HVO Reviews and Demos
Reviews and Demos will be posted on this page as they become available.
Surprise Sound Lab
"Thank you for sending me the HVO! My Analogman King of Tone is my favorite pedal. I could never imagine replacing it,
but after playing the HVO side by side, the HVO is significantly better! I'm really not sure how you did it, but I can get a
sound just like my KOTs boost side, only cleaner and with more harmonics. The picking dynamic is unbelievable, and I can hear
every note in a chord, even with considerable gain.
If you play the HVO along side any of the high-end overdrives, you
really can see how much the others are holding back the sound. It's almost like with the other overdrives you're hearing the
guitar through a set of really nice studio monitors in a different room, whereas the HVO sounds like you're right in the room with
the amp. I ran it up against a few favorites: the KOT, a modded TS808 and a Mad Professor Little Green Wonder. While
all of these have their own strengths, I would give up all of them before I give up the HVO.
Using this with my Rock Block and
a 2X12, I can actually get a tube amp sound at an extremely tactful apartment volume. It's not just a "tube amp" sound, but
the sound of a really amazing tube amp.
I'm constantly looking for new pedals, and even after I fell in love with the KOT, I
was still looking at others, wondering if there wasn't something I was missing. I'm now sure the HVO has delivered the missing
sound I was looking for! You really do make some remarkable products and I have no doubt that if top tier guitarists get an
earful of this pedal you're going to be a very busy man."
The Youtube demo below was made by Brett Kingman in Australia.