Walrus Audio just unveiled their first series of affordable pedals, called Fundamental and for now, comprising of eight effects: reverb, delay, phaser, chorus, tremolo,fuzz, distortion and overdrive, featuring three sliders and one 3-way switch each. They will have a street price of $129.
This move by the Oklahoma builder follows the path of other established US boutique manufacturers like JHS and Wampler, and it’s intended to put the company on the map for the much larger market of medium-low priced but quality pedals dominated by BOSS and TC Electronic.
Here are the first few videos of some of these pedals, we’ll cover them individually in upcoming posts.
Here are links to the section of the Andertons video focused on each pedal”=:
- Walrus Audio Fundamental FUZZ
- Walrus Audio Fundamental DRIVE
- Walrus Audio Fundamental DISTORTION
- Walrus Audio Fundamental CHORUS
- Walrus Audio Fundamental PHASER
- Walrus Audio Fundamental TREMOLO
- Walrus Audio Fundamental REVERB
- Walrus Audio Fundamental DELAY
Walrus Audio Fundamentals Series, Builder’s Notes
Walrus challenged themselves to design a set of pedals with the tonal integrity that’s required to live on a professional’s pedalboard, but with simplified controls friendly enough for even the newest effect pedal users. Each Fundamental pedal has three sliders for sound tweaking and a three-way switch for changing pedal modes.
The result is a line of pedals that will keep you covered from your first band practice to a sold-out arena. The Fundamental series allows Walrus Audio to become part of a guitar player’s journey much earlier but still incorporates the audio fidelity and build quality that they’ve spent the last 12 years developing for their core line and Mako series.
Walrus wants to make it easy for newer pedal users to dial in precise and emotional sounds, but for these pedals to also be something a professional would be happy taking on tour with them. The initial eight pedals in the Fundamental Series line are the Drive, Distortion, Fuzz, Tremolo, Chorus, Phaser, Delay, and Reverb. Each is housed in a matte black diecast enclosure which is 4.33” x 2.16” x 1.61”.
Power requirements are 9VDC (100mA minimum). Walrus Audio is offering the Drive, Distortion, and Fuzz at a retail price of $99 each, and the Tremolo, Phaser, Chorus, Delay, and Reverb at a retail price of $129 each. All eight are available now at walrusaudio.com and participating dealers worldwide.