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J. Rockett Audio Reinvents Their Hot Rubber Monkey

J. Rockett Audio Reinvents Their Hot Rubber Monkey
J. Rockett Audio revoices the HRM to authentically capture the legendary amps.

“Much like the Dude, we were finally able to source and replicate the HRM mod using real Dumbles,” says Chris Van Tassel. The HRM V2 is based on the famed Dumble mod. “The V2 is an entirely different pedal with different tone controls and a new design to match”. Chris continues “This pedal is the HRM we wished we launched the first time and even features NOSparts to make its tone as authentic to the real HRM as possible. HRM V2 is perfect for blues and rock players or players that love that Dumble sound. For players that think Dumbles are not for them, they will be pleasantly surprised by what the HRM can do.

HRM V2 Features:

  • Top-end control Controls the top end and helps tweak the amount of bite in contrast to the low mids.
  • Midrange Controls the important “guitar” midrange + controls the thick low mids.
  • NOS components
  • True Bypass
  • Self serviceable, replaceable “Speedswitch” for instant on-the-spot repairs for the gigging player

HRM V2 is available now for $229. Available for online purchase via select dealers.

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J. Rockett Audio Designs Hot Rubber Monkey (HRM) V2 Overdrive Pedal

Hot Rubber Monkey HRM OD V2
J. Rockett Audio Designs

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Traveling with a collection of spare essentials—from guitar and mic cables to extension cords, capos, tuners, and maybe even a mini-amp—can be the difference between a show and a night of no-go.

Anyone who’s seen a spy flick or caper movie knows about go bags—the always-packed-and-ready duffles or attachés filled with passports, a few weapons, and cash that’s ready to grab and run with when the hellhounds are on your trail. As guitar players, we also need go bags, but their contents are less dramatic, unless, maybe, you’re playing a Corleone-family wedding.

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Photo by George Aslaender

The author’s PX-6131 model is an example of vintage-guitar evolution that offers nostalgic appeal in the modern world—and echoes of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young.

An old catchphrase among vintage dealers used to run: “All Gretsches are transition models.” While their near-constant evolution was considered confusing, today their development history is better understood. This guitar however is a true transition model, built just as the Jet line was undergoing major changes in late 1961.

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DØVYDAS & John Bohlinger Busk in Downtown Nashville
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Then we give a Takamine guitar & Fishman amp to an up-and-coming Nashville musician.

Music City is always swirling with top-notch musicians performing anywhere they can, so Takamine and Fishman challenged PG's John Bohlinger to take his talents downtown to—gig on the street—where he ran into YouTube sensation DØVYDAS and hands over his gear to rising star Tera Lynne Fister.

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