Valeton Tube Refiner review

  • £39
  • €55
  • $46

Refine and dandy OD

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Our Verdict

A versatile drive for blues and rock players on a budget.

For

  • Great for taming Strat and LP tones. Works well with other ODs. Good value.

Against

  • At this price, there's not much to complain about.
Buying options

White-hued overdrives usually hint at a certain Fulltone product, but while the Tube Refiner delivers thick, creamy drive, it's more compressed and not quite as smooth as an OCD.

"It's a boon for taming wiry Strats and bass-heavy LPs"

That dual tone-control setup affords it plenty of flexibility, though, and it's a boon for taming wiry Strats and bass-heavy LPs, and although it doesn't hump the mids like a TS, it plays well with other ODs, and those bass and treble controls help it lead a double life as a booster, too.

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Tech Specs

Battery/Adaptor TypeNine-volt mains adaptor
FeaturesTrue bypass