Demo Video(flash) Demo
Demo (see Erik's notes at bottom)*
HAND PAINTED BOX OF ROCK™ AVAILABLE NOW!
This pedal has two effects in one
box, a clean boost and a distortion circuit.
For a .pdf version of the hand painted Box of Rock™ instruction sheet, click HERE.
Box of Rock also contains an extremely high-headroom, unity-to-50X
gain booster with nominal input impedance and low hiss. It is very
similar to the SHO boost circuit, with refinements to make it sound
more like a standard amp input and less glassy. The boost channel
can be used alone or in conjunction with the "distortron engine"
channel. The boost channel follows the distortion channel so that
the distortion is able to hit your amp harder (at a higher volume)
when both switches are engaged, for boosting solos and what-not.
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.
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.
P.O. Box 16078
Minneapolis, MN 55416
notes on the audio demo:
Every guitar you hear went through the Box Of Rock. All the rhythm tracks are vintage 1971? Marshall Super Lead (modded by Andy Wolf) through an old greenback Marshall 4X12, the various amounts of gain, from light clipping to crunch are settings, came from the pedal.
The first solo was a Lectrolab R200B, it's a little class "A" Champ kind of thing, with a 6 inch Jensen. Volume and tone were cranked. The second solo was a "transitional" Silver Faced Fender Pro Reverb at about 3 1/2, bright switch on, treble? at 7, bass on 3. The last solo was a Brown Fender Princeton. The amp was set at about 4 1/2, with the tone on about 5 1/2.
Everything was a 57 up close. I used a multiband compressor to remove some "woof" from the 4X12 during mixdown, a touch of compression over the final mix, and that was it. The whole thing was a Don Grosh Strat with Lindy Fralin pickups, strung up with GHS 12's.