Walrus Bellwether

Walrus Bellwether

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Not only are the works of art of the faces of their pedals beautiful, but the sounds that emanate from Walrus’s stompboxes are gorgeous as well. This may be the ultimate analog delay pedal. Where some analog delays get caught up in simplicity and bare bones design, this pedal goes the extra mile in terms of options and manipulability. The only drawback is the amount of money you will have to lay out for that beautiful pedal art.

External Control: EXP
Cost: $$$

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InterfaceVersatilityTonal ReproductionLive ApplicationTotal Score
4/52/53.5/53.5/513/20
Complexity: Medium

Complexity: Medium

Interface:  4/5
As with most of Walrus’ larger pedals, this one is well thought out and easy to usel. It has all of the standard delay controls, as well as a tap tempo with subdivision options rarely seen in analog delay pedals. The Bellwether allows you to change expression pedal functions as well, which adds nicely to the pedal’s controls.

Versatility: 2/5
This pedal can do a lot in terms of its controls (expression, tap, subdivisions), but it is sonically limited. Sonically, this is solely an analog delay with optional modulation.

Tonal Reproduction: 3.5/5
Since this pedal is an analog delay, the reproduction of your sound is not pristine. It is however, quite beautiful nonetheless.

Live application: 3.5/5
This is a great live pedal for those looking for a supremely controllable analog delay pedal with few sonic frills and a beautiful face.

  • Tap Division, Time, Repeats, Tone (high-cut), and Level (of repeats) controls
  • Analog Chorus Engine’s Rate and Depth controls employable with an on/off toggle
  • Five ¼ in. input jacks: input, two outputs, an effects loop and expression control
  • Expression jack receives a TRS input to manipulate time or repeats; selectable by a toggle
  • Heavy duty footswitches
  • 5 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ x 1 9/16″
  • The use of an isolated power supply is recommended for powering all Walrus Audio Pedals.
  • Daisy chain power supplies are not recommended.
  • Power requirements are 9VDC (100mA minimum)
  • Product info taken from the Walrus website and musiciansfriend.com