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HeadRush Core: Overviewplay button

HeadRush Core: Overview

HeadRush Core is HERE! Powerful and Compact Guitar FX/Amp Modeler/Vocal Processorplay button

HeadRush Core is HERE! Powerful and Compact Guitar FX/Amp Modeler/Vocal Processor

HeadRush Core Multi Effects Processor Pedalplay button

HeadRush Core Multi Effects Processor Pedal


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A giant leap forward for multi-effects pedals in terms of power and versatility, the HeadRush Core is chockfull of game-changing features for both guitarists and vocalists that will make you wonder how you ever got by without it. It’s preloaded with an array of guitar-, bass- and vocal-friendly gear emulations, IR (impulse response) capturing power, looper and a slew of advanced effects processors. Take all these advantages and pair them with an exceptionally easy-to-navigate 7" touch interface, five footswitches with dedicated color LEDs, comprehensive I/O, plus even more bells and whistles, and you’ve got a formidable powerhouse of a rig in the HeadRush Core.

HeadRush Core Guitar and Vocal Rig

A Full Guitar, Bass and Vocal Rig

Encased in the HeadRush Core’s compact, sharp-looking steel chassis is a backline’s worth of gear-emulating potential. With its massive library of true-to-life, responsive amps, effects, cabs and mic emulations, along with factory presets from the brilliant guitar sound designers at ChopTones, the Core delivers everything you need to fire up and fine-tune your sound. Its ever-growing sound library, including the latest from ReValver, features high-quality replications of some of the most beloved boutique, vintage and modern gear with unparalleled precision.


But it’s not just a guitar and bass rig replacer. It also includes Antares Auto-Tune and a collection of other vocal processors, to cater to singers from the studio to the stage. Powered by a cutting-edge multi-core processor, the HeadRush Core ensures gapless switching between presets, so you can instantly change up your sound without any interruption in your signal.

HeadRush Core Impulse Response Smart Cloning

Capture the Sound of Your Gear

Expand your onboard amp and effects collection with HeadRush Core’s proprietary “smart cloning” technology, which lets you capture the sound and nuances of your favorite analog gear with uncanny accuracy. Add a virtually unlimited number of impulse responses to your arsenal, encompassing everything from amps and preamps to distortion, overdrive and fuzz pedals. And the cherry on top is the speed and simplicity with which you can clone your gear—an intuitive onscreen wizard guides you through each step.

HeadRush Core Looper and Practice Tools

Looper and Practice Tools

HeadRush Core lets you save and load your own loops—and certainly doesn’t skimp. It’s capable of capturing loops of up to five minutes in length, with 20 minutes of audio per loop in total. You can also sync the looper to other devices like drum machines, sequencers and synths via MIDI. So, not only is HeadRush Core an all-in-one guitar and vocal rig, but it also holds the potential to be the central hub of your studio or live setup. It’s also great for honing your chops—load songs directly from Dropbox over Wi-Fi so you can learn or practice them with all-in-one convenience.

HeadRush Core Back Panel Connections

Ready for Any Gig

Need a preset in a pinch? HeadRush Core has you covered. Connect to HeadRush Cloud and seamlessly load—and share your own—clones and presets. Need to lay down some tracks? Use HeadRush Core as a USB audio interface and record to your Mac or PC without a hitch. You can also re-amp to your heart’s content.


An extensive array of inputs and outputs give you the freedom and flexibility to deliver in any performance situation. HeadRush’s back panel plays host to guitar, microphone, auxiliary, expression pedal and expression pedal toe switch inputs, headphone, stereo 1/4" and XLR outs; external amp out, 5-pin MIDI I/O as well as USB-A and USB-B ports. Plus, FX send and returns let you run pedals and other external gear, and patch it in at any point in your signal flow.

Get the gear that gets you, your style and your workflow—HeadRush Core sublimely provides on all fronts. And, with firmware updateable via Wi-Fi or USB, it grows with you. Stomp on over to your local Guitar Center, put this pedal to the metal and see what it can do for your workflow and sound. Our helpful associates will be happy to assist in getting you all set up for whatever your performing or recording needs may be.

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  • 7" high-resolution touchscreen with intuitive interface
  • Huge library of guitar, bass and vocal FX, including Antares Auto-Tune
  • Realistic and responsive amp, cabinet and microphone modeling
  • Includes all-new models by Revalver with presets by ChopTones
  • Built-in Amp Cloner captures the sound of your favorite amp, preamp, distortion pedal, overdrive pedal or fuzz pedal
  • Direct Wi-Fi connection to the HeadRush Cloud for easy clone sharing, preset sharing and firmware updates
  • Streaming music practice tool makes learning songs easier than ever 
  • Bluetooth audio connectivity for playing along with mobile devices
  • Road-ready steel chassis; five customizable footswitches with color LEDs 
  • Import virtually unlimited impulse response files
  • Stereo FX loop for integrating FX pedals and four cable method setups
  • Best-in-class looper with save/load functionality and MIDI sync
  • Record and Re-amp on Mac/PC via the built-in USB Audio interface

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Diisononyl phthalate (DINP), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

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  • (5) footswitches with color LEDs
  • (1) 300° main volume knob
  • (1) 300° headphone volume knob (1) 360° navigation/data encoder
  • Display
  • 7” full-color display with touch interface
  • 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS input (guitar)
  • XLR / 1/4" (6.35 mm) input (microphone)
  • 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS input (expression pedal)
  • 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS input (expression pedal toe switch) 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo input (auxiliary device)
  • 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS output (external amp footswitch) 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo pair outputs
  • XLR stereo pair outputs
  • 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo headphone output
  • 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS input (FX send)
  • 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS output (FX return)
  • (1) 5-pin MIDI input
  • (1) 5-pin MIDI output
  • USB Type-A port
  • USB Type-B port
  • Connection: DC power adapter input
  • Input Voltage: 12V DC, 3A, center-positive
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 16.08" x 9.24" x 2.64" 
  • Weight: 8.37 lb

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