Joe Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Loaded with personality, the Joe Satriani Ice 9 overdrive pedal is fourth in a series of effect pedals created in collaboration between world-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani and VOX. With two distinct... Read More

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Loaded with personality, the Joe Satriani Ice 9 overdrive pedal is fourth in a series of effect pedals created in collaboration between world-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani and VOX. With two distinct overdrive modes, versatile tone-shaping, and the ever-popular "More" switch, the Ice 9 delivers a wide range of inspiring tones, yet remains remarkably easy to use. The name comes from the title of one of Joe Satriani's popular songs on his smash album, Surfing with the Alien (1987).

Dual Voice Dexterity
The Vintage / Modern voice switch provides access to two totally different overdrive voices; each is designed to Joe's exacting specifications using carefully selected components. The Vintage mode employs a special op amp and premium diodes to offer overdrive effects that are sweetly warm and classic, with just the right amount of sparkle and sustain. In contrast, the Modern voice adds in a Germanium diode to kick up a cutting-edge overdrive that is altogether new and aggressive.

Superior Sound Shaping
While most overdrives simply offer a single EQ knob, the Ice 9 is voiced with both a custom Tone control and an extra a Bass response knob. The Bass control adds extra bottom to the sound before it enters the drive stage, delivering dynamic low-end response. Turning the Bass down will result in an overdrive tone with a crisp, extra bite. The Tone control shapes the sound as it exits the drive stage, offering even more sonic flexibility. While the EQ points match the exact settings Joe Satriani uses to create his enormous guitar tones, the Ice 9 lets you create an overdrive tone that's all your own.

More, More, More!
How much overdrive is enough? The Gain knob can dial in any amount of overdrive from a warm, soft edge to a full-tilt onslaught – the choice is yours. Working in conjunction with the Gain control is the Volume knob. This controls the overall volume level when the Overdrive effect is engaged. And when you still want "more", the Ice 9 delivers; stomp down on the "More" button and enjoy an additional 14 dB of mix-cutting volume boost!

The Substance of Style
Each pedal in the VOX / Joe Satriani Series was built to be best in its class, with enough flexibility to express both Joe's – and your own – individual, signature tone. Power comes from a single 9 Volt battery (an optional AC adapter is available). True to Joe's design, the Ice 9 features a durable metal case, a dazzling paint job, plus easy-to-read, chicken-head knobs.

Features
  • Two voices of overdrive: Vintage or Modern
  • Gain and Volume knobs offer exacting distortion control
  • Tone and Bass controls deliver detailed tone-shaping
Specifications
  • Controls: Gain Knob, Tone Knob, Bass Knob, Volume Knob; On/Off Switch, 'More' Switch, Vintage/Modern Switch
  • In/Outputs: 1/4" Input, 1/4" Output, AC power input
  • Dimensions: 143(W) x 121(D) x 57.5(H)mm/5.63" (W) x 4.76"(D) x 14.61"(H)
  • Weight: 600g (excluding batteries)/1.32 lbs.
  • Power: One 9V Battery (included) or AC adapter (not included)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


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VoxJoe Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Outstanding!

By Big Fish

from Madison Il

Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I bought this pedal because I was finding my TS9 to be limiting (Though still a great pedal.) I dont play Joes music, I dont play his guitar, and I dont have his amp, and this pedal still rocks! Lots of harmonic content, great sustain, and more gain than I could ever use! The cosmetics of this pedal certainly dont hurt its appeal, plus its hard to miss on a dark stage. The vintage mode is a worthy replacement for my TS9, and the modern mode takes me to places Ive never dared go! Don't let the fact that this has Joe's name on it fool you, it is a very versatile and practical overdrive.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

overdrive tonal clarity

By Mike Popejoy

from Indiianapolis, IN.

Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

For years I have been searching for an OD pedal that had the right mix of attack, EQ control, and clarity. I play in a Rock cover band that plays a wide range of music styles and this pedal was the missing link in my of overdrive choices in combination with other pedals and the tones I get from my Mesa/Boogie F-50. For the amount of distortion that it puts out, it is a very quite pedal and reacts well to pick attack. I like the "modern" switch better than the "vintage" but I wasn't looking for additional vintage tones. Though I haven't had the Ice 9 long enough to comment on reliability it a solid metal enclosure that seems like it will be durable. long story short, it produces some really nice tones.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Overdrive!

By grymm

from Springfield, MO

Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

Not a real transparent OD, but the character it does add sounds very nice and professional. The Gain, Tone, and Bass knobs give you a lot of versatility in either of the two distinct modes of overdrive. I had an OCD for a while, and this pedal is just as good with the added bonus of inspiring me to play more because of the variety of tones available. Definitely better than any other OD in this price range though. All of these JS pedals have such a cool, uniform look about them, it makes you wanna collect em all!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

VOX JS-OD ICE9 Overdrive

By paul

from N TX

Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

Another great box from the Vox Satriani series, I dig them all and recently retooled my pedalboard with all of them. Great OD, it has a permanent place on the board. I almost dropped off my OCD but I realized playing them back and forth the "openess" and no compression feel of the OCD was still great, so I now run the OCD into the ICE as an option. Either does not need the other one, but they combine rather well as an option and feeding the ICE9 or the OCD into the Satchurator is a tone heaven. I like it set gained down and treb up, bass about mid. This pedal has an incredible db boost available, unity gain is like 10:00. I prefer my drive tones a little warmer and darker and to push the clean or high gain channel. This puppy does anything any TS mod can do and much more, more tonal, more optioned and just plain cool. It really makes you want to play and come up with new riffs. Joe is designing some really cool boxes here, do not miss out on this one. Who knows how long the price will be this low once they catch on.

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4.0

A nice warm overdrive,at a nice price.

By Ralph from the Bronx

from Bronx,New York

Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal has it all. The four chicken head knobs allows you to dial in just the right amount of Gain,Tone,Bass@Volume to achieve a sound thats ideal for most players. There is also a Modern,Vintage switch that changes the sound to a degree,and don,t forget there's allways the More switch for added juice for solo's. I leave the pedal on,with the mode switch set to modern. I find the Vintage setting a little muddy.When it's time to solo I hit the more switch and blast off. This pedal works great with any amp,I highly recomend it.

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4.0

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!

By Jeremy Blissit

from Festus, MO

Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

So after much waiting for this pedal and watching hours and hours of the videos and reviews of this pedal, I finally have it now. I also have the Satchurator as well. A lot of people get these 2 confused. The Ice 9 is strictly nothing but overdrive. It is an amazing pedal and is well worth the money. Relatively around $140 with tax. This along with the Satchurator are 2 of my fav pedals on my pedalboard.

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