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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!