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Deltalab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Deltalab TO1 Tube Overdrive pedal adds overdrive to your favorite tube or solid state amp in a toneful manner. The T01 creates a warm overdrive effect reminiscent of the classic rock and blues sou... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Deltalab TO1 Tube Overdrive pedal adds overdrive to your favorite tube or solid state amp in a toneful manner. The T01 creates a warm overdrive effect reminiscent of the classic rock and blues sounds of the '60s and '70s. With an old-school design to match its vintage warmth, the Deltalab TO1 is the pedal of choice for guitarists who want rich, harmonic overdrive and sustain.

FEATURES

  • Easy-to-use Gain, Tone, and Level controls
  • True-bypass switching
  • Sturdy metal case design
  • Powered by 9V battery or AC adapter (not included)
  • Five-year warranty
  • Blue status LED
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DeltaLabTO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best overdrive for the Price!

I was a little skeptical of this overdrive, but I just "went for it". For the money, it is definitely worth it. Looks and is built like the expensive...Read complete review

I was a little skeptical of this overdrive, but I just "went for it". For the money, it is definitely worth it. Looks and is built like the expensive overdrives, but is a lot cheaper... The sound was amazing when I plugged it in! I use a Boss FV-500H volume, Danelectro Fab Tone, and Zoom G1xn (about to be traded for a Garage Tone Delay) and now the Tube overdrive... It creates an amazing sound! This is a light overdrive that goes great for stuff by itself and stacking it with another distortion pedal. Creates a little crunch when gain is all the way up, but it is a light overdrive.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice tone, but...

I picked this up a few months back. I really liked this pedal initially. It had a nice tubescreamer tone, but for 1/3 of the price! The other reviews give great...Read complete review

I picked this up a few months back. I really liked this pedal initially. It had a nice tubescreamer tone, but for 1/3 of the price! The other reviews give great descriptions. I play a MIM strat into a SS fender amp. Main reason I bought this pedal was because I lacked the funds for a better quality overdrive and was impatient. I feel I should have waited. After playing this for about an hour, I noticed that my tone became very colored when the effect was and WAS NOT engaged. A big reason I bought this was the true-bypass, so my tone would not change when the effect was not engaged. I do not know if this is a defect, or just a factor of the pedal. My other true-bypass pedals sound fine, so it is not my setup. This factor really killed the pedal for me. This is a good starter pedal, but try it out before you buy it.

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best overdrive for the Price!

By Brandon

from Jacksonville Florida

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I was a little skeptical of this overdrive, but I just "went for it". For the money, it is definitely worth it. Looks and is built like the expensive overdrives, but is a lot cheaper... The sound was amazing when I plugged it in! I use a Boss FV-500H volume, Danelectro Fab Tone, and Zoom G1xn (about to be traded for a Garage Tone Delay) and now the Tube overdrive... It creates an amazing sound! This is a light overdrive that goes great for stuff by itself and stacking it with another distortion pedal. Creates a little crunch when gain is all the way up, but it is a light overdrive.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Some Chance of Fate

By Miike

from South Elgin, IL

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

When I went to the store I had the intention of buying the Rock Distortion Pedal, but they were all out so the guy who was at the counter gave me this instead. Let me say I'm glad I spent my money on this, because the effect is nice and meaty. Though the Distortion would have probably been fun, this pedal is just as, if not better, as the rock distortion. Every time I plug in my guitar I have to use this pedal, one because its fun to use, two because I just love the sound. In other words if you enjoy playing classic rock, metal, alternative even punk. This pedal is smart, definatly worth the money.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DeltaLab Tube Drive T01

By Dave

from Temecula Calif.

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I purchased the T01 after having used the RD1 for quite a few months and being very happy with its build quality, features and tone. A different animal tonally than the RD1 but exceptional at the sonic spectrum it does cover. Not quite as bass heavy and does not have as much gain as the RD1, having said that the TD1 is more transparent and is quite an articulate sounding pedal. I have many overdrives to compare it to so it has been in competition with some much more expensive ovredrives for that most coveted ( blank space on the pedalboard.) I like the layout of the DeltaLab pedals with the power adapter input on the top of the unit out of the way of the guitar in and out. Also the true bypass and nice rubber bottom pad. It's all real simple but very effective and its nice tone is the icing on the cake. I run mine with the gain fairly low (below half way) as I feel the notes lose a bit of snap and clarity with the gain all the way up. If I could change anything about the TD1 it would be to add bit (just a bit) more bass to the fundamental tone. I compensated for this by adjusting the bass on my amp a bit, surprisingly all the other pedals on my board still sound great with the increased bass. You can spend a lot more and get a lot less! I run my pedals through an EL84 based tube amp. I get a nice Stevie Ray type tone out of this pedal with a Strat and the neck pickup cranked. With the pickup selector in position 2 it amazingly gets a nice Larry Carlton vibe. No complaints here...real nice pedal for the money. I have 20 other overdrives ranging in price from 40 to 200 bones.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Who's the boss

By Pedalguy

from mass

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I traded my Boss Super-Overdrive and Blues Driver and bought this. I did not want to spend the money on a Tube Screamer so I got this instead. Well worth it too. Better than the Boss overdrive pedals. It give you the little extra crunch that Boss lacks. I have the Deltalab Stereo Chorus too, and that is just as good. These boxes are made to withstand anything, and velcro sticks on the back too.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This little pedal can scream or growl!

By David

from Midland, MI

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I bought this pedal with only one intention: using it to drive my amps distortion further. I use anything from a Line 6 Spider III to a Mesa Boogie Roadster, and let me tell you, this little pedal is worth every single penny! At the price, I just wanted to test it out, since I'm kinda a pedal nut. But let me tell you, the sounds I get out of this pedal make me wonder either why it was mispriced at a measly 40 bucks or why they don't sell as good as I think they should. I will not ever give up this pedal that I can foresee. I used an Ibanez Tube Screamer before this, but I absolutely fell in love with the sound this pedal makes. I can get a screamin overdriven sound with enough punchy gain to almost rip a hole in time itself. Or just crank up the gain and down the tone, for a wicked modern rock tone. LOVE IT! Buy, I personally assure you, that you won't be let down.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Little Green Beauty

By Jon

from IN

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

For 40 bucks, this pedal gives me more than any other OD/distortion pedal i've owned and more. With the gain down low you get a simple boost for just a little more oomph to push through the speakers, with it dimed you get a nice warm,smooth overdriven sound with just enough of a dirty crunch for any type of classic rock sound with all kinds of juicy harmonics that jump out all on their own. Throw in some pinch harmonics and you can really make your guitar scream. This pedal will be in my rig for a long time to come. Get one IMMEDIATELY!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good stuff for the price!

By B-man

from Springfield, MO

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I am thoroughly impressed with the tone and quality of this pedal. The case and knobs/pushbutton are high quality and really durable. I bought this as an alternative to a tube screamer, which I couldn't afford, and I have not been disappointed. It has a very organic tube sound and really shines as a vintage style tube distortion. The only thing that I wish it would accomplish is clean boost. It is nearly impossible to get a clean tone with my Les Paul, Valve Junior, & this little fella. But, don't let that dissuade you from buying this pedal. It does a glorious job of doing just what it says. A lot of the "boutique" pedal builders could learn a few things about value from the folks at Deltalab. I wouldn't hesitate to buy any of their pedals based on this one. Buy it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Gem

By Gordon Kaswell

from Eugene, OR

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I was looking for a warm, creamy sounding overdrive pedal that would produce bluesy and Gilmour-esque lead tones, as well as crunchy chords that would retain sparkle and coherence without being papery or fizzy. I had a limited budget, so a boutique pedal was out of the question. I bought and returned a number of pedals in my search, and finally gave the TO1 a try. The longer I played it (at the Guitar Center) the more impressed and pleased I became. With the typical three knob configuration (Gain, Tone, and Level) it was easy to explore the range of tonal possibilities--everything from a mild boost just on the verge of breakup, to soaring rock and blues lead riffs. Some pedals just suck the life out of your tone, but not this one. There's a slight bass rolloff, but it's about the right amount to make sure you'll cut through the mix, and there's no pronounced mid-range hump. The pedal sounds good on its own. Run your guitar into this little green gem, and out into a delay and/or chorus unit, and you'll be grinning! If you are into metal levels of distortion, other pedals will probably suit you better, but if you're into Rock and Blues, this one's a keeper.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy!!

By Harry W Euhus

from Northern Illinios

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

What an awesome buy! Very well built. Gave me the drive and tone I wanted, and added some killer sustain,too! I also use the Delta Lab delay for slapback echo, and couldn't be happier with these products! Work great through my Fender Pro Reverb!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TO-1 Overdrive

By Ed

from Rochester, NY

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

To call this an overdrive is somewhat misleading. An overdrive pedal typically refers to a pedal designed to preserve the tone of the signal and push the front end of your amp harder while also adding some of its own distortion as well. That said, this pedal has a very warm, vintage sounding drive to it. The tone sweep goes from a very bass centric, somewhat muffled and warm tone to a kind of Tubescreamer cranked vintage sound when all the way open. Cleans up reasonable well with the volume knob on the guitar, and wide open has a strong sound to it. Very subdued drive though. Warm and fuzzy, classic rhythm sounds are what its best at. A good buy for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth it!!!

By Wesley

from Florida

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

this pedal is worth it.It sounds just as good if not better than the MXR version. Its very well built and feels great. I was nervous to buy some brand i never herd of but Deltalab has proved its self worthy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great buy for the money

By gman01

from san diego, Calif.

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I was not to sure when I first saw the price , but said what the heck, I got one , then put it side by side to my Modded and non modded Ibanez tube screamers, Wow I was impressed , not much diffrence, for the price of the delta lab unit you can't go wrong

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The green monster

By Jason

from VA

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I'd been researching OD pedals for the past few weeks and stumbled across a demo of the TO1 on youtube and was blown away with what I heard. I went to GC to try it out and was equally impressed with the sound so I bought one for myself. This pedal pretty much nails the tone of a TS9, it's great as a clean boost with the gain all the way down and has that classic dirty sound with the gain near the middle. The construction seems solid but since I play mostly as a hobby my gear doesn't get a lot of wear and tear. Another very nice feature of this pedal is that it has true bypass so it doesn't kill your tone when switched off - this is important to me because I have my effects in front of my amp. I have to say that I couldn't be happier with this pedal and for less than 50 bucks you can't beat the value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible sound at an incredible price

By Dave

from Peoria, IL

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

After reading favorable reviews here, I figured I'd pick it up and give it a shot. I was looking to replace by Boss OD-2. I like the sound of this much better than the OD-2. It has great tone for leads, but I can also play chords and it doesn't get muddy. Everything is clean and crisp. A big upgrade in sound for half the price of other pedals.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Pedal at a Great Value

By Nate

from Sioux Falls, SD

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

When comparing pedals, I find it important to ignore brand names and try to test them as blindly as possible. It can be easy to hear something like a Tube Screamer or Maxon overdrive and say "Yes, that clearly sounds better." I think the TO-1 defies brand recognition and price point. It is a great overdrive regardless of price. The knobs have a lot of resistance and have a lot of effect on the tone. You can dial in anything from a smooth, slightly overdriven boost, to a mean crunch. It compliments tube amps nicely. The tone knob has a major effect on the sound and the result is a wide variety of sonic options. This pedal doesn't feel cheap, either. It is quite hefty and appears like it could take a lot of abuse. Even the on/off light is very bright. I highly recommend this to anyone experimenting with overdrive tone, it will be difficult to be disappointed, especially at this price point!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound At A Great Price

By Kyle

from Dayton,OH

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

Went into Guitar Center to trade in my old Multi Effects that i had quit playing, saw this guy on sale for $29.99, played it a little bit and was very empressed, have been playing it everyday since, and dont plan on getting rid of it anytime soon. For the price(even had it not been on sale) it is hands down the best TubeOverdrive on the market, your not gonna find anything else that give you this much sound for the price, and we all know how hard it is to get a good sound and not go broke. I would highly recommend this pedal to anyone i know, very very happy with this and all the DeltaLab pedals i have played.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More awesome than I thought. . .

By P

from PA

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

It's not quite The Ibanez Tube Screamer, but it's darn close. Tied together with a fuzz dist., it gets them metal tones out just right with a lil' tweekin. Only down fall is, it didn't come with a power supply. Never-the-less, it's a pretty sick pedal for the price, -the pwr supp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice tone, but...

By Michael Child

from East Bridgewater, MA

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I picked this up a few months back. I really liked this pedal initially. It had a nice tubescreamer tone, but for 1/3 of the price! The other reviews give great descriptions. I play a MIM strat into a SS fender amp. Main reason I bought this pedal was because I lacked the funds for a better quality overdrive and was impatient. I feel I should have waited. After playing this for about an hour, I noticed that my tone became very colored when the effect was and WAS NOT engaged. A big reason I bought this was the true-bypass, so my tone would not change when the effect was not engaged. I do not know if this is a defect, or just a factor of the pedal. My other true-bypass pedals sound fine, so it is not my setup. This factor really killed the pedal for me. This is a good starter pedal, but try it out before you buy it.

 
5.0

Had it for years, still great!

By Max Johnson

from Buffalo, NY

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

As the title states, I have owned a TO-1 for about 2 years now. I picked it up in my junior year of high school, at a time when I had just fallen in love with the gritty, retro blues rock of the Black Keys. I figured it sounded like a reasonable price for a tube styled effect (and the green color is awesome, kind of like a lemon sherbet color). I bought it, and right away, I loved it. The sound was fantastic, and I adored it and never left home for a practice or gig without it. Of course my interests have changed over time, and my tastes are now more in the order of the Strokes and Joy Division. Despite its obvious appeal as a blues pedal, the TO-1 actually sounds every bit as good banging out punk and grunge. So safe to say, I really love this pedal. But enough me, because my opinions honestly don't matter if this isn't what you are looking for, so I'll make some remarks on the pedal itself. First of all, the construction is spot on, with solid die cast casing, you can stomp and stomp and the TO-1 will still play fine. The only complaint I have here is the rubber anti-slip material on the pedal's underside was not glued on particularly well, but this is a minor issue. The gain gives a nice variety from a warm buzz to a true vintage tube screamer howl you use to hear with Rory Gallagher and Hendrix. There is some buzz at the higher gain settings, but when isn't there? get ready for a little buzz. The tone can do some great things, all the way back you get some great "Swlabr" style fuzz, half way you get some classic rock attack, and all the way up you get some real punk style bite. The level controls volume, and can actually effectively serve as a kill switch when all the way down, which I find is kind of nice. My biggest complaint is a more a recommendation to perspective buyers than an actual beef with the pedal itself: MAKE SURE TO GET THE 9V ADAPTER THAT COMES WITH IT. The one flaw with this pedal is that if you use it regularly as I do, it EATS battery. Unless you feel like feeding an expensive 9V addiction buy the adapter. Other than that, this is a great product, and for little $$$, THIS IS A STEAL. Worth any musician's money.

 
5.0

What Is This Thing?

By Frank Glover

from Douglasville

Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I wanted a tube screamer but for $29.00 I thought why not give this a try. You see I recall about 15 years back a bought a brand new Ibanez Tube Screamer and was very disappointed when I got it home and tried it out. Then come to find out Ibanez had changed a few things in the pedal I had purchased that would now need to have a mod to come close to the original sound of the Ibanez Tube Screamer. So I took it back and was done with the Tube Screamer idea for a long time. Spent a wooping $29.00 for this pedal and if I lost it I would go buy another one. And if you don't like the way it sounds you can always just jerk everything out of this heavy duty solid aluminum case and build your own. The case with the jacks and true bypass are worth the asking price alone. But hey you also get a little vintage vibe that works! And sounds better than many others I have heard for far more money.

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