The team's opinion: The One Control Anodized Brown is part of the Japanese brand's 4K series. Miniature effects pedals but with 4 knobs for in-depth adjustment!
You will have understood it from its name, but this small saturation was designed to recreate the “Brown Sound”, you know the typical Van Halen sound! Small reminder, originally it was a Marshall Superlead equipped with a Variax for greater saturation. All obviously pushed to the bottom.
The Anodized Brown is therefore oriented towards a big “vintage” sound, but can also be reasonable. When the gain is relatively low, we are in the presence of a very Marshallesque overdrive. However, it will reveal its full potential when most knobs are fully!
It is important to note that this pedal still has good dynamics and that its voicing has been oriented around mids and high frequencies. You will easily break through the mix despite the high saturation level. The One Control Anodized Brown will be particularly appreciated by fans of the master!
This is a more typical alternative and offering more gain than the Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret. Find our effects pedals in action on our channel Youtube.