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UAFX OX Stomp Review

UAFX OX Stomp Review

More than a cab simulator, the UAFX OX Stomp replicates the whole environment around a cab, too.

Great cabinet tones that can quite easily stand in for the real thing. Fun and easy to use and configure. Sturdy. Onboard effects.

Some cab tones feel close to the real thing but slightly claustrophobic.

$399

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Unlike the original OX, the OX Stomp is not a load box or attenuator. You can’t hook it right up to a vintage head. But the business of processing tone is powered by much of the same structure that drives the popular OX Box. The OX Stomp isn’t strictly a cab simulator, either. It also emulates the environment around the cabinet—room, the microphone type, as well UA compressors, delays, and reverbs. If you’ve got any kind of preamp pedal, multi-effects, or UAFX’s own amp pedals like the Ruby (Vox), Woodrow (tweed Fender), and Dream (black-panel Fender), you can have a very complete performance or recording setup in the form of two stompboxes.


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The OX Stomp can be broadly reconfigured using the UAFX app, which is intuitive and easy to use, but unnecessary. On the clip embedded in the digital version of the review (also findable online at premierguitar.com), I didn’t bother with the app at all. I simply plugged in UA’s Lion ’68 Marshall Super Lead pedal, dialed up a cool tone, and started moving through OX Stomp configuration options on the Stomp’s control panel. Each pass was a first take. A Rickenbacker on the rhythm track, an SG on the lead track, and a Mustang bass. I really couldn’t have tried less hard, apart from dialing in the tones I liked, and yet many sounds work here not just for a damaged sludge-punk demo but as tracks you might consider keepers. I’ve played that Rickenbacker through a real Super Lead before and recorded it to tape, and I can hear many details that distinguish that sound here. Pretty impressive for two pedals that fit in a lunch box.