Pedal Demo and Tutorial: J Rockett Archer Overdrive

Punch your amp in the face.

Looking for Klon tone without the Klon price tag?  I think you're going to dig this.


The Archer is a hefty classic sounding overdrive built like a tank.  It can serve as both a clean boost as well as overdrive.  As I mentioned in the video it's not really my cup of tea so I thought I'd post a few more vids to give a more detailed perspective.  Check it:

Jason Houtsma is the co-founder and guitar teacher at Worship Artistry, where he is helping musicians of every level answer the call to worship with passion and confidence. Jason has been leading worship and writing music since he was 15 years old and currently serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA. He is husband to Alli and father to Bjorn and Asher.

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Hey, Jason....

What riff are you playing when you crank the gain at 1:18 in the video? I've heard you play it before, but I can't place it. That sounds like a song I would want to learn.


That's pretty much a riff I came up to use in the demos so you can hear both the sustained chords and the single notes. Looks like I need to come up with a few more!

totally depends on the guitar

I use lights on my Martin because it is smaller but heavier guitars like dreadnoughts can benefit from the thicker tone that medium and heavy gauge provide.

I use Elixirs on my acoustic and D'addario on my electrics so both!