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Electro-Harmonix Germanium OD Vintage Overdrive Pedal Reviews

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  • Derek Zurovetz
    from Oklahoma city January 15, 2013Music Background:
    Indie rock/session musician

    use it like a fuzz!!

    With some of the bias and voltage settings used as the "drained battery" sound, and another overdrive or distortion pedal (or your amps drive channel) running simultaneously you get an awesome fuzz effect, which is the most creative way I've found to use this pedal. As an overdrive it is a unique old school sound for sure.

  • Chuck Bryant
    from New Orleans, LA. June 23, 2012Music Background:
    Bedroom musician.

    When a TS clone won't do.

    This pedal is kind of cool and definitely different from your typical Tube Screamer overdrive clone. There are some interesting and pretty good sounds you can get from it. It takes a little time twisting the knobs to see how each one interacts with the other to get the best sound.

    If you're looking for something different from an OD, this one has lots of tonal options you won't find anywhere else.

    Now, stacking this OD with another pedal is definitely the best way to get a really nice overdrive. I run it with an Alembic Stratoblaster clone pedal and it sounds very nice.

  • Alex
    from San Diego, CA November 3, 2010Music Background:
    Recording, Musician, Student

    Not much you can do with it

    You can only have about 3 settings possibly 4 maxium setting you can get out of this pedal that our doable for me. You can get that 60s tone from but not much blues or sustain. I've heard the Germanium 4 Big Muff and if that had been around when i purchased this, i would have traded it in for that! The Germanium 4 Big Muff has so much more flexibility. You can get a nice blues tone and use the distortion channel for lead. EH outdid themselves with the Germanium 4. If you're looking to buy this one, DO NOT! Get the GERMANIUM 4 instead!

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