Pedal Review – Vanflet Distortion1: huge sounds from your pedalboard!

Vanflet is a new French manufacturer of boutique tube amp, they are now launching a range of pedals. Here is the Distortion1, a pedal that inaugurates the series with the Driver1.

Vanflet Distortion1 video review


  • Settings: Volume, Gain, Tone
  • Soft switch
  • 9V

Price: 149 €

What I enjoyed the most

  • A huge reserve of gain
  • Simple and effective settings
  • Very quiet pedal
  • The quality of manufacture

What I enjoyed the least

  • The light below the switch


At 149 €, the Vanflet Distortion1 has a very aggressive price. Its reserve of gain is phenomenal as well as the range of action of the adjustment of tone which makes it possible to go from ultra-creamy to chainsaw! If you are looking for a pedal to get big sounds from your anemic amp, the Distortion1 will make you happy.

The only disadvantage that I found on this pedal is that the indicator of action is placed under the switch to activate it, so inevitably, it is hidden when activated.

With its 3 settings that each have a very wide range, it is very easy to find the sound you want. No need for a driver's license for this pedal.

Until the next gear review or interview, keep on playing the guitar!

Pierre Journel.

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