The Roach is a 3-way signal splitter with discrete Class-A buffers. Putting the Roach before and after your pedal board reinstates your tone and removes all the top end loss (capacitance) that running a board full of true bypass pedals will inflict on your tone.
With 3 outputs, the Roach is the perfect companion for the Mini Zuul® or Zuul®+, just plug in one of the outputs to the ‘Key In’ on the Zuul® and your original, clean, guitar signal will be the one controlling the Zuul®. A mind blowing amount of options are available to you with the Roach, not only can you trigger your gate, but you can send one signal to your amp and another to the interface so you are recording the signal before it hits amp saturation - with this additional control, you can re-amp the guitar afterwards to ensure it is sitting perfectly in your mix. You can also run multiple amps simultaneously, making your tone bigger than it has ever sounded.
The Roach is an exceptionally low-current circuit and can be run on a 9vdc battery for the longest time, or an external power supply can be used via the DC inlet, between 9-24vdc.
Indicator Green LED for active, Red LED mutes OUT 1-3.
A mosfet input protects if the wrong orientation adapter is connected, no more damage internally (the pedal will not power up). Proudly made in North America.
Built in U.S.A.;
Highest grade materials selected for superior sound, response and reliability
Industry Standard 3DPT true bypass mechanical stomp;
Input ~1M / Output ~10k min load;
Frequency response: 20hz to 20khz;
Max output: +9dBm(9VDC), +18dBm(24VDC;
9v-24vDC center-pin negative (fully regulated) external adapter/power supply only (not included);
Power draw: 4mA
Pedal Dimensions (W/D/H): 3.6” x 1.5” x 1.2” (92mm x 38mm x 31mm) excluding knobs and switches;
Shipping Weight: 360g;
Includes Fortin’s limited 1-year warranty;
Ships globally – all published prices are USD