Walrus Audio Voyager (Pink Edition)



If you follow my blog…who are you? Anyway, what I was saying is…if you follow my blog, you know that I’ve owned this pedal before in the original mint green. I was really excited to try it out. But long story short, it didn’t really do it for me. I sold it. (I’ll go into some detail about how it sounded to me below)

Well, this past weekend I got another one and intended to use it as a post-drive volume boost. I had an MXR micro amp doing this job. It worked well. Actually, it did a pretty great job. But I’ve been looking around for a boost with a few more controls, like a tone knob. I’ve got my eye on Walrus Audio’s Plainsman and the Caroline Icarus. But I happened to stumble upon this pink Voyager. And all of a sudden I had a great excuse to get a pink pedal.

There are a lot of people who seem to really love the Voyager. A lot of people claim that it’s a transparent overdrive. The overwhelmingly positive reception of it is why I bought it in the first place. But my personal experience hasn’t been all that great. I find that it’s got a pretty pronounced mid-hump and I can’t really dial in a good usable tone. If I try to dial the tone back a bit, then it gets muddy. Dial it up, and it’s too much. But since my intended use this time around was as a post-drive boost, it worked out ok. The contrasting mid-heavy tone actually did well to bring my boosted lines to the front of the mix.

But I was noodling around this morning, playing around with the knobs on the Voyager again, and I was just getting that really uninspiring sound that made me wanna sell the first one. I think I’ve got a love/hate thing going on with this pedal. Anyway, I took it out and put the micro amp back in. I think I’ll revisit it some time down the road, but for now it’ll just stay in my spare pedals bin.

4 thoughts on “Walrus Audio Voyager (Pink Edition)

  1. The Fulltone Fat Boost is well-regarded on the world wide web forums too. It is not pink though.

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