“Our old guitar tech, Brian, also worked for The Strokes and one day I was talking to him about overdrive. He recommended this - which was the only pedal The Strokes used on their first album, and he had the actual pedal they recorded with, which he lent to me for a bit. The tones are insane, and you can hear it all over that debut record. “I even got to use it live, but I had to give it back when he was next out with them. The company had changed hands and the newer models didn’t have the same components, which is why I found this specific version.”more
I've chosen this old red version against the new one because of its height (the V2 version's back is too tall), the issue that it looks a lot more classier than the V2 too, and also the more trustable and comfortable action of its bypass switches (V2 switches feels awkward, the –now: coming soon– V3 seems to solve that). It is a strong tool as its versatility just can give a nice sounding response with almost whatever setup you throw around it if you just happen to know how to deal with classic controls options, it just may take too much space from your board (again: the Visual Sound's / Truetone's V3 series give a response to that issue).