Walrus Audio’s Ages could be the “massively versatile” overdrive you’ve been waiting for

Walrus Audio hasn’t released an overdrive pedal since 2016 (the highly lauded 385 Overdrive), but the Oklahoma company has spent that time honing its “massively versatile overdrive machine”, the Ages.

Key to that versatility - which promises to ensure the pedal can handle any kind of amp or pickup thrown at it - is the Ages’ five-position mode knob, which goes from low-gain with LED soft clipping right up to silicon hard clipping.

Walrus Audio Ages overdrive pedal

(Image credit: Walrus Audio)

The dirt can then be altered via a dry knob, to blend in your clean signal, as well as the usual volume, gain and two-band EQ controls.

But wait! Those bass/treble controls are set up to boost or cut your signal before it hits the overdrive - that means you can easily fatten up single coils or sweeten humbuckers to respond just right when they get that grit.

The Ages is available now for $199 - head over to Walrus Audio for more info.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.