The T-Rex HOBO DRIVE is one of the best sounding, most flexible distortion pedals I’ve ever come across. That said, calling this pedal a distortion pedal is a little misleading; it’s less a distortion pedal, and more of a preamp.
Manufactured in Denmark and assembled in Taiwan, the HOBO DRIVE (yes, their website capitalizes both words entirely), is a solidly built, dual-function “overdrive amplifier simulator”. The enclosure is cleanly finished, the controls have a very smooth, professional feel, and the layout is spacious and intuitive. – Read Ron Guensche’s full review here.