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Walrus Audio Iron Horse V3 High-Gain Distortion  From Walrus

Classic, rock distortion with multiple clipping modes!

Walrus Audio

$199.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Walrus

The Iron Horse is our take on a classic distortion circuit that’s thick, punchy, riffy, and rowdy. With the help of the Si/LED knob and wide range of the distortion knob, this true bypass, high-gain behemoth can be finely tuned for clear overdriven sounds or let the reigns loose for a full-on distorted onslaught. 

Top mount jacks with soft switch bypassing and art by David Hüttner complete the package for a pedal board-ready distortion machine. 

The Iron Horse V3 updates are as follows:

•        Top-mounted jacks

•        Soft relay true bypass on/off

•        Fixed volume drop-off when the distortion knob is at minimum

•        Re-imagined the hard clipping toggle as a blend style potentiometer, that allows you to blend between symmetrical silicon and diode clipping for a new variety of tones.

Owners of the previous versions of the Iron Horse will be familiar with the three distortion modes operated by a toggle switch to change between different clipping modes. The switch has now been replaced with a blending knob opening up a wealth of ways to alter your tone.

When the knob is set to the left, the distorted signal will be using Silicon clipping diodes adding in a high amount of compression. Rotating the knob to the right will bring in LED clipping and a smaller amount of compression. Putting the knob at noon will blend between the two using different ratios of the Silicone and LED clipping diodes for more complex clipping sounds.

Note: Since the Si/LED knob is changing the internal gain and clipping style, the other controls will behave slightly differently as well. You will need to use the volume knob to adjust the overall output up or down depending on where you have the knob set.

Walrus Audio

About Manufacturer

Man, there are a lot of pedals out there. Why are we any different? Why are we any good? What’s the why?

I’ll start here – We hear a lot of charming sounds featured on albums a lot of us are listening to. From Dawes to Sigur Ros, from Sting to Mastodon, from Bonnie Raitt to Kendrick Lamar, and from Flying Burrito Brothers to Harry Styles, we are constantly listening to you play music. We are moved by songs, riffs, solos, melodies, lyrics and album art that come from your creativity and hard work. We’re moved by what moves you. That directly correlates to the development of a sound, a box, a pedal. Before we ever sell one, these creations, these prototypes get sent to a chain of artists that we look up to. At Walrus, we all play guitar but not like these folks can. They give it a strenuous workout that includes tour, studio use, weekend gigging, and maybe an occasional Instagram tease. After we get everyone’s notes back, we make changes, then do it again. When it’s perfect (to us), you see it. Then you play it and make songs that move us and inspire us to make better gear. I’m really glad that you are part of our process. I’m thankful that you’re just looking at our site. Thank you.

Specifications

• A very punchy and thick distortion.

• Very responsive to the dynamics of your playing and guitar, unlike most distortions which swallow up all dynamics.

• Perfectly made for the rock guitarist in need of thick rhythm or cutting solos.

• Toggle left for stock clipping, middle for “all through”, and right for a-symmetrical clipping.

• 9VDC, <100mA.

• Made in USA.

V2 Updates include:

• Updated the Level control so that it is easier to dial in unity gain.

• Updated the Tone control to allow more treble to be dialed in if desired.

• Updated Distortion control to smooth out the range of distortion making it easier to dial in lower gain tones.