TURN YOUR AMP INTO A D-STYLE AMP
The Ultraphonix Special Overdrive MKII delivers the blooming midrange and screaming overdrive of the ultra-rare American boutique amplifiers that players have been coveting for decades. This overdrive emulates the the expansive midrange and strident cascading gain stages of the D*lightful amplifier this pedal is based on. When you turn it on, it will unleash your guitar's full-throated potential with an articulate attack and smooth sustain that's reminiscent of players like Robben Ford and Larry Carlton. If you're a tone chaser, the Ultraphonix MKII Specialized Overdrive pedal will help you achieve the D-style tone you've been dreaming of that doesn’t require a mortgage to purchase!
BASED ON "REAL DEAL" DUMBLE ODS AMPS!
The R&D for the Ultraphonix pedal took over four (4) years, and almost a half-dozen Dumble amplifiers! From 2012 to 2016, we got ahold of five (5) Dumble Overdrive Special (ODS) amplifiers to most accurately voice the Ultraphonix pedal, comparing to "real deal" Dumble amplifiers - many of these amps were owned and/or used by world famoud Dumble users. Knowing that these Dumble amps were customized to the player, our goal was to find the "X Factor" among a variety of Dumble ODS amps and distill the "D-Style" essence into the most authentic sounding and feeling "amp in a box" pedal - and we NAILED IT!
Ultraphonix Special Overdrive MKII delivers the blooming midrange and screaming overdrive of the ultra-rare American boutique amplifiers that players have been coveting for decades. This overdrive emulates the the expansive midrange and strident cascading gain stages of the D*lightful amplifier this pedal is based on. When you turn it on, it will unleash your guitar's full-throated potential with an articulate attack and smooth sustain that's reminiscent of players like Robben Ford and Larry Carlton. If you're a tone chaser, the Ultraphonix MKII Specialized Overdrive pedal will help you achieve the D-style tone you've been dreaming of that doesn’t require a mortgage to purchase!
VERSATILE CONTROLS TO SHAPE YOUR TONE
To help you create your ultimate tone, the Ultraphonix has extra gain-shaping controls beyond the original MKI version with Master Volume, Input Gain "Level", and Distortion/Saturation "Ratio". Players can fine tune their pickup outputs with the input gain "LEVEL" control to get the same reaction from the overdrive irrespective of using Single Coil or Humbucking pickups with up to 8dB of level compensation available. Plus, get additional presence and harmonic saturation using the "FILTER" knob for sculpting the upper-mids from 800Hz to 1.6kHz. Once you get the perfect mix of overdrive and EQ, use the "MASTER" volume control to set your final output level. No matter where you set it, this pedal will sound "wide-open" and "amp-like" at all volume levels.
33.3% SMALLER THAN, SAME AMAZING TONE!
Ultraphonix MKII is not only captures the same great tone of the original Ultraphonix, it's also one-third (1/3) smaller than the original with even more features than before with more control over your overdrive tone, EQ, and saturation.View full product details
Players like SRV, Eric Johnson, and John Mayer have been singing the praises of a rare 100-watt 6L6 Dumble Amp, the Steel String Singer, that achieved legendary status in the mid-1980s. And whether you're looking for a taste of Texas sweet tea or a return to Gravity, the Vertex Steel String Clean Drive MkII – now 33% slimmer and with an added trick up its sleeve – faithfully captures that “SSS” magic using an actual Dumble Steel String Singer #001. The Steel String MkII is dead-simple in its operation yet matchless in its rootsy mojo. With gain settings below 1:00, the Steel String Clean Drive MkII makes an incredibly versatile clean boost, with a Filter control to dial in how much of that D-style midrange shaping your instrument demands. Above 1:00, the Steel String Clean Drive MkII begins to sweeten your signal with vine-ripened drive characteristics matured in the California sun. Wide open, this pedal virtually breathes fire, with enough juicy gain to take you from Flavor Town well into Brown County.
• Dumble SSS tone from a compact stompbox
• Based on model #001 of an original Dumble SSS amp
• 33% slimmer and lighter than the original Steel String
• New Jazz/Rock toggle thickens up cleans and tightens up drive tones
• Optional 9 to 18VDC operation (adapter not included)
• True Bypass
• Designed & Assembled in California
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When it comes to Mayer-style compressed clean and lead tones, the Vertex Effects Steel String Supreme – based on serial #001 of a legendary six-figure tube amp – is the only tone shaper you'll need in your arsenal. Whether you're front-ending a stage amp with the SSS's expanded all-analog preamp, feeding a little Texas sugar into your modeling device, or even running straight into a cab IR, this pedal is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Just like the amp it's named after, the Steel String Supreme is characterized by a fat, clean, compressed sound that absolutely marinates signals in tubelike harmonics as you ramp up the gain. The Supreme's active EQ and Bright/Deep + Rock/Jazz switches add new tone-shaping capabilities to this latest addition to the Steel String family. From subtle fattening and clean compression to full-on overdrive, the Vertex Effects Steel String Supreme is the next best thing to having a real-deal SSS in your rig.
• Based on model #001 of an original run of legendary Dumble Steel String Singer
• A true amp in a box – sounds great even direct into a cab simulator/IR loader
• Inspiring touch sensitivity, warmth, and sparkle
• Versatile Gain and Level controls make this a capable clean boost or full-on overdrive
• Active EQ, Bright/Deep switch, and Rock/Jazz switch supply plenty of tone-shaping potential
• Rugged steel housing
• Authentic D-style labels & aesthetics
• True bypass on/off switching of both Steel String & Supreme channels
• Designed & Assembled in Los Angeles, California
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