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Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal  

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Overview
  • Rectified asymmetric distortion
  • 3-D sound positioning effect
  • Stare control adjusts distortion symmetry balance
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    $129.00
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Deadly 3-D distortion delivers that huge rectifier flavor.

With a monstrously heavy sound, the Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal creates an asymmetric distortion with user control of the symmetry balance of the distortion output waveform. In essence, this creates the psycho-acoustic 3-D sound positioning effect that will make your sound jump out of the cab. The Zombie gives you distortion that cuts through the mix, plus a 2-band EQ.

The Stare control increases and decreases distortion symmetry. The Scream control adjusts the rectified distortion. The Louder control adjusts the overall output of the Zombie pedal. The EQ section includes Bass and Treble controls.

The Zombie effects pedal is a great choice when used with an all-tube guitar amplifier to deliver rectified distortion. It can take a plain-sounding tube amp and produce rectified distortion that rivals the sound of the most expensive amplifiers. This monstrously heavy sound will cut through the mix and deliver amazing tone! The Zombie features Rocktron's easy-access battery compartment to make changing batteries during a gig a breeze.

Features
  • Rectified asymmetric distortion
  • 3-D sound positioning effect
  • Stare control adjusts distortion symmetry balance
  • Scream control adjusts rectified distortion level
  • Louder control adjusts overall output
  • 2-band EQ

You'll swear your sound gets right up and walks out of your cabinet! Order the Zombie today!

 
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RocktronZombie Rectified Distortion Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

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    (22)

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Impressive in many aspects

        I picked up one of these for fun just to add more variety to my rig which consists of either a DSL50 or a JMP Mark II-Lead head into a miked 12" Vintage...Read complete review

        I picked up one of these for fun just to add more variety to my rig which consists of either a DSL50 or a JMP Mark II-Lead head into a miked 12" Vintage 30 in an isolation cab or 4x12. I run the amps about a third to half volume: enough to move the speaker cone. I already have a TS-808 and an Ibz TubeKing on the front end of this set-up so the Rocktron was facing real competition as far as remaining on the pedal board.I swear you can hear Satan's laughter when slamming a cord or running through an arpegio with this pedal. Rapid single note runs remain agressive and crisp are not lost with this oedal: no blurry mush here. Even subtle cord voicings also seem to be augmented by this pedal. Having owned a Mesa Recto-Pre, a GB Diablo and other "heavy amps" I was glad to hear the heay tones this produces while giving IMHO better lead tones (smooth and howling and not grainy). Neck pup leads are amaizing on a Smartwood LP with this pedal. Lots of useful settings, but I prefer to keep the drive level half way-pushing the bass a bit and leveling off the treble.

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        Better than most

        This pedal is great if you have a tube amplifier and allow it to overdrive the preamp stage on the clean or lead channels. It will sound very "thin" unless you...Read complete review

        This pedal is great if you have a tube amplifier and allow it to overdrive the preamp stage on the clean or lead channels. It will sound very "thin" unless you have some mids added in on an EQ or your amp. This sounds better than most distortion pedals, including the Boss MT-2. Be prepared to be disappointed with the sound unless you EQ it right and overdrive the preamp stage of your tube amp.

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        5.0

        My Everything

        By MiKeHendrycks

        from Ottawa, Canada

        Pros

        • Company Credibility
        • durability
        • Multi Dimensional
        • Simplicity
        • Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performing

          Comments about Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal:

          This pedal is my ultimate piece of gear. I have bought other pedals to add some spice in the past few months (flanger, whammy, tremolo, fuzz, delay and reverb) but at the base the only thing I need to get my legit tone is this pedal followed by the rocktron guitar silencer and my orange dark terror. I keep the dark terror at 12 for gain and signal and use this pedal for my actual tone. Much like Jordan Buckley turns on his JCM800 and hits his tube screamer and plays I turn on my Orange hit the on button for this bad boy and thats it. Game. Over.

          I will also add that I fried my original Zombie by accidentaly plugging my 18v charger into it (its a 9V pedal) and I called rocktron and they sent me one for free immediately. I also bought a backup on sale so I have a couple of these now sitting in my room.

          I will sometimes use them both one for my actual tone (I back right off the scream because I like stop start and the scream gives constant feedback) but I will plug in the second one and max out the scream and use it as a effects pedal. You can also use two of them and set one to the left side of the wave length and one to the right and get this really crazy wirly metal tone.

          SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!!!!

          Just buy the thing. Seriously.

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          5.0

          A weapon for any true metal head!!!!!!!!

          Pros

          • Brutal
          • Solid Construction
          • Tonaly Diverse

          Cons

          • Dont waste your time
          • If You Play Solid State

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Live
          • Studio

          Comments about Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal:

          So i ended up haveing to buy this becuse i recently came into posesion of a 1964 gibson discoveror amp. This is a great vintage all tube amp, But in no way shape or form is it metal, it has no effects other than a built in tremolo that is worthless. Any way this pedal came, after some tweeking, this little 1x12 vintage grampa amp couldent sound more brutal. Thunderous lows i find it sounds best to my ears with the pedal volume low and the amp volume up. Get any tones from classic scooped mids to modern grit, Be patiant and take your time adjusting. Find what sounds best for you. This pedal works great for heavy extreme death metal sounds.

          BEWARE OF THE ROCKTRON 9VOLT ADAPTER IT DOSE NOT FIT!!!!

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          5.0

          A weapon for any true metal head!!!!!

          Pros

          • Diverse Tone Control
          • Solidly constructed

          Cons

          • Dont waste your time
          • If You Play Solid State

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal:

          So ive endid up with a 1964 gibson dicoverer amp. This is a great vintage all tube amp, but it is in no way shape or form metal. It has no over drive or distortion @ all. So i bought the zombie pedal to give it the brutal distortion it needs. You can get alot of metal tones out of this thing.
          Scooped mids, or modern grit. Its built solid enough, i find it works best for me if i keep the pedal volume down and amp volume up this gives more thikness and depth to the thin frail clean sound of my 1964 gibson amp. but bottom line you gotta tweek to find what sounds best to your ears. All im sayin great product you get what you pay for.

          BEWARE OF THE ROCKTRON 9VOLT ADAPTER IT DOES NOT FIT!!!!!!!!!!

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Pretty

          By Chinoclone-OEN1E

          from DEF-Town, TN

          Comments about Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal:

          I have owned one of these pedals for almost 6 years...and I never really just enjoyed the sound that came from it. It was only when I hooked it up to my Peavy Valve King head here recently that I actually got blown away by it. You can play it on a solidstate but you just wont get the same feeling as playing tube dude. If you do get this pedal though, get an EQ and boost your signal. I'm positive you'll love your new tone. I like brutal noise like Black Dalia Murder, Suicide Silence, and A Plea For Purging and I can dial it in well and own that shizz. I run this with an MXR ten band EQ to do it though.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Impressive in many aspects

          By JLO

          from OR

          Comments about Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal:

          I picked up one of these for fun just to add more variety to my rig which consists of either a DSL50 or a JMP Mark II-Lead head into a miked 12" Vintage 30 in an isolation cab or 4x12. I run the amps about a third to half volume: enough to move the speaker cone. I already have a TS-808 and an Ibz TubeKing on the front end of this set-up so the Rocktron was facing real competition as far as remaining on the pedal board.I swear you can hear Satan's laughter when slamming a cord or running through an arpegio with this pedal. Rapid single note runs remain agressive and crisp are not lost with this oedal: no blurry mush here. Even subtle cord voicings also seem to be augmented by this pedal. Having owned a Mesa Recto-Pre, a GB Diablo and other "heavy amps" I was glad to hear the heay tones this produces while giving IMHO better lead tones (smooth and howling and not grainy). Neck pup leads are amaizing on a Smartwood LP with this pedal. Lots of useful settings, but I prefer to keep the drive level half way-pushing the bass a bit and leveling off the treble.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Somewhat disappointed

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal:

          I've had this pedal for about a year now and really enjoy the quality of sound through this pedal. I run this pedal in front of two setups. One being a crate head and half-stack. The other being an original 65' Fender Deluxe Reverb. It sounds great through both,and has plenty of "chunk" through the half-stack. However, it has seen what I would consider low to medium use and went on the fritz in the middle of our last show. When I step on the switch, it sometimes comes on and sometimes goes off. I figured it was a bad switch and replaced it to no avail. This only leads me to believe that the issue could be in the board. Simple soldering is my limit so I'm on the looks for something else. Great while it lasted though.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Alright pedal

          By Darkmoon

          from THE MIDWEST!!

          Comments about Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal:

          It is a good pedal and it had really rugged construction, but the sound isnt really that good. It isnt "monsterously heavy" it's pretty mids-heavy. what you really want to do is ue your amp's eq or an eq pedal with this to get a good sound of it. It is really good to switch over to it from your amps distortion for a guitar solo, because it cuts thru the mix. overall, not bad, not super-awesome, but not bad.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Read Before Buying

          By Ostia

          from NY

          Comments about Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal:

          This is a great pedal but please read what its about before you buy it. Do not buy it if you think you can hook this up to your Marshall MG100 and sound like a Mesa Dual Rect. I have a Valveking head and this sounds great in front of it. Very Transparent and warm when the heads bright switch is disengaged. But I played this in front of my Peavey Express combo and other solid states and it does not come close. NOT MONSTER gain but enough to get some KSE and Shadows Fall Style Distortion. Listen to their guitars, Very Transparent and that is the key. So please try this with a Tube amp and not a solid state because it will be 2 different sounds. Scale Back the gain on this and very nice over driven tone. Very Bluesy almost.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Monster Tone

          By R.B. Guitar Svc.

          from St. Louis MO

          Comments about Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal:

          Every body says this pedal only works well with tube amps. Not True. I play progressive hard rock through my Zombie and an Epiphone Triggerman 100 half stack.I am playing a Jay Turser custom SG style guitar as well as a kit Les Paul. Both deliver huge chunky tone through this pedal. With it's affordable price tag and great tone you cant go wrong.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Mesa in a little box

          By Jnuh

          from seattle

          Comments about Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion Pedal:

          I play through a Traynor ycv40wr plus the 1x12 extension cab. Needless to say if I want thick chunky distortion i need to have a pedal to do so. (the tranor is a great blues amp, btw).This little pedal was the answer to my prayers, but still is NOT for all players. If you're looking to hook this guy up to an all tube amp, you have a great chance of getting a dual rectifier type sound. If you have a solid state amp it will be very fizzy and lack the feel the pedal is meant to have (sound that "gets up and walks out of your cabinet"). I palm mute quite a bit when i play and this thing chugs along with the best mesa can give. It sounds very very close. If you can not afford a mesa and you KNOW you want some of the metal tones a dual rec can provide you, this pedal is made just for you. If you just want a heavy sound, and are not looking for something that sounds like a dual rec, you need to try out other pedals. If money really isn't an issue, then you should know better and just spring for the dual rectifier. While the zombie may sound close, it will never be the real thing....

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