Alairex HALO Overdrive PedalItem ID: HALO
Guitar Overdrive Pedal with Two Channels; Bass, Contour, Presence, Saturation, and Shape Controls; Bypass; and 9V or DC Operation
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Get Satisfying Tube Overdrive Through Any Amp!The Alairex HALO guitar overdrive pedal gives you realistic tube amp overdrive - through any amp. There have been precious few solid state pedals that really nail the essence of tube amp overdrive. HALO does just that, bringing out elusive even-order harmonics - the desirable, sweet-sounding ones produced by real tubes - to give you satisfying amp-like overdrive that responds beautifully to your pick attack. HALO caresses your notes with a harmonious, aurally satisfying vibe that you won't want to be caught without. Experience how easy it is to nail your unique signature sound through any amp, with the Alairex HALO Overdrive Pedal.
Alairex HALO Overdrive Pedal at a Glance:
HALO serves up even-order harmonic distortion (the good stuff)
The Alairex HALO overdrive pedal serves up even-order harmonic distortion - the kind you want. Hit a chord or note - as it sustains, HALO brings out the 2nd, 4th, and higher harmonics, juicing your sound with agreeable overtones. Hit a heavily saturated power chord - at first you'll hear just the fundamentals; as the notes sustain and bloom, HALO's ear-candy overtones start to reveal themselves - increasing mass and supplying a gorgeously harmonious, aurally pleasing sound. Once you play through HALO, you won't want to be without it - ever.
HALO is sensitive to your touch
Just like a thoroughbred tube amp, Alairex's HALO overdrive pedal is sensitive to your pick attack and guitar volume pot. You can elicit harder overdrive by leaning into notes or diming your guitar's volume knob. And Alairex has fitted HALO with many of the same controls you'll find on your finer tube amps, as well. HALO sports two channels (footswitchable, naturally), in addition to bass, contour, presence, saturation, and shape controls. It's like having an awesome-sounding tube amp that you can carry around in your gig bag.
Nail your signature sound through any amp
Keep the Alairex HALO overdrive pedal in your guitar gig bag and you'll always be ready to take the stage, wherever you are. Often times, you may find yourself having to play through whatever amp happens to be available - even a (gasp) solid state amp. With HALO, you can simply plug in, and start playing. It's truly awesome being able to take your signature "tube" guitar sound with you.
Alairex HALO Overdrive Pedal Features:
Nail your signature sound through any amp, with the Alairex HALO Overdrive Pedal!
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Hector, Kissimmee, FL
Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
A Most Excellent Overdrive Pedal
by David L. from Northern CAThe title says it all, really. This is easily the reference standard by which most other overdrive/distortion pedals will be judged. This pedal is very easy to use and responds beautifully to your pla... read more [+]ying. You can get just about any conceivable overdriven sound you want from blues to heavy metal. Use a clean boost pedal before the HALO and get excellent controlled feedback effects. Do yourself a favor and get this pedal and your music and your mojo will thank you. close [-]
November 30, 2012
Music Background: Semi Pro, playing in a band
Halo Overdrive 'sent fromheaven'
by John K. Karros from Randolph,N.J.Although i went to school with the developer ( he taught me guitar when i was in high school) i felt i was taking a chance because of the price & the fact that some effects just sound different with... read more [+] certain amp/guitar configurations. The Halo is a real treat to play & delivers consistent impressive tone. Especially with clean fenders, previously a real challenge to get good even & dirty tone from. The Halo's ' blue' channel boosts your amp signal & is a fine overdrive that goes from sparkling to pretty grainy. then the red channel picks up with slightly more power & huge distortion response. but probably the real kicker besides the 3 band shared EQ & center tone knob is the saturation/shape switches which either dial in a cleaner signal,a nice warm saturated signal or harmonic saturation that has hot overdriven tone on top of either full open chords or single picked notes. Strats & Tele's really benefit from the Halo getting impressive classic tones easily. from Clapton to Blackmore ,Beck, Gilmour & SRV. Plug in hum-buckers & your really biting like Gibbons,Santana, Page even Grohl. & this unit plays well with others effects. I am currently using a Flashback delay & Ross compressor, a Coronna chorus & MXR tremelo & they all come in loud & clear throught the input of the amps. It does feedback a little at higher volumes & there is some residual noise so I suggest a noise-gate but that maybe because of the close proximity of my guitar to the amp.(15 feet) @ half volume. I tested on a 75' twin reverb, a 64' Blonde Bandmaster , a Marshal DSL 50 & finally an Orange dual terror. All seven of my guitars performed perfectly. I have dumped three pedals from my board, replacing them w/ Halo. it has improved my tone 10 fold & that is the root of all good playing ,Tone. Alex was always known for his impeccable tone & outstanding playing. Now he has figured a way to deliver great tone from any guitar/amp configuration through this exceptional overdrive/distortion pedal that gives the guitarist the first & most important tool when playing, Tone! close [-]
August 27, 2012
Music Background: Former guitarist/singer for Indie rock band, Marblehead (90-98) amatuer solo recording hobbyist
Second to none !
by Steve fromBuy this pedal ! The array of tones and gain levels you can get with this amazing pedal will be a welcome asset to your board ! From sweet gentle, creamy overdrive to full bore highly saturated gai... read more [+]n...you have it all in the HALO. It maintains the integrity of your guitars tone and is very transparent at high gain levels, even with complex jazz chords !! Probably the most transparent OD/Distortion pedal I've heard. Alex is a great guy that cares about his customers. And as the previous reviewer stated, the customer service from Alairex and Sweetwater make this a winning combination. If you're crazy about your tone then BUY THIS PEDAL. The tone junkie in you will be thankful. close [-]
June 14, 2012
Amp In A Box
by Ernie from CA, United StatesDoes not color your sound but provides bite and OD the way you want it.
June 13, 2012
Music Background: 45 playing guitar
Add some clipping if you like, symmetrical or asymmetrical.
Allows you set two distinct sounds and switch between... read more [+] so it can provide you with three complete amp channels(clean, one & two) in the one box.
I have many OD pedals. This is without a doubt the most organic, reactive OD ever. Play quietly and it ODs quietly. Thrash away and it bangs with you. Never any mud, either. Clear ringing harmonics throughout.
Add to that Alairex & Sweetwaters Customer Service and you have one of the best combinations possible. close [-]
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