VOX Amplification Unveils Joe Satriani Satchurator Analog Distortion Pedal at Musikmesse

As part of the evolution of the VOX & Joe Satriani pedal line, VOX Amplification unveiled the first pedal in an ongoing collaboration with the guitar icon at this week's Musikmesse show.

Drawing on Satriani's knowledge accumulated from decades of groundbreaking performances, both live and in the studio, VOX presented a breakthrough in guitar tone - the SatchuratorTM analog distortion pedal.

Designed to Satriani's exact specifications, the pedal produces Satriani's signature tone and adds new features and improvements never before combined in a distortion pedal. After nearly a year of experimentation and road testing, Satriani and the VOX R&D team discovered the secrets to capturing the ultimate distortion tone in a modern-day pedal.

The Satchurator is capable of very high gain levels but operates more quietly and musically than other modern distortion pedals.

It also preserves the tone and pick-attack of the guitarist plugging into it, regardless of style - from subtly distorted blues tones through classic rock and shred. The result is a professional-quality pedal that recaptures sought-after vintage and modern sounds in a powerful, versatile and extremely musical pedal design.

"The Satchurator is the most musical, most dynamic, multi-function distortion pedal I've ever played through," says Satriani.

"This little red box is a monster tone generator. Following my specifications without compromise, and adding design innovations I never thought possible, the VOX team has delivered exactly what I need for the stage as well as the studio: a distortion pedal that responds to my touch, and produces a big, natural, harmonically rich tone compatible with any guitar/pedal/amp configuration."

Controls for Gain, Tone and Volume

  • "More" gain boost switch that enables two footswitchable distortion sounds in one pedal. This gain boost is dramatic when the gain knob is set low, and is a subtle solo boost when gain knob is set to maximum.
  • "Pad" switch that maximizes dynamics and tone with bright guitars and/or effects (such as wah) placed before the distortion
  • High gain, low noise design provides vintage through modern distortion sounds
  • Dynamic circuit is highly responsive to rolling off the guitar's volume and preserves the guitar's high end when the volume is rolled off
  • Cream-colored chicken head knobs for precise positioning and high visibility on dark stages

The VOX Satchurator analog distortion pedal will be available Summer 2008. Please visit www.voxamps.com for more information on the full line as it is made available.