Blakemore Effects : R.O.U.S. Distortion
Old-school classic distortion at its best is what the R.O.U.S. is all about. You get 3 clipping modes – LED, No Diodes and Silicon – and a Texture control with which to tailor the mids and clipping frequency. There is plenty of volume on tap and it all comes in a snazzy package that has enjoyed hand-built love and attention from Mr Blake Hickey of Blakemore Effects. Blake is also a touring guitarist which has got to help in the pedal voicing and road-testing departments.
Incidentally, Blake has initiated a very worthy charity campaign (see: www.circuitstocurecancer.com) that I am personally asking you to have a look at and contribute to if you can.
Guitar : 2012 Smitty Custom Guitars BK Sig. Model | Charvel 2008 USA So-Cal Style 1
Amp: Palmer DREI with PCAB112 1×12 cab (Celestion Greenback Heritage)
Cables : Providence
Mic : Violet Design ‘The Amethyst’ (amp) Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera : Canon 60D (me and stills) and Sony HDR CX150 (pedal)
Soundcard : AVID Mbox Pro 3
Computer : Apple iMac 27″ i7 3.4 GHz 16 GB RAM
Software : Pro Tools 10 LE, Waves CLA Guitars (slight comp and reverb over input track), Waves L3-16 Limiter (to keep levels in check at output), Apple Final Cut Pro X (video editing and Youtube compression).