Rocktron Silver Dragon Tube Distortion Pedal  

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The Rocktron Silver Dragon Tube Distortion Pedal combines the best of both worlds--tube and analog solid-state distortion! This dual-headed beast can deliver whatever distortion flavor you're wanting. For that tube sound you love, the Silver Dragon has a 12AX7. The Awaken switch rouses the tube for duty while Fire handles the initial distortion drive level of the 12AX7. When you kick in the solid-state side, called Slayer, you combine the tube distortion with solid state distortion to give you tons of gain with tight, punchy distortion, completely tweakable to your liking.

The Intensity control changes the character, sustain, and attack properties that together enhance articulation. The Breath control shapes the symmetry of the solid-state distortion affecting the feel of the distortion. Global controls include Shriek for handling treble frequencies, Roar for low-end control, and an output level control. Includes 13V AC adapter.

Features
  • Dual distortion (tube/solid state)
  • 12AX7 based
  • Control for initial distortion drive level
  • Combines tube with solid-state distortion
  • Intensity and Breath distortion controls
  • Global controls include Shriek (treble), Roar (bass), and an output level control
 

Silver Dragon Tube Distortion Pedal Specifications:

  • Type: Distortion
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RocktronSilver Dragon Tube Distortion Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Amazing tone for the money

By Senegal

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rocktron Silver Dragon Tube Distortion Pedal:

I recently moved across the country, and I didn't take my modeling combo amp with me. I needed a new rig, and I managed to find a nice Peavey solid state half stack for a good price. For the limited range of tones that the head could provide, it sounded awfully good for a solid state amp. My old modeling combo could get some tones on par with some of the best tube amps out there, but only after very, very careful tweaking. So I wanted more from my half stack, and I got this pedal. I was truly amazed. It's possible to go from classic Marshall distortion all the way to some awesome dual-rectifier thrash. I personally loved the tone for both rhythm and lead playing. It brought out some subtle dynamics in my playing that weren't apparent before. I feel that this pedal gave me tones that I could only achieve with a much more expensive rig or a huge amount of tweaking with a quality modeling setup. This pedal can approximate a nice warm overdriven sound, and it comes close to some really brutal Pantera-esque tones (the equalizer is key to even getting close), but it doesn't quite get there with either. If you want classic hard rock and metal, though, this is your pedal. The description implies that this pedal is both an analog tube distortion and solid state distortion. However, the first switch activates a nice warm tube distortion (the one that reminds me of a Marshall head) and the second pushes it farther (into Mesa Boogie land). The second switch really doesn't do anything on its own. I personally love this pedal. It suits my tastes and fits into my rig perfectly. I'm using Lace drop in gain pickups and Peavey Supreme XL head and cab. It also sounds nice with my Lace Hot Gold single coil. I haven't tried it with any other pickup combos, but I imagine it's great with EMG actives. I have yet to try in on my strat-style overwound single coils. Yes, the tube is backlit by an LED. I would be annoyed that they would try to fake tube glow if the pedal didn't sound as great as it does. Anyway, this pedal will be the centerpiece of my effects loop for some time to come.

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(27 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By AlienExorcist

from Wausau, WI

Comments about Rocktron Silver Dragon Tube Distortion Pedal:

If you don't have a tube amp (like me), you need this pedal. You'll get the tube sound you desire, whether you play metal or classic rock. Plus, the solid state distortion is excellent. And unlike other distortion pedals in the price range, this one preserves low end beautifully. Un-be-freakin-lievable!!!

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(50 of 75 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE HOLY GRAIL!!!!!

By bluedragon1964

from soon, since i found this pedal!

Comments about Rocktron Silver Dragon Tube Distortion Pedal:

Stop searching! I have been through a valley ofdead bones searching (numerous amps, pedals and$$$$$$$)finally vintage tube tone and metal inone! so it's made in China, ain't that wheredragons roam?? GET ONE !!!!! Set whatever amp on clean and forge your "steel" with this firebreather. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!! ENJOY....choose

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(61 of 128 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The bomb!

Comments about Rocktron Silver Dragon Tube Distortion Pedal:

This will probably replace all my tube amps I've been using to get tube tone for recording, and jamming in general. It blows the Bravo 112, BV120H, and Galaxie 10 all out of the water. It is probably best suited for pumping tone into a SS amp set up clean. All the distortion/breakup tone is best from the pedal. It's made in China and comes with a China 12AX7. Probably have to remove the board and top plate to change the tube. Definitely worth the $99 I paid on the bay.

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(20 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best bang for the buck!

By Stratdude

from California

Comments about Rocktron Silver Dragon Tube Distortion Pedal:

This is one of the best buys you could make if you are after authentic, warm, tube tones and violin-like sustain. Its a great match with my American hardtail Strat and DiMarzio pickups. I absolutely love the sound of this thing!

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(34 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

By Bill Gary

from Houston

Comments about Rocktron Silver Dragon Tube Distortion Pedal:

Been trying to get this sound for nearly 30 yrs and can finally get it all from one pedal. The tube side was great to begin with. Tremendous body and range. When you combine that with the solid state for leads, forget about it... you're there!

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