Vox StompLab Series - Compact Multi-Effects

Vox introduces the StompLab Series, four compact multi-effect pedals packed with modeled amps and effects.

StompLab 2G
StompLab 2G

The StompLab 1G is meant for guitars with the StompLab 2G having an onboard expression pedal. Bassists can go for StompLab 1B or the expression pedal equipped StompLab 2B.

Vox designed the StompLab series to be as small and compact as possible without sacrificing sound and features. Their sizes make them easy to carry around as they conveniently fit into a regular gig bag. They can also be easily integrated into pedalboards.

Although they are small, these multi-effects units pack quite a punch with over 100 amp modeling and effects for the StompLab 1G and 60 total effects for the StompLab 1B. The StompLab series feature a sound engine that is based on Vox VT+ series of modeling amps, and their ToneLab series multi-effects. It comes with 100 presets and will let you save 20 of your own effect patches. Out of the many effects included in each new multieffect pedal, you can use up to 8 effect models simultaneously.

StompLab 1G and 1B
StompLab 1G and 1B

Tweaking multi-effect units can be a bit confusing to some so to make it easier to use, Vox implemented a straightforward type of sound selection using familiar musical styles like blues, rock, jazz, ballad or metal. This method, combined with straightforward gain and level knobs, will help simplify the process of finding the right sound combination which inexperienced users will appreciate.

The StompLab 1G has 103 types of modeling effects while the StompLab 2G comes with 104. You get 8 Filter type pedals, 18 Drive and Boost effects, 9 Modulation, 8 Delay effects and 3 types of Reverb. And on top of all those effects, you have a staggering number of 44 Amp models and 12 Cabinet models to choose from, covering tones from clean to high gain metal.

StompLab 2B
StompLab 2B

The StompLab 1B and 2B on the other hand feature 9 Filter effect types, 8 Drive and Boost effects, 9 Modulation, 8 Delay effects and 3 types of reverb. You also have 10 modeled amps and 12 modeled cabinets available, allowing for impressive tone variations that can handle various musical genres.

Rounding off the features, is a noise reduction effect and a built-in auto chromatic tuner with bypass and mute functions. Portability and multiple features are of no use if the pedal easily breaks, thankfully Vox packed these features into sturdy metal housings.

Checkout the official video demo here:

These pedals will be in direct competition with other affordable and compact multi-effect units like those from Zoom and Boss. The StompLab series is expected to be available fall 2012 with a retail price of $69.99 for the 1G and 1B and $89.99 for the expression pedal equipped 2G and 2B.

For more information and for the complete technical specifications, you can visit Vox Amps

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1. Is it a true bypass effect or not ?

Probably not

Vox did not mention true bypass on the product specs. Note that most multi-effects do not have true bypass switching.

It is not true bypass

It is not true bypass, in fact this makes this unit suck. I have a Fender JB and Aguilar amp and thought I could use it for some digital effects throught de fx loop but it destroys your tone in the bypass mode... I'm very unhappy with this one.

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