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Electro-Harmonix OD Glove review

A Marshall-aping glove 'box

  • £45
  • €54
  • $77
The tone switch controls the mid-frequency emphasis

MusicRadar Verdict

A versatile, wide-ranging Brit-flavoured overdrive under 50 quid.

Pros

  • +

    Lots of options, tonally. Great build and price.

Cons

  • -

    Not much.

While many of Electro-Harmonix's 2014 line-up of pedals are firmly based on an older generation of stompers, the OD Glove finds its inspiration in classic British amps, and seems to be designed to deliver vintage Marshall-like tones.

"The range of overdrive here is massive, starting from clean boost and going on to the higher gain"

The range of overdrive here is massive, starting from clean boost and going on to the higher gain, harmonically-rich distortion sounds of a flat-out amp; all cleaning up nicely with your guitar's volume control.

The tone switch controls the mid-frequency emphasis - flick it in, and you'll get a huge dollop of upper-mid presence that'll punch your sound right through the band.

Another useful feature is an internal switch that allows you to choose between nine and 18 volt operation, offering a subtle but tangibly different playing feel with less compression at the higher value.

With two voices and thoughtful voltage options, this is a versatile raunchbox with great sound at a bargain price.

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.