The Big John Pocket Rocket is a Vintage ‘Tube Screamer’ overdrive style effect. It’s the ‘most conventional’ Big John Effect. The tones of Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Creedence Clearwater Revival, George Thorogood, The Meat Puppets, Nirvana, Candlebox, Live, and Eric Clapton (just to name a few) are all attainable using this pedal.
We upgraded the circuit of the best Tube Screamer out there (the original TS-808). This is the only one on which we had to print the circuitboard instead of using perfboard - otherwise it wouldn't fit in it's enclosure! We "Big John'd" it with the very best components, tough wiring and solid soldering.
Simply with Volume, Tone and Gain controls + a great extra "clipping mode" switch to add a slight touch of modern overdrive in asymmetrical mode. Be sure to check out the video!