Walrus Audio Fundamental Series Pedals review

Starting at $99, Walrus Audio's accessible new pedal line is designed to last the journey all the way from beginner to pro

Walrus Audio Fundamental pedals
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

Walrus Audio isn’t the first company to put a basic/budget range of pedals out recently, but the company has done it in the most stylish way. These Fundamental Series pedals look great, sound equally good and give you solid sonic alternatives in a single unit.


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    Compact size and footprint.

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    Sound quality.

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    Three distinct sounds in each pedal.

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    Ergonomic slider interface.


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    Power socket placement.

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Up until now, Walrus Audio seems to have specialised in the more complex side of effects pedals, many with fancy graphics. The company’s new Fundamental Series, however, couldn’t be further from that ethos, with a minimalist yet stylish black finish. 

There are no fancy names here, either; these get straight to the point. If you want a distortion pedal, it’s simply called Distortion, and so on for another seven of the most popular effects pedal genres – Drive, Fuzz, Tremolo, Chorus, Phaser, Delay and Reverb.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.