Since its release back in 2011, the Rook Overdrive has been hailed as the “New Standard of Boutique Overdrives” and has been seen on the pedal boards (and heard on albums) of numerous top shelf players including:
Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Ty Tabor (King’s X), Andy Timmons, Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Mato Nanji (Indigenous), Marlon Young (Kid Rock), Mike Zito (Royal Southern Brotherhood), Lance Lopez, Pepper Keenan (Down), Cody Canada and Seth James (The Departed), Ryan McGarvey, and others.
With its Baxandall-driven EQ section and 3-way voicing switch, the Rook’s versatility has verged on uncharted territory for a small, simple 4-knob OD. It was this combination of versatility, sound/build quality and affordability that led to the Rook being named “Pedal of the Year” by What’s That Dude Play in ______ .
The standard Rook gets an upgrade with the Rook Royale, which includes a simplified two knob version of the EP-3 based Speakeasy for added versatility.
-2-way order selector toggle (left: Speakeasy comes first, right: Rook comes first)
-3-way clipping toggle (up: LED, center: none, down: silicon)
-Standard center negative 9V DC supply (not included)
-Current draw: ~10mA
-4.7" L x 3.69" W x 1.37" H
"Hi guys, here's a picture of my trusty rook royale at a session I just did at Fame studios in Muscle Shoals Al. I had to fly in and couldn't bring anything but my guitar and my pedal. It was just what I needed to get a great sound! Thanks so much for making such great products!"