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Nice distortion, bro: J. Rockett’s Broverdrive conjures dirt tones that go from “mild to wild”

(Image credit: J. Rockett Audio Designs)

J. Rockett Audio Designs has unveiled the Broverdrive, promising “single-coil chewiness to heavier humbucker driven tones” that go from “mild to wild.”

The new overdrive pedal boasts controls for LevBro, BroGain and BroTone (decipher those names on your own, bro).

There’s also a stainless steel enclosure, true bypass switching and a self-serviceable replaceable speedswitch for on-the-spot repairs.

As for what it sounds like?

Well, here’s what it doesn’t sound like: “We wanted to make something that wasn’t another derivative of a tube amp in a box or another Tube Screamer copy,” said J. Rockett’s Chris Van Tassel. 

The Broverdrive is available now for $199.

For more information or to purchase, head to J. Rockett Audio Designs (opens in new tab).

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.