J. Rockett Audio Designs The Archer Overdrive and Boost Pedal

- Power: 9vdc, negative tip boss type adapter. Unplug input cable when not in use to save battery life.
- Weight: 12oz
- Dimensions 4 x 2.25 x 1.25"
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ABOD 9520-018

J. Rockett The Archer Overdrive

The Archer is a recreation of an iconic circuit matching all of the magical qualities of the original. The Archer is a great clean boost that goes all the way to a chimey classic organic gain.

It can be used as just a clean boost by turning the gain all the way down. As you introduce gain it will attenuate the clean signal but there is a magical blend in between that you will find. Please, experiment away!!

Its robust design is made for the touring musician. It features a solderless foot switch called the "Speed Switch System." Other features include side screws allowing for the back plate to remain dual locked to the board while the operator changes the battery or services the pedal. All I/O and DC jacks are top mounted allowing for shorter cable runs and better sound.
(2 ratings)
Submitted September 22, 2016 by John Thomas in Ramona, CA
"J Rockett Archer"
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This pedal is built like a tank, a bit smaller than the standard form factor, both good things. Easily the best quality 80's overdrive I have played. Everything from noon to full on gain is great; the "boost" with gain at zero is a bit disappointing, as it is barely there. Expect a TC Spark or similar is probably a better choice if boost is what you crave. I am happy with the ease of use and how good it sounds for standard overdrive rock...sounds like the recorded tone of any favorite you care to name. As an added bonus, it plays well with a fuzz in front of it and or another heavier distortion/ overdrive behind it. It is a bit pricey or I would give it a 5 across the board.
Musical Background:
Playing guitar since 1969, pro since 1973
Musical Style:
Rock, blues, country, jazz
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