namm 2010

PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the T-Rex Engineering booth. In this segment, we get to check out two of their newest pedals--the Mudhoney II and the Octavius. The Mudhoney II is a dirty and sweet classic dual distortion pedal. With two channels of vintage gain, you can easily switch between a clean sound from your amp, a nice edgy overdrive from the one Mudhoney channel and a thick warm distortion from the other channel -- delivering deliciously dirty T-Rex tone all the way. Mudhoney II features the same convenient boost function you'll recognize from the original Mudhoney (now one switch for each channel) and even adds a tone control for each channel -- so you can shape the timbre of your drive to create your own signature sound. The T-Rex Octavius is their take on this unusual and powerful effect. A tri-tone generator with a perfect set of controls and a Boost function. Octavius lets you get that classic octave-down effect you'll recognize from Hendrix' "Machine Gun" and other recordings. But it also lets you add in a high octave so you can hit your audiences with a sonic wall of three-octave lead lines. You can mix the octaves however you want to create your own signature sound. And the pedal features a controllable boost button to help you lift your solos up above the mix.



PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the T-Rex Engineering booth. In this segment, we get to check out two of their newest pedals--the Mudhoney II and the Octavius.

The Mudhoney II is a dirty and sweet classic dual distortion pedal. With two channels of vintage gain, you can easily switch between a clean sound from your amp, a nice edgy overdrive from the one Mudhoney channel and a thick warm distortion from the other channel -- delivering deliciously dirty T-Rex tone all the way. Mudhoney II features the same convenient boost function you'll recognize from the original Mudhoney (now one switch for each channel) and even adds a tone control for each channel -- so you can shape the timbre of your drive to create your own signature sound.

The T-Rex Octavius is their take on this unusual and powerful effect. A tri-tone generator with a perfect set of controls and a Boost function. Octavius lets you get that classic octave-down effect you'll recognize from Hendrix' "Machine Gun" and other recordings. But it also lets you add in a high octave so you can hit your audiences with a sonic wall of three-octave lead lines. You can mix the octaves however you want to create your own signature sound. And the pedal features a controllable boost button to help you lift your solos up above the mix.
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