The Alpha Wolf is a multi-effect pedal that features three of Lone Wolf's classic circuits, the Harp Attack, Harp Reverb, and Harp Tone+. With this pedal, regardless of using a back-lined amp with the 1/4" output or going straight into a PA with the XLR output, a player can be confident he or she will be able to dial in not just a good tone, but a great tone. The source of the tone this pedal produces is derived from a subminiature pentode vacuum tube, the pentode is the same type of tube used in the power section of amplifiers. The reverb section is one of the truest reverbs ever produced in a pedal, in a lot of ways it sounds better than a spring reverb tank.
Please be aware that the subminiature tube, like all tubes, can be microphonic and make a ringing noise when the bypass buttons are hit, any noise should be of low volume and subside quickly. Due to the design being a multi-effect the bypass switches are not a true bypass and are in the circuit which can lead to a light pop when a bypass switch is engaged. Because this pedal is intended to be an "always on" pedal, this issue is not a factor when performing.
Harp Attack: Turn the DRIVE clockwise for more distortion; note that increasing DRIVE also increases volume, so you will need to turn VOLUME down to balance the output. For extra crunch set the CLIP switch to the up position. When the Harp Attack function is in bypass the Volume and Drive are bypassed. Harp Reverb: The REVERB sets the level of the effect and the SPRING TONE sets the tone of the effect from a bassy spring tone to a true tinny tone. Harp Tone+: The tone circuit is always active and adds up to 20db of gain in BASS or TREBLE.
An 18vdc power adapter, is included for US customers only. Current draw is 105ma.
1. Harp Tone+ effect with TREBLE and BASS controls
2. Harp Attack effect with DRIVE control for overdrive
3. Harp Reverb effect with REVERB and TONE controls
4. CLIP switch for added distortion
5. Independent bypass switch for Harp Attack and Harp Reverb
6. High impedance ¼” buffered input
7. High and low impedance (¼” and XLR) buffered outputs
8. Bypass ON/OFF LED for Harp Attack and Harp Reverb
10. 10-year warranty on parts and labor
11. If not satisfied, return within 60 days for a refund.
Alpha Wolf sounds great
Does exactly what it is supposed to do and sounds great doing it.
I had issues with the Alpha Wolf... sent it back... returned with no issues found... I was told there was some adjustments made... whatever they did I'm happy to say the Alpha Wolf works perfectly...!!! Thanks for the love...!!!
I have a large pedal board that I usually use , and I bought this to replace it when I travel (because it is small and light and fills the function of 3 different pedals as well as the DI box) and it gets the job done just as I hoped it would! I have used the Alfa Wolf in the recording studio , in rehearsal and live (without an amp, direct to the house mixer) and it gave me a great sound and just the amount of drive and reverb I needed.
I love this pedal!
I'm a sceptic about pedals and effects, preferring the tone of an acoustic harmonica to manipulated sound. However, this pedal lets me dial in the tone I want when I need to be amplified. I can show up to a set with a bag of harmonicas, a mic, and this pedal, and know that I can get a good sound whether the sound person is good or bad. I used to just use the house mic, but sometimes that failed. For live amplified harmonica, this is now an essential part of my kit!
Don’t break your back!
Man! You made a lot of my equipment obsolete. If you want the song and travel light, this is the answer! Through it in your bag, plug into the PA have the fat harp tone, and your vocal mic too! Leave that tube amp at home. Great produce and solution! Thank you!!!