Legendary SSS Tone from an Even Slimmer Stomp
Players like SRV, Eric Johnson, and John Mayer have been singing the praises of a rare 100-watt 6L6 blues machine that achieved legendary status in the mid-1980s. And whether you're looking ...- Read More
Players like SRV, Eric Johnson, and John Mayer have been singing the praises of a rare 100-watt 6L6 blues machine 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 (that's "Sparkle, Shaping, and Saturation") in an even pedalboard-friendlier stomp.
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. Optional 18-volt operation (adapter not included) nets you buckets of increased headroom — perfect for studio tracking or pairing this pedal with a vintage amp. All the while, true bypass operation preserves your dry signal whenever you don't have the Steel String MkII engaged, which is pretty much a nonissue, since you'll never want to turn this thing off. The Vertex Steel String MkII is assembled in California and comes in a rugged brushed metal housing with an authentic D-style Level knob.
Designed alongside the "Real Deal" Dumble Steel String Singer #001
Authentic D*style clean tone, touch-sensitivity, fatness, and warmth
1/3 smaller foot print than original Steel String
Jazz/Rock toggle for additional lo-end EQ voicing
True Bypass (mechanical bypass)
Designed & assembled in Los Angeles
9VDC center-negative power operation (adapter not included)
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What is your return policy?
We offer a 30 day Exchange policy for new purchases. We ask that you please return the product in the original product packaging along with all included materials (manual, warranty card, all accessories) and in the original condition that it was received and we will exchange it for any product on ours site. Please note that we do charge a $5 dollar exchange fee to cover our shipping cost. We are a small business and do not offer a cash refund. We cannot take returns on sealed product. We do not accept returns for guitars and amplifiers under any circumstances. Unfortunately we also cannot cancel orders or pre-orders. We are happy to exchange for another product if you are no longer interested in the new release or backordered items