VOX TONE GARAGE FLAT 4 BOOST PEDAL
VOX TONE GARAGE SERIES PEDALS – THE PURE ESSENCE OF ANALOGUE EFFECTS PROCESSORS
With their Tone Garage series off effects pedals, VOX have captured the pure essence of analogue in these compact effect units by pairing carefully selected components with a unique design philosophy. The philosophy of the Tone Garage series is to perfectly convey every performance nuance with inimitable tonal character without compromising the sound of the guitar. These pedals, which feature carefully selected analog parts such as vacuum tubes and BBD chips, use rigorously refined discrete circuits. VOX’s unique new Hi-Volt technology allows the internal tube to operate at 200 volts, even when using battery power.
VOX TONE GARAGE FLAT 4 BOOST PEDAL AT A GLANCE
• FLAT 4 BOOST feature a full range booster that delivers true vacuum tube sound
• All-discrete circuitry – the result of a relentless design philosophy
• True bypass design provides tonal confidence even when the effect is off
• Tough die-cast body that stands up to the rigors of the road
• Newly developed Hi-Volt technology allows the tube to operate at 200V, even on battery power
• Gain control lets you adjust the tonal character
• Heater current’s slow start circuit ensures vacuum tube longevity
VOX TONE GARAGE FLAT 4 BOOST PEDAL – A VERSATILE FULL-RANGE BOOSTER
The VOX TONE GARAGE FLAT 4 BOOST PEDAL takes advantage of VOX’s newly developed Hi-Volt technology and provide not only the warm tone expected from a tube but also the all important feel and dynamics.
This vacuum tube booster can be used for a mid-boost, treble-boost and overdrive as well as a full-range boost. Its Baxandall tone circuit allows adjustment from the flat position to the desired boost or cut range.
Raising the gain will gradually apply a low-cut, giving you an overdrive sound that’s strongly reminiscent of today’s sought after vintage tones.
An independent mid-boost switch lets you switch the response of the mid-range, ideal for playing lead. This is a great unit for blues guitarists who wish to highlight their picking nuances.
VOX TONE GARAGE FLAT 4 BOOST PEDAL ALL DISCRETE WIRED CIRCUITRY
The internal structure of the Tone Garage series contains absolutely no integrated circuits such as op-amp ICs. Every pedal in this remarkable series consists only of individual parts such as transistors, resistors, capacitors and coils. In other words, this series uses unmistakably all-discrete circuitry. Featuring true-bypass design and guided by a relentlessly honed design philosophy, only carefully selected parts are used. These pedals provide an excellent response to the subtle picking nuances of the discerning guitarist and deliver tone previously unheard of at this price.
VOX TONE GARAGE FLAT 4 BOOST PEDAL DIE-CAST BODY
Each pedal in the Tone Garage series features a tough aluminum die-cast body for outstanding durability. It will stand up to hard knocks during your stage performances. Simply seeing the killer graphics is enough to rev your motor and take your performance up a notch. The power supply, vacuum tube, and other internal circuitry are partially visible, projecting VOX’s traditional design sensibility via appearance as well as sound.
VOX TONE GARAGE FLAT 4 BOOST PEDAL NEW HI-VOLT TECHNOLOGY
VOX has developed a new vacuum tube circuit technology. This new technology is called Hi-Volt and delivers high voltage to a 12AX7 vacuum tube by using 6 x AA batteries or an (optional) 240VAC DC9V power supply. Hi-Volt delivers 200V to a 12AX7 tube stage.
Hi-Volt technology enables the vacuum tube to operate at 200V while still running on a battery. This enables a true drive sound that overturns your expectations for a compact effect unit.
The discrete circuit works at 20V, which is still considered high voltage operation compared to other general effects products. The result is a natural and dynamic tone which is similar to that of a vacuum tube amplifier. Even though vacuum tubes are considered big by modern component size standards, VOX engineers were able to keep these pedals small, so you don’t have to worry about them taking up too much space on your pedal board.
VOX TONE GARAGE FLAT 4 BOOST PEDAL GAIN CONTROL LETS YOU VARY THE CHARACTER OF YOUR SOUND
The solid-state amplification circuit has been designed so that when adjusting the gain control, its position does not simply change the amplitude, it also changes the tonal character of the signal. From zero to max, it yields an array of highly usable and natural overdrive tones.
VOX TONE GARAGE FLAT 4 BOOST PEDAL CAREFULLY DESIGNED POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT TO EXTEND TUBE LIFESPAN
High current flows through a vacuum tube when the power is turned on so VOX Engineers incorporated a heater current slow start circuit that extends the lifespan of the vacuum tube and also avoids malfunctions if an (optional) AC adapter is used.
VOX TONE GARAGE FLAT 4 BOOST PEDAL SPECIFICATIONS:
o Input impedance: 1M Ω
o Output Impedence: 2.2k Ω
o Vacuum Tube: ECC83 / 12AX7
o Connections: INPUT jack (guitar input), OUTPUT jack (line output)
o Vacuum tube operating voltage: 200 V
o Consumption Current: 240 mA
o Dimensions: W87 x D132 x H63mm (3.43 x 5.20 x 2.48inches)
o Weight: 420 g (14.81oz)(excluding battery)
o Battery Life: Approximately 7 hours
o Included Accessories: 6 x AA alkaline battery (for verifying operation)
o Optional Accesories: 240VAC DC9V Adapter (please contact for pricing and availability)