What a way to launch a new company - Pogo Pedals came to life in 2020 and the Zen Ray is their flagship stompbox. This lean, mean, modern take on a classic circuit is perfect for hot indie leads, rock chugs and jangly single coil fun. Its playful tone is sure to spark some kickass riffs.
You've got your four standard drive controls: volume, gain, treble and bass - but where the Zen Ray expands into newer sonic territory is through its "germ" switch and mid saturation dial. The former adds a whole lot of spice to the mix, as it engages two extra germanium transistors for extra low-end oomph. The mid saturation alters the midrange harmonics. Those crisp overtones? You've got them on tap here.
The Zen Drive really covers all tonal bases. Its low gain settings are draped in a beautiful glassy layer. Crank the gain and it gets much sharper, and with the mid saturation you can carve out a scooped midrange or fuller mix. At its most powerful, the Zen Ray is closer to a ratty fizzing distortion.
- Top mounted Input, Output and 9VDC jacks (2.1mm barrel tip negative)
- Hard Wire true bypass footswitch
- Unique mid saturation control
- Switchable pair of germanium transistors
- 9V, 12V, or 18V operation