How can an overdrive pedal enhance your guitar signal?

Aguilar Agro is a pretty unique overdrive pedal because of the bass effects included in its construction. Before we go forward, you might be asking yourself what an overdrive pedal is? How it is different from a distortion or fuzz pedal?

Ok, let’s quickly see that.

An overdrive pedal steadily amplifies your guitar output, transforming it. After that, it adds a subtle clipping effect until saturation is reached. People, most times, mistake overdrive for distortion; they are similar but not the same. In very simple terms, we can say that overdrive helps your signal gets amplified clean and firm.

During a concert, the overdrive effect is used for the rhythm of your sound, while distortion is more concerned with solo performances. Let’s how the Aguilar Agro does this.


Aguilar Agro Pedal: A Tube-sounding bass overdrive.

The Aguilar Agro has an AG500 saturation channel-based pedal effect that provides a warm tube-sounding overdrive & distortion. With it, the Aguilar company has built an overdrive pedal specifically for the bass

The jacks on this pedal are on the top to prevent inconvenience during usage. This pedal weighs 0.48Kg, has a follow-come battery and runs on 9V voltage. It houses four separated knobs – Level, Saturation, Presence and Contour – and a true bypass. 

Many famous guitarists like Mikey Way, Alex Dean, Rhonda Smith, and others have used the Aguilar Agro. With it, they produced good and popular music. This is because it offers a rich overdrive and distortion sound without losing the powerful low ends.


Here’s our take on this overdrive pedal

The high level of bass control invested in the Aguilar Agro makes it indispensable in the overdrive and distortion community. It is a great pick for your pedalboard.

You can use our demo player to get a feel of the unique overdrive effect of this pedal; you can also A/B it with other overdrive pedals.

Agro technical specifications

Manufacturer Aguilar
Made In USA
FX Overdrive
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Top
Bypass True Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 0.48
Famous Users Mikey Way, Justin Meldal Johnsen, Alex Dean, Dick Lövgren, Paulo Jr., Chris Chaney, Tomasz Wróblewski, Rhonda Smith
Width (in cm) 6.8
Height (in cm) 5.3
Depth (in cm) 11.3
GTIN 14 04017269239764

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