Zvex Vexter Box Of Rock Effects Pedal (Ex-Display)
The Vexter Series Box of Rock is the Vexter version of Z.Vex's first proper distortion pedal. The circuit and premium hand-assembled components are exactly the same as the original Box of Rock, only without the hand-painted box. The Vexter series are screen-printed to save on costs, thereby passing the savings on to you so you can afford two of them!
The Vexter Box of Rock circuit was designed specifically to recreate the sonic experience of a dimed Marshall JTM non-master volume amp. The Box of Rock works beautifully as a boost / distortion circuit for any amp, but it is highly recommended that you plug it into a clean Marshall at least once for the intended effect.
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The Z.Vex Box of Rock is extremely sensitive to your guitars volume control and, on all but the most extreme distortion settings, will clean up to a pristine spit-shine as you roll back the volume knob. The boost section is capable of boosting your guitar signal to fifty times unity gain, so this thing can do some serious damage if you're prone to being haphazard about knob placement. The boost section and the drive and boost controls on the Box of Rock are based on Z.Vex's infamous Super Hard-On circuit, but with a few alterations to make the tone somewhat less glassy and more like an standard amplifier input section. Also like the Super Hard-On, the boost and drive knobs will crackle somewhat when in use, which is both expected and perfectly normal for this design. Fear not the crackly sounds. The Box of Rock boost section has been placed after the distortion section (or distortron engine as Mr. Vex calls it) to enable it to hit the front end of your amp like a sledgehammer to the breadbasket and to boost solo spots and other parts that you might want to be really obnoxiously loud.
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