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THE LONE WOLF ROCKET 88 OVERDRIVE®
Authentic Tube Overdrive Distortion and Tone
This distortion pedal is unique in that it uses a subminiature pentode (a power tube similar to the 6V6 and 6L6) to produce authentic power tube overdrive tone. This pedal can be used as a preamp and/or a distortion device. Other pedals of this sort use a triode tube such as a 12AX7 to overdrive, not a pentode, and thus the tone is totally different. Do not confuse this pedal with pedals using triode tubes. What is the difference? The difference is that overdriving a preamp tube hard produces a harsh distortion, whereas overdriving a pentode produces more of a crunch from smooth to hard depending on the amount of overdrive. You can get Bassman tone out of a solid state amp with this pedal. The pedal is designed with a high impedance FET buffer at the input to get the best tone from your pickup, and the bypass is a true bypass.
The Rocket 88 Overdrive can even be used as a backup to your amp and can provide great tube amp tone connected straight into the line input of a PA.
Settings are very basic; for a clean tone turn the DRIVE counterclockwise and turn clockwise as you desire more distortion. Increasing the DRIVE also increases volume, so you will need to turn the VOLUME control down as the DRIVE control is turned up to prevent feedback. It is really simple: increase DRIVE and decrease VOLUME or decrease DRIVE and increase VOLUME. The TONE control is an active control that amplifies the frequency range that you select.
The Overdrive operates with two 9 volt batteries or an 18V DC power adapter. The battery is switched OFF when an external power supply is used. The LED is ON when the effect is in, and is OFF when the effect is in bypass. The "IN" jack acts as the ON/OFF switch. Battery life is estimated at 15 hours of playing time.
Ryan Noel: (who hosts The Soundcheck Sessions) reviews the Rocket 88 Overdrive.
- DRIVE control
- TONE control
- VOLUME control
- Actual power tube distortion
- 18V DC input (barrel with a negative center)
- True bypass
- Effect ON/OFF LED
- High impedance input
- Reverse polarity protection
- 5-year warranty on parts and labor
- If not satisfied, return within 60 days for a refund of the
purchase price minus shipping and 4% credit card transaction fee
SOUND SAMPLESIan Collard goes through all of the settings on the pedal, giving a good example of its capabilities:
R88 Overdrive Sample 1 R88 Overdrive Sample 2 R88 Overdrive Sample 3
This sample was produced using a Player Deluxe Strat and a Fender Blues DeVille. It starts off dry then goes through different TONE settings and DRIVE level settings.
R88 Overdrive Sample 4
The Rocket 88 Overdrive® is priced at $165.00
AC Adapter is priced at $18.00
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REVIEWSIan Collard of Collard Greens and Gravy writes:
"I used the Rocket 88 Overdrive on the weekend at 3 gigs straight to the p.a. with great results, this will be a great solution for me when I fly to gigs and don't have my amp. Sound guy at the first gig said that it definitely sounded tube driven, It's also working great through the amp when I need break up at lower volume or for a boost for solos."
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From Sean Cook:
"The tube overdrive is very, very nice. It is incredibly warm and smooth."
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