Xvive sets Sweet Leo and DynaRock overdrive pedals loose

Thomas Blug-designed mini guitar effects promise valve-like dynamic response

It feels like forever since we spotted these pedals on German guitar ace Thomas Blug's pedalboard at Winter NAMM, but Xvive's Blug-designed Sweet Leo and DynaRock mini pedals are finally set to hit the streets.

Flaunting a timeless leopard-print enclosure, the Sweet Leo offers lightly overdriven Class A valve amp-esque tones, approaching dirty tweed sounds.

"From soft and warm like a kitten to a dirty growling and roaring lion!" purrs Blug. "Clean, transparent vintage tones and anything in between."

The DynaRock, meanwhile, promises open dynamics and valve-y warmth, plus a nifty mid-boost toggle. "There are tons of punch and dynamic expression for classic rock tones in this little pedal," says Thomas. "Think classic gain with real tube-like dynamics."

Sounds good to us. The price, however, sounds even better, as both pedals will be available later this year for £59.99 apiece.