I’ve been eyeballing T-Rex stuff for a while.. specifically the replicator, but today I wanted to talk about the T-Rex Moller Overdrive and Clean Boost pedal. Since we’re dealing with T-Rex, there is no doubt this will sound great, but how will this stack up against all the other overdrives out there? The immediate feature that this pedal can do is ‘blend’ your clean signal with the overdriven signal to rough up the edges. That’s a pretty nice feature. It has a great gritty sound to it and can get nice and crunchy with some humbuckers in the mix.
Here is the official description of the pedal:
Stunning clean sound with just a little dirt around the edges?
Solid overdrive with a tablespoon of clean sparkle to make your distorted chords stand out?
Fire-breathing distortion with just a dash of clean signal for better definition?
The T-Rex Moller is a classic overdrive guitar pedal that provides a wealth of dynamic overdriven tones with superb tonal control, as well as separate transparent 0-20 db adjustable and switchable clean boost, and a unique overdrive/clean mix option.
The mix knob lets you dial in the perfect balance between distorted and non-distorted signal. Rolled all the way up and with distortion maxed too, the effect pedal sounds just like an old tube amp on full volume.
Roll the mix knob back a bit, and your clean signal starts to get through, meaning that if you pick lightly, or roll back the volume on your guitar, you get a stunning clean/softly clipping sound that retains all the feel and dynamics of your original tone, only bigger, louder and richer.
The boost function lets you dial in a solo level, whether the overdrive circuit is activated or not.
The T-Rex Moller pedal was developed in 2003 for a well-known Danish guitarist called Knud Moller. He plays guitar for Johnny Madsen and has also made solo albums. He needed a good tube screamer with a clean boost, so T-Rex made him that pedal based in Alberta. Other Danish players heard and saw the effect pedal, and they also asked for one. Demand increased. T-Rex decided to improve the guitar pedal and mass produce it.
I found a good video by Burgerman666 where he spins all the knobs, and demos it with single coils and humbucker guitars:
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