Vertex Ultraphonix MKII Overdrive

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Vertex Ultraphonix MKII Overdrive

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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!

ULTIMATE CONTROL OF YOUR OVERDRIVE TONE
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 avaiable.  Plus, get additional presence and harmonic saturation using the "FILTER" knob for scuplting 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 oirignal Ultraphonix, it's also one-thrid (1/3) smaller than the original with even more features than before with more control over your overdrive tone, EQ, and saturation.


ADDED KNOBS FOR INPUT VOLUME & REFINED OUTPUT VOLUME TAPER
Ultraphonix MKII addresses two common pieces of feedback from MKI owners.  First, MKII adds a fourth control to adjust how "HOT" the input of the overdrive circuit is hit.  Often single coil pickups (on S-style and T-style guitars) won't have the same output and puch of typical set-neck LP kinds of guitars.  Often this would have players attempting to compensate when using different output pickups by adding more output or gain to match the levels, but chaning the tone they'd dailing in.  Ultraphoinx MKII allows you to have up to 8dB of volume compensation on the input of the pedal to simulate nearly any pickup output difference between guitars so you can keep the tone you love and only adjust your "LEVEL" control.  Fully "OFF" counter-clockwise will give you the same circuit as the Ultraphonix MKI.  However, move the "LEVEL" knob clockwise and have up to 8dB on tap to maintain your desired overdrive tone and output without chaning the core essence of your preferred settings.  Additionally, we spec'd a custom taper "MASTER" volume control to get a fully useable taper from start to finish.
 
  • Voiced alongside four Dumble™ ODS amps ranging from 1970's-1990's
  • Quintessential D*style tone, note bloom, & harmonic overtones
  • 100% Analog Circuitry
  • Mechanical "True Bypass" Switching
  • Assembled in California
  • 9VDC center-negative power operation (adapter not included)

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