"It’s like Jan Ray and Zen Drive had an OD baby, and that baby became a superhero OD that literally rocked the guitar universe like the GOD that it is!"
The Zen Ray is Pogo Pedal’s flagship overdrive that helped launch the company in 2020. We designed the Zen Ray to stand out from two famed boutique overdrives that are beloved by players around the world. Zen Ray has a few unique controls that allow the pedal to be modern and versatile all while maintaining the blood and soul of true vintage sound and craftsmanship.
We understand how personal and critical a player’s overdrive tone is to them. We believe the versatility and unique controls of this pedal allow the player to capture their very own sonic signature.
And if you’re a bass player, you’ll love it too.
Germ Toggle. Toggle on the “germ” switch to add 2 germanium transistors to the signal. This produces softer clipping for a more “out of the box feel”. You also get a bit more crunch here.
Mid Saturation. Use the “Mid Saturation” control to add or remove the harmonic saturation of the midrange. This allows you to dial in a heavier-mid-crunch or a scooped-mid sound. Crank it up for a glassy, sparkly tone.
J Motlong –
I’ve owned dozens of overdrives (including the “best” rare pedals available) and this is easily one of my absolute favorites. It’s versatile, stacks beautifully, and works great with all my guitars and amps. It’s now a permanent fixture on my board.
Mil Savich –
The Zen Ray is not only a great sounding pedal with great build quality, but what it offers a ton of unique and different tonal options. It’s really great for recording and something I also plan on keeping on my pedalboard when live shows roll around.
I play different genres of music and this pedal plays well with all of my amps and guitars for any situation. The team at Pogo Pedals is awesome. Highly recommended product from a great company!
Nick KB Music –
An always-on players dream!
This pedal from Pogo Pedals is a sweet, articulate overdrive pedal with its own Sonic voice. All of the controls impact the sound, and have a variety of sweet spots. The Mid Saturation control really allows you to dial it into whatever amp you need.
While all of this is great the best feature hands down is how well it reacts to your playing. You can use it like a cranked tube amp/fuzz face by using your volume control to go from clean to mean! This is definitely a pedal that I can bring on a gig, and never have to turn it off.
I’ve owned well over a hundred drive pedals, and this is one of the few I won’t be selling!
Greg Stone (GearAdd1Ct) –
I won this fantastic pedal in a giveaway and MAN. What a pleasant surprise it was. It’s such a harmonically rich, very versatile overdrive that I think the guys at Pogo hit a home run with! It’s always in the running for making my drive section. 10/10!
I’m not only a demonstrator, I’m also a user!…In my line work, I’m fortunate to play a lot of different pedals. Needless to say, when one impresses me enough to add it on my main pedalboard, it’s really special. I keep the Zen Ray on my board for the rich and responsive overdrive sound. It’s replaced my original Hermida Zen Drive as my go-to D-Style overdrive tone.
Federico S. Kajganić –
The Zen Ray is one of those pedals that, when you plug it in, you immediately notice that it’s not just “one more pedal”. The Zen Ray makes your tone better. It is very responsive, and it has a ton of possibilities to make it suit your playing style perfectly. It’s a very nice overdrive that does not get dark or muddy, and keeps things clear and crispy. The harmonic content is just right. There are thousands of pedals out there, but the guys at Pogo Pedals did a great job because the Zen Ray stands out. It’s not one more pedal in the bunch. It’s a Zen Ray. Buy one.
Nicole (IG : guitarbynicole) –
Such an awesome pedal! It works really well with the pop-punk/grunge styles I love to play and sounds great in recordings. Definitely recommend.