Anything Similar to Tronographic Rusty Box?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Windowliquor, May 15, 2019.


  1. Windowliquor

    Windowliquor Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    Does anyone out there know if there is something similar to the Rusty Box, preferably in a smaller footprint? Trying to get a similar tone without taking up all of the space on my already cramped pedalboard. I have an RB and love it, but the extra power supply and chunky enclosure are a pain in the neck. I talked to a pedal builder, and he said it would be tough/impossible to fit that circuit into a smaller box, and would be just as expensive as the RB. So we’re now on the hunt for clones and/or similar clanky janky tone machines. And I can’t find one! I don’t need the DI out, just that clang! What say y’all? Am I SOL? And no, I don’t want a bigger pedal board....
     
  2. jw23mind

    jw23mind Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    Reading MA
    I had experience comparing the Rusty vs Darkglass Alpha-Omicron: The Omicron could almost exactly mimic the Rusty at the light-medium overdrive settings. I had a slight preference for the Rusty perceiving a bit more clarity. I imagine the Alpha-Omega could get even closer, having the expanded EQ ability.
     
  3. Windowliquor

    Windowliquor Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    I looked at that one a year or so ago. I kinda dig it, but it's the roughly the same footprint as the RB. I have a feeling this is gonna be one elusive unicorn....
     
  4. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Washington DC
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    I hear one of Tb’s favorite builders has one in the pipe. I know nothing about the layout or any details but I would bet my life it will be at least easier to power than the Rusty Box.
     
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  5. oZZma

    oZZma

    Sep 13, 2018
    Italy
    The new Rusty Box doesn't need a separate power supply, it's 9V now.
     
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  6. Windowliquor

    Windowliquor Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    Let the guessing games begin.... People need to know!
     
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  7. Windowliquor

    Windowliquor Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    I’ve got the earlier model. If I can get 9V and a smaller form factor, I’d be a happy man.
     
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  8. oZZma

    oZZma

    Sep 13, 2018
    Italy
    I have no idea if it's the same size as the earlier version, but seems the same to me. 9V Is a great improvement anyways. And Darkglass Alpha Omega doesn't seem much smaller...
     
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  9. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Washington DC
    Partner - CCP Pedals
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