Harnessing Your Axe's Natural Character with a Stomp
Fire up the J. Rockett Audio The Archer Overdrive and Boost pedal to get the natural and organic character of your axe to fill the room. This compact overdrive/boost effects pedal is based on the original Centaur circuit, and succeeds in generating a warm and alluring amp-like sound for your ears to enjoy. With its minimal control layout, you can use this pedal as a simple clean signal boost pedal, or bring up the gain and output to add an addicting distortion, while the treble control brightens or darkens your notes. A tough and robust design makes for a consistent and reliable playing experience, stomp after stomp.
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Recreation of the Original Centaur Circuit
J. Rockett's The Archer overdrive/boost pedal is based on the original unmodified Centaur circuit, which is loved for generating a natural amp-like experience. A voltage converter allows you to use this pedal as a high-headroom clean boost effect with your gain rolled back and your output pushed up -- a setting that can lend a natural tube-infused overdrive to your rig. You'll hear your amplifier's and guitar's pure tone remain intact without any unwanted loss of character.
Powerful Sound from Just Three Controls
You'll immediately notice how well this pedal responds to your axe's settings. Just a slight volume change on your guitar will go a long way. The gain circuit mixes in your clean signal with the overdriven one in a manner that's easily noticeable at lower levels. Your treble control offers a wide and dynamic reach from a warm darkness, to a "chimey" bright sparkle, and everything in between. Crank this baby up, and you'll get slight compression and midrange bite that's perfect for leads.
Well-designed buffered bypass circuitry offers a low output impedance that allows your signal to travel longer distances over cables while preserving as much of your signal's original character as possible. What you get from every stomp is a consistently warm and well-balanced output. Whether you're looking for a clean signal boost or a crunchy overdrive, this pedal gets your axe sounding its best for whatever the occasion demands.
Tough Inside and Out
The Archer was built with the regularly gigging musician in mind. This pedal's robust outer design will stand up to the tests of time stomp after stomp, and its solderless footswitch, dubbed the "Speed Switch System," provides seamless engagement for a natural and organic experience when activated.
- Overdrive/boost effects pedal
- One 1/4" input
- One 1/4" output
- Recreation of the Centaur circuit
- Can also be used as a clean signal boost
- Powerful output volume control
- Effective treble control for dark or "chimey" tone
- Organic sounding with amp-like feel
- Buffered bypass circuitry
- Solderless "Speed Switch System" provides smooth activation
- Robust design inside and out
- Powered via 9 volt adapter or a single 9-volt battery
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