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Big Joe Stompbox R-404 Vintage II Overdrive Pedal

4 Overdrive Sounds From One Pedal!

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Elliot Stent

The Big Joe Stompbox R-404 Vintage II pedal is an organic-sounding, amp-like overdrive pedal that essentially gives you four different crunch sounds from just a single unit! From buttery smooth to razor sharp, the R-404 Vintage II is superbly versatile with a transparent and responsive sound that lets your picking attack and playing dynamics shine through.

The 4-position Character rotary switch is arguably the unit's party piece; changing the tone and feel to ultimately provide you with a range of different overdrive textures. The Drive and Output controls affect the gain and volume respectively, while the Presence knob allows you to fine-tune and alter the upper frequencies for the perfect amount of treble bite.

Another cool feature of the R-404 Vintage II is its ability to accept voltages rated between 9-18V. With standard 9V power, you can expect full and authentic drive tones from the unit. But at higher voltages, the pedal will have greater headroom and a broader dynamic range; projecting a more open sound with less audible compression.

About Big Joe Stompbox

Big Joe Stompbox is a respected company in the pedal community, boasting a diverse range of effects that are designed and assembled in the USA using only the highest quality components available.

Based in Connecticut, the company prides itself on its "trial and error" approach to pedal building; modifying and tweaking circuits until they sound just right. Big Joe Stompbox uses first-class parts and robust die-cast steel chassis' and knobs, ensuring the best tones possible and lifetime-long use.

The Big Joe Stompbox catalogue is delightfully varied, with the brand building overdrive and distortion pedals, modulation effects, pedal power supplies - you name it! All of your stompbox needs are covered when it comes to Big Joe.


  • Controls: Presence, Gain, Output, 4-position amp contour rotary switch
  • True bypass
  • Status LED
  • 6.3 mm Mono jack input/ output
  • Power supply with 9V battery via 9VDC power supply (2.1 mm x 5.5 mm barrel connector, polarity (-) inside, not included) 
  • 12V and 18V support
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.5" x 4" x 2.5"
  • Weight: 22oz
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