T-Rex Engineering Alberta
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Alberta, Overdrive pedal from T-Rex Engineering.

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moosers 04/01/2010

T-Rex Engineering Alberta : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The T-Rex Engineering Alberta overdrive pedal is an analog pedal designed for use with electric guitar.  The pedal is the most similar to a Tube Screamer that T-Rex has to offer in my opinion, both in terms of sound quality and parameters.  You've got 1/4 inch connections for input and output and the pedal can be powered with a nine volt power supply.  This isn't a rack mountable piece of gear as it is a stomp box.

UTILIZATION

The make up of the T-Rex Engineering Alberta is about as simple as you can get for an overdrive pedal.  Like the Tube Screamer, you've got parameters only for gain, level, and tone.  Nothing about this pedal is complicated whatsoever and even those without much experience with guitar pedals should be able to understand everything going on here quite easily.  For this reason, a manual definitely isn't needed.


SOUND QUALITY

While I can't say that the sound quality of the T-Rex Engineering Alberta is the most impressive in T-Rex's line of overdrives, it does have a great overall tone.  T-Rex has put out some great sounding pedals, and Alberta is definitely one of them.  I've only used the pedal inside the recording studio, generally with a Fender Strat and either a '76 Fender Twin Reverb or a '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb, but no matter what configuration I use the pedal with it seems that I'm able to get a pretty good overdrive tone.  The only downfall is that you've only got three parameters to work with, but this isn't too much of a problem for me as I've gotten used to it since the make up is similar to a lot of overdrive pedals out there.


OVERALL OPINION

The price of T-Rex Engineering's Alberta is a bit much in my opinion, which is the only down side to the pedal.  Since it does have a Tube Screamer like sound, I believe the price should be comparable, although it is not.  Other than this, Alberta is an all around great pedal as I wouldn't expect anything less from T-Rex Engineering.  If you're in the market for an overdrive pedal I can't say this would be my first recommendation because of the price, but it is a pedal that is definitely worth exploring.