This pedal was originally designed for J.Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. He requested two Box of RockTM pedals in one box with two stomp switches. He uses that regularly on stage now, but we did one (or two) better with the one we’re releas- ing to the public… we made it so you can adjust the sub frequencies (like the DistortronTM), and you can convert either channel to a Super Hard-OnTM. In this way, you can config- ure the pedal to be two Distortrons cascaded, two Super Hard-Ons cascaded (like a Super Duper 2-in-1TM), or a Box of RockTM with boost, or a Super Hard-OnTM (SHO) going into a Box of RockTM. Distortion/boost heaven! Whee!!!
Let’s go over the controls:
DRIVE: Sets the amount of distortion in DistortronTM mode, and sets the amount of boost in SHO mode. It may crackle when turned. This is perfectly normal.
TONE: Adjust for treble content. Start around 2:00 o’clock. This knob only does stuff in DistortronTM mode.
VOLUME: Adjust for output volume level.
DIS / BOOST Switch: Changes the circuit from a DistortronTM
to Super Hard-OnTM boost.
SUBS Switch: “2-1-3” lets you choose the full “Box of Rock” sub amount (3) or two different lower levels of subs depending on your amp’s needs. Only works in DistortronTM mode.