The “Satch”. I’ve had a few conversations with guitarists throughout the years about Joe Satriani. I remember picking up “Surfing with the Alien” back in the very early 90s when I was just exploring guitar and it’s possibilities. Guitarists like Vai, Satriani, Johnson, etc were almost comic book super hero types based on their high level of play. There was a point in the mid to late 90s where I dismissed those artists completely. Maybe out of frustration, but mostly due to ‘style’. I was moving away from standard “rock” or “blues” and into the weird… and developed a new set of comic book guitar heroes.
Even though, I wasn’t really into those artists, I obviously never lost respect of the talent, and it’s great to see the Satch still playing at a high level today. Satriani has been working with Vox for a few years now developing a custom line of pedals and that’s what I wanted to talk about today – Vox Satchurator Distortion
Satriani worked very closely with the Vox people developing multiple prototypes and recording with the pedal that would eventually end up being the Satchurator. I like the thought put into this pedal. It’s simple but with nice extras. It has a standard layout of Gain, Tone and Volume with Bypass switch, but there also are a few goodies. A ‘More’ switch that gives you more distorted, saturated gain. Not necessarily ‘louder’, but thicker. Also, there is a ‘Pad’ switch that allows this pedal to be easily placed next to different pedals.
I came across this good video by Vox Amplification that explains the process and the features behind the Vox Satchurator Distortion:
If you’re digging what this pedal can do, you can pick up a Vox Satchurator Distortion for yourself for only $99! If you already own a Vox Satchurator Distortion, let us know what you think about it by commenting below! Love to hear your opinions.