T-Rex Engineering ToneBug Overdrive
T-Rex Engineering ToneBug Overdrive

ToneBug Overdrive, Overdrive pedal from T-Rex Engineering in the ToneBug series.

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moosers 20/11/2009

T-Rex Engineering ToneBug Overdrive : la opinión de moosers (content in English)


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The T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Overdrive is the simplest and cheapest pedal that T-Rex has the offer.  It has 1/4 inch connections for both input and output and requires a 9 volt power supply.  It is an analog unit that definitely has the vintage look and sound.  This isn't a rack mountable piece of gear as it is a stomp box.


The configuration of the T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Overdrive pedal is about as simple as it gets.  The pedal has parameters for gain, tone, and level and beyond this there isn't a way to control your tone.  For me this is fine as it makes the pedal incredibly easy to use and I don't believe that it sacrifices any versatility.  I've never seen the manual for this pedal so I can't say anything about it.


The sound quality of the T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Overdrive is top notch.  I love the sounds that I get with it for recording as I find that I can get a number of different overdrive tones that are all vintage sounding and quite realistic.  I have used the pedal with a Fender Telecaster and a '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb, and I feel that this is probably the most appropriate setting for this pedal.  I can't think of any pedals that I would compare it to tone wise exactly, but I would say that it has a sound some think like an Ibanez Tube Screamer.


Overall, I'm a big fan of the T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Overdrive pedal.  While T-Rex definitely has some better sounding overdrives in their collection than this one, for the price this can't be beat.  It is an underrated pedal as I feel that those who know about it often compare it to the more expensive pedals that sound better in the T-Rex line of pedals.  However, when compared to pedals in its price range, this is truly a gem.  If you are looking for a great sounding overdrive pedal for around $100 USD, definitely keep an eye out for the T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Overdrive pedal.