Rocktron Rampage Distortion
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Rocktron Rampage Distortion

Rampage Distortion, Distortion from Rocktron in the Classic series.

yoTrakkz 12/11/2011

Rocktron Rampage Distortion : yoTrakkz's user review

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The Rocktron Rampage pedal is both a treble and full range booster/overdrive pedal that is designed for use with electric guitar. Hence the name, this is supposed to emulate that vintage British sort of drive sound. The pedal has pretty standard characteristics in the fact that is requires power from a 9 volt power supply and has 1/4" connections for input and output. The pedal isn't rack mountable in any form.


UTILIZATION

There isn't anything strange about the make up of the Rampage , making it extremely easy to use no matter what sort of level you're on when it comes to pedals. The main parameters that it has to work with are for volume, tone, and gain, which are ubiquitous parameters for drive and boosting pedals. The Rampage also has foot switches for engaging the effect and for choosing between using the pedal as either a treble booster or as a full range booster, the latter of which is essentially using the pedal as an overdrive pedal. A manual won't be necessary unless you're having some sort of technical issue.


SOUND QUALITY

What's not to like about the sound of the Rampage ? It really has it all as it is very flexible in what it can do. You can use the pedal subtly as a treble booster or use it has a full on overdrive pedal as well. I've used the pedal on a recording session where I was the engineer and not the player. The guitarist was using the pedal along with a few other effects, with a Gibson Les Paul Studio and the studio's standard '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb. He was using it as both a treble booster and an overdrive, but for the most part it was being used in full on drive mode. The pedal has true bypass, which is awesome especially in the studio as it won't kill any tone or give any unwanted buzz.


OVERALL OPINION

While this isn't the cheapest booster/drive pedal on the market, those interested need to keep in mind that you're getting a whole more with the Rampage . It isn't your typical overdrive or treble booster, as it's got the ability to be both in one. I'd only recommend the pedal for experienced players who are willing to spend a bit more for high quality gear, but those who anti up the extra dough will sure be happy that they did in the long run...