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Vox announces Tone Garage series effects pedals

July 22, 2013
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Vox Amplification has added the Tone Garage series of guitar pedals to its lineup. The series is comprised of five effects units that feature all-analog circuitry.The Flat 4 Boost, the V8 Distortion, and the Straight 6 Drive all feature a carefully-matched, high voltage Vox 12AX7 tube. The Flat 4 Boost also incorporates a passive Baxandall EQ circuit. The Double Deca Analog Delay features three V3205 Bucket Brigade chips, and the Trike Fuzz octave/fuzz pedal features specially-selected, high-quality diodes. Vox engineers named the series "Tone Garage" for its boutique-inspired, hot-rodded and modded designs that deliver classic and unique tones not found elsewhere.

The pedals' all-discrete circuits use no op-amps or ICs (Integrated Circuits), instead using individual transistors, resistors, capacitors, and coils. Specially-created for three of the pedals in this series is a new VOX vacuum tube circuit technology called "Hi-Volt," which delivers high voltage (200V) to a 12AX7 vacuum tube using the included six AA batteries or an optional DC9V adaptor (fairly unique to a high voltage pedal, Tone Garage pedals can run on most commonly-found DC9V power supplies). The result is highly dynamic and responsive tones with the feel and dynamic range players associate with vacuum tube amps.

All five pedals are equipped with a convenient toggle switch that's designed to alter the EQ for additional sonic options, and each is housed in a sturdy aluminum die cast body to withstand the rigors of the road. Battery life is approximately seven hours with six AA batteries.

Additional Tone Garage Series features include:
 
Flat 4 Boost
Full range boost with mid and treble boost
High voltage design for maximum tube tone
Passive Baxandall EQ circuit for a pure and natural tone
 
Straight 6 Overdrive
Classic British overdrive with wide range of dynamics
High voltage design featuring a 12AX7 for maximum tube tone
 
V8 Distortion
High-gain distortion ideal for heavy riffs and solos
High voltage design featuring a 12AX7 for maximum tube tone
 
Double Deca Delay
Multi-function Analog delay pedal
Three V3205 BBD Bucket Brigade Chips
Up to 900ms of delay time
 
Trike Fuzz
Multi-functional octave fuzz pedal
Wide range of vintage, thick-sounding, fuzz tones using special, hand-selected diodes
Octave up, Octave down or a mixture of both
The VOX ToneGarage series of guitar effects pedals will be available in late Summer 2013, with the following U.S. Street prices:

$139 - Trike Fuzz; $159 - V8, Straight 6, Double Deca Delay, Flat 4
 

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