I proudly sport the latest edition of the Elberon Ranger Tone Drive on my bass pedal board for one reason, it just sounds amazing. On everything. Bass, guitar, keys, you name it. The Ranger is a magnificent All-Purpose preamp that delivers a sonic profile that saturates and enhances the full sonic spectrum of your tone from stage rattling lows, to crisp attention grabbing highs. The cherry on top with Elberon products is that you get to work DIRECTLY with the builders on your gear, giving you control over custom features ranging from unique clean boost options to specific headroom options. I love my Ranger Tone Drive and I believe that its potential has just begun to reveal itself in the world of tone. If you take tone seriously, Elberon has your back!
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.