Since it’s release back in 2011 the Rook Overdrive has been hailed as the “New Standard of Boutique Overdrives” and has been seen on the pedal boards (and heard on albums) of numerous top shelf players including:
Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Ty Tabor (King’s X), Andy Timmons, Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Mato Nanji (Indigenous), Marlon Young (Kid Rock), Mike Zito (Royal Southern Brotherhood), Lance Lopez, Pepper Keenan (Down), Cody Canada and Seth James (The Departed), Ryan McGarvey, and others.
With it’s tone stack (Baxandall) driven EQ section and 3 way voicing switch, the Rook’s versatility has verged on uncharted territory for a small, simple 4 knob OD. It was this combination of versatility, sound/build quality and affordability that led to the Rook being named “Pedal of the Year” by What’s That Dude Play in ______ .
Now……..the standard is getting an upgrade.