Hotone Grass Review

Hotone Grass Review

Size matters. But bigger isn’t always better. Especially when we’re talking about guitar pedals. And the Hotone 'Grass' is just about as small as it gets.

Packed into this tiny green frame is a surprisingly large amount of features: ‘volume’, ‘voice’ and ‘gain’ controls (the ‘volume’ and ‘gain’ controls even glow in the dark), a true-bypass feature and a bright switch. Small enough even to fit into your pocket, the variation in tone and overdrive settings means that this pedal punches way above its weight.

Sound-wise, the ‘Grass’ lends itself to jazz and blues, if not even a little rock: whilst you might not get walls of distortion, the ‘Grass’ has the capabilities to add a crisp overdrive at the mid and high ends, but especially to your guitar’s lower depths. Think vintage, natural break up, not screaming overdrive.

Hardware-wise, the green alloy casing feels secure and, combined with the pedal’s minimal weight, you shouldn’t feel too worried bring the ‘Grass’ on the road. It’s also just mains powered, which could be a downside, but come-on, you’re can’t expect to get batteries in such a tiny package as well!

And then there’s the price. For under £60, you really aren’t going to find a better over-drive pedal.

Interested in looking at other guitar pedal reviews? Click here to view the Bigfoot Engineering Octo Puss Prime review.

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