Walrus Audio’s Eras is a five-state distortion pedal brimming with high-gain character

Its gain flavours combine different EQ cuts with either silicon or LED hard clipping.

First there was the Ages, which delivered a roster of unique overdrives in a single pedal. Now, Walrus Audio has revisited the five-state formula with Eras, a pedal dedicated to the realm of high-gain distortion.

Eras is designed to chug, shred and deliver a diverse range of speaker-ripping sounds. A rotary switch lets you select from five different gain states, ranging from tight and responsive to warm and full.

Each profile combines well-thought-out EQ cuts with either LED or silicon clipping to deliver a unique flavour. You’ll be able to further shape your tone with the pedal’s five other knobs, which cover gain, treble and bass, as well as blend and volume.

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The third position is a dual clipping mode that combines both silicon and LED hard clipping with a slight mid-cut for a full sound with loads of sustain. For a better idea of what to expect, check out the demo below.

That blend control could be especially handy if you’re planning on stacking drives atop drives, or if you’re playing a bass guitar and want to introduce just a touch of dirt to your signal.

The high-gain smorgasbord comes in an appropriately angry-looking enclosure, finished in red and sporting an “apocalyptical four-horned bull” who seems more disposed to handing out nightmares than wings.

The Eras is available now for $199.

Learn more at walrusaudio.com

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