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  • Heavy-Duty footswitch
  • True bypass
  • Blue LED indicator
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A wide range of dynamic tones from supple and clear to warm and punchy

The Pork Loin Overdrive Guitar Pedal incorporates 2 distinct tonal pathways that are blended together — a modern soft clipping overdrive and a modified classic British preamp for clean. At the heart of the Pork Loin's overdrive path is a soft clipped BiFET overdrive gain stage with a passive Tone control, rounded out by a Curve function that gives the user freedom to fine-tune corner frequencies. The Volume control regulates the masses of pork power that exude from its space age circuitry, leaving room for the Clean control to blend in its warm glistening clean tones. Additionally, the Pork Loin has three internal mini controls: Filter and Voice deliver extensive tonal shaping possibilities, while the overdrive Mix control allows the Pork Loin to be run as a clean preamp. With a wide range of dynamic tones from supple and clear to warm and punchy, the Pork Loin's outstanding features make it one extremely in-demand guitar effect pedal on the market today.

Each Way Huge effect pedal has been rigorously tested to ensure quality, durability, and reliability and will deliver many years of exceptional performance. All pedals feature: heavy-duty footswitch with quiet relay-based true bypass, blue LED indicator, 2.1mm power jack with AC protection, easy access (non-detachable) battery door, super-duty .09 aluminum anodized chassis, high grade components, great tone and cool name.

Launched in 1992 by Jeorge Tripps, Way Huge Electronics began as a result of Tripps' search for great tone, and his desire to perform with reliable, rugged and pedalboard-friendly effects that had the magic of his coveted vintage pedals. The very first pedal — simply labeled "Fuzz Box" — was quickly followed by such staples to the product line as the Red Llama Overdrive, Foot Pig Fuzz and Green Rhino Overdrive II, which quickly found their way into the hands and onto the pedalboards of the world's guitar elite. Ensuing years would see the introduction of pedals such as the Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz, Aqua-Puss Analog Delay, and the Saffron Squeeze. Over the span of a few years, Tripps helped revolutionize what would later be known as the 'boutique' effects market. In late December 1999, the company closed its doors as Tripps pursued other opportunities, sending demand for Way Huge products soaring, and driving online auctions well into the hundreds — sometimes thousands — for used Way Huge pedals. Now teaming up up with Dunlop, Way Huge pedals will once again be available to the masses, so all can enjoy their finely tuned electronics, high-grade circuitry and road ready construction, built under the watchful eye of Mr. Huge himself.

Features

  • Heavy-Duty footswitch
  • True bypass
  • Blue LED indicator
  • 2.1mm power jack with AC protection
  • Easy access battery door
  • Aluminum anodized chassis
  • Cliff jacks

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Way Huge ElectronicsWHE201 Pork Loin Soft Clip Injection Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Professional recording (5)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Tasty as Belly-Bacon with the Cracklins

    The pig covers a lot of ground, but personally, I like it for situations where you want a touch of grit, a touch of breakup...where you want your chords noticeably dirty...Read complete review

    The pig covers a lot of ground, but personally, I like it for situations where you want a touch of grit, a touch of breakup...where you want your chords noticeably dirty and your single notes a bit more "there." And as I'm primarily using Fender amps right now (a 59 Bassman LTD and various black faces), I use it when I want that top-boost Vox flavor. When it comes down to it, keepin Porky on board is a lot easier than carrying two amps and some sort of switcher.

    As a blendable dirt, it differs from the other guys (Voodoo Sparkle Drive, Wampler Hot Wired v2, T-Rex Moller and TC Nova Drive) in two major ways.

    First, your clean isn't clean (per se). The clean path goes through a classic-voiced British preamp...kinda like a top-booster, which is obviously very Vox-y. A side effect of this is that unlike the Sparkle Drive, Moller and Nova, which can all sound a bit like two amps when you're blending the clean/dirty, the Pork Loin's two signals sound more cohesive, a lot like one classic-British-flavored amp pushed hard, allowing you to get just the right amount of breakup rather than the right amount of "blend."

    Second, your dirt side is a flat, BiFET soft-clip OD with controls for tone (flat to bright - according to my ears) and curve (focused and tight to loose and fuzzy). In many ways, it's like a perfected Korean-era Boss BD-2 Blues Driver with a bit more saturation on tap. On the other OD hands, Sparkle Drive is all 808 (+ with MOD). Moller leans TS-9. Nova sounds kinda brown, like a Mojo Mojo (obviously). Hot Wired sounds like whatever amp you're driving, driven hard.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointing

    I used this pedal at a local music store while I was looking for a new pedal to add to my arsenal. This was a disappointment because it has little to no effect on...Read complete review

    I used this pedal at a local music store while I was looking for a new pedal to add to my arsenal. This was a disappointment because it has little to no effect on the sound or tone. It seems way too expensive for so little from a pedal. I think a much better route to go would be the Boss Blues Driver. The Blues Driver still has a nice earthy organic sound but has a significant effect on the tone of your guitar for a much better price.

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    5.0

    BEST IN IT'S CLASS

    By guitarsonist52792

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE201 Pork Loin Soft Clip Injection Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      One thing about this pedal that needs to be said... WOW! Whether I'm playing through my strat, tele, PRS, anything... it adds BALLS to my sound. The pedal is so versatile it picks up any dynamics you throw at your guitar. Whether you're a heavy player or a light picker. This pedal is meant to played through a CLEAN channel on your amp. Maybe light break-up in the tubes. But as far as versatility that can cover a "green" OD to an actual amp being overdriven with a "green" OD on top of it, then this pedal is for you. I HIGHLY recommend this pedal to ANYBODY who wants a true overdrive sound.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tasty as Belly-Bacon with the Cracklins

      By Frank Lee

      from Chicago

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Getting British Flavor
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording
        • Pushing Pre-amp Tubes

        Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE201 Pork Loin Soft Clip Injection Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        The pig covers a lot of ground, but personally, I like it for situations where you want a touch of grit, a touch of breakup...where you want your chords noticeably dirty and your single notes a bit more "there." And as I'm primarily using Fender amps right now (a 59 Bassman LTD and various black faces), I use it when I want that top-boost Vox flavor. When it comes down to it, keepin Porky on board is a lot easier than carrying two amps and some sort of switcher.

        As a blendable dirt, it differs from the other guys (Voodoo Sparkle Drive, Wampler Hot Wired v2, T-Rex Moller and TC Nova Drive) in two major ways.

        First, your clean isn't clean (per se). The clean path goes through a classic-voiced British preamp...kinda like a top-booster, which is obviously very Vox-y. A side effect of this is that unlike the Sparkle Drive, Moller and Nova, which can all sound a bit like two amps when you're blending the clean/dirty, the Pork Loin's two signals sound more cohesive, a lot like one classic-British-flavored amp pushed hard, allowing you to get just the right amount of breakup rather than the right amount of "blend."

        Second, your dirt side is a flat, BiFET soft-clip OD with controls for tone (flat to bright - according to my ears) and curve (focused and tight to loose and fuzzy). In many ways, it's like a perfected Korean-era Boss BD-2 Blues Driver with a bit more saturation on tap. On the other OD hands, Sparkle Drive is all 808 (+ with MOD). Moller leans TS-9. Nova sounds kinda brown, like a Mojo Mojo (obviously). Hot Wired sounds like whatever amp you're driving, driven hard.

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        5.0

        Fantastic Bass OD

        By M. Wiles

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Mix Control
        • Retains Low End
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE201 Pork Loin Soft Clip Injection Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I've been looking for a good overdrive that is bass-friendly. This pedal certainly is. The control layout is about the most bass-friendly I've seen on an overdrive pedal. It has 2 circuits, each with their own parameters. The clean has a tone filter (giving control over a bright or deep tone for the clean preamp), both a presence and passive tone for the drive circuit, and then a blend to control the ration of the dry and wet signal. And after setting the internal mix trim pot, you can further control the clean level with the knob on the front of the pedal. This pedal is capable of light drive to thick saturation, bright or deep, all while the clean helps preserve the punch of your bass. Being true bypass helps a lot too, especially since I use this pedal in conjunction with a few others. And the metallic purple pain is just plain sweet.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            OH YEAH JUST WHAT YOU NEED!

            By Lunk

            from Colorado Springs, CO

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Cool Look
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Internal Pots Extra Tweak
            • Overdrive Your Acoustic
            • Responsive
            • Top Input Output Great
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE201 Pork Loin Soft Clip Injection Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              LOVE THIS THING! WOW!

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great booster pedal

              By Miki Flynn

              from Seattle, WA

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • I Use It As A Boost
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Booster Pedal
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE201 Pork Loin Soft Clip Injection Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I originally got this for the overdrive, but, when I changed to a 2 channel head, I started turning down the overdrive. Basically, I take the tone control out of the circuit(all the way clockwise) so it doesn't color my tone at all. The volume I take to unity gain, and then goose it a little further - usually 1-2 o'clock in my setup. Overdrive is full counter clockwise - or off. I bleed the clean all the way back in and set the 'curve' control to just shy off all the way clockwise. I've never felt the need to get into the internal trim pots. This pedal has enough boost for me to use it this way instead of as an OD pedal.

              My main live amp is an 80's Carvin X100b with 6L6 tubes - still sounds great. On the clean channel, I get that nice Clapton-y bassman/Bluesbreaker tone with the pedal on for the lower gain stuff. For the lead channel - which I use with both knobs pulled out for Carvin's higher lead tone - the Pork Loin makes the tone really fat. Like Re-run fat. For higher gain kind of songs, I have a Wampler Plextortion after the Pork Loin, and just sounds big and nasty for leads. I would consider getting a second one to have as a back-up if I got a good deal, but this thing is built like a tank and I don't foresee any issues.

              I do like the OD aspect of this pedal - it's very articlulate and heavy - but I mostly play in the style of Robin Trower, the two Fords(Robben and Marc), BFG, and Gary Moore, so I don't need this pedal for that with my rig. The Pork Loin is definitely a "Desert Island" kind of pedal.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              very special pedal

              By nateh107

              from Maine

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE201 Pork Loin Soft Clip Injection Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                This pedal does somthing very special it is very hard to describe . Another review I read nailed it "sprinkles just the right amount of pixie dust on anything". I admit I was disapointed when I first got this as it is so subtle and requires some work to get it dailed in but when you do it is worth it . This is the best pedal in the Way Huge line I bought most of them and this is the only one I kept .Love the look, design built well and will never leave my board .

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome overdrive for bass

                By Stephane Verreault

                from QC, Canada

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                Pros

                • Ease of Use
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE201 Pork Loin Soft Clip Injection Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Yes, this is mainly a guitar pedal. But you can get an awesome sound with a bass as well. I have a Gibson Thunderbird, and with 2 humbuckers, the Pork Loin has a 'killer' sound. Great buy!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for Bass!!!

                  By JV-OStAj

                  from Philly area

                  Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE201 Pork Loin Soft Clip Injection Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I use this for bass. I love it. My use is to kick some bad ass vintage overdrive into my sound. I play with a fairly 'modern' sound, very aggressive, but bright and with a lot of 'bite'. I use the Pork Loin to dial some of that back and take a little of the edge off, while at the same time add a lot of angry tense tube-like overdrive. This pedal retains the lows and can do anything from a squeaky clean boost up to a thick mean overdrive (but not up into distortion territory).

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Pixies in a little purple box!!

                  By Hoogie

                  from South Carolina

                  Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE201 Pork Loin Soft Clip Injection Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  This is an awesome little box! I run it into a clean tube amp to add just a little pixie dust to a cleanish sound. The harmonics are amazing! Play with your fingers and you'll hear 'em. This is no metal pedal. Very subtle. Can be used as a nice clean boost, too.

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                  (1 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Disappointing

                  By violinmaster108

                  from Farmington, NM

                  Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE201 Pork Loin Soft Clip Injection Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I used this pedal at a local music store while I was looking for a new pedal to add to my arsenal. This was a disappointment because it has little to no effect on the sound or tone. It seems way too expensive for so little from a pedal. I think a much better route to go would be the Boss Blues Driver. The Blues Driver still has a nice earthy organic sound but has a significant effect on the tone of your guitar for a much better price.

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