Lovepedal Kalamazoo (1st Gen)

Electric Guitar Effect Pedal

  • Overdrive
  • Controls for: Drive, Level, Tone and Glass
  • True Bypass (with status LED)
  • Metal housing
  • Power supply with 9 V battery or 9-18 V DC power supply (not included, suitable power supply available under Article Nr 409939)
  • Dimensions: 111 x 60 x 27 mm

Further Information

Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No
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Johnny Oat, 31.05.2020
I previously owned this 1st Generation pedal when it cost about half the price. The Kalamazoo is sometimes mistaken for a Klon-clone because it delivers a low-to-mid gain overdrive that is natural, without over-colouring the original guitar sound. Later models reduced the size of the Tone and Glass controls making it somewhat fiddly to adjust. However, the unity-level on this model is set in the Level dial at about 9-10 o'clock, which means that as you increase the Gain, you might want to reduce the Level setting to balance. This creates a real restriction as you run the Level down in the anticlockwise direction. Pedal makers sometimes set the volume knob this way to allow the control to be used as a clean boost, but this can create some inflexibility. My problem with the pedal I received from Thomann was that the assembly was slightly misaligned so that the top-plate did not sit square with the base. With a hand-made pedal this shows a lack of quality control and at this price-point was disappointing. I so much wanted this pedal to be worth purchasing as it has a pleasing individual character.
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