The Box of Rock is Z.Vex Effect's first "distortion" pedal, specialized to simulate the "everything on 10" sound of a classic Marshall JTM45 non-master-volume amplifier. You can also use the Box of Rock efficiently and successfully with many different amplifiers. Once you've set your maximum needed drive on the pedal, use your guitar's volume control to adjust for the exact amount of distortion you need, turn all the way down for very clean and clear with most drive settings.
Product Ref: 24357
The Box of Rock also contains a tremendously high-headroom, unity-to-50X gain booster with nominal input impedance and low hiss. It is very comparable to the SHO boost circuit, with modifications to make it sound more like a normal amp input and less smooth. The boost channel can be used alone or in combination with the "distortion 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.
Please Note: The unit demonstrated in this video is the Vexter version of the Box of Rock, the Hand Painted version offered here is exactly the same pedal only with a unique hand painted design.
The Drive and Boost controls are based on Z.Vex's original Super Hard-On gain control, so they may crackle when turned. This is perfectly normal.
Plug the output into any amp or other effects input, plug your guitar into the right hand input jack. You may be shocked at how loud this pedal can get so be careful with the boost setting when using a high-powered amp.
Uses 1 9V battery. The low current operation of this pedal's circuit will give you a long battery life. Current draw is approximately 3mA.