Slimmer, lighter profile—Analogenthusiasts rejoice! The Vertex Steel StringMkII manages to pack all the vibey analog tone of the original into a slimmer,sleeker stomp—a reduction in size of roughly 33%.
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.