Danelectro Wasabi Overdrive

A distortion pedal with a kick

Wasabi is that green stuff that Steve-O snorted up his snitch in the Jackass movie. It's also a budget distortion pedal from Danelectro.


Thankfully, the Wasabi pedal isn't quite as sick as those antics and is infact a pretty decent unit.
While Danelectro's 50s-influenced stylings and silly tailfins will be a love-it-or-hate-it affair, the build quality is decent, with metal casing and rubber grip pad.

What's more it pumps out a range of pleasing vintage and modern tones. We especially liked the selectable boost function that kicked our lead breaks up a notch.

MusicRadar Rating

3.5 / 5 stars
Pros

Good value. Pleasing range of tones. Boost function.

Cons

Not too versatile outside of high-gain.

Verdict

A decent overdrive pedal that packs a kick for soloing.

Country of Origin

USA

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