Vox Tone Garage Pedals

Drawing inspiration from custom-tuned classic cars, Vox introduces five all-analog Tone Garage pedals.

Vox Tone Garage V8 DistortionVox Tone Garage Straight 6 Drive PedalVox Tone Garage

The series feature three tube driven stompboxes (distortion, overdrive and boost) and two analog circuit pedals (fuzz and analog delay).

All the pedals feature discrete hardware without any op-amps or ICs (Integrated Circuits). They are built using capacitors, resistors, transistors, and coils from the ground up, to ensure that the signal goes through an all-analog path. Vox did not stop at just providing classic tones, they also included a wealth of modern tone shaping options for modern players to craft their own sounds. Each pedal comes with a convenient toggle switch for altering the EQ voicing.

Unlike other bulky analog/tube pedals, these new pedals surprisingly come in a regular size, and they all follow a distinct chassis design that is both functional and aesthetic. According to Vox, they "named the series Tone Garage for its boutique-inspired, hot-rodded and modded designs that deliver classic and unique tones not found elsewhere".

The V8 Distortion, Straight 6 Drive and Flat 4 Boost pedals all come with a carefully-matched, high voltage VOX 12AX7 tube. This new vacuum tube circuit technology from Vox delivers high voltage (200V) to a 12AX7 tube using either six AA batteries or the optional DC9V power adapter. This tube circuit allows the pedals to provide the same dynamics and response found on older tube amplifiers and effects.

Vox Tone Garage

The Flat 4 Boost pedal lets you boost the mid and treble frequencies to your liking. Aside from the high voltage vacuum tube in its circuit, the pedal also features a passive Baxandall EQ circuit for a more natural sounding tone when engaged. The Straight 6 Overdrive pedal is designed to reproduce classic British amp overdrive characters while having a wealth of tone options. It is ideal for guitarists that own American amps but need that British crunch from time to time. The Straight 6 Overdrive also comes with a 12AX7 tube built into the pedal. The third and hottest tube driven Tone Garage pedal is the new V8 Distortion, featuring the same analog and tube circuitry but modified for high-gain applications.

The Double Deca is meant to be a versatile analog delay pedal, featuring three V3205 Bucket Brigade chips. Although not as powerful as digital circuits, Bucket Brigade chips are favored for their short but organic sounding echoes. Vox was able to design the pedal to provide up to 900ms of delay time. Last but not the least is the Trike Fuzz, an octave fuzz pedal that features specially-selected diodes, in boutique pedal building fashion. It provides a wide range of fuzz sounds and lets you mix in an octave up or octave down sound, or both.

The Vox Tone Garage Series is expected to be available before the summer of 2013 ends. The Trike Fuzz pedal will retail for $139, while the other pedals will have a tag price of $159. You can visit Vox Amps for more information.

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