The Three Stage Rocket is the result of LunaStone’s collaboration with Soren Andersen, the Danish producer and lead guitarist for the Glenn Hughes Band. Soren wanted a pedal that delivered the tone he was hearing in his head, but had never truly found in a stompbox. Well, now he has that pedal, and it has his name on it!
Three Stage Rocket is built on the core of the Big Fella circuit, but has a higher gain range, a bit more punch and some added functionality. OD1 and OD2 have separate gains, and the order of the 15dB Boost section can be switched pre or post overdrive, for the ultimate lead tone.
The wide TrueOverDrive gain range and flexibility makes it perfect for almost any guitar rig, delivering an extremely transparent and musical tone that, unlike most other boutique overdrives and distortions, never over-saturates your guitar signal – not even at high gain settings. This allows you to run your amplifier 100 percent clean while the Three Stage Rocket provides everything from light crunch to screaming ‘on 11’ leads.
OD1 gives you a slightly softer and lower amount of gain than OD2, making it perfect for crunchy rhythm playing, while OD2 is an explosive channel for burning leads when run in a higher setting. You can toggle effortlessly between stage 1 and 2 with the middle foot switch.
Wanna go all the way to the third stage? Simply hit the Boost. A separate +15dB clean boost circuit adds the possibility of using the boost circuit for two different purposes. Use it a clean level booster (post mode) to increase the volume, whether it’s clean or overdriven, or use it as a sustain booster (pre mode), driving the input of the TrueOverDrive circuit to deliver lead tones that will redefine guitar drive as you know it. Internal 9V battery or standard 9V center negative supply. 11mA current draw.