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T-Rex Engineering SpinDoctor 2 Overdrive Preamp Guitar Effects Pedal   

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Musicians were astonished when T-Rex Effects released the original SpinDoctor pedal, a tube-driven preamp stomp box with 4 programmable channels, a f...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Brilliant features, stunning design - great thing just got better.

Musicians were astonished when T-Rex Effects released the original SpinDoctor pedal, a tube-driven preamp stomp box with 4 programmable channels, a full set of tone controls, motorized knobs and gorgeous vintage tone. Now, there’s the T-Rex SpinDoctor2 pedal, which offers all the amazing features of the original, but has revamped guts that deliver a wider spectrum of clean and dirty sounds and an even more rich and vibrant tone.

Broaden and deepen your amp with 4 custom channels of analogue overdrive – each with its own settings for gain, bass, mid, treble, presence and output level. A “lead” button takes you over the edge. Bypass your SpinDoctor2 from any channel for a clean sound straight from your amp.

Use the SpinDoctor2 as a tube preamp, just plug it directly into a power amp via the output jack. In the studio, use the speaker-simulation output to plug into a studio mixer or AD converter connected to your computer. Special level and frequency knobs let you set the volume and define the character of your virtual cabinet.

SpinDoctor2 is a masterpiece of sonic art and a triumph of design – packing a stunning array of features into a set of controls so intuitive and easy to use, you’ll have to try to believe it.

4 channels of T-Rex tone that you can set gain, tone and output exactly how you want. Switching between channels and making adjustments on the fly is simple, fast and intuitive.

Tone controls let you tune your tone (bass, mid, treble and presence) for each individual channel. When you switch channels, all your settings change too, so you always have perfect depth, sustain and edge no matter how much gain you apply.

Motorized knobs move when you switch channels, like faders on a state-of-the-art studio mixing board. They’re way cool, but they also provide mission-critical visual cues that let you monitor your settings at a glance.

Get the entire spectrum of analogue gain in a single knob. Turn it down low for a warm clean sound. Turn it up for serious gain. For even more gain, hit the boost button and blast off into the stratosphere of world-class overdrive.

FEATURES
  • 4 Channel Buttons: select the channel (A, B, C, D) you want to play through or edit.
  • Gain knob
  • Tone knob and Bass, Mid, Treb, Pres buttons
  • Level knob
  • Lead button
  • Store button saves your settings.
  • Power supply connector - use the included T-Rex power supply only

This is a pedal you’ll never want to play without, call or click to order.

SPECIFICATIONS

SpinDoctor 2 Overdrive Preamp Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Input: 1/4” standard jack
  • Output: 1/4” standard jack
  • SIM. OUT: 1/4” standard jack
  • Input impedance: >1M ohm
  • Output impedance: <1K ohm
  • Shipping weight: 3 kg
  • Powered by 1 high-grade T-Rex 12AX7 triode tubes

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3.0

Not what I expected

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from CFO, OH

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Pros

  • Easily Programmed
  • Great Build Quality
  • Innovative Design

Cons

  • Kills Bass
  • Limited Tonal Control
  • Mushy Distortion

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about T-Rex Engineering SpinDoctor 2 Overdrive Preamp Guitar Effects Pedal:

First, the Good: I wish all pedals were this easy to program! No hidden menus, and the mechanized pots make for an interesting and highly usable interface. Also, this thing is built like a tank. If you treat it with respect, it should last for a long time. This is also an innovative design that happens to look cool.
The Bad: I was hoping that the Bass control would ADD bass. My expectation was that the 12 o'clock position would be "flat" and that 5 o'clock would give a boost. WRONG. 5 o'clock is "flat". The range of the tone controls is just not wide enough for my taste. Also, I feel like this thing actually takes away from the sound and feel of my guitars. My hope was to run this into a Roland GA-112 as a pre-booster/EQ. A/B'ing the Spin Doctor's distortion vs. the Roland, I like the Roland WAY better. To my ears, the OD/dist on the SD2 just sounds mushy and flatulent.
You may want to try this though to see if it compliments your rig. The design and build quality justify giving it a try...but I'm returning mine.

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5.0

Real tube tone makes all the difference

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from Charlotte, NC

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  • Excellent Sound Quality

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    Best Uses

      Comments about T-Rex Engineering SpinDoctor 2 Overdrive Preamp Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I bought this at its new, lower price. For practice, I had been using a modeler which I liked, but I always knew that it sounded a bit "plasticky." Wow! The Spindoctor 2 sounds like my real tube amp, which makes sense since it IS a real tube amp. No modeler sounds close.

      Here's my new setup: A/B pedal going to a TC Nova and then the Spindoctor 2 on one side and going to a Zoom G3 modeler on the other side. The Spindoctor 2 and the Zoom go into a mixer. Now, I can use my Zoom to lay down a loop for practice, and then I can switch in the Nova and the Spindoctor 2 to play over the loop. It works great.

      Be aware that the Spindoctor 2 does not switch patches instantaneously. To me, this isn't a problem, because I can get my different tonalities from one patch plus adding or disabling distortion from the Nova. Having said this, the Spindoctor's 4 presets are great. I have one set up for clean tone, another slightly dirty, another on the Zeppelin side of distortion, and the last, with the boost engaged, for a Metallica-type tone. Add a dirt pedal in front of that, and you can get really screaming lead tones.

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      5.0

      OMG

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      from West Chester, PA

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

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          Comments about T-Rex Engineering SpinDoctor 2 Overdrive Preamp Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I think it's the only right thing I bought in my life. It has incredible sound, the best overdrive pedal I used in my life.

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