Elberon amps and pedals come directly from the Granger family nexus of engineering and creativity. It’s a wonderful thing to see and a pleasure to know those guys. They clearly love the entire process of working closely with the customer to handmake original gear specific to their needs, and each piece is unique and tweakable.
For example, the GTO overdrive has an adjustment for the sensitivity of the gain knob inside. In this way it is extremely versatile and can be used for a variety of instruments. I love using it with both my Nord Electro and Moog Sub 37 to get grittier, overdriven tones without too much distortion.
Mike, Matthew and John Granger are making some great hand wired amplifiers and pedals and this boost is no exception, it’s solid. Sometimes I use it as a boost but other times I find its sweet spot and leave it on as added octane for my amplifier. It really howls at the moon when I use it with my lap steel guitar. The sound is visceral with or without distortion, also very clear. You could even use it as a fuzz if you manipulated it, there’s a lot of versatility. I’ve enjoyed Boss’ Blues Driver Pedal over the years but the Elberon pedal surpasses it with its boutique analog qualities. I’ve been calling this pedal, ‘The Ah, Hell’ and I encourage my guitar friends to check it out and this growing company, the Grangers are making some great products.