When we discovered that many guitarists were employing a pair of our much loved Alberta overdrive pedals to get their fix on stage and in the studio - one for creamy rhythm sounds and the other for a cutting solo sound – we decided to build a single pedal that does this and more, while staying true to the sound, practicality, and size of the original.
With the Alberta II ($369 retail/$279 street), our classic overdrive sound has doubled in quantity but the sonic and physical footprints are unchanged. The user gets a three-step rocket of creamy, responsive overdrive without sacrificing pedal board real estate.
We’ve given Channel 2 a slightly more open and punchy sound, for a little more pick attack and push, but with the same voice as Channel 1. Two channels of overdrive means you can get the clean sound from your amp, a nice “on-the-edge” overdrive from Channel 1, and a hard-hitting rock sound from the Channel 2.
We’ve also added a Fat switch to each channel, to provide a useful low-end boost for those “Strat” moments. Flip the switch for an even thicker tone on either of Alberta II’s channels. Just like its predecessor, Alberta II can serve up much more than the blues, so don’t judge this book by its cover. With the new features, there’s now an even wider range of sounds hidden inside to get the job done for players of all genres.
North America availability: July 2013
for additional information. T-Rex pedals are distributed in the USA by Musiquip Inc.