ROBIN TROWER OVERDRIVE REVIEW
by Mark King for Proworkshop.com
I finally could not stand it anymore, I had to know if the RTO really sounds like Robin Trower.
Here is a link to the latest Robin Trower CD titled "Where You Are Going To" on Amazon, it's a great release and (spoiler alert) this album features Robin himself on vocals, it's killer, one of those albums that grows on you the more you listen to it.
To truly approach the Trower sound you're going to also need a good "Vibe" pedal.
Fulltone Deja 'Vibe (aka MDV-3) is what Robin uses for the "Bridge of Sighs" sound. These two pedals feeding into a Marshall get you 80% of the way to Robins tone.
To get closer you'll need a Strat tuned down two frets and strung up with heavy strings with a .012 for high E.
No regrets about buying these two boutique pedals from Fulltone, their sound is great, the build quality is top notch and they are constructed in the USA in Los Angeles. Fulltone employs several construction innovations to make their pedals some of the strongest and longest lasting pedals you'll find.
You can read more reviews about the Robin Trower Overdrive on the Sweetwater web site.
Our RTO was purchased from Amazon because it was the same price and Amazon Prime delivered it faster.
Rock On! Good music to all!