T-Rex Vulture Distortion Pedal
T-Rex Effects introduce Vulture, a distortion pedal that offers a variety of tones with tweakable low-end.
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This dirt box features two special knobs that provide extended control over the bass and lower-mid frequencies, on top of traditional distortion controls.
Vulture is based on one of the very first pedals that the brand manufactured. They liked the sound of the old pedal but wanted to improve the "fuzzy low end". So they started designing a new pedal that will have the same voice, but with tighter bass and more gain.
T-Rex further shared the story behind the design of Vulture:
"We opened up the pedal and painstakingly measured everything in it, to find out why it sounded so good, and found a couple of resistors that would be better with other values. Was it modified earlier in life or was this just a very good sounding mistake from when it was made in Lars´ basement way back in the 90's? All we know is that the basic sound was cool and we left it at that, and went on to focus on getting the low-end tight - but BIG!"
The story continues: "The fruit of our labor is a pedal that has a great, throaty distortion with a nice bite to it but the low end and low midrange can be shaped in many ways, thanks to the low- and fat-boost knobs. This allows the player to dial in almost stupid amounts of lows, but the distortion stays tight, not muddy."
Basic distortion/overdrive controls are present, with three knobs that adjust gain, level and tone. However, what makes it unique is the addition of the "Low Boost" and "Fat Boost" knobs. As the name implies, Low Boost enhances the lower frequencies, adding the characteristic "boom" of bigger guitar cabs to smaller setups, depending on how you set the Tone knob.
On the other hand, Fat Boost adds weight and punch to the sound. The brand describes it as adding a lot of thickness to your low register strings, as if you went up two steps in string gauge. T-Rex adds that "the punch is more of a punch in the chest than a kick in the #€%."
- Input Impedance@1kHz: Higher than 1M Ohm
- Output Impedance@1KHZ: Lower than 1K Ohm
- Power Supply Voltage: Minimum 8.5V DC / Maximum 12.5V DC
- Maximum Input Signal Vp/p: 3Vp/p
- Battery Type/Battery Life: 9V battery 6F22 / 6-9 hours
- External Connectors: Input Jack, Output Jack, 9V DC Jack
The pedal is currently available for pre-order with a price tag of around $225. You can head over to T-Rex Effects for more information.
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