Walrus Audio Julia VS Julianna (Comparison)
Our pick: The original Julia
The Julianna has several rhythm-focused upgrades, which could be helpful in certain contexts. But for most guitar players looking for a solid chorus/vibrator, the original Julia will get the job done with a lower price tag.
This is a simple comparison tool that allows you to see the Walrus Audio Julia and Walrus Audio Julianna, side by side. While both are a chorus/vibrato combo pedal, there are some subtle differences in the settings that potential buyers might want to be aware of.
In typical boutique pedal fashion, the Julia runs at $200, while the upgraded Julianna gives you some extra bells and whistles for about $50.
Which one is right for you?
Use our chart and comparison tool below to see how to two pedals stack up to one another. The "compare+" buttons will pull up more specs, an audio comparison, and pricing info.
Walrus Audio Julia VS Julianna Comparison Tool
Walrus Audio Julia
Walrus Audio Julianna
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The Julia was the first of the two pedals, and has actually gone through a couple iterations of artwork (the original "Julia" was a bit strange looking). It's a rich, analog chorus pedal with a basic chorus and vibrato mode along with a wave form selector.
When we tested the Julia a couple years, ago, we didn't really feel like it was missing anything, as the tone and modulation quality was quite good.
Comparing it to the later-developed Julianna is really just a matter of specs watching.
The base tone of both pedals is certainly good, but it sounds about the same.
The Julianna does provide some helpful features that go above and beyond what the Julia offers, notably the following:
- Expression pedal control
- Additional waveform selection
- Time-divided tempo selector
- Tap tempo control
The time-divided tempos and tap tempo control will be particularly appealing to those who are more focused on the vibrato side of the Julianna. It's a far more rhythmically accommodating pedal than the Julia, giving you more tools that help you keep time and play along with a particular beat.
For chorus fans, the Julianna doesn't really provide a significant upgrade over the Julia, aside from the extra waveform selection, which we're considering an additional mode in our comparison table.
So for rhythm players or those buying for the vibrato side of this pedal, the Julianna will likely be worth the $50 upgrade.
Otherwise, if you're just focused on the chorus and you want a simple, high-quality modulation pedal, the original Julia will do the job and save you a little bit of money in the process.
Both are great pedals, so we'd recommend buying confidently, regardless of which direction you decide to go.
If you have questions about the Julia or Julianna, please leave them in the comments section below and we'll jump in.