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Rockett Pedals Archer Boost Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The Archer is a versatile overdrive/boost with amazing headroom that is designed to help you cut through the mix. The Archer is sort of a two-in-one ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Overdrive and boost in one easy-to-use pedal.

The Archer is a versatile overdrive/boost with amazing headroom that is designed to help you cut through the mix. The Archer is sort of a two-in-one pedal. 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. Experiment with the settings and be careful with the output¦.this dude is loud!

Output: The volume control is very powerful and drives fairly hard relatively early. This allows you to hit the front end of an amp or pedal to get very aggressive or crystal clear.
Treble: The Treble control is a very effective EQ that goes from dark to a very "chimey", bright tone. It's great to create that midrange clarity.
Gain: The gain also acts as a mixer control between the clean boost and the gain. Turn the gain all the way down and your output becomes the volume for all clean boost.
Start blending in the gain control and it will simultaneously reduce clean volume and introduce gain...somewhere in the middle is the sweet spot or mix of the two.

Power Supply
All J. Rockett Audio Designs pedals operate off of the standard BOSS type 9 volt adapter or a single 9-volt battery. The power input is a 5.5 mm x 2.1 mm jack with the positive voltage on the outer sleeve. Using an external power supply will automatically disconnect the battery. Disconnect the input jack to preserve battery life when not in use or when not used with an appropriate, external power supply.

FEATURES
  • Weight: 1.6 lb.
  • Dimensions: 7.25" x 5.125" x 2.55"
  • 2.1mm x 5.5 mm tip/negative plug
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Rockett PedalsArcher Boost Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

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  • Performances (6)
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5.0

Very Useful Pedal.

By Ronny G

from Richlands, NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Rockett Pedals Archer Boost Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    First, let me say, I love pedals. Most of the pedals I buy, do not earn a permanent place on my pedal board. This pedal has already earned a spot right beside my tube screamer. If you have great amps and love the tone they produce, this is the pedal for you. It will put you above the mix for your solos without coloring the tone that you have dialed on your favorite tube amp. My primary amps are a 65amps London with their 212 cab and a Fender '57 Deluxe. I love the tone from these amps and sometimes that is all I want to here. The Archer Boost Pedal works great with my amps. And if you want more gain, it will definitely provide that!

     
    5.0

    I would buy again

    By Rockin Russ

    from Louisiana

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boosting your sound
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Rockett Pedals Archer Boost Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I use this as a boost but, I also use it to push semi clean amp sound into overdrive. I play mostly Strat's and this thing will add fatness to my single coil guitars. Also, if you want to boost for a solo this thing has a ton of volume on tap without adding to much to change your original sound. It can also work as a mild overdrive if you turn up the gain. This is depending on the amp though. It seems well built and it seems to copy the design of another famous expensive pedal. I usually put this at the end of my pedal chain and it works well there.

       
      5.0

      I would recommend this item.

      By BubbaGM

      from Charlotte

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Rockett Pedals Archer Boost Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Very high quality has permanent place on my pedalboard.

       
      5.0

      Great range of tone!

      By Mike

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Rockett Pedals Archer Boost Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      If you're looking for something outside the box of a tube screamer, this is a goto for sure. I like it with the gain turned way down.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pedalboard staple

      By 6strings&6shooters

      from Cypress Tx.

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Cuts Through
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Rockett Pedals Archer Boost Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Fantastic pedal and stacks amazingly with my full tone 2 (non mosfet). Almost always on for a slightly off clean sound. Adds clarity to my other overdrives.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Can't go wrong

        By Nickname

        from El Granada, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Rockett Pedals Archer Boost Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I was looking for a boost pedal to drive an old Gibson GA-25 with a Strat. The Archer sounds above and beyond. It has plenty of volume to drive the amp and setting the gain between 10 and 2 and rolling off the treble smooths out the crunch while still maintaining it character. Used it with a Plexi 100 and a Twin Reverb as well as a Rickenbacker, Tele, and Les Paul with the same result. The Archer sounds fantastic and each amp and guitar sounds like that amp or guitar. Worked the same on other pedals. Used it to drive an OCD and it the perfect bump without having to use an amp with complicated switching. No noise from the pedal while toggling on or off. Treble knob is super useful to smooth out or add clarity. It was really easy to dial it in and there's a pretty wide sweet spot. It's super responsive to picking and fingering. I kinda want to buy another to have an Archer drive an Archer. Would that be weird?

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome overdrive

          By Matt

          from Slickville, Pa

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rockett Pedals Archer Boost Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              The is pedal is amazing, not only a great overdrive but can also be used as a clean boost. With the gain at around 50% you can find a really sweet spot. This was the pedal I've been looking for.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              JUST What I Was Looking For!

              By Silvercrow

              from Philly area, Pa.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Rockett Pedals Archer Boost Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I started playing humbucker equipped guitars and my trusty OD pedal, that I'd been using with single coils for over 25 years, just wasn't cutting it. I won't settle for anything less than transparency (what is transparency anyway?). To me it's letting the tone, natural harmonics and your style show through, while adding what I want ALONG with it- NOT covering it. I desired a pedal that will hit the front end of my tube amp and add sweet overdrive / crunch- with the ability to set it to just the edge of "going over"; taking the amp to the edge of harmonic feedback. This pedal has it in spades. I shouldn't have to say it, but if you're looking for distortion- keep looking. This pedal is for low gain overdrive. I play nothing but tube amps- so don't know how it works with a solid state. There was a certain OD pedal made at one time that is often considered the holy grail of low gain OD's- to the point they often sell used in excess of "one large" on various electronic markets. It was while investigating them that I came across the Archer. From clean boost (does it excellently), to sweet crunch / overdrive (Good Gawd, y'all!), the Rockett Archer has got it. I wish I'd have found it a month ago- would've saved me a lot of time and effort. But then, sometimes the hunt is as much fun as the find...LOL.

              Built like a tank- high quality components- unless you drop it off tall buildings I'll bet it will outlast you!

               
              5.0

              love this pedal

              By G Billy

              from Bethlehem, PA

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              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

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                • Performances

                Comments about Rockett Pedals Archer Boost Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                This little unit can provide that little bit of crunchy boost. Your guitar's character is maintained along with your amp's character. I don't know what a KLON sounds like, but this is what I was looking for: something to punch through the band mix without taking over your rig's tone too much.

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