Today I wanted to talk about the T-Rex SpinDoctor Overdrive. Musician’s Friend is currently having a awesome sale on this unit, but first let’s talk about the pedal. It’s versatile programmable analog overdrive. There are four channels, and each can be individually programmed. One call aspect is the motorized knobs that will index to their programmed positions. This is something I would really like. Pedals like the Line 6 DL 4 make it very hard to see where settings were located after being programmed.. so seeing the knobs where they were set is very cool.
Here is the official description by T-Rex:
The T-Rex SpinDoctor is an overdrive guitar pedal that delivers all the beautiful, saturated sound you’ve come to expect from T-Rex. But the SpinDoctor stompbox is also a triumph of design, packing a stunning array of features into a set of controls so intuitive and easy to use, you’ll have to try it to believe it. Here’s what you get:
4 channels of T-Rex tone. For each channel, you set the gain, tone and output exactly how you want it. Switching between channels and making adjustments on the fly is simple, fast and intuitive.
Tone controls let you tune your tone (bass, mid, treble and presence) for each individual channel. When you switch channels, all your settings change too, giving you the perfect depth, sustain and edge no matter how much gain you apply.
Motorized knobs move when you switch channels, like faders on a state-of-the-art studio mixing board. They’re way cool, but they also provide mission-critical visual cues that let you monitor your settings at a glance and adjust them in milliseconds.
Tube drive gives you the entire spectrum of analogue gain in a single knob. Turn it down low for a clean tube sound with just a bit of edge. Turn it up to lay on the gain. And if you want even more simply hit the boost button and blast off into the stratosphere of world-class overdrive.
An intelligent distortion pedal
Plug SpinDoctor into your stage amp, and you’ve got nothing less than the best distortion pedal on the planet. You’ll enhance your amp with 4 custom channels of analog overdrive, each with its own settings for gain, bass, mid, treble, presence and output. And you can bypass your SpinDoctor from any channel for a clean sound straight from your amp.
A complete preamp for your guitar
You can also use the T-Rex SpinDoctor as a complete guitar preamp, plugging it directly into a power amp via the output jack. In the studio, use the speaker-simulation output to plug into a studio mixer or AD converter connected to your computer. Special level and frequency knobs let you set the volume and define the character of your “cabinet”. And finally, SpinDoctor’s intuitive MIDI implementation lets you create and store additional channels via an external MIDI device.
Of course I found a very thorough video review by Burgerman666
As I mentioned above, the T-Rex SpinDoctor Overdrive is currently on sale at Musician’s Friend. The MSRP is $799.00, and was originally listed at $599.00, but is now on sale for $299.99! That’s 62% off of MSRP! This item also has free shipping in the lower 48 states. Click here for more details.
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