The Vexter Box of Rock is a silkscreened version of ZVex’s first distortion pedal, highly specialized to simulate the „everything on 10“ sound of a classic Marshall amplifier. Use your guitar’s volume control to adjust the amount of distortion you need, all the way down to very clean and clear with most drive settings. The silkscreened ZVex Box has one „Distortron Engine“ stomp switch”that’s no typo, but what Mr. Vex himself calls his distortion circuit. The Box of Rock also contains an extremely high-headroom, unity-to-50X gain booster with nominal input impedance and low hiss.
Price: CHF 229.00
The Tremorama is to the Seek-Trem as the Ooh-Wah is to the Seek-Wah. If you’re able to understand that, you must be pretty familiar with ZVex products! Basically, the Tremorama has all of the functions of the Seek-Trem plus it has an extra footswitch on the left that allows you to select random mode, which sounds a little bit like a bad guitar cord that’s cutting in and out in time with the tremolo speed.
Otherwise the Tremorama is an eight-stage sequencer-controlled tremolo pedal. The controls are, from left to right, 4/8/6 step selector switch, speed (tempo), and 8 sequencer volume controls. All of the controls work in the opposite direction from conventional because the pots are smoother this way. This means you have to turn them to the left to make them louder, or in the case of the speed control, to make it faster. There is also a true-bypass stomp switch which causes the sequencer to halt and wait at step number 1 until the pedal is turned back on.
Price: CHF 359.00
Creator Zach Vex has a warning for those considering the Vexter Series Super Duper 2-in-1 Boost: „I WARNED YOU TO BE CAREFUL. When using this pedal, start off slow, and monitor your amp for potential damage.“ This is no joke-with two Super Hard On circuits in one enclosure, this pedal is dangerously loud!
Channel 1 is a conventional Super Hard On, with a gain control on the far right and a yellow LED to let you know when it’s engaged. If you’re familiar with the SHO, you know that it’s a very sparkly sounding, high input-impedance preamp with incredible headroom, wide-ranging gain (unity to 60X!), and a maximum volume that will knock out your fillings. Channel one has no Master Volume control, but it’s cascaded into Channel 2, which does.
Channel 2 and Master Volume
This channel has the very same circuit as Channel 1, but the bleeder resistor on the output has been replaced with a Master Volume control, allowing you to turn down the output volume even if the gain is cranked. When Channel 2 or both channels are on, the Master Volume is active.
Price: CHF 239.00