Ever since guitar effects pedals first became a thing, guitar as an instrument changed completely. No longer were you limited to just one type of sound. On the contrary, with effects pedals,
High-gain distortion with awe-inspiring tone
As befits the name "V-type 8-cylinder," this is a high-gain distortion unit that boasts an awe-inspiring tone. In addition to distortion sounds that are ideal for heavy riffs or soloing, you can also obtain cutting high-gain lead sounds. It provides a mid-shift switch that lets you change the band where the mid-range peaks. Turning this off gives you a broad range with an emphasized attack. Turning it on will shift the band to be more suitable for lead playing.Newly-developed Hi-Volt technology that overturns expectations for compact effect units. Hi-Volt technology enables the vacuum tube to operate at 200V while still running on a battery. This enables a true tube-driven sound that overturns your expectations for a compact effect unit.
What is Hi-Volt?
VOX has revealed a new vacuum tube circuit technology called Hi-Volt. It delivers high voltage (200V) to a 12AX7 vacuum tube by using 6x AA batteries or the DC9V power supply. The discrete circuit works at 20V, which is still considered high voltage operation compared to other general effects products. The result is a natural and dynamic tone which is similar to that of a vacuum tube amplifier. Even though vacuum tubes are considered big by modern component size standards, our engineers were able to keep these pedals small, so you don't have to worry about them taking up too much space on your pedal board.
Gain control that lets you vary the character of your sound
The transistor amplification circuit has also received a good deal of consideration. We've designed the gain control so that adjusting its position does not simply change the amplitude, but will also change the tonal character in a subtle way. From zero to max, it yields an array of highly usable and natural distortion tones.
Carefully designed power supply circuit that extends vacuum tube lifespan
Since high current flows through a vacuum tube when the power is turned on, we have provided a heater current slow start circuit that extends the lifespan of the vacuum tube and also avoids malfunctions for the AC adapter.
Input impedance 1M Ω Output impedance 2.2k Ω Vacuum tube ECC83 / 12AX7 Connections INPUT jack (guitar input), OUTPUT jack (line output) Power AA battery x 6 AC adapter DC 9V (Option) Vacuum tube operating voltage 200 V Consumption current 240 mA Battery Life Approximately 7 hours Accessories AA alkaline battery x 6 (for verifying operation) Options AC Adapter
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This pedal can push more gain than even the deathiest of metallers would want, and with the gain rolled off you can get some seriously good overdrive tones. The mid switch is pretty key to the tone of this pedal, I'd say the switch off is good for a rhythm tone and it's a better lead tone with it on. The fact that it has a Tone knob and then a pot completely dedicated to the bass is genius. So many people these days are rocking lunchbox amps loaded with EL84's and 6V6 power tubes that can't quite push the bass without having to dime it on the EQ, and this pedal definitely helps. True tube distortion, great tube tone and killer looks round out yet another perfect pedal from the Vox Tone Garage.
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