Pedal Review – Joe Walsh Double Classic from Analog Alien: overdrive/compressor
Analog Alien (www.analogalien.com) is an American brand of boutique pedal that offers a range of products with a very original look and a beautiful palette of sounds. After the Rumble Seat (reviewed in this article) The Guitar Channel offers you to discover another cool pedal built by the Napoli brothers, the Joe Walsh Double Classic.
As its name implies it was developed for the legendary guitar player from The Eagles: Joe Walsh. It features a compressor and an overdrive which you can use simultaneously or together.
Joe Walsh Double Classic pedal from Analog Alien
The double pedal in its cool and funky yellow look:
The pedal comes with a trademark lunch box and an external power supply (nice touch):
- Guitar used: PRS McCarty loaded with PAF 59 pickups from Häussel
- Path: Guitar > Joe Walsh Double Classic > Apollo Twin (Universal Audio)
What I enjoyed the most
- The sounds
- The possibility to change the routing pre/post of the compressor
- The complementarity of the 2 effects
- The possibility to use the compressor as a boost to push the drive and/or an amp
- Manufacturing quality
What I enjoyed the least
Analog Alien delivers another great tone machine. Each component of the JWDC works really well. The overdrive is nicely voiced and the compressor can be used as such or as a very efficient clean boost. As you can change the position of the compressor, you can either use it to push the drive further or just to get the drive sound louder.
The compressor mode is great sounding even at the highest ratio setting.
Want to test this pedal at home (in France)?
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As Analog Alien is a Pro Backstage Pass owner, there's a review unit from this pedal which is doing a Backstage Gear Tour allowing the Backstage Pass owners in France to test drive it at home free for one week.
Until the next gear review, keep on playing the guitar!