VOX ICE 9 Overdrive Pedal Review

VOX ICE 9 Overdrive Pedal Review

VOX Joe Satriani ICE 9 Overdrive Pedal

Thanks to the Rock Garage for letting me demo this pedal – if you like what you hear check out the Rock Garage Website

Loaded with personality, the Ice 9 overdrive pedal is fourth in a series of effect pedals created in collaboration between world-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani and VOX. With two distinct overdrive modes, versatile tone-shaping, and the ever-popular “More” switch, the Ice 9 delivers a wide range of inspiring tones, yet remains remarkably easy to use. The name comes from the title of one of Joe Satriani’s popular songs on his smash album, Surfing with the Alien (1987).

Ice9 features

Two voices of overdrive: Vintage or Modern Gain and Volume knobs offer exacting distortion control Tone and Bass controls deliver detailed tone-shaping The signature Joe Satriani ‘More’ button

BOSS Fender 63 FRV-1 Reverb Pedal Review

BOSS Fender 63 FRV-1 Reverb Pedal Review

BOSS Fender FRV-1 ’63 Reverb Pedal vs Fender Deluxe Reverb Amplifier Reverb Tank.

A big  thanks to the Rock Garage for allowing me to demo this unit on my channel! If you’re after one of these units please check the Rock Garage Website.

The official BOSS Fender FRV-1 ’63 Reverb Pedal Website:

A classic reborn — the legendary sound of the 1963 Fender® Spring Reverb returns as a modern stompbox. BOSS and Fender® USA have collaborated to create the FRV-1, a stunning recreation of the legendary ’63 Fender® Reverb via COSM technology. The FRV-1 puts that timeless tube-driven reverb sound under your foot in a tough, reliable compact pedal.

A timeless classic — the Fender® Spring Reverb is the sound that launched the surf-music phenomenon, and is a staple of rockabilly, country, and blues. Later, it became commonplace in grunge and other modern genres. Now the same legendary sound can be had in an affordable, rugged compact pedal.

Recreates the legendary sound of the 1963 Fender® Reverb via COSM technology
Easy operation with three classic controls for Dwell, Tone, and Mix for creating sounds from buttery warmth to sparkling twang
Cool, retro appearance
Road-tough BOSS metal construction

(4.8 / 5)
I give the BOSS FRV-1 Reverb pedal a 4.8/5
This is a fantastic pedal from Boss in conjunction with Fender.  It’s by far the best Reverb pedal I have had a chance to use over the years.  If you’re into your Fender Reverb sound, this is as good as it gets in a nice, small and compact package.

 

Egnater Tweaker 40 Amplifier Review

Egnater Tweaker 40 Amplifier Review

Thanks to the rock garage for letting me demo this amplifier. You can check it out on the Rock Garage website

Official Egnater Tweaker 40 112 website
The Tweaker-40 112 is a two channel, 40-watt, 1×12″ combo, driven by two premium 6L6 power tubes and three hand selected 12AX7 preamp tubes. Packed with the features gigging musicians have been asking for, the Tweaker 40 expands Egnater’s award-winning Tweaker Series. The eleven on board Tweaker switches provide unparalleled flexibility for shaping your tone.

The Tweaker 40 112 is loaded with a custom built Celestion® Elite GH-50 speaker which is a 50-watt version of the classic Celestion® G12H-30. A rugged 2-button footswitch is included.

(2.5 / 5)
My honest review of this amp gives it a 2.5/5.  I think the Egnater amplifiers are let down by their horrible cabinet quality and design.  The whole thing can just rattle and the closed back cabinet is a terrible idea when an amp is so small.  Check out others before buying this.