The Archer is a versatile overdrive/boost with amazing headroom that is designed to help you cut through the
mix. Please experiment with settings and be careful with the output….this dude is loud!
! Output: The volume control is very powerful and drives fairly hard relatively early. This allows
you to hit the front end of an amp or pedal to get very aggressive or crystal clear.
Treble: The Treble control is a very effective EQ that goes from dark to a very “chimey”, bright
tone. It’s great to create that midrange clarity.
Gain: The gain also acts as a mixer control between the clean boost and the gain. Turn the
gain all the way down and your output becomes the volume for all clean boost.
Start blending in the gain control and it will simultaneously reduce clean volume & introduce
gain…..somewhere in the middle is the sweet spot or mix of the two….experiment!!
NOTE: There is no goop to contend with…….;-)
Power Supply
All J. Rockett Audio Designs pedals operate off of the standard BOSS type 9 volt adapter or a single 9 volt
battery. The power input is a 5.5 mm x 2.1 mm jack with the positive voltage on the outer sleeve. Using an
external power supply will automatically disconnect the battery. Disconnect the input jack to preserve battery
life when not in use or when not used with an appropriate, external power supply.
J. Rockett Audio Designs
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Controversy indeed with the new Archer.  Many people have asked WHY we decided to release this pedal but a whole lot more ENCOURAGED us to release this pedal.

Rockett’s manufacturer was responsible for building the first 1500 KTR units, we had nothing to do with the design but we certainly learned a lot about the coveted circuit just in conversations with the creator.  I will say this, we tried to influence the KTR design in suggesting that it pay homage to the original at the very least.  That said, we failed!

We watched multiple companies build clones and just sat back while those clones flew off the shelves and created an alternative market for people who were interested in this circuit.  We certainly followed the commentary on the success of the clone designs and tried to learn.  After fielding hundreds of phone calls asking when the KTR would be available again with no ability to answer that question it opened our eyes a bit.  This is a coveted circuit for a reason, people want it but people cannot get it.  Just a simple supply and demand scenario but for those who want the true sound their options are clones or the real deal and it seems most of those options were expensive ventures……really expensive for the real deal.

To embark on this venture to create such a controversial product was driven by demand simply put.  However, it had to be right or it was not going to be done at all.  We have created, what we feel is an excellent option for those looking for this sound at a very affordable price without compromise or without gouging anyone.

The Archer is sort of a 2 in one pedal. It can be used as just a clean boost by turning the gain all the way down. As you introduce gain it will attenuate the clean signal but there is a magical blend in between that you will find. Please experiment!!

Dimensons: 4.00″ x 2.30″

9 volt Negative tip adaptor and a 5.5mm x 2.1mm jack.

9 volt Battery

Buffered Switching