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Tim Pierce Signature Overdrive Pedal from J. Rockett Audio

Tim Pierce Signature Rockett Overdrive

I’m very excited, the folks at Rockett Pedals have designed a dual overdrive pedal with my name on it!!! The pedal has two stages. The first stage is called power amp, it has one knob and is designed to emulate the power section of one of my lifetime favorite amplifiers – the Naylor SuperDrive 60. The second stage is a four knob distortion pedal, with enough tonal variation to enable the guitarist to find the “sweet spot”, no matter or what guitar and amp he or she is using. I just did a video that demonstrates the pedal which you can see below. I deliberately set the amp to a very uninspired tone, basically about one on my divided by 13. This was on purpose to demonstrate the pedal, and force it to do all the work. I have found in general, that overdrive pedals tend to blossom more, and sound better with single coil pickups. But, in general single coil pickups sound more open and offer more dynamic expression than humbucking pickups. This pedal seems to really open up and also offer many more tonal variations with pickups like single coil fenders, P90s, and the Gretsch style pickups. That being said, I use my Les Paul in the video demonstration and the tones are great!! I wanted to offer many thanks to everyone at J. Rockett Audio…… Please check out the video hope you like it!!!! Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

Vemuram Pedals

Vemuram Guitar Pedals Demo

This is the newest Demo Video with Tim Demonstrating The Vemuram Pedal Line. Vemuram Pedals is a Japanese Company that is 100% hand built. Tim shows current 4 Vemuram pedals – The Karen, Jan Ray, Neoplex and Rage e. Vemuram Karen This has Marshall written all over it. Really nice and tight overdrive, without all the compression. Very harmonically rich as you turn the gain up. Think 50 watt Plexi/JTM 45 sounds. Vemuram Jan Ray This is my personal favorite. It sounds and reacts like a turned up blackface Fender amp. More specifically, a Super Reverb. This is a superior drive pedal to pretty much anything I’ve stacked up against it. The bass response is so superb that even bass players are using this thing. Like the rest of its family remains articulate even at its highest gain. Vemuram Neoplex Super limited run of pedals to maybe 100. This has deadstock transistors from an EP3 Echoplex. It is probably the most formidable boost pedal I’ve ever played. Plug in and it sounds like an echoplex, just without the repeats. Vemuram Rage e This is a higher gain pedal. Marshall-esque with a little Bogner, perhaps? Still very articulate while being gainy – very musical, with a punch it up to the next level boost thrown in for good measure. Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!