YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR PRO AUDIO GEAR Free shipping on Domestic orders* 30-day returns moneyback guarantee Customer Strengthen Online Chat, (888) 255-6632 ZVEX Box of Rock Boutique Distortion JTM45 Emulating Guitar Effect Pedal Description Overview: The Box of Rock (TM) is Z.Vex Effect’s first “distortion” pedal, highly specialized to simulate the “everything on 10” sound of a classic Marshall ® JTM45 non-master-volume amplifier. You may also use the Box of Rock effectively with a variety of amplifiers, but to get the sound I heard when I designed it, try it through a Marshall at least one time. You may also use your guitar’s volume regulate to adjust for the exact amount of distortion you want, all of the way down to very clean and clear with most drive settings. You’ll notice the words “distortron engine” on the Vexter version of this pedal (no, that is not a misprint) on the pedal. This is what I named my distortion circuit… call me crazy. On the hand-painted version, the stomp switch on the right is labeled “ROCK” as an alternative, because our paint brushes are too wide for such a lot of small letters. The Box of Rock also accommodates an extremely high-headroom, unity-to-50X gain booster with nominal input impedance and low hiss. It is rather very similar to the SHO boost circuit, with refinements to make it sound more like a standard amp input and not more glassy. The boost channel can be utilized alone or together with the “distortron engine” channel. The boost channel follows the distortion channel in order that the distortion is in a position to hit your amp harder (at a higher volume) when both switches are engaged, for boosting solos and what-not. Look out when boosting what-not. 8^) The Controls: Drive: Sets the amount of distortion. Start around 1:00 o’clock. Tone: Adjust for treble content. Start around 2:00 o’clock. Vol: Adjust for distortron engine volume level. Start around 9:00 o’clock. Boost: Sets the boost level, which is engaged with the left stomp switch. Start around 11:00 o’clock. The Drive and Boost controls are based on my original Super Hard-On gain regulate, so they may crackle when turned. This is perfectly normal. Operation: Plug your guitar (or any effect’s output) into the right hand input jack. Plug the output into an amp or other effect’s input. Rock out. Careful with the Boost setting when the usage of a high-powered amp with loads of headroom… you will be shocked at how loud it can get! One of the simplest ways 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 right kind voicing to reveal the “rock” in the Box of Rock. Battery Change: If the performance of your pedal seems diminished or the LEDs turn out to be very dim, it is time to change your battery. Remove the four screws on the bottom of the pedal and carefully remove and replace the old battery, putting it back exactly in the center of the pedal on edge in order that it is gripped tightly by the lid when it is screwed back in place. Warranty: Your Vexter Box of Rock is warranted for 1 year from date of purchase, or 2 years if you send in your warranty card. For hand-painted Z.Vex Effects warranty info and for any repair questions, consult https://zvex.com/website/repairs.htm for information. Service: Must your Box of Rock ever need service, please contact Z.Vex Effects by the use of the “contact” link on the website zvex.com for the most current information.Specifications Specifications: Uses 1 9V battery (preferably alkaline, but the unit is shipped with a carbon-zinc battery.) The low current operation of this pedal’s circuit will provide you with a long battery life. Current draw is approximately 3mA. A DC power jack (standard Boss configuration with center negative) is provided on the side of the pedal. Use a high- quality 9V adaptor for all high-gain effects! *We only offer free shipping to the lower 48 contiguous states. AK, HI, APO, FPO and US Protectorates (PR, VI and American Samoa) addresses will incur additional shipping charges. Please contact us for a shipping quote. These shipments will only be shipped by the use of Priority Mail. There are some instances that free shipping will be offered if they’re smaller and lighter items.