Danish pedal company upgrades popular stomp
Lunastone’s 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. The Three Stage Rocket MIDI will retail at $399.