J. Rockett Audio Designs Archer Ikon Overdrive and Boost Pedal

J. Rockett Audio Designs Archer Ikon Overdrive and Boost Pedal

Use the Archer Ikon as a classic, Klon-based overdrive, turn the gain knob down to use the pedal as a simple clean boost, or dial in anything in between.

Overall User Ratings (based on 3 ratings)
Overall:
5 out of 5 stars
Sound:
5 out of 5 stars
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ease of Use:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Quality:
5 out of 5 stars
Value:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Manufacturer Support:
5 out of 5 stars
The Wow Factor:
5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
(3)
Submitted September 19, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com
"Level Up!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Wow. Just wow. As someone who is new to the world of Klon klones I didn’t know what to expect save for maybe a unicorn emerging from my amp as I use it because that’s what just about everyone who’s ever used a Klon says about the excellent quality of tone produced by this mythical circuit. I’m hear you tell you I have not been deceived. The sound really is that good. I’ve never used a real Klon so I can’t attest to its authenticity, but the Ikon sounds truly amazing. You can roll the gain all the way down and use it a sweet clean boost or use it to push your amp into crunchy territory. It only has a treble control but that’s enough. It has tons of headroom for clean boost and lots of pretty crunchy gain when turned up. So far I think it sounds best with a lower wattage amp that can be pushed with this pedal but it really sharpens up the tone of higher wattage amps too. It’s fairly quiet but gets a little noisy with the gain all the way up. It’s crazy heavy for such a small pedal which suggests it’ll last for a while. You can get an optional replacement switch for it directly from J. Rockett that pops in and out without any tools. If you hate tube screamers like I do but you want a good transparent overdrive look no further.
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Submitted October 7, 2018 by Michael Newberg in Norman, OK
"Amazing pedal"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Adds a beautiful drive tone that is what I’ve been looking for. I don’t use this as a klon Kline to boost the clean, although it does that great. I have the gain up pretty high and it’s just amazing sounding.
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Submitted February 3, 2022 by a customer from gmail.com
"Tube screamer convert"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I bought it on a whim after seeing a few videos on YouTube talking about the Ikon Archer, and I am still blown away. I use it to push my amp and keep it right on the edge of breakup. It really just gives me more of what I already have. More guitar more amp, more better.
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