Animals Pedal is an emerging Japanese pedal company known for their colorful pedal art and quirky names, which has attracted attention in the USA with their recent design collaborations with American builders Skreddy Pedals and Wren and Cuff.
Their latest device is a, simple, affordable and flexible overdrive/boost called “Vintage Van Driving is Very Fun” that can deliver a variety of tones from clean boost to medium gain dirt. Engineered to respond well to both single coil and humbucker pickups, it delivers a sharp, thick tone through the former and a musical attack with smooth, silky sustain through the latter.
If you are in or around Austin in mid March, you’ll be able to try the Vintage Van at our upcoming Austin Stompbox Exhibit.
Here’s the video by Mike Hermans.
This versatile overdrive/boost pedal delivers an array of tone-enriching sounds, ranging from clean boost to medium gain dirt. The pedal responds well to both single coil and humbucker pickups, delivering a sharp, thick tone through the former and a musical attack with smooth, silky sustain through the latter.Vintage Van Driving is Very Fun will make an amp at moderate settings sound like it is being driven to smooth, tube break-up, giving you those pure, rich overdrive tones at lower volume levels. In BOOST mode, you can also use the Vintage Van Driving is Very Fun to boost your favorite effect, to enrich the tone of a digital amp, or to give a rich, full push to your tube amp.