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. 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.
The Alpha Wolf operates off an 18V DC 200ma power adapter, which is included for US customers. The "IN" jack acts as the pedal ON/OFF switch.
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
9. Included 18V power adapter
10. 10-year warranty on parts and labor
11. If not satisfied, return within 60 days for a refund.
Going to preface this am not a pedal person, use the LW terminator to occasionally run two small amps or usually just as a buffer. Picked this up after listening to Lauren Williams vids here. Have had it 3 weeks and used it at gigs 3 times with an amp, and at a rehearsal just running into PA. Its easy to dial in just read the one page instructions and play with it.
So far so great! It takes the place of three pedals and sounds good
I've only got to use it once in a live setting so far, and definitely don't have it dialed in to me yet, but so far I absolutely love it! It can get so dirty! My sound guy loved the tone too!
I plug my mic into the Alpha Wolf, my Alpha Wolf into my Focusrite Scarlett audio interface, and listen to myself through my headphones. My lovely wife upstairs has no idea that I'm not playing "acoustically." Meanwhile, I'm getting fantastic amplified tone while playing along with jam tracks. It's perfect for practice, and I plan on going direct to the PA when I play out. I may never need an amp again.
It is exactly what I needed to calm by feedback problems. Getting GREAT tone by going directly into a PA system allows for much easier sessions sitting in with a band. I Highly recommend this pedal.