Roger Mayer Axis

Axis, Fuzz pedal from Roger Mayer.

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iamqman 19/12/2011

Roger Mayer Axis : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Cool vintage tone"

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The Roger Mayer pedals are very funky looking because they look like something out of the 60s futuristic television show. It looks like the flying saucer that the Jetsons would ride or even some half broken surfboard of some kind. Many of Roger Mayers pedals carry This unique and stylistic look that makes them very iconic. This is a very basic pedal and there's not a whole lot to it. You basically just control the volume and distortions and kick it on when you're ready to go. It is somewhat rather of a bigger size pedal compared to a boss or Ibanez pedal. It's a pretty large pedal compared to a Electro Harmonics Big Muff type pedal. You know it's a different shape it takes up a lot of room on your pedal board.


This is a very easy pedal to dial in and you basically have a couple controls to give you your overall volume and distortion. It's not a whole lot of experimenting as far as different types of versatility. Even a monkey could probably find a good sweet spot on this pedal with the current rack


This is basically a Jimi Hendrix style distortion tone in a box. This is actually the pedal that was built for Jimi Hendrix back in the 60s and was used on band of gypsies and was also the reference for his song called axis bold of love. So this is the tone that you want to get if you're looking for that nice 60s Jimmy styled fuzztone. So if you're trying to sound like Jimi Hendrix and this is the pedal tone plus if your other pieces of gear. First you need a Fender Stratocaster guitar, the actual sound that you can only achieve that Hendrix tone with. Next you need a Marshall Plexi style amplifier basically cranked to 11 so you're going to need an attenuator to keep the volume levels down as well. After that you need to have the style feel and approach the Jimi Hendrix has other than after that you never got a sound like him. It doesn't matter what piece of gear you own most of his tone and pretty much all of his feel and style comes from his hands.


These pedals come in at new price right around $290. That's a pretty expensive price for simply a fuzz pedal. However you have the Jimi Hendrix name associated with these types of pedals that drives up the price a little bit more. Honestly this pedal doesn't do anything more or better than some of the pedals that I've heard for 70 or $80. If you really want to get a good fuzztone then I suggest going with a simple old Electro Harmonics Big Muff.