Big Joe Stomp Box Co.
Texas Flood style grit with thick, chunky harmonic saturation. Two
position toggle lets you engage speaker simulation circuitry that
models speaker box loaded with large drivers giving you a more smoothed
out frequency response. This box has more gain that the Vintage tube
boxes and plenty of mid-range bite that really cuts through the mix.
It is your classic overdriven tube amp sound.
- 2-position cabinet simulation toggle
- True bypass footswitch
Back in the early 80’s, brothers; Paul and David Christian developed
and released a simple yet game-changing musical product; the Pocket
Rockit. The Pocket Rockit emulated the wonderfully juicy, warm, pure
analog tones of a classic tube guitar amplifier and provided them in an
inexpensive, simple-to-use headphone practice system. At about the same
time, the brothers met Peter Amft who was working for Guitar for the Practicing Musician
magazine. In the late sixties/early seventies Peter worked as a
freelance photographer and over the years came in contact with virtually
every relevant player of that era: Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones,
Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, BB King, Mike Bloomfield and countless
others. He provided photos for all of the early Alligator records album
covers as well and in his later years was a close personal friend of Big
Paul, David and Peter have been friends ever since. About a year ago,
while reminiscing about how long they had known Peter, the Christian
Brothers realized that their thirty year portfolio of analog circuit
designs mirrored the photo history that Mr. Amft had documented.
It was decided to merge the two bodies of work into a line of stomp
boxes that captured the tonal history of blues/rock guitar: From the
early electric days of Freddie King and Muddy Waters to the era of The
Rolling Stones and Aerosmith through today’s D-tuned over the top
overdriven sound, they set forth to faithfully recreate and honor the
legacy of these great artists’ tone.
A lot of hard work and a little magic…
Creating a great sounding analog product is all about trial and
error; whether you are hot rodding a tube amplifier or developing a
great sounding analog circuit, the process involves building, modifying
and rebuilding until you arrive at just the right combination and
configuration of components. More than just by engineering, great tone
is achieved by this painstaking process. To build products that endure
through the ages, there needs to be a focus on the integrity of your
craft. With no short cuts or compromises, you work on your design until
it takes on a life of its own: Simple and pure legendary analog tone.
Today analog designers are a dying breed, it is not even taught in
college anymore! Paul and David Christian are formally trained analog
electrical engineers. They started out in high school modifying tube
amps for their friends and progressed into the development of original
products and circuits. With over 25 years of OEM analog designs to
their credit the brothers have worked to enhance the products of such
companies as Fender, Gibson, Steinberger, Sonny Boy and many others.
Many of today’s boutique designers have “stood on the shoulders” of the
Christian brothers’ mechanical and electrical designs.
Like Big Joe - the man, the founders have influenced a new generation
of craftsmen. It would not be a stretch to say that there is no one in
the industry today who has more experience than the Big Joe Stomp Box
Company design team. Like Big Joe himself, they are the ultimate