NAMM Show 2014

The easiest way people found us was to Look for the 2 ugliest guys in the building and that was Rockett!! WINTER NAMM 2014 was a blast! If we missed you, here’s a quick video of our weekend.

The Best Sounds

Guthrie Trapp was born Feb 3 1979 in Pensacola, FL. and raised on the Florida/Alabama gulf coast. His family had a great love for music and was exposed to many genres from a young age. Guthrie started playing blues harmonica at age 7 with his uncle and at 10 moved on to guitar with mandolin following soon after. At 13 he joined a local bluegrass group playing lead guitar and mandolin.

Revolver

The Mark Sampson designed Revolver was created based off of a custom stereo amp that Mark designed. I sat and played that amp for hours and was just mesmerized at how magical the sound was! The Revolver is an exact re-creation of that circuit and, in some respects, is even better! The Revolver is a stereo splitter/EQ and Boost that you can use as a stereo splitter, with no vibe, and then you can bring the vibe into the mix if you choose. The Boost/EQ section has that classic Mark Sampson chime that we are all used to so expect lush, beautiful, bell-like tones all the way around!

RP-Manual-logo2 JRAD Revolver Manual and Warranty

Lemon Aid

The Lemon Aid was the most difficult pedal to name due its versatility. It is a boost pedal in essence but it also acts as a sort of preamp or frequency modifier. This pedal offers a clean, treble and full boost all in one. However, each boost position is adjustable in several aspects. You can make any one of the desired boost settings either thicker or thinner or you can cut the overall output to make the effect more subtle. The combination of all of the available settings gives you a myriad of boosts and frequency modifications. We love to use it as a lead boost for any overdrive but, on its own, you can achieve the most lush and beautiful clean tones that sustain incredibly well. You can also run the pedal on its loudest setting and slam the front end of your amp for natural, crunchy tones. The Lemon Aid works equally well as a bass boost and an acoustic guitar preamp. This pedal will honestly improve the tones of every other overdrive pedal on your board! RP-Manual-logo2 JRAD Lemon Aid Manual and Warranty

Chicken Soup

The Chicken Soup Overdrive was aimed at the Nashville crowd. This pedal gives you that extremely transparent, “twanky” tone, as we like to say. It’s great for Teles and Strats. Think ODR-1 but improved. This pedal is very simple but very effective as well. The Chicken Soup Overdrive is extremely quiet and has true bypass just like all of our pedals.

RP-Manual-logo2 JRAD Chicken Soupl Manual and Warranty


Alien Echo

The Alien Echo is our offering to achieve vintage, analog sounds and worn out tape delay sounds. The modulation is random and unpredictable, similar to a tape delay. Modulation is also foot switchable for on the fly effect changes. The tone control only affects the delay signal and, depending on where it is set, will dictate vintage analog or worn out tape delay sounds. This is an extremely musical delay that can go from lush, magical, long delays to warm, country, slap-back delays. If you mess with the modulation you can get some pretty crazy sounds, which is where we came up with the name.

RP-Manual-logo2  JRAD Alien Echo Manual and Warranty

Flex Drive

The Flex Drive is our most versatile overdrive of the bunch. This was our attempt to achieve the Malcolm sound, which is one of our favorite rhythm tones ever! However, the Flex Drive will get you all the way to VH-2, which happens to be one of our favorite lead tones ever! Luckily enough, all of the settings in between can achieve amazing blues and country tones as well and this is why we call it the Flex Drive. This is just an incredible tool for studio and live performances!

RP-Manual-logo2 JRAD Flex Drive Manual and Warranty