Truetone Route 66 V2

Truetone Route 66 V2

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Route 66 V2, Overdrive pedal from Truetone in the V2 series.

7 user reviews

Truetone Route 66 V2 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Truetone
  • Model: Route 66 V2
  • Series: V2
  • Category: Overdrive pedals
  • Added in our database on: 01/09/2005

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Truetone Route 66 V2 user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 7 reviews )
 5 reviews71 %
 2 reviews29 %
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nickname009's review

Truetone Route 66 V2
2 effects built into one pedal

overdrive: with drive, level, tone as well as a bass boost on/off switch

compressor: level, tone, gain, with a tone control on/off switch

Supposedly analog circuitry as far as I remember. Spec-wise it's very good and simple to use!


It's basically 2 pedals you set them how you want them and switch'em on. You can use either of the functions or both at the same time which is quite convenient. Depending on your playing style. No actual manual is really needed since it's just 3 knobs for each pedal with their added bonus switches!


This is what surprised me. It sounds GREAT. No it's not a handmade pedal as far as I remember it's made in china, just like 99% of visual sound's stuff.

The overdrive on this is really smooth and does resemble a tube screamer, with the added effect of the bass boost to compensate for those who didn't like how much the tube screamers sucked the bass out. Very usable sound and very surprisingly good!

The compressor is also very effective and can be very subtle or very very exaggerated if you want it to be. I find it quite nice if one wants to tame those highs on a sparkly clean strat or just to balance out the overall sound to make everything sound at even volume. I DID try both together and though I personally didn't find it usable in anyway, it still sounded good together if both were set up in a sort of subtle manner.


This is a great pedal! The overdrive is good and so is the compressor. I personally do not use compressors at all whatsoever but I can tell this is a good one paired up with a good overdrive.

The sound quality is great for both, the overdrive can be used alongside the compressor or each of them by themselves which is great! My only real concerns are that this is the reliability I have no idea if this pedal would last as I didn't really have enough time with it but it looks sturdy for sure. Also for my uses, I would most likely only need the overdrive side, so I don't really get why the pair-up idea was done? I'm sure they sell these pedals separately in case people just want single-function pedals like me?

I mean how often do players usually use compressors with overdrive? I actually don't know many...and I myself don't use compressors much at all. So it seems to be an option provided that may not be so popular? I'm not sure.

However, the overdrive sound is definitely very smooth and musical. This is definitely a 'sleeper' overdrive pedal in my book. Not many people know of visual sound pedals as most of the players I know usually just go straight for the hand made boutique stuff but this is definitely worthy of trying. And like visual sound's youtube video of the blindfold test, most likely 99% of players won't be able to tell a difference anyway!

sat4n's review

Truetone Route 66 V2
The Route 66 is a two in one pedal. On the right (first in the chain) is a compressor that is more or less supposed to sound like a Dynacomp. On the right is an overdrive that is supposed to sound like an old Tube Screamer. I'm not sure how accurate either is, as I've never used the old pedals they're based on. Both sides have tone and volume knobs, then there is a compression knob (maybe labeled "sustain" on the compressor side and an overdrive knob on the overdrive side. Simple.

Each side also has an eq-related toggle switch. The compressor's toggle simply switches the "tone" knob in or out of the signal chain. The overdrive side has a bass boost.

The pedal is not "true-bypass" but Visual Sound insists that the always-on buffer stage is well-designed and should do more to preserve your tone than would true bypass.


Here is my big discovery. I got this pedal because I figured I should have something around to make a Tube Screamer-like sound, even though I wasn't sure exactly what the big deal was about the famous TSs from the days of yore. I tried this on my guitar when I got it, but it just sounded too bluesy for me. It seems like it would be a great pedal if blues or guitar-driven country is your thing, but not for me (indie rock).

Then I tried it on by bass, just to see what happened. OMG! This is the bass pedal I never knew I was missing. The compressor is perfect for taming dynamic changes, or, if you use it as a clean-boost, for emphasizing them. The overdrive, with the tone all the way down and the bass boost on, gives you exactly the right amount of grit without (and here's the big revelation) cutting off any of your low-end thump. The worst thing in the world is when you turn on your distortion and your tone seems whimpier rather than tougher, and that problem faces bass players about ten times more often than guitar players, since most distortion pedals assume you're not using the ultra-low frequencies anyway. This is the only pedal I've tried on my bass that makes the signal grittier AND THICKER!


Sounds too bluesy for me on guitar, but if blues is your thing that's probably fine. It's actually a pretty neutral overdrive sound. I'm more into sounds that really color the tone a lot (most of the pedals I like best are fuzz-face style).


Like I was saying, it sounds great on bass. I play a Ric 4001 through an Ampeg V4B on top of an SVT-style 8X10 cab. This is, quite simply, the sound of rock bass. I never use any other pedal on bass, unless I'm using chorus as a joke.

Yvan_P's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Truetone Route 66 V2
Pedal that combines two in one pedal
- A Tubescreamer type overdrive TS-808,
- Type compressor Dyna Comp or Ross compressor
switch for bass boost on the overdrive
interuptor to control the tone of the compressor

tone control on two classic effects + settings


simple easy to settle


Extra sound quality so I tried a Xotic and I preferred this model are listed for old scool
Overd is better than a tube screamer
for the compressor it tends to Modify the sound but it's also what we ask

we go from light to saturated it can serve to boost
it's solid
It sends as they say and I love its texture


I use it for a year
I love the sound of this pedal it colors the sound a bit but it offers a wide variety of tone.

I am very satisfied with this choice and I will ever

guitarsinger's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Truetone Route 66 V2
This is an overdrive pedals and a team of JRC is compresseur.Elle 4558 as research (in fact it is a tubesreamer TS 808 but with a compressor and more, use s Parmenter or jointly). There is also a bass boost and an overdrive switch ct allowing SETTING THE tone from the overdrive or overdrive and compressor.
There are three knobs (drive, tone volume) for the overdrive, and three for the compressor.
The look is top notch with its color crme diodes and red and green logo and route 66, I love ...


Setup is simple, yes, but be aware each dose effects because it is beautiful PDAL trs noisy and it's only the default.
The manual? A sheet of paper but ...


While the attention this PDAL has an output level dcoiffant absolutely!
Tests on an amp lamps (Peavey Classic 30 ),.... Wow! C pte well!
The compressor section coupled overdrive increases the gain (a TS 808 that saturates more with more grain pais) for a rock sound, rock-hard.
The only drawback is the noise when the two effects are utiliss simultanment: So rducteur noise obligatoire.Avec Boss NS-2 branch in a loop, the problem is rsolu.
A few words about the compressor Super warm and transparent sound he meets when going in clean, a pleasure ...


I have been using 2 mois.Ce I like most is the output level of the pedals and sounds (or clear Overdriver). The ide is to couple a compressor excellente.De over the switch BassBoost frquences keeps the low level of saturation and the "tone" of the compressor acts like a button "contour". There really is a way to carve his blues and rock while ... with a grain vintage lamp Amp rigor to make the most of the pedals ...
For better sound mtal try Jeckyll & Hyde.
I forgot .... rducteur noise mandatory (yes compressor is so loud dj with a saturation ...).
For the report quality price: I paid 155 euros neuve.Mme if a large sum, have a compressor that such a quality coupled overdrive, the fact I find .. .

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