Zvex Box of Rock Dino Faceplate
Namm Show Limited Edition
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 use the BOR effectively with many different amplifiers, but to get the sound anticipated by the designer, try it through a Marshall at least once. You may use your guitar's volume control to adjust for the exact amount of distortion you need, all the way down to very clean and clear with most drive settings.
The BOR also contains an extremely high-headroom, unity-to-50X gain booster with nominal input impedance and low hiss. It is very similar to the SHO boost circuit, with refinements to make it sound more like a standard amp input and less glassy. The boost channel can be used alone or in conjunction with the "distortion engine" channel. The boost channel follows the distortion channel so that the distortion is able to hit your amp harder. Be careful, this pedal will tear the walls down!
Uses one 9V battery (preferably alkaline, but the unit is shipped with a carbon-zinc battery.) The low current operation of this pedal's circuit will give you a long battery life. Current draw is approximately 3mA. A DC power jack (standard BOSS configuration with center negative - adapter NOT included) is provided on the side of the pedal. Use a high-quality 9V adaptor for all high-gain effects!