • 1x Jack output
  • Compatible power adapter: Article number 409939 (not included)

Note: Battery operation not possible

available since September 2016
Item number 398524
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No
£170
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22 Customer ratings

13 Reviews

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My personal favorite drive pedal
Will Whitty 21.10.2020
I bought this pedal more or less on a whim, as the inspiration behind the pedal was interesting to me - a drive based on an old film projector is such a cool concept.

When it arrived, it immediately became my favorite drive pedal, and it hasn't been beaten by any since. Its great as a clean boost, and always on "clean" sound, a nice thick rhythm tone, a responsive drive for lead tones, and even something approaching a fuzz when you turn it to full gain.

Its tone isn't like any drive I've personally tried, but it can be as transparent as you like through use of the bass and treble controls, and it even gets close to a TS type tone if that's what you're into. That said, keep in mind that dialing in your ideal tone might take a while, if you're using the internal trim pot.

Its great for gain stacking, especially as a second gain stage which gives it a a unique but satisfying sound, and there's even an internal trim pot to adjust the gain range to your liking.

This is going to stay on my board for a very, very long time.
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unexpected discovery
fridburg 03.02.2019
One of the best pedals that I have seen over 30 years of practice!
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Reluctant pedal user
James8936 05.02.2017
I play a 63 reissue Strat through an early 20's The Twin Fender using the on board distortion channel.
I wanted something between the clean and the overdrive with a bit of break up when pushed. The 385 does this beautifully when set straight up on the drive control through the clean channel of the amp. Really excellent. Sounded a bit solid state when played alone but in a band this goes in the mix.
Kicking it in on the overdrive channel can be good too depending on the sound you are after. Gives the neck pic-up much more cut.
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Alter Filmprojektorsound im Pedalformat - Genial!
Anonymous 05.01.2017
Ich nutze den 385 als erstes Drive Pedal auf meinem Board für niedrigerer Gain geschichten. (Git: Reverend Double Agent, meistens neck p90 und Vox AC30 der fast in die Vorstufen-Zerre geht). Für meinen Gain-Lastigstens Sound Lasse ich den 385 in den Walrus Audio Voyager laufen.

Wie alle Walrus Audio Pedals kommt das 385 orentlich Verpackt an und ist grund-solide Verarbeitet. (Das Design/der Stempel-Druck sind wie immer bei WA sehr gelungen). An Qualität lässt das Pedal nicht zu wünschen übrig. Die LED ist sehr hell, aber angenehm.

Die Features des 385 mögen erstmal beschränkt wirken (wie soll es bei Drive Pedals dieses Formates anders sein). Schön ist, das die EQ-Sektion in Low und High aufgeteilt ist, und vor "den Gain" geschaltet ist, was eine große Bandbreite an möglichkeiten bietet den EQ mit der Zerre interagierren zu lassen. Was zusätzlich noch mehr vielseitigkeit bietet ist die Tatsache, dass der 385 unglaublich Dynamisch ist. Über den Anschlag lässt sich bereits ein (im vgl. zu den meisten anderen Drive-Pedalen) großes Spektrum an Zerre kontrollieren. Der sound selbser ist (für meinen Sound) ideal, da er die Mitten (nicht wie ein TS808) betont, aber trozdem schön hervorhebt. Der Drive-Sound selbst ist dabei aber sehr unterschiedlich zu gängigen Drive Pedals aufgrund der Inspiration durch einen alten Röhrenverstärker in Ben&Howell 385 Filmprojektoren. Wer also einen vielseitigen und sehr dynamischen Overdrive haben will, der gleichzeitig noch einen ganz eigenen Drive-Sound hat, ist hiermit sehr gut bedient!
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