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  • Dca lpDca lp

    Unavoidable ..

    Zvex Box of Rock VexterPublished on 09/13/14 at 17:32
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Overdrive pedal transistor circuit with "hard-on" created by visionary Zechariah able to can a JTM45 pushed into a corner and almost a clean boost.
    Simple and effective connectivity:
    - Volume booster
    - Overdrive volume
    - Tone
    - Gain
    - 2 switches booster / overdrive
    - Input and output true bypass (I assume given the circuit)
    - Input type boss to supply 9V + (• - or stack.

    UTILIZATION

    Placing child, 2 jacks, an amp and a guitar and let's rock!
    The little knobs facilitates settings, everything at noon and it sounds except the boost prudent combination lest your speakers through the Tolex your favorite 2x12 because it sends harsh!
    However, even if this pedal still…
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    Overdrive pedal transistor circuit with "hard-on" created by visionary Zechariah able to can a JTM45 pushed into a corner and almost a clean boost.
    Simple and effective connectivity:
    - Volume booster
    - Overdrive volume
    - Tone
    - Gain
    - 2 switches booster / overdrive
    - Input and output true bypass (I assume given the circuit)
    - Input type boss to supply 9V + (• - or stack.

    UTILIZATION

    Placing child, 2 jacks, an amp and a guitar and let's rock!
    The little knobs facilitates settings, everything at noon and it sounds except the boost prudent combination lest your speakers through the Tolex your favorite 2x12 because it sends harsh!
    However, even if this pedal still sounds, the fact remains that it knows how to be subtle.
    Indeed, the knobs are responsive and allow their relatively wide access to various sounds, soft and shimmering percussive beach or as the fist of a Polish drunk on a table when he realized that there was shortage of vodka .. I will discuss below (sounds, huh!)

    SOUND QUALITY

    I recently started using this pedal on an Ibanez head TSA15-h + Engl 4x12 Celestion V12-60 equipped with mainly a Gibson Les Paul with Emg pickups 57/66 (for those who do not know, see the opinion that I 've left on these, very successful and is closer to microphones bam supercharged), a Squier Strat (SSS tex mex) and a Gretsch g5259 special jet (microphones Dearmond Us). With the lp, we live in sounds to AC / DC, the gain at noon.
    The gain in depth it sounds like hard rock Guns'n'Roses, see.
    With the Gretsch is already different: the output level is lower and it will do with playing in more rock than hard rock records.
    In short, it can range from very mild subtle crunch, crunch through a more sustained effort to finally kicking the big fat rock hard if the pickups are humbuckers that send a minimum.
    Passont the booster: it can be implemented alone or in addition to the overdrive, which will further extend the capabilities of the rock box. On one, it will warm your sound by injecting him what little I know what I very adictif. Climbing gradually it, we can do slightly cruncher arpeggios while retaining clarity. Attention, as mentioned above, it boosts the volume, adding something, but no extra gain because it is placed after the overdrive and not before. But then this something is what ?!
    It's hard to describe, the overdrive becomes edgier, more open somehow.
    If you want to hunt in more couillus records, put a TS9 or boosters and ts-like and there: bah is not a pie in the face that you make, but the ball!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I tried it and not have a lot of pedals (over 35, see my gear plug, which mainly od or distos) and honestly this box of rock still empty as me.
    To say that it sounds like a JTM45 and the loud arguing?
    Well I do not know! I do not own this amp, so I will not speculate on a few comparisons whatsoever. But it is clear that it sounds your Marshall, we find this famous sound as heard on the pieces of these last 3 or 4 decades, so yes, I do it again this choice.
    As you can see, I'm thrilled.
    The price is in my opinion justified by the sounds and sensations it provides, I am not crazy bad if the price of return is 30 or $ 50, because we had to be able to create it and it is precisely this famous expertise which has a price. And as we keep it to life almost is already paid! :-)
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  • BadcardBadcard

    Zvex Box of Rock VexterPublished on 12/08/06 at 11:43
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    Pedal Type 2 1.
    Distortion + Boost
    Boost SERIES is after the distortion, so increases the volume but does not change the texture of the distortion.
    The boost circuit is identical to the Pedal Super Hard-On Zvex also ...
    Between-and output jack.
    Socket for power supply-type boss.
    -2 Footswitch to activate the spare and distortion boost.
    As Port-Hi, rgalges are marked above and without quivoque ...
    Impecable finish.
    This is the version Vexter, ie the same version but not painted by hand. YOU SAVE $ 100 wholesale.

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to utilistation
    No need to use manual!

    SOUND QUALITY

    So if you are looking for the ACDC is the one for you.
    JTM45 in…
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    Pedal Type 2 1.
    Distortion + Boost
    Boost SERIES is after the distortion, so increases the volume but does not change the texture of the distortion.
    The boost circuit is identical to the Pedal Super Hard-On Zvex also ...
    Between-and output jack.
    Socket for power supply-type boss.
    -2 Footswitch to activate the spare and distortion boost.
    As Port-Hi, rgalges are marked above and without quivoque ...
    Impecable finish.
    This is the version Vexter, ie the same version but not painted by hand. YOU SAVE $ 100 wholesale.

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to utilistation
    No need to use manual!

    SOUND QUALITY

    So if you are looking for the ACDC is the one for you.
    JTM45 in a box.
    Good recess must pair it with an amp FITNESS FOR ca.
    So an amp with an excellent response and percussive.
    The effect is very responsive to the signal level, therefore lowering the volume control on the guitar is much the level of distortion.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It does a good week I have one then I would update when I have more perspective.
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  • blackhorseblackhorse

    Zvex Box of Rock VexterPublished on 10/26/07 at 01:46
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Couraging hand analog pedals well Describes prcedemment!

    UTILIZATION

    Trs simple to use!

    SOUND QUALITY

    Unlike the other view, the changes lgrement Boost the sound!
    lowering the volume level in rglant Boost to get a volume
    identical, it erases a little low end is lgrement
    intrusive at times and my taste!

    The sound is excellent, it goes with everything: Rock, Blues Jazzy even see!
    ncessite a bit of a boost with single coil so that it is expressed
    fully.
    This PDAL Ragit trs well set the user, trs good momentum.
    PDAL a vibrant and "singing" as I apprcie!

    The gain is not phnomnale, so too for the advice mtal for the rest
    no problem.

    Used with the fol…
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    Couraging hand analog pedals well Describes prcedemment!

    UTILIZATION

    Trs simple to use!

    SOUND QUALITY

    Unlike the other view, the changes lgrement Boost the sound!
    lowering the volume level in rglant Boost to get a volume
    identical, it erases a little low end is lgrement
    intrusive at times and my taste!

    The sound is excellent, it goes with everything: Rock, Blues Jazzy even see!
    ncessite a bit of a boost with single coil so that it is expressed
    fully.
    This PDAL Ragit trs well set the user, trs good momentum.
    PDAL a vibrant and "singing" as I apprcie!

    The gain is not phnomnale, so too for the advice mtal for the rest
    no problem.

    Used with the following config:
    Squier Tele with Custom Shop pickups Nocaster, handle Mapple
    Compressor ED-1 + Z-Vex + DI Palmer PDI09 + table mix + Headset

    OVERALL OPINION

    Ultimately that's good with the Z-Vex, although its sound Rock / Blues enjoyable trs
    over what it Ragit trs that connects derrire, a digital exchange
    everything ... Trs good rglages latitude thanks to knobs progressive and effective.

    I t's just the Metal Rod Monster and 880 both "lamp"
    dcidemment my opinion nothing beats a good "all transistor"

    Hlas some CHRE nanmoins purchase but the investment is interresting trs,
    it is one of pedals that we keep what is not so common ...

    Addition of 26/10/07: really excellent, I use it more and more I apprcie!
    nothing to do with all the other pedals tried for several years ...
    possde it really something in addition to the Z-Vex!
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  • Le_reskapéLe_reskapé

    Zvex Box of Rock VexterPublished on 11/28/08 at 03:56
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
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    UTILIZATION

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    SOUND QUALITY

    I use the box of rock with a fender telecaster classic player baja and a VOX AC30.

    its really a very dynamic, the pedal reacts very well to volume knob. the grain of this pedal is really beautiful, full, natural, warm. telecaster with it going from clean boost to overdrive the bass (which spits out good anyway), but not enough to get to hard rock. This pedal is perfect for blues and rock. with at least a telecaster with a humbucker guitar is a way to move towards more hard register. but always with a vintage sound.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have owned a lot of pedals, I've tried tons (from 60 euros has a more than 200euros) and t…
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    UTILIZATION

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    SOUND QUALITY

    I use the box of rock with a fender telecaster classic player baja and a VOX AC30.

    its really a very dynamic, the pedal reacts very well to volume knob. the grain of this pedal is really beautiful, full, natural, warm. telecaster with it going from clean boost to overdrive the bass (which spits out good anyway), but not enough to get to hard rock. This pedal is perfect for blues and rock. with at least a telecaster with a humbucker guitar is a way to move towards more hard register. but always with a vintage sound.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have owned a lot of pedals, I've tried tons (from 60 euros has a more than 200euros) and the pedal is by far the more convinced that my. already in the grain is what I research and the sound is very natural and dynamic.

    after that it sounds marshall, all depends on what amp the pedal is connected. on my Vox AC30 I find the top boost channel sound that saturates with a little less sharp.

    qualities:

    _ Beautiful grain, natural, with great momentum. the pedal is not very transparent but respects the sound of the guitar. it does not lower food at all and I think it's pretty rare for an overdrive pedal
    _ Dynamics (it reacts very well to the knob of the guitar too)
    _ The boost that quite transparent (not fully)
    _ That the pedal is small enclencer allows the boost and overdrive at the same time the foot
    _ Manufacturing quality. The pedal is sturdy and the interior is very neat work, the knob has a pleasant turn and switch do not "plop"

    defects:

    _ The gain knob and boost crackles when they are running and the effect on asset (not a design flaw, it's the same on all models. And it's annoying
    _ The size of the pedal. need to be careful with the risk to engage the two effects at once, or not to trigger the right one.
    _ I think she did not have true bypass and I suspect it's the color slightly when disabled. I know if it comes from the pedal or if it is only because of the length of cable ...
    _ The look of the pedal (that is purely objective but I think the drawings are good but a little playskool)

    for the price it sounds quite expensive, but the pedal includes an overdrive is a boost and both effects are of exellent quality. So I find the price justified.

    I do it again this choice without hesitation. I even want to take me a second.
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  • jibzeonejibzeone

    Zvex Box of Rock VexterPublished on 03/25/09 at 11:48
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    SOUND QUALITY

    Good move on to more INTERESTED.
    Unlike what might be said you can do anything with. I n'arrte to read (either for my engl thunder head, or the pedals) a "not the pr mtal" ...
    Hho! a "mtalleux" (d in m in a way) does not seek to gain an overload guys! we're not all black and analphabtes dud! Review your classics! or strotypes plutt

    I use the pedals with a dc gibson les paul classic (roughly same as standard with a micro ms 500T in bridge dlivre that a higher output level) + a 50w engl thunder head (gain rgl on ..... 3) + a + box in engl 2x12 effects: holy grail, D…
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    UTILIZATION

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    SOUND QUALITY

    Good move on to more INTERESTED.
    Unlike what might be said you can do anything with. I n'arrte to read (either for my engl thunder head, or the pedals) a "not the pr mtal" ...
    Hho! a "mtalleux" (d in m in a way) does not seek to gain an overload guys! we're not all black and analphabtes dud! Review your classics! or strotypes plutt

    I use the pedals with a dc gibson les paul classic (roughly same as standard with a micro ms 500T in bridge dlivre that a higher output level) + a 50w engl thunder head (gain rgl on ..... 3) + a + box in engl 2x12 effects: holy grail, DL4, MM4. Voil pr description dc gear used, as you can see: no overload distortion.

    Now Sound
    ... jazz was going on with the neck pickup and the volume and Tone Guitar lgrement baisss. One nuance his game and we believe in!

    blues: perfect (more axis delat blues)
    rock and hard-rock (the former) are better for sure, ms taking the tps I think a can really do. A good PR boost Intgr that will highlight solos or phrass.
    rock (today): dc is competition no less than another, but more than many (admire the turn of the phrase please)
    the rest: good to be honest, I play a DS post-hardcore group (cult of luna, botch, minsk pr best-known names). For dcrire, cumbersome, slow, and fairly flew thres prog, etc. of dissonance ... well will cost the group has deficits will go faster. I was looking for a "distortion" large, powerful, not too dirty ... ms a distortion that breathes! not something cold and I Tiquet "mtal" or "hardcore"
    well I did the!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have been using the APRS ... this noon!
    I will come to the notice of dc complter here qq tps
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  • Marty62100Marty62100

    A little gem ...

    Zvex Box of Rock VexterPublished on 01/06/10 at 13:15
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Pedal analog transistor, announced as typed Old Marshall JTM45. 2 functions, clean boost and overdrive. It has two separate switches so in 2 channels if you want. One for a booster, and controllable rate boost and the other for overdrive with: tone volume drive. Traditional functions in all. Access to the cell impractical. Should any unscrew, and it has very small inside. (Do not do the wild!) Note, the switches close enough to be activated simultaneously.

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple and intuitive as any overdrive. After it touched on the need to find its beginning sound of course. You catch yourself trying different conbinaison od between boost and saturation of the amplifier od y '…
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    Pedal analog transistor, announced as typed Old Marshall JTM45. 2 functions, clean boost and overdrive. It has two separate switches so in 2 channels if you want. One for a booster, and controllable rate boost and the other for overdrive with: tone volume drive. Traditional functions in all. Access to the cell impractical. Should any unscrew, and it has very small inside. (Do not do the wild!) Note, the switches close enough to be activated simultaneously.

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple and intuitive as any overdrive. After it touched on the need to find its beginning sound of course. You catch yourself trying different conbinaison od between boost and saturation of the amplifier od y 'or not really what to do.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I plug it on a JCM800 with a Gibson SG with microwave angus young in easel. Suffice to say that the vintage card is played! - The side or overdrive distortron engine. Immediately grainy, vintage rock. The sound is very thick and rich bass. (But sometimes even too rich), it must adjust its settings. For my part I use the clean channel on the jcm 800 and I must say that doing saturate and adding the BOR, the result is powerful, a good old Od JTM45 is not stolen ... When I said it sounds like the JTM is the point that I am blind test would be hard to differentiate! My JCM sounds terrible with this little box! I can now juggle between modern and vintage, I marshall all the panel was available that is exactly what I wanted. It couples beautifully with the brand and I think even say anything about qu'utilisée it will never really used as it should .... It really shows almost half volume, the sound is balanced, takes its full extent, especially under low and the sound is clear, audible, pure. The dynamic is powerful, Ca lot of mix! I never sounded like with anything else. Yet od pedals, I've seen it you can believe me! The knobs are effective without being excessive, either. Their beaches are perfect. It ranges from clean boost to a good disto plump for the gain. A bit noisy but what a sound! To tone it spreads in the two extremes that uses very little but it does. - The boost: When it has, it is very effective and can easily be too powerful. The volume increases and the grain becomes much sharper. It adds a bit of gain but very little, mostly volume ca solo acts and fate is! It's really interactive with the floor of od pil hair is what he needed to make a complete massacre!

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is a very good pedal, very typical, very grainy with lots of body and headroom. It's really a pedal engaging, as its small size as by its sound. I have rarely seen something like this tear! When it is well settled and granted with the amp is really terrible! I used it on other amps, it still sounds the same vein but the best is yet made a Marshal ... If you are a fan marshall, you are looking for a vintage well I think you'll like it.

    - The pros: size, character and dual function. Reactivity against the microphone volume.

    - The -: Access to the battery too low in some settings, the price

    ps: the difference with the version painted by hand? No! Put both cheaper than done!
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  • iamqmaniamqman

    Zvex Box of Rock VexterPublished on 03/30/11 at 10:03
    This unit is very great distortion box. it is modeled after the Marshall JTM45 which in many people's opinion was the best sounding classic rock crunch of all time. It was Marshall's first amp that could get that overdrive when cranked hard so there is an allure there to recreate this sound and tone.

    I must say first that I am not a fan of overdrive pedal because I don't feel they have that natural feel and sound that an overdriven tube amp can create. So therefore my bias comes from that perspective. This pedal does an outstanding job recreating that tone from the glory days of rock.

    Much like all Zvex pedals this pedal is extremely loud. I'm not an engineer but I really don't know how t…
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    This unit is very great distortion box. it is modeled after the Marshall JTM45 which in many people's opinion was the best sounding classic rock crunch of all time. It was Marshall's first amp that could get that overdrive when cranked hard so there is an allure there to recreate this sound and tone.

    I must say first that I am not a fan of overdrive pedal because I don't feel they have that natural feel and sound that an overdriven tube amp can create. So therefore my bias comes from that perspective. This pedal does an outstanding job recreating that tone from the glory days of rock.

    Much like all Zvex pedals this pedal is extremely loud. I'm not an engineer but I really don't know how they are able to get a pedal sounding that loud. It really is a testament to the design team over there at Zvex.

    UTILIZATION

    This pedal has many applications. You can use it as a main distortion unit or you can use it as a clean boost. Since this is two in pedals on one you can get some unbelievable variations to boot.

    I personally like using pedals like this as a boost function to an already overdriven high gain amp such as a Marshall JCM 800. The boost side does this quite well in my opinion.

    Here are some suggestions from the manual.

    The Controls:
    Drive: Sets the amount of distortion. Start around 1:00 o'clock.
    Tone: Adjust for treble content. Start around 2:00 o'clock.
    Vol: Adjust for distortron engine volume level. Start around 9:00 o'clock.
    Boost: Sets the boost level, which is engaged with the left stomp switch. Start around 11:00 o'clock.

    The Drive and Boost controls are based on my original Super Hard-On gain control, so they may crackle when turned. This is perfectly normal.

    Operation:
    Plug your guitar (or any effect’s output) into the right hand input jack. Plug the output into an amp or other effect’s input. Rock out. Careful with the Boost setting when using a high-powered amp with lots of headroom... you may be shocked at how loud it can get!

    The best way to complete this pedal is to run it through a Marshall amplifier on a warm clean setting (try strapping the channels, setting the volumes below 3, and setting all other controls to 6 as a start point), which has the proper voicing to reveal the "rock" in the Box of Rock.

    Battery Change:
    If the performance of your pedal seems diminished or the LEDs become very dim, it's time to change your battery. Remove the four screws on the bottom of the pedal and carefully remove and replace the old battery, putting it back exactly in the center of the pedal on edge so that it is gripped tightly by the lid when it is screwed back in place.

    Specifications:
    Uses 1 9V battery (preferably alkaline, but the unit is shipped with a carbon-zinc battery.) The low current operation of this pedal's circuit will give you a long battery life. Current draw is approximately 3mA. A DC power jack (standard Boss configuration with center negative) is provided on the side of the pedal. Use a high- quality 9V adaptor for all high-gain effects!

    Warranty:
    Your Vexter Box of Rock is warranted for 1 year from date of purchase, or 2 years if you send in your warranty card.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The boost in my opinion is the best thing about this pedal. I am not really a fan of the tone that the distortion side gets since its just not my thing. However, the boost side has a great clarity and warmth that slams the front of a dirty amp quite well.

    I use a Strat with this pedal along with a clean amp. I suggest using it with a Fender Twin or a Vox to get some good classic rock tones. Or use it in front of a Marshall JCM 800 or Plexi reissue. By couple ling this with a great tube driven amp you'll get some good sustaining notes coming from just about any guitar.

    OVERALL OPINION

    For what is does it does very well. This is a great little pedal that gives a solid overdrive in a small little unit. If you already have a clean amp and what to go into classic rock territory and or pop rock than this might be a great pedal to start with. At new price they come in at around $200. This is the same parts as the higher end hand painted. Great little pedal for the buck.
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