Walrus Audio Messner Transparent Overdrive

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  • Incredible Overdriven Tones that Don't Colour the Guitar's Voice
  • Delivers a Wide Range of Overdrive Possibilities
  • Three Simplistic Controls Allow you to Dial in Desired Amount of Tone
  • Go from Subtle Overdriven Tones to Aggressive, Dramatic Sounds
  • True Bypass Allows for Transparent Use When Switched Off

Walrus Audio Messner Transparent Overdrive

The Walrus Audio Messner Transparent Overdrive delivers a low gain-transparent overdrive that has a wide range of possibilities. Designed to preserve the natural voice of the guitar, the pedal can dial in and out the exact amount of tone you require without colouring your tone. Use the powerful controls to enhance your sound, with the toggle switch allowing you to bypass the clipping diodes to create an array of breakups. The colour control allows you to make the pedals overdrive brighter or darker, making it ideal for a range of musical styles. Create anything from subtle to dramatic sounds, the Messner Transparent Overdrive is ideal for players wanting to drive their sound without colouring their tone or create excessive distortion.

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Low Gain-Transparent Overdrive Inspired by Reinhold Messner

The Messner pedal that takes inspiration from Reinhold Messner, a famous mountaineer who made the first ascent to climb Everest without supplemental oxygen. This inspired the engineers at Walrus Audio to create a low gain-transparent overdrive that preserves the natural voice of the guitar, offering the same clarity and beauty that Messner would have found at Everest’s peak. Designed to enhance the guitars sound without colouring it, the Messner overdrive can be used to dial in the exact amount of tone the player desires.

Simplistic, Yet Powerful Controls

featuring three control knobs, a toggle switch, and a footswitch, the Messner pedal delivers a wide range of overdrive possibilities that suit an array of musical styles. The toggle switch provides the ability to bypass the clipping diodes, creating a wide range of breakups from subtle to dramatic. When flipped into the open position, dial in a low drive setting to add subtle aggression to the tone, or switch into the closed position and turn up the gain for added compression and punchy tones. Use the colour control to add brightness to your sound, or dial in less to make your tone darker.


  • Delivers a wide range of overdrive possibilities
  • Doesn’t colour the guitar’s tonality, preserving the natural voice
  • A Range of controls to dial in the exact amount of tone you require
  • Simplistic controls provide excellent tweaking to the pedal's tone
  • Powered by a 9V DC 20mA Power Supply (Not Included)
  • Dimensions of the pedal are Width: 4.77” Length: 2.9” Height: 2.3”
  • The use of an isolated power supply is recommended for powering all Walrus Audio Pedals (Daisy chain power supplies are not recommended)
  • Rugged design with three control knobs, a toggle switch, and a single footswitch