Rockett : FLEX DRIVE (S-Style to Palmer DREI)…

The Flex Drive is aptly named in my opinion. You get 3 Clipping modes, 3 Treble modes, a Fat toggle and the battle-ready build that has become synonymous with J. Rockett Audio Designs. And it sounds great.

The Flex is capable of doing several things very well: Boost (clean to dirty); Overdrive (low to medium gain); Fuzz (when centre Clipping mode is engaged and Gain is wound up). Cool.

This video is one of two I’ve filmed for the Flex Drive. The other is similar but filmed with a mint 2004 Squier 51 and a Fender Super-Sonic V-Custom LTD (thank you Pro Guitar Shop!). You can see that one at

Recording gear:

Guitar : 2013 Redhouse S-Style (with Klein No.1 pickups. See
Amp: Palmer DREI (set to 6L6 emphasis) & 1×12 cab with Celestion Greenback
Cables : Providence
Mic : Violet Design ‘The Amethyst Standard’ (amp) Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera : Canon 60D (me) 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).

Date: March 12th, 2013 Guitar: 2013 Redhouse S-Style Amp: Palmer DREI