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Korg ToneWorks 105od Overdrive

Korg ToneWorks 105od Overdrive

  1. Name: Jplent

  2. Band: -----

  3. Model Year: ----

  4. Price Paid: Complimentary

  5. Performance

  6. Great sounding pedal but very noisy making it virtually unusable in a professional setting.

  7. Performance Rating: 2

  8. Sound Quality

  9. Actually one of the best sounding pedals I've used.

  10. Sound Quality Rating: 8

  11. Construction

  12. Good

  13. Construction Rating: 7

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  1. Name: Danimal

  2. Band: Falling Rectum

  3. Model Year: 1997

  4. Price Paid: $40

  5. Performance

  6. This works well. It is a digital, programmable overdrive pedal. It has two channels that you can program and switch between. Very easy to program. I set one channel for a clean/gritty boost and the other for a bit more over the top harmonic poppin’ tone. I usually use three overdrive pedals for different sounds. First in line is a Vox Valve Tone. Then the Korg. Then a Real Tube overdrive. The Vox is my Blues Tone. The Korg is for the next steps up — just a slight bit more — the real tube is the scorcher. Of course, some times I set them up different, but all in all, they work great together.

  7. Performance Rating: 8

  8. Sound Quality

  9. Sounds very good. A big surprise as I had already made up my mind to dislike digital distortion. This sounds very analog. It also has a boost switch that will put a bit more UUUMMPH in the tone. Coupled with the volume, gain, tone and contour, it is quite easy to dial in everything from a slight grind to out and out total destruction. Again, I do not believe the metal heads would go for it, but it almost has enough gain on tap to compete. Almost!! Sounds equally at home with single coils & hummers. It has a switch by the input marked low & hi for matching to your pickups — pretty cool. It also has a switch for going into the amp or into a board. So you can get a decent sound going direct into the board. A very handy feature I must say. I thinks these were like $190.00 new! I picked it up second hand (looks like it was never played) for $40.00. I really did not need it, but I could not pass it up for the price.

  10. Sound Quality Rating: 8

  11. Construction

  12. Not as sturdy as some pedals out there, but if you take care of it, it should last a loooooong time. So far, it has worked every time I’ve plugged it in. A breeze to program.

  13. Construction Rating: 7

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  2. Performance: 5
  3. Sound Quality: 8
  4. Construction: 7
  5. Ratings Key
  6. 10: Excellent
  7. 0: Useless
  8. Company
  9. Korg

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