Pedalboards are funny. I believe.. it should be an evolving. Some will disagree. But for me, I get board with certain pedals, or I identify things that bug me about certain pedals. This is always dependent on my needs at the time. As a musician, styles change, requirements change, and some the pedals on the board may or may not be fitting in. Also, it’s fun to try new things.
Lately, I’ve been on a reverb/delay replacement kick.. and for the most part, I think I have that sorted out. But.. now I’ve been staring at my overdrive thinking.. it might be time to make a swap out. Originally, I had the Paul Cochrane Tim pedal on board, which was great, but again, had a few things that bugged me about it (with my particular situation).. and then moved to the Spaceman Aphelion, which has been on the board for almost a year now. I’ve been eyeballing the Walrus Audio Voyager overdrive.. and I think I’ll be pulling the trigger shortly.
Here is the official description by Walrus Audio:
The Voyager is a gain/preamp overdrive that boasts a full spectrum of tone from any setting on its simple set of controls. From its lowest to highest settings, the Voyager provides a uniquely superb amount of clarity to any style of playing. At lower gain settings, it brightens the signal and adds clarity to each note played. With the gain turned up, the Voyager transforms into a thick overdrive, providing depth to chorded playing while retaining the clarity needed to break through on solos.Â Has True Bypass switching.
But what’s really selling me… the demo by Brett Kingman
You have any experience with this pedal? Let me know what you think! Also, are you like me? Someone that likes to swap pedals out from time to time? Let me know if I’m not the only one! Please comment below!
9 years ago
I have the W.A. Mayflower, and I believe the volume knob past one gives you some noise. That being said, I dig the Mayflower because it’s not transparent. There’s some ‘dirt’ in the tone that I dig in general and for early Beatles. I’d like to try the Voyager because it’s supposed to be low gain vs. the Mayflower’s medium gain and be transparent. However, I have a few transparent pedals already. I swap all the time. I mention the noise because I notice the volume knob didn’t go much past ten on this demo.Reply
9 years ago
“But for me, I get board with certain pedals…” Board, get it? haha.Reply