Dustin Kensrue of Thrice loved his Mojo Hand FX Rook so much that he approached us about doing a personalized version for him, and we were happy to oblige!
The first Kensrue Rook featured a rook in flight chosen by Dustin, and printed on a raw (unpainted) enclosure.
This is a limited run finished with a transparent copper powder coat. It features the same graphics as Dustin’s personal Rook, and has the power jack moved to the side.
Classic overdrive paired with a powerful EQ section. Even with the Gain dimed, the Rook maintains astonishing note articulation and chord clarity, (think a highly tweakable Tube Scre@mer). If that’s not enough, the Rook is one of the most stack friendly drives on the market. Whether stacked with various Overdrives, Fuzzes or Muffs…it can make all of your other pedals sound even better!
The magic is the 2 band Baxandall EQ circuit, which offers up a different approach to tone control. Both Bass and Treble can be independently cut or boosted, allowing for an almost limitless tonal palette. With them both down, you get a mid range hump. Turning both controls up yields a nice mid scoop.
Adding to the countless shades of drive is the 3 way toggle. Toggle UP for “classic overdrive” tones, filled with rich, harmonic goodness. Toggle DOWN is LED clipping, for a raw and edgy, almost distortion type drive. Lastly, the MIDDLE position removes the clipping diodes for a louder, cleaner, less compressed sound. This position also causes the EQ controls to be more pronounced, allowing the Rook to be used as an excellent tone shaping boost. It’s best to start with the gain down to get a feel for this position, then crank it up for total amp melt-down!
Does the world really need another overdrive? Maybe, maybe not, but everybody could use a little Mojo. Let your ears decide.
-3-way clipping toggle (up: LED, center: none, down: silicon)
-Standard center negative 9V DC supply, or 9V battery (neither included)
-Current draw: ~6mA
-4.8" L x 2.62" W x 1.55" H