Alairex Releases the H.A.L.O. Jr. Overdrive Pedal

The H.A.L.O. Jr. contains two different clipping modes and a clean boost mode.

Lauderdale Lakes, FL (December 17, 2013) -- Electronics guru Alex Aguilar’s new company Alairex is shipping the H.A.L.O. jr. ($249 MSRP), a single channel version of their extremely popular H.A.L.O. (Harmonic Amp Like Overdrive) dual channel guitar effects pedal.

The result of years of R&D, the H.A.L.O. jr. is a no-compromise overdrive device, delivering harmonically rich distortion characteristics that feel, sound and react to picking nuances like the best tube amplifier designs. The result is a pedal that is sonically equivalent to tube saturation in some of the most coveted guitar amps, producing tones that previously were not possible within solid-state circuit topology. “There was almost immediate demand for a single channel version of the H.A.L.O,”, states Aguilar. “We’re delighted to be able to bring it to market.”

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