In my experience, pedals often work great for guitar or bass, but often not for pedal steel, which has very hot pickups. Walrus bucks that trend, and their pedals are taking up more of my board real estate over time.
I had been swapping an MXR phase 95 as well as a JHS harmonic trem on the pedal steel board (Carter D10 > Sarno Black Box > pedals > Hilton volume > Tone Block 202), and neither ever did the trick. The signal always felt a little clippy. So ripped them off and put the Julia (v2) on, and WOW - exactly what I wanted. I also put the Fathom (reverb) on, and now, I can make my guitar sound like we're recreating a siren's song from the depths - seriously, with some volume pedal work, it's unbeatable ambient texture...for Minor Mirage, our spaghetti western & exotica lounge band.
I'm also running an Eons (SO clutch for a steel guitar...what great fuzz options) and a Voyager (my "always on" for country band gigs) on that board. Danger zone is that my Julia is starting to be on more and more too =-)
Walrus, thanks for making feature rich pedals that play well with the steel!
He Brandon! One might say its a steal for the steel? Thanks for the love! Enjoy the Julia! - Walrus Audio