Rocktron guitar pedals and rack effects are designed and manufactured in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA. Review the Roctron range below in grid and product list format. The Rocktron product range includes high quality boutique guitar stompboxes, rack mounted noise reduction units and amplifiers. Rocktron was founded in 1983 by Bob Waller and colleagues with the aim of producing top quality signal processing, amplification and guitar effects. Rocktron’s first product was the HUSH® noise reduction. The HUSH technology was the first single-ended noise reduction designed specifically for guitar. Over twenty years later, HUSH stands as the industry standard and has been used by a plethora of guitar greats. Rocktron make guitar effects in both stompbox and rack mounted effect unit styles.
Over the years Rocktron products of all types have been used by professional guitarists including Dave Mustaine, Brian May, George Lynch, Prince, Slash, Steve Stevens, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Gary Moore and many more. Bands that have used Rocktron products include Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Papa Roach, Black Sabbath, Queen, Pearl Jam, U2, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Deftones. This is just a small sample of the long list of professionals who have taken Rocktron products on the road and into the studio.
Review the range of Rocktron Effect Pedals and Rack Mounted Units below. If you decide to buy a Rocktron Rack Mounted Unit or a Rocktron Guitar Effect you are tapping into high quality products used by professional guitar players. Guitar players of all types continue to choose Rocktron for their tone, effects and audio control needs. Rocktron guitar effects users are often loyal to the brand, using multiple Rocktron items in their live and studio setups.
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Rocktron have been at the forefront of guitar product innovation starting in 1984 when Rocktron introduced the first compressors, preamps, enhancers, effects and controllers with built-in noise reduction, along with the first foot-switchable rack mount compressors. 1985 saw the introduction of the first touch-sensitive, digitally-controlled multi-effects preamp. This was followed by the first preamps with on-board speaker simulation, the first DSP processor based on analogue stomp box sounds and the first digital noise reduction.
Further Rocktron product launches have included the Piranha, the VooDu Valve, the Chameleon, the Velocity power amps, the Replifex, the PatchMate, the All Access, the Banshee 2 Talk Box, the Widowmaker and ValveSonic preamps, the Velocity 100 LTD power amp, the Rocktron PowerTap pedal board power supply, and finally the MIDI Raider MIDI controller. In 2000, Rocktron was sold to GHS Corporation.
If you decide to buy a Rocktron Rack Mounted Unit or a Rocktron Guitar Effect you are tapping into high quality products used by professional guitar players. Guitar players of all types continue to choose Rocktron for their tone, effects and audio control needs. Rocktron guitar effects users are often loyal to the brand, using multiple Rocktron items in their live and studio setups.
Rocktron Guitar Pedals and Rack Effects
Review the guitar products listed below, click on the name to be taken to a separate page where you can review the prices of the individual Rocktron Guitar Pedals and Rack Effects.
- Rocktron Buzz Kill Guitar Hum Exterminator Unit
- Rocktron Classic Wah Effect Guitar Pedal
- Rocktron HUSH 2X Guitar Noise Reduction Unit
- Rocktron HUSH Super C Noise Reduction Rack Mount Unit
- Rocktron Reaction Octaver Effect Guitar Pedal
- Rocktron Reaction Phaser Guitar Pedal
- Rocktron Utopia G100 Guitar Multi Effects Pedal Board
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Rocktron : Guitar Effects Explained
A guitar effect unit, pedal or stompbox is an electronic or digital device that alters the input sound from the guitar pick ups. The modified sound is then output to a guitar amplifier or to another effect pedal to be modified further. Using effects is a great way for guitarists to create new and exciting guitar tones.
Common effects include:
- Distortion – this type of guitar effect modifies the input signal to replicate hard driven valve guitar amplifier. There are many variations on this including fuzz guitar pedals, overdrive guitar pedals, distortion guitar pedals, blues guitar pedals, crunch guitar pedals and heavy metal guitar pedals.
- Dynamic – this type of effect modifies the signal but does to shape or modify it. They are used to clean up the signal, boost the pickups or to improve the tone. Review these guitar pickup booster pedal, guitar pre-amp pedal, guitar noise gate pedals, guitar compressor pedals, guitar volume expression pedals and guitar limiter pedals.
- Filter – these effect shape and modify the frequency of the input guitar signal to create new sounds and include guitar wah pedals and guitar graphic equaliser pedals,.
- Modulation – these effects are the most popular and modulate the input signal to create new interesting sounds and include guitar chorus pedals, guitar flanger pedal, guitar phaser pedal, guitar vibe effect pedal, guitar tremolo effect pedal, guitar modulation effect pedal and guitar vibrato effect pedal.
- Pitch – these effects modify the input signal by changing the pitch of the note, for example an octaver may add an extra note one octave higher, one lower or even both. Choose a guitar octaver effect pedal.
- Specialist – these are unique effects that create a new and interesting sound including guitar bit crusher pedal, guitar rotary speaker effect pedal,
- Time and Echo – these effects add reflections of the input signal to thicken the sound and also to add unique echo effects. Choose from guitar digital delay pedal, guitar analog delay pedal, guitar reverb echo effect pedal, guitar tape echo effect pedal,
- Others – there are other unique pedals used for a specific use like acoustic guitar pedals, guitar multi-effects pedal, guitar stereo looper pedal, guitar tuner pedals, amp simulator guitar pedals and aby switch pedals
Most modern effects use solid-state electronics eg computer chips however some old and vintage effects use mechanical components like spring reverb and vacuum tubes. Guitar effect pedals can be either small metal box pedals that are used on the floor eg “stompboxes” or a full rack mounted electronic effects units. Guitar Effect Pedals are typically controlled by a foot-switch, either on the pedal, or as a separate unit on the floor. Guitarists have used effects for many years to modify the sound from the guitar and to create new and exciting sounds for use on new recordings.
There are many makes of guitar pedal on the market, from mass produced, cheap guitar pedals, to expensive custom made pedals that are hand made and used by famous guitar players. Guitar pedals are typically used on stage fitted to a guitar pedal board where the guitarist can switch on and off various effects during a live performance to replica the original recording.