J Rockett Audio Designs Tour Series .45 Caliber review

Number one with a bullet

  • £169

MusicRadar Verdict

If you're seeking some classic-rock tone don't get fooled again and set your sights on the .45 Caliber.


  • +

    Superb for classic rock tones.


  • -


MusicRadar's got your back Our team of expert musicians and producers spends hours testing products to help you choose the best music-making gear for you. Find out more about how we test.

While many overdrive pedals are happy to deliver some dirt, the .45 Caliber specifically aims to nail the classic Marshall 1962 JTM45 tone.

Going further, J Rocket namechecks Malcolm Young's rhythm crunch, and Pete Townshend's sound on The Who's Live At Leedsas inspiration for the creation of this pedal. Big words.

Plugging in a '67 Gibson SG Jr for a classic Townshend vibe, we're impressed by how the .45 Caliber reacted to the dynamics of our playing.

It sounds like a great 60s valve amp, with a pleasing amount of compression when you dig in for lead stuff.

Total Guitar

Total Guitar is Europe's best-selling guitar magazine.

Every month we feature interviews with the biggest names and hottest new acts in guitar land, plus Guest Lessons from the stars.

Finally, our Rocked & Rated section is the place to go for reviews, round-ups and help setting up your guitars and gear.

Subscribe: http://bit.ly/totalguitar