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Vox Valvenergy Copperhead Drive Distortion Pedal

Powered by Korg's Innovative Nutube Technology

Written by

Elliot Stent

The Vox Valvenergy Copperhead Drive pedal pumps out crunchy British-voiced distortion tones, making it able to transform any amp into a roaring black and gold stack! Powered by Korg's innovative Nutube technology, this stompbox accurately captures the warmth, feel and dynamic touch-sensitivity of real-life valve amplifiers - all from a compact unit that can easily be mounted onto a pedalboard.

Barking British Tones

Inspired by thick and punchy British amp tones, Vox's Copperhead Drive goes beyond the typical amp-in-a-box formula to offer a truly flexible valve-like distortion. The all-analogue signal path and Nutube circuitry provides a natural valve amp response, while the internally-boosted voltage ensures greater headroom and prevents an overly-compressed sound.

OLED Display

An intuitive high-contrast OLED display shows an oscilloscope reading while the pedal is active or bypassed. This allows you to understand exactly how your signal is affected, but perhaps more importantly - it just looks super-cool! This display also shows which mode you are currently using. 

3 Output Modes

Speaking of which, three output modes make the Vox Copperhead Drive very adaptable and easy to integrate into any guitar rig. You can use it as a standard pedal, a line-level preamp or a direct amp simulator using the built-in analogue cabinet simulator.

Use 'Standard' mode with your normal setup to give your amp a completely new voice, or use the 'Preamp' or 'Cab-Sim' modes for recording directly into an audio interface. In each mode, the all-analogue design and active EQ controls make it simple and inspiring to dial-in the perfect sound.

Channel Link Feature

The Copperhead Drive's 'Channel Link' feature lets you chain two or more Valvenergy pedals together. A conventional 1/8” stereo cable will link 2 stompboxes, and using a stereo 1/8” splitter will link 3 or 4 pedals. This functionality allows you to turn one pedal on while bypassing the others - just like switching between the channels on a guitar amp!

Valvenergy Series Pedals

Vox's Valvenergy series offers four Nutube-driven distortion pedals that deliver the addictive feel and harmonic-richness of genuine valve amplifiers. The lineup encompasses four distinct models, each inspired by a classic amp sound.

What is Nutube?

Nutube is a tiny vacuum tube developed by Korg and the Noritake Itron Corporation, as an application of vacuum fluorescent display technology. Like a customary vacuum tube, a Nutube has an anode grid filament structure and operates as a complete triode tube. It provides the same rich overtones and response of traditional vacuum tubes in a smaller form - just what guitarists love!

Key Features

  • Valve distortion pedal with all-analogue signal path
  • Powerful British crunch tones
  • Powered by innovative Nutube
  • Three output modes for use as a pedal or preamp
  • Selectable analogue cabinet simulator
  • OLED display with oscilloscope
  • Active EQ to shape your signal


  • Connections: Input, output, DC 9V (power), link
  • Controls: Gain, volume, treble, middle, bass
  • Switches: Bright, mode
  • Power: 9V alkaline battery or centre negative AC adaptor
  • Current Draw: 95 mA
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 72 x 120 x 55 mm
  • Weight: 350 g/12.35 oz.
£165.00 £155.00
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