Gervana Pedals is a Chinese pedal brand that eschews mass production for handmade, boutique stompboxes at an affordable price. And its new device, the Ding Mao, is precisely that.
The Ding Mao is a boost/OD stompbox that offers a whole lot for just $150. The boost section is a JFET-based stage that’s modeled on preamp tubes—it offers up to 20 dB of clean boost, with the option to color your tone via “B.Bass” and “B.Treble” knobs.
On the other hand, the overdrive section is smooth and tube amp-like, with a character not unlike vintage British amps. It has the same two-band EQ as the boost, with additional “D.Drive” and “D.Level” controls.
Both sections can be engaged independently or in series. And with individual I/Os, routing the effects in either direction is a breeze. They’re still linked internally, though, so you don’t need an additional cable if you’re comfortable with the boost feeding into the overdrive.
The Ding Mao is just one of a clutch of stompboxes that Gervana is launching. Head over to the brand’s website to learn more. And check out a short snippet of the Ding Mao here:
The Ding Mao retails for $149.99. More information at gervanapedals.com.