The Gladio is specifically designed to help worldwide Robben Ford fans to reach his fabulous Dumble tone. You will not only get a similar tone but you’ll find renewed inspiration and ideas thanks to Gladio’s exceptional touch sensitivity and amp-like feel.
Who doesn’t love the sound of artists like Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Sonny Landreth, Scott Enderson or Steve Ray Vaughan?
Every guitar player that starts playing blues guitar must know these artists very well.
Their sound made history and despite being very different from each other, their sound has one thing in common.
They all used a Dumble amp.
So why not try to put some of those artists’ sounds into a pedal?
Why not try to capture some of the feel of those sounds and put it into a pedal that could help players stop searching gear and finally be inspired?
GLADIO is an overdrive with a realistic tube-compression behavior, still always retaining a rich touch-sensitive response, with two independent channels with totally different voices for a lot of versatility.
Smooth, edgy and transparent inspired by Robben Ford’s Cannonball Shuffle, with a comp switch to allow more versatility over the dynamic range
Hard clipped, creamy and Fat inspired by Sonny Landreth’s Elemental Journey. with a switch called JAZZ/ROCK to choose from mellow or brighter sounds
The Gladio is also equipped with a toggle switch to choose between two different switching modes.
“S” which stands for “SINGLE” and “D” which stands for “DOUBLE”.
In Single mode you can use only one channel at a time. Very useful to switch between one sound or another in a live situation.
In Double mode you can stack the two channels to reach a huge FAT sound