ValveDrive Tube Overdrive/Preamp Pedal & WahOne Wah/Volume Pedal

Way back in March ’01, I had a ball reviewing EBS’s BassIQ envelope filter and its then-revamped line of “Black Label” bass pedals, so I had high expectations when the Swedish company sent its new ValveDrive tube overdrive pedal and WahOne bass wah. Like their siblings, these two effects are also priced for high expectations, so I set out to see whether the ValveDrive and WahOne have the burly build and sonic stuff to match that boutique price tag.