Remember that creepy movie from the ’90s by Jennifer Lynch called “Boxing Helena? Well, the J. Rockett El Hombre overdrive could be the sequel of it, entitled “Boxing Billy Gibbons” (of ZZ Top fame). Although, in this case (spoiler alert!) the protagonist doesn’t get chopped up!
The El Hombre is a three-knob overdrive that puts at your feet the tone of the most famous Austin-born electric guitarist of all time.
Born for blues, this is nonetheless a flexible overdrive that can get pretty angry at higher gain settings, and with a Bite knob that does what it promises:
When you bring the bite control up (Clockwise) it becomes more aggressive, turn it down (counter clockwise) making it smoother and more reminiscent of Dumble tones.
The three knobs (Volume, Gain and Bite) are highly interactive and can deliver a surprising palette of tones, from low-gain “on the verge of break up” to borderline Plexi-style distortion when pushed
You can witness the pedal’s range in the videos below.
J. Rockett El Hombre Overdrive, Builder’s Notes
Based on the classic tones of a bearded Texas legend, El Hombre is the ideal overdrive for those feeling the blues or ready to rock all night. Capturing the nuances and touch sensitivity of an amplifier, El Hombre can go from mild to wild with the turn of the gain knob showing its versatility with each guitar plugged into it. From added harmonics to chewy sag El Hombre has it all!
The El Hombre is simple in format but complex in its abilities. The tone section is very effective allowing you to alter the drive style simply by adjusting the “Bite” control. When you bring the bite control up (Clockwise) it becomes more aggressive, turn it down (counter clockwise) making it smoother and more reminiscent of Dumble tones. Please experiment because there is a myriad of sounds in such a simple pedal. Push the volume up and bring the gain back for some amazing blues tones, push the gain and drop the volume for the smooth Carlton/Ford sounds. Bring the “Bite” control up and get wide open Plexi sounds. We are confident that this pedal can achieve any tone you need which is why we love it so much.
Gain: Controls the amount of gain
Bite: Brings highs forward or smooths them out
Volume: Controls volume of the pedal
Weight per item – 1lbs.
JRAD El Hombre Manual and Warranty