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Vox Joe Satriani Satchurator Distortion Pedal

Designed to Joe Satriani's specifications, this distortion pedal is capable of high gain levels but operates at a lower volume, and keeps the guitar's natural tone. (14) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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VOX is pleased to introduce the first pedal in an ongoing collaboration with guitar icon Joe Satriani. Drawing on Joe Satriani's knowledge accumulated from decades of groundbreaking performances, both live and in the studio, VOX unveils a breakthrough in guitar tone - The Satchurator distortion pedal. Designed to Satriani's exact specifications. The Satchurator produces Satriani's signature tone and adds features and improvements never before combined in a distortion pedal.

After almost a year of painstaking experimentation and road testing, Satriani and the VOX R&D team discovered the secrets to capturing the ultimate distortion tone in a modern-day pedal. The Satchurator is capable of very high gain levels, but operates more quietly and musically than other modern distortion pedals.

It also preserves the tone and pick-attack of the guitarist plugging into it, regardless of style, from subtly distorted blues tones through classic rock and shred. The result is a professional-quality pedal that recaptures sought-after vintage and modern sounds in a powerful, versatile and extremely musical pedal design.

Features
Analog distortion pedal designed under the complete supervision of Joe Satriani
Controls for Gain, Tone and Volume

'More' gain boost switch enables two footswitchable distortion sounds in one pedal. This gain boost is dramatic when gain knob is set low, and is a subtle solo boost when gain knob is set to maximum.

'Pad' switch pads down input to allow for high gain pedals (such as modern wahs) placed before Satchurator. Up is pad 'ON'. Down is pad 'OFF' for full Satchurator effect.

High gain, low noise design provides vintage to modern distortion sounds

Dynamic circuit is highly responsive to rolling off the guitar's volume and preserves the guitar's high end when the volume is rolled off.

Cream chicken-head knobs for precise positioning and high visibility on dark stages

"The Satchurator is the most musical, most dynamic, multi-function distortion pedal I've ever played through" says Satriani. "This little red box is a monster tone generator. Following my specifications without compromise, and adding design innovations I never thought possible, the VOX team has delivered exactly what I need for the stage as well as the studio: a distortion pedal that responds to my touch, and produces a big, natural, harmonically rich tone compatible with any guitar/pedal/amp configuration." zZounds is an authorized dealer of Vox products.
Controls: Gain, Tone, Volume, On/Off Switch, 'More' Switch, Pad Switch

In/Outputs: 1/4 in. Input, 1/4" Output

Dimensions (WxDxH): 143 x 121 x 57.5 mm - 5.63 x 4.76 x 14.61"

Weight: 600g (excluding batteries)/1.32 lbs.

Power: One 9V Battery (included) or AC adapter (not included)

*Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 3 in
Vox Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-390-6500
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Sound: The thing sounds incredible, straight out of the box. I place a MXR/CAE boost behind it for volume on solos, and it sounds great. It works well with a wah, phaser, flanger, anything I have been able to get my hands on to play it with. I haven't been able to coax a convincing country sound out of it, but I haven't tried really hard, either, because I love what I get, pure rock awesomeness! Feature: The features? Incredible sound that makes you want to play for days. Ease of Use: I plugged it in, set all the knobs at 1 O'Clock and turned up. It sounded incredible, like an awesome tube amp. I have never played through a pedal that instantly sounded awesome. It is simple, and yet there is a great deal of variety able to be achieved in its tone. I compared it to the Steve Vai Jemini pedal, which I have yet to be able to get a decent sound out of, even using "Steve's personal settings" indicated in the instructions. Quality: It seems built like a tank, and looks great, no loose connections. Value: Buy it today. Or don't, because I will be perfectly content to sound better than you if you don't. I will gladly get rid of all my other distortion pedals and keep this one. Manufacturer Support: I have had no contact with VOX. The Wow Factor: It being a "signature" pedal is actually a deterrent for me, but it sounds amazing. I bought it for my job, and was blown away. It looks great, but the sound is what made me want to take it home. Overall: This is the only distortion pedal I will ever need.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, Country, Jazz
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"No noise, no menus, no plastic, real equipment, real distortion."
Sound: When combined with the right equipment it does the trick. Very powerful punchy precussive distortion. I use it with a Crate Blue Voodoo 120 on the clean channel. I play Ibenez RG550 guitars. It drives the 6L6 tubes into Hell. Much better than my channel 2 preamp which is a very good preamp but way too noisey. No floor noise on this baby!! Nothing but pristine ugly. Feature: Does what it needs to do. Great overdrive distortion. The boost or "more" swith does very little unless you initialy turn the volume down which kind of defeats the purpose in my mind. I will continue to use my wah to accentuate my solos the old fashion Jimmy Page way. Ease of Use: I love the chicken knobs. Easy to see settings in low lighting. No menus no digital crap to deal with. Quality: Rock solid metal construction. Real metal switches. Could be used as a blunt instrument weapon. Value: VOX is a bit proud of all their stuff, but considering the construction of this pedal, it rates as a professional piece of sound equipment. Road worthy! Manufacturer Support: NA The Wow Factor: Quiet deathly distortion. Very easy to tweak. Vintage look. Solid construction. Nice paint job. Killer knobs and switches. Overall: I expect this pedal to last for years. In a side by side in store comparison with several other metal crunch style pedals this one was the easiest to use (by far) and had the over all best sound. If lost I would get yet another one.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, and Acoustic.
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