Lovepedal Church of Tone 50
When you need some nuance, grab Lovepedal’s COT50, which captures the response of a late ‘60s, 6550-loaded plexi. Boasting only one knob and a true bypass stomp switch, the COT50 moves from just a touch of grit to full-tilt thickness, all while retaining the sound of your guitar and amp. This pedal also sidesteps that annoyingly excessive boost in volume that many overdrive pedals generate, and like most churches, it’s is ominously quiet. Bow down.