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DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Deltalab TO1 Tube Overdrive pedal adds overdrive to your favorite tube or solid state amp in a toneful manner. The T01 creates a warm overdrive e...Click To Read More About This Product

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Creamy, vintage-style overdrive.

The Deltalab TO1 Tube Overdrive pedal adds overdrive to your favorite tube or solid state amp in a toneful manner. The T01 creates a warm overdrive effect reminiscent of the classic rock and blues sounds of the '60s and '70s. With an old-school design to match its vintage warmth, the Deltalab TO1 is the pedal of choice for guitarists who want rich, harmonic overdrive and sustain.

FEATURES
  • Easy-to-use Gain, Tone, and Level controls
  • True-bypass switching
  • Sturdy metal case design
  • Powered by 9V battery or AC adapter (not included)
  • Five-year warranty
  • Blue status LED
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DeltaLabTO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sturdy TS808 clone is a super value and a superb overdrive

I like this pedal so much I bought one for a friend as a great introductory pedal and he's been gigging with it contentedly for about a month now. He uses it with an...Read complete review

I like this pedal so much I bought one for a friend as a great introductory pedal and he's been gigging with it contentedly for about a month now. He uses it with an acoustic for coffee house playing and is very pleased with how it works as a subtle light and transparent drive. I use it for more zepplin and gilmour type applications, but we both use it and love it. It's great.

It is not modifyable as far as I know, but I already love it as is. Delta provides no list of starter settigns, but the internet is full of advice on how to tweak this configuration for screamers and most other drives use this same interface design so their settings are also available for trial on this unit.
Delta's Tube Overdrive is a pedal that replicates all the original tube screamer tones beautifully. So, it follows the, now, standard 3 knob configuration of the original screamer. The left knob is a sensitive and sturdy gain pot that goes from warm vintage blues ampesque overdrive to full-on metal madness. The center knob is a simple tone control that adjusts the EQ from its bass boosted left to its treble voiced right; wonderful 80s metal tones are available on this right side and admirable 70's warmth is similarly to be found on the left hand side. The right most knob is a standard volume that serves pretty well as a bit of a gain gate as well; I often use it on a light setting to hold back some of the static from my more powerful distortion pedals. Not alot of new features here, but an affordable and authentic recreation of a classic design is what Delta'sTube Overdrive claims to be and is.
Simply put, this pedal is built like a tank. It is proco Rat-like in its weight and strength of build. The box is heavy and sturdy, the inputs and switches are up to standard, and the knobs are heavy duty with tight and touch sensitive pots beneath them. Its the real deal in terms of indestructability from normal use.
Delta's Tube Overdrive is a great, and perhaps even currently the greatest, value in today's market of this particular kind of pedal; you can pay more for the same quality in a more famous name and less for a lesser pedal, but check the demo videos on the internet this pedal nails its target tone beautifully and at a third of the price that low end original screamer clones currently sell for.

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Tube Screamer for less ?

I really wanted to like this pedal and am still using it here and there but it just wasn't all I had hoped for one reason, ITS NOISY AS HECK. It lacks output compared...Read complete review

I really wanted to like this pedal and am still using it here and there but it just wasn't all I had hoped for one reason, ITS NOISY AS HECK. It lacks output compared to a traditional tubescreamer and generally needs to have the level pretty hot to achieve unity and extra hot for a boost. The sound is as good as any tubescreamer and the dynamics are impressive. My problem with it was that I use a tubescreamer for a slight boost to my guitar an ocasionally to hit the Fulltone Distortion pedal that I keep the gain VERY low on so that combined I have one Holdsworth like sound. This pedal is much more noisy than any other tubescreamer or clone that I have used before. It is OK by itself but cant boost another pedal because the noise it generates it magnified in another gain stage. It is a shame because it sounds as good as any clone you will try but it couldn't sty on my board. Oddly enough I tried out a $19 Behringer TO800 and it actually relaced a real 808 (The Behringer is even less noisy than the real thing). I don't usually buy cheap pedals but the Behringer and this Deltalab were an experiment and I have not been too disapointed with either.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sturdy TS808 clone is a super value and a superb overdrive

By TeleMaster68

from Cobb, WI

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Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I like this pedal so much I bought one for a friend as a great introductory pedal and he's been gigging with it contentedly for about a month now. He uses it with an acoustic for coffee house playing and is very pleased with how it works as a subtle light and transparent drive. I use it for more zepplin and gilmour type applications, but we both use it and love it. It's great.

It is not modifyable as far as I know, but I already love it as is. Delta provides no list of starter settigns, but the internet is full of advice on how to tweak this configuration for screamers and most other drives use this same interface design so their settings are also available for trial on this unit.
Delta's Tube Overdrive is a pedal that replicates all the original tube screamer tones beautifully. So, it follows the, now, standard 3 knob configuration of the original screamer. The left knob is a sensitive and sturdy gain pot that goes from warm vintage blues ampesque overdrive to full-on metal madness. The center knob is a simple tone control that adjusts the EQ from its bass boosted left to its treble voiced right; wonderful 80s metal tones are available on this right side and admirable 70's warmth is similarly to be found on the left hand side. The right most knob is a standard volume that serves pretty well as a bit of a gain gate as well; I often use it on a light setting to hold back some of the static from my more powerful distortion pedals. Not alot of new features here, but an affordable and authentic recreation of a classic design is what Delta'sTube Overdrive claims to be and is.
Simply put, this pedal is built like a tank. It is proco Rat-like in its weight and strength of build. The box is heavy and sturdy, the inputs and switches are up to standard, and the knobs are heavy duty with tight and touch sensitive pots beneath them. Its the real deal in terms of indestructability from normal use.
Delta's Tube Overdrive is a great, and perhaps even currently the greatest, value in today's market of this particular kind of pedal; you can pay more for the same quality in a more famous name and less for a lesser pedal, but check the demo videos on the internet this pedal nails its target tone beautifully and at a third of the price that low end original screamer clones currently sell for.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice.

By SK Apostle

from Atlanta

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Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I love this thing. I read other reviews that said poor sound quality. If that is the case then I wish all my pedals had the poor sound quality this has because this pedal jams. Compared to this TS9/808 this sounds the same to my ears. I like playing on the edge of dirty. This does that superbly! There is a good bit of distortion in this box. Extremely solid design. To have such a dirty sound each note sounds clearly even with the crunch it offers. This pedal single handedly matured my taste in tone. For me it is the standard in which all others are judged by. I use this to make up my core tone. This thing makes my general tone on everything better. It is a "Good-O-rizer!"

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Overdrive for boosting!!!

By CheeseGrater

from Virginia

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Pros

  • Chuggerific
  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Great Boost
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I picked this up for [$] on clearance. It's my favorite OD pedal, and i sold my tubescreamer once i heard it. If you are looking for something to get your amp's distortion into modern chug territory, look no further. This tightens up your bass response and adds some bite to your chugs, and it not noisey like some other ODs. Built like a tank, simple. My favorite OD pedal. Also works well as a crunch pedal on clean tones, sounds more amp like than some other ODs i've tried, but it truly shines as distortion boost.

       
      2.0

      Good grind, but.....

      By Left Hand Pete

      from Chicago

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      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This pedal seemed like a good alternative to other TS clones. The pedal was solid, had a nice grind to it, plenty of volume, but it also had sort of a nasally, notched wah sound to it no matter where the tone knob was set. It was strange- the highs and lows changed as you swept the tone knob but underneath it all was this nasally/compressed/constipated sound that I just didn't like.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great tube overdrive pedal & great buy

        By Jarhead - Bonamassa fan

        from North Carolina

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact size
        • Easy classic controls
        • Great Tone
        • Wonderful tube tone

        Cons

        • None found yet

        Best Uses

        • Add extra distortion
        • Great blues tone
        • Pushing clear tube tone

        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Have played for 9 years. Own a tone of equipment. Playing guitar and bass for Falls Avenue Band. Use this pedal primarily for blues tone and run on board through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Texas Red (only 600 made). Sounds great with my Gibson Les Paul, with my Fender Strat and Tele and also with a couple of Shecter's I own.

         
        5.0

        More Bang for the Buck

        By Trex

        from Salt Lake

        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great product for the money. I tested it on four different amps. Do not recommend it for solid state amps or marshalls that are high gain amps. Amazing little stomp-box on tube amps, just like the name implies. I tried it on a Epiphone so-cal 50. It works pretty good on this amp. The so-cal 50 is very hard to find the right overdrive pedal for, so far this has been the best that I have tried, The bad monkey has been the worst on this amp. I tested it on my 1969 marshall super 100. I was impressed. The final was an vintage Fender 1963 super. Again it works great. It compares closely to the Ibanez tubes screamers, at half of the price. BUY IT GET IT TRY IT.

         
        5.0

        Move Over TS9

        By Gear Junkie

        from Central, NJ

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        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Delta Lab long known for their digital gear has hit a home run with this analog pedal. I have multiple overdrive and distortion pedals and really wasn't looking for another pedal, but for the price, why not? Simply put, the best money ever spent!! I plugged my Rickenbacker 360,260 and my Gibson 59 LP Special (reissue) into my Vox amp hit a few chords and was blown away. I have an early TS9 and have played TS-808's, and was floored at how big a sound that I got and I couldn't believe the clarity of the notes within the cord. Punchy and warm tones, great sustain. If you love that classic rock sound, this pedal is a must and for the price, its less than a month's worth of coffee.

         
        4.0

        Pretty good for the price.

        By VinnieRose

        from South Bend Indiana

        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        It's solid, affordable, and reliable. The one thing I don't like about it is the battery compartment door, It's pretty flimsy and will end up taped in the near future. I like my Bad monkey a little better, but this pedal has it's own charm.

         
        1.0

        bizarre overdrive

        By Motoven Baezart

        from Annapolis, MD

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        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I don't get along with this pedal. the bass and highs are cut so much (no help from the tone control here) all that's left is a really bizarre sounding wah-ish mid hump that is completely unnatural compared to any other overdrive I own. makes your Twin sound like a mini pocket sized amplifier. I also don't like the Deltalab MD-1, but I love their Rock Distortion, Stereo Chorus, and Digital Delay, so it's big hit and big miss for me with this mostly great pedal line. they're built really well. just find a different overdrive

         
        5.0

        Great Pedal

        By Gordon K

        from Oregon

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        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I was looking for a creamy overdrive that would have some punch on leads, but could also be used for a more subtle crunch for rhythm parts. I tried a lot of pedals, but they all sounded thin, fizzy, or just too distorted. (I wanted versatility!) The TO1 fit the bill. It's a great unit, and for the dough, nothing else I tried even came close. Of course, a lot depends on your guitar and rig, but this pedal seems to have a very broad range of tones. It'd be even better if it had separate bass and treble controls, but as I said, for the price, this is the best I've found. Actually, it sounds better than a lot of pedals that cost quite a bit more.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        green monster

        By travis-YaqLz

        from oregon

        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        well I play mainly rock bass, from sabbath riffs to punk and ska. I bought this on a whim cause it was only 29 bucks (sale) and scott pligrim vs the world had me interested in overdrive for my bass. the sound is good, and could be better with tweaking on my amp. I am most impressed by its sturdyness it feels like a brick and is not cheap feeling at all. though I tried it on guitar and was not impressed with the tone, no matter I bought it for bass anyways. find it on sale and buy it.

         
        5.0

        forget the TS-9/808/whatever, this is way better!

        By Jbercea

        from Sacramento, CA

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        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        let me start out by saying this; the tube screamer is famous because decades ago it was a great overdrive with plenty of crunch and fuzz and tons of super famous people have played them.....DECADES ago. I returned my TS-9 completely unsatisfied because all it did was make a crappy fuzz sound underneath the clean tones I was already getting. If you think you sound good just because you have a TS-9, do yourself a favor and get this pedal.I went into my local guitar center today looking for a pedal board. Couldnt find one I liked, so instead I picked up one of the B-stock TO-1 pedals. I paid $29 out the door and man, i couldnt be happier. I threw it into my pedal chain and it sang with the others, and even worked nicely with my guitarslinger OD. It warmed the tone, didnt have any extra noise(i dont know what the other reviews are crying about with too much noise), and it just pushed my tube amp's to their beautiful limits. I tried it with my fender deluxe, my 79 les paul, and my 50's tele reissue. this is the greatest pedal you can get on a budget, and dare I say, off a budget. Unless you are going all the way for a Mad Professor Sweet Honey drive, get the Delta Lab Tube Overdrive. (the only reason the features are a 4 is because it it just a simple OD pedal and it has pretty standard controls, but its great build quality even for a B-stock)

         
        3.0

        Tube Screamer for less ?

        By C. Carey

        from Boynton Beach, FL

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        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I really wanted to like this pedal and am still using it here and there but it just wasn't all I had hoped for one reason, ITS NOISY AS HECK. It lacks output compared to a traditional tubescreamer and generally needs to have the level pretty hot to achieve unity and extra hot for a boost. The sound is as good as any tubescreamer and the dynamics are impressive. My problem with it was that I use a tubescreamer for a slight boost to my guitar an ocasionally to hit the Fulltone Distortion pedal that I keep the gain VERY low on so that combined I have one Holdsworth like sound. This pedal is much more noisy than any other tubescreamer or clone that I have used before. It is OK by itself but cant boost another pedal because the noise it generates it magnified in another gain stage. It is a shame because it sounds as good as any clone you will try but it couldn't sty on my board. Oddly enough I tried out a $19 Behringer TO800 and it actually relaced a real 808 (The Behringer is even less noisy than the real thing). I don't usually buy cheap pedals but the Behringer and this Deltalab were an experiment and I have not been too disapointed with either.

         
        4.0

        Solid Construction and great sound quality

        By grayson_music

        from Tulsa, Ok

        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        In this price range, i have had both the Bad Monkey and now the Deltalabs TO1. The build quality is much better on the TO1 than the bad monkey. The sound quality is much improved also. The true bypass helps a lot. I would definitely choose this over the bad monkey because of how much the bad monkey's buffer affects your clean tone.

         
        4.0

        Vintage Vibe

        By William Featherstone

        from Chicago Illinois

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        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I don't have anything negative to say about this unit; other than it does hiss a bit with the gain on a higher setting. Haven't found many analog boxes that don't at any price.Ok, perhaps something a bit more useful for people considering this pedal. First, it feels like a brick and is built to be run over by a milk truck. I tested this guy through alot of different amps and about 5 guitars and found that it does best with passive guitar pickups. My Mustaines and EMGs just did't jive with it as much. The clarity came with my LP studio and 1978 ES-335 through a clean Fender amp channel. I also ran it through a solid state Vox and a Marshall half stack with decent results. This is a very nice pedal for a very good price. I will not hesitate to investigate the other pedals in this line-up. Its got a vintage vibe (think 70's rock), and although you will have to adjust your guitar and amp (mostly mids) you can expect that type of sound.

         
        5.0

        TO1 on bass?

        By Beerman5000

        from St. Louis MO

        Comments about DeltaLab TO1 Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Heck yes! I bought this pedal for the sole purpose of getting some top-end overdrive into my bass rig, a GK stack. I know there's a distortion channel on the amp, but it sounds...too one dimensional to me. This thing gave me exactly what I was looking for, just a little bit of dirt (or a whole lot of it depending on the situation) on top of my tone. It sounds awesome, although it does pick up radio signals when I use more than one OD/distortion at a time, but when should a bass player ever be that dirty?

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