After the dazzling success of Diablo, the rising popularity of Gregor Hilden and the excellent Coca and Cocaine, the German brand had to offer the perfect "companion" essential to fans of the brand. OKKO is back with the Power EQ, from the new Black Box Series range. It's a high-end Clean Boost / EQ, designed to wake up your favorite pedals and amps! Aesthetically, the pedal adopts a new, more compact, very light box. It has a Level and a 3-band equalization.
On a clean, the Power EQ is ultra-transparent and totally respectful of your signal. It brings more dynamics, tighter, fuller bass and slightly more detached notes by adding a little "sparkling" at the top of the spectrum. As you will have understood, it is difficult to deactivate it once activated, the Power EQ inflates your clean sound and allows you to finely sculpt it, thanks to the excellent EQ it has on board. In other words, if you find your amp a little "dark" or your guitar too aggressive and you can't rectify the situation directly through the amp, the Power EQ will do it without distorting your sound, while retaining the grain of your amp.
Stacked on a crunch and lead channel, he is at home! The Level knob allows you to gain volume by adding just enough to attack a channel or an OD pedal and "inflate" its drive. It does not crush your sound, on the contrary, you gain in opening , with thickness, precision and bite. As for the clean channel, no drastic modification of your original sound. Once again, the EQ is very effective: we can push the bass to gain fluidity without losing precision, or for example, raise the treble and midrange a little for more sharpness and gain presence in the mix. A little boost for a bluesy solo, a heavy rock rhythm with more bite and attack... Whatever your style, the Power EQ is always ultra effective.
Finally, how not to mention its association with the Diablo and the other in-house pedals. The set is just huge! Coupled with the extreme versatility of the Diablo and Diablo Gain+, the Power EQ makes it possible to multiply the already very numerous possibilities of the latter. Whether you are Hendrix, SRV, British Rock or more muscular Rock, the torque works like a charm. This, without unwelcome buzz or breath, and with a musicality that would make many pedal manufacturers green with envy!
With its 24V internally, its dynamics and its extremely responsive EQ, it is a real Swiss army knife very well positioned with an attractive price. It will undoubtedly delight fans of the brand and lovers of very good pedals!