Back in the 1990s, a handcrafted overdrive pedal was built — and a myth was born. The J. Rockett Audio Designs Archer Ikon re-creates the magic of that legendary stompbox. It employs diodes associated with the gold-hued original, yielding a sound similar to J. RAD's silver Archer, but with more gain and low-end warmth. Like its '90s-era inspiration, the Archer Ikon is shockingly transparent, enabling you to dial in gain without significantly altering the tone of your guitar. That said, it’s more versatile than you’d think. You can use it as a clean boost by turning down the Gain knob or crank it for gorgeous, tube-esque distortion — it’s all up to you. If you’ve tried every other overdrive pedal on the market and were left wanting, plug into an Archer Ikon. This tasty overdrive deserves its own category!