The Vox Tone Garage Flat 4 Boost Guitar Pedal is an outstanding analog booster that utilizes a real 12AX7 tube and Hi-Volt technology to provide remarkable warmth, feel and dynamics! The Flat 4 pedal can be used as a mid-boost, treble-boost, and overdrive, in addition to a full-range boost. Its Baxandall tone circuit allows adjustment from the flat position to the desired boost or cut range.
Raising the gain will gradually apply a low-cut, giving you an overdrive sound that's strongly reminiscent of sought-after vintage tones. The Vox Tone Garage Flat 4 booster also has an independent mid-boost switch to switch the response of the mid-range for playing lead. This is a great unit for blues guitarists who wish to highlight their picking nuances. The Hi-Volt technology enables the tube to operate at 200V while still running on a battery.
Vox Tone Garage Flat 4 Boost Guitar Pedal Features
What is Hi-Volt?
- Discrete circuitry - the result of a relentless design philosophy
- True bypass design provides tonal confidence even when the effect is off
- Tough die-cast body that stands up to the rigors of the road
- Newly developed Hi-Volt technology allows the tube to operate at 200V, even on battery power
- Gain control lets you adjust the tonal character
- Heater current’s slow start circuit ensures vacuum tube longevity
- Full range booster that delivers true vacuum tube sound
- An independent mid-boost switch lets you switch the response of the mid-range
Vox has revealed a new vacuum tube circuit technology called Hi-Volt. It delivers high voltage (200V) to a 12AX7 vacuum tube by using 6x AA batteries or the DC9V power supply. The discrete circuit works at 20V, which is still considered high voltage operation compared to other general effects. The result is a dynamic tone which is similar to that of a tube amp. Even though tubes are considered big by modern component size standards, Vox engineers were able to keep the Flat 4 small.
Gain control that lets you vary the character of your sound
The transistor amplification circuit has also received a good deal of consideration. Vox has designed the gain control so that adjusting its position does not simply change the amplitude, but will also change the tonal character in a subtle way. From zero to max, it yields an array of highly usable and natural overdrive tones.
Carefully designed power supply circuit that extends vacuum tube lifespan
Since high current flows through a vacuum tube when the power is turned on, Vox has provided a heater current slow start circuit that extends the lifespan of the vacuum tube in the Tone Garage Flat 4 Boost and also avoids malfunctions for the AC adapter.