(Copenhagen, Denmark, 20 July 2018) The Danish guitar pedal company that has established the concept of True Overdrive. Now upgrades their popular Three Stage Rocket pedal significantly.
Three Stage Rocket MIDI
The original Three Stage Rocket was developed in cooperation with guitarist Søren Andersen and offers two stages of overdrive, as well as a built-in booster that can be routed to either pre-drive or post-drive. While Søren loved the sound of this pedal and immediately integrated into his touring rigs, he also found that having the option to control the settings via MIDI would be a huge benefit. Therefore, Lunastone founder and Head Engineer, Steen Grøntved, created a custom version that was MIDI-compatible for Søren to bring on the road.
Also the demand for an all analog (true)overdrive pedal in front of the increasing number of guitarists using all digital setups these days has been taking into consideration. This is the pedal that Lunastone now offers to the masses as well.
I am very pleased that we now introduce what is really a deluxe version of the original Three Stage Rocket,” says Steen Grøntved. “The Three Stage Rocket was an instant hit among players who had a need for two types of overdrive, as well as a booster, which they could now have in a single pedal. And it does offer more flexibility than our smaller overdrive pedals, but now with the addition of MIDI control, this level of flexibility has been increased even more.
The original Three Stage Rocket will remain available to the guitarists who do not require MIDI functionality.
LunaStone was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, by guitarist and engineer, Steen Grøntved, in 2012. Steen is a passionate guitarist, but also an engineer and something of a dreamer who constantly pursues divine guitar tone. Decades of gigging and studio sessions taught him an important lesson: “Nothing takes away focus from the music like poor sound”, which triggered the obsession of creating the perfect overdrive pedal. The result is Lunastone’s TrueOverDrive concept, which is based on intensive listening tests of all potential components in isolation. Unlike most overdrive pedals, Lunastone’s TrueOverDrive pedals do not rely on diode clipping, but instead on cascaded gain stages, which makes them sound and behave dynamically like true tube amps being driven hard.