Jackson Audio

Jackson Audio Golden Boy

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Jacksons nye Golden Boy er designet i samarbeid med supergitaristen Joey Landreth og det er en helt nydelig transparent overdrive, og lik de andre pedalene fra Jackson er den full av muligheter i form av diverse presets, boost og annet gøy.

I 'Preset 1' er den en klassisk Tube Screamer med alt som hører til der, og videre på preset-lista er den innom symetrisk(Timmy og King of Tone) og asymetrisk klipping og sist men ikke minst: Vintage Marshall på boks.
Som de andre pedalene fra Jackson Audio er de tålelig komplekse for gitarpedaler å være, så vi har kategorisert opp de forskjellige funksjonene og lagt informasjonen i rullegardinsmenyene under.

Specification

Gain

GAIN CYCLE

The most exciting feature of the GOLDEN BOY is the new feature that we developed called GAIN CYCLE. GAIN CYCLE takes the GAIN knob setting, which selects your maximum gain, and divides that level of gain into 4 equal parts. Say for instance you have your GAIN knob set at the maximum setting or in other words, 100% gain. Every time you press both footswitches simultaneously, the gain of the pedal will jump up 25% until you get to 100%. The following press after 100% will cause the gain cycle to start again at 25%.

TIP: Set the GAIN control to around 3:00+ to have 4 distinct overdrive settings as you cycle through the gain!

My goal with the GAIN CYCLE feature is to allow guitarists to easily ramp their gain up without having to bend down and change it or try to adjust it with the edge of their foot while playing live. Here’s a perfect use case!

Let’s assume the GAIN control is set to 100%

Verse 1 – Gain cycle set at 25% – Slightly overdriven edge of breakup tone.

Press GAIN CYCLE

Chorus  – Gain cycle set at 50% – Distinct overdriven tone.

Press GAIN CYCLE

Bridge – Gain cycle set at 75% – Heavy overdrive tone.

Press GAIN CYCLE

Solo – Gain cycle set at 100% – Heavily saturated overdriven tone!

TIP: Add the BOOST to push the overdrive even harder for endless sustain!

It’s important to remember that GAIN CYCLE setting #4 (100%) will be as much gain as you have the GAIN knob set for. Think of the GAIN knob on the GOLDEN BOY as your maximum gain with each GAIN CYCLE setting being a percentage of that maximum value.

The brightness of the DRIVE led will change to let you know which percentage of gain you have selected. The higher the percentage, the brighter the DRIVE led. For instance:

GAIN CYCLE #1 – DIM LED – 25% of GAIN knob value.
GAIN CYCLE #2 – BRIGHTER LED – 50% of GAIN knob value.
GAIN CYCLE #3 – BRIGHT LED – 75% of GAIN knob value.
GAIN CYCLE #4 – VERY BRIGHT LED – 100% of GAIN knob value.

Aktiv 3 bånds EQ

3-BAND ACTIVE EQ

To top it off, the DRIVE circuit of the GOLDEN BOY has a 3 band active EQ. The EQ circuit features a studio grade EQ that gives tremendous tonal flexibility to the GOLDEN BOY. Based on the legendary Baxandall EQ that is featured in countless studio EQ’s, the GOLDEN BOY EQ takes this circuit and tailors it for guitarists! We spent tons of time on this EQ dialing it in so it would hit all the frequencies that guitarists need to adjust, and then sweetened it by removing the ear fatiguing highs and lows that can appear at extreme settings.

EQUALIZER CIRCUIT FEATURES:

Studio-grade EQ with High Bandwidth and Flat Response at 12:00
+/- 12dB Boost/Cut per control
Center Detents on the pots that make it easier to get back to a neutral or flat response.

 

MIDI

It’s 2020 and it’s time to expect more from an analog overdrive pedal! Since the BROKEN ARROW came out in 2019, all of our overdrive pedals have featured MIDI control over clipping options, gain cycle options, boost eq options as well as ON/OFF of the overdrive and boost circuits and the GOLDEN BOY is no exception.

We always want to make sure that our pedals are as easy to integrate into complex rigs as they are into simple rigs and MIDI makes that happen!

CABLE INFORMATION: In order to use MIDI on the GOLDEN BOY, you will need a cable that converts a MIDI (DIN-5) connector to a TRS cable. This is the cable that we have used with great success and can’t recommend it enough.

https://www.disasterareaamps.com/shop/mj-5p-cable

For those building their own cables, the GOLDEN BOY receives MIDI information via the RING connection on a TRS (Tip, Ring, and Sleeve) connector.

Check out this link for some detailed wiring:  https://www.midi.org/articles-old/trs-specification-adopted-and-released

MIDI CHANNEL

By default, the GOLDEN BOY ships with MIDI Channel 1 being the selected channel. This can be changed by pressing and holding the DRIVE footswitch while applying power to the GOLDEN BOY. Press the BOOST footswitch to increment the MIDI channel number.

You’ll notice that as you continue to hold the DRIVE footswitch, the BOOST LED will flash to indicate which MIDI channel you have selected. IE – 7 flashes = MIDI Channel 7. After the LED flashes, we inserted a 2-second pause so you could tell when the LED was finished flashing. The LED will continue flashing as long as you are holding down the DRIVE footswitch. Once you have selected the MIDI channel you want and have verified it by counting the flashes, simply release the DRIVE footswitch and the pedal will save this MIDI Channel to the internal EEPROM on the microprocessor and reboot.

MIDI DETAILS

Accessing the new MIDI features of the GOLDEN BOY is done by Control Changes. Below is a list of the features of the GOLDEN BOY that can be accessed via MIDI as well as how to access them.

CC #1 – DRIVE ON/OFF (value of 127 = ON /value of 0 = OFF)

CC #2 – BOOST ON/OFF (value of 127 = ON /value of 0 = OFF)

CC #3 – CLIPPING DIODES
(value of 1 = 2x SYMETRICAL DIODES)
(value of 2 = 3x ASYMETRICAL DIODES)
(value of 3 = 4x SYMETRICAL DIODES)
(value of 4 = 2x SYMETRICAL RED LED’s)

CC #4 – GAIN CYCLE
(value of 1 = 25% GAIN)
(value of 2 = 50% GAIN)
(value of 3 = 75% GAIN)
(value of 4 = 100% GAIN)

CC #5 – BOOST EQ
(value of 1 = BRIGHT BOOST)
(value of 2 = MID BOOST)
(value of 3 = TAILORED BOOST)
(value of 4 = FULL BOOST)