NAMM 2009: Z-Vex Announces New Affordable FX Pedals!
We all know Z-Vex pedals are excellent, some ofthe best there are. But also, they can cost very dear. The new Vextron series aims to offer lower-priced pedals…but with the Z-Vex quality! Check the new releases!
The Distortron is one of the new lower-priced Vextron series pedals. It is the Distrotron Engine side of the Box of Rock with a gain boost switch and sub frequency control switch. Setting 3 is the full subs you get with the Box of Rock. Settings 1 and 2 have reduced subs. Lo gain is the normal BOR level. Hi is boosted gain.
This new silicon fuzz, the Mastotron, will go into production shortly after NAMM 2009. Z-Vex expects to ship them in late April. Like nothing you’ve ever heard before, this unit is not crazy like the fuzz factory, but allows subtle adjustments to a basic very heavy subby fuzz that works well on guitar, bass, keyboards and recorded tracks.
Because it has the “push/relax” knob, you can easily adjust the input impedance from the front panel of the unit, allowing you to adjust the way the fuzz reacts to your playing style. The 3-position subs switch lets the user set how much sub content comes out of the pedal… the widely-variable fuzz control coupled with the tone control and pulse-width control give you amazing control over the detail of the waveshape, sustain, attack, decay and texture of the fuzz.
The “Vextron” series will include two pedals to be shown at 2009 Winter NAMM. This is the lowest-priced Z.Vex Effects series, with simpler graphics, painted instead of the Vexter Series hand-polished boxes, and one silk-screen layer instead of many. It also features a new lower-cost black 3pdt switch which is as durable and reliable as the standard blue 3pdt stomp switch Z-Vex uses in most of their products.