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The Rocktron Valve Charger lets your inner bayou-bending, rattlesnake crawling, voodoo fires burn with tone that will send an armadillo up a tree.
The Rocktron Valve Charger overdrive is a true bypass guitar pedal: when you turn it off, it's out of your signal path. Part of the Rocktron Boutique Series of effects pedals, this stompbox is armed with a rugged metal chassis with custom-designed, laser-etched artwork.
Control knobs for the Rocktron Valve Charger include Charger, which controls the amount of Overdrive desired, Tone, which controls the amount of highs, and Level, which determines Output Volume. Simple controls, dangerous tone.
Want to drive your amp to a whole new level? The Valve Charger overdrive makes your amp's built-in distortion scream. Looking to add some edge to your crunch tone? The Rocktron Valve Charger pedal provides that much needed "bite" and "growl" to push the sonic envelope. The Valve Charger overdrive's footswitch controls the stompbox's On/Off status (indicated by the LED). The Rocktron Valve Charger overdrive runs on a 9V alkaline battery.
Take your sound to new places and add the Valve Charger overdrive to your setup. You'll be glad you did.
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Comments about Rocktron Valve Charger Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:
I tested this pedal along the side of an Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9. I could dial in an almost identical sound out of these. I could not really say one was better then the other. This I can tell you. The white noise that the TS9 makes is greater. You know, when you are sitting idle, not striking a note and the hiss that comes out of your rig. The Valve Charger is silent. The on/off switch on the other hand is noticable. Not that it is a big deal for me, because when you are in the middle of playing, you just generally dont notice it. The TS9 makes no noise when switching on or off. All in all, I am happy with my purchase of the Valve Charger. I am using a guitar that allows me to coil tap the humbucker so I can get that single coil sound. I play through a Crate Powerblock (Which I have read is close to sounding like a Marshall JCM800) into a couple single 12's.
As far as features go on this pedal, there is all that you need for an overdrive. Gain, in which they call Charger, Tone and Level.
I've been an owner of alot of Rocktron stuff and they all have a nice quality build. I am new to the boutique series and this is my first. Sturdy build and very nice overdrive sound. I never had any problems with my Rocktron stuff. Actually, once I did have a problem with one of my older pedals and they replaced it no questions.
A little on the high end as far as the price goes and you may be able to score some overdrive pedals that work for you at a better deal. The reason I say this, is because overdrive pedals have to be the most difficult pedal for one to decide on. Depending on the guitar and the amp. You know the deal. At first I was looking at the Ibanez TS9 or the Fulltone OCD and decided on this. It falls in the middle price wise. It was a tough decision since there were no reviews on this. I figured I would just give it a whirl and am happy with my decision.