Steel String (refurbished)

Steel String (refurbished)
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$13999
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The Steel String Clean Drive faithfully recreates the tonality and feel of the iconic Dumble Steel String Singer amplifier in a stompbox format. Designed alongside a real Steel String Singer (#001), this 100% analog tone tool will do it all from Overdrive, to Fat Boost, to Compression, to EQ shaping and more. Get the unmistakable Crystal-Clear Overdrive and Fat Clean Tones from albums like "Texas Flood", "Venus Isle", and "Continuum" through any clean amp platform.

in stock, ships in 1-2 business days
$13999
LIFETIME WARRANTY
30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

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3 Reviews (4.7 stars) —
Ace Arnejo
I am an owner of the ultraphonix--I love my ultraphonix--but I've been considering a cleaner version so I jump the gun on getting a b-stock steelstring when the opportunity opened up. As Mason told me it was only a cosmetic imperfections but nothing wrong with the inside for the b-stock; anyway, I'm a kind of guy who likes aesthetic imperfections, it kinda gives it character. As far as the sound, it is exactly how it is advertised and exactly how professional demo musicians describes it. It's kinda creepy how it project the tones that's coming out of it, I mean, I still can't believe it's a pedal. It gives you that tonal "Halo" in which everything sounds better. Gives you that unprecedented low-end Dynamics and tightness and gives the highs thickness but retains it's sparkliness. Very responsive to pickups, it brings out the character of whatever pickups you are using. If your looking for gain this is not your pedal, but if your looking for tonal shaping and Dynamics of a loud 100 watt clean channel dumble amp dimed that you can reproduce on a 15 watter tube amp or direct to the board, this is your pedal. This has been the tone tool I've been longing, and looking for a preamp. It works really well with other pedals in the chain. If I have to purchase this again, I would a ton more. Ow by the way, excellent customer service, thanks again Mason and Vertex team!
2019-07-20
Steve H.
A few months ago I finally made the jump to a high-end amp. I had been playing through a small Vox for a couple years and bit the bullet and bought a Bogner Goldfinger 54. I love this amp and have been slowly experimenting with various pedals to get the kind of tones and sounds I want. I play mostly Fenders and prefer slightly driven, glassy tones. The Goldfinger is a great platform for pedals and is modeled after more vintage amps. I did a lot of online research and decided to buy the Vertex Steel String. I'm not exaggerating here- the moment I plugged it in, it was like I suddenly was hearing a wider spectrum of sound. More overtones, more classic Fender type sounds. One thing that did catch me a little off guard is that this pedal is LOUD. When using the same settings as what I was seeing on a lot of the videos, I was getting a significant volume boost. I actually emailed Vertex asking if this was normal. To my surprise, Mason himself replied and explained to me that it is a loud pedal and will interact differently with different amps. I readjusted the settings a bit and got good parity. Once I did this, I literally couldn't put my guitar down. I was just loving the sounds I was getting so much. I can't recommend this pedal more. It's going to be an always-on staple in my set up now. I don't know much about electronics, but this pedal just gives me that magic mojo that I've been chasing for a long time. I'm so happy with it, I actually just ordered the Ultra Phonix overdrive as well. Thanks, Mason and Vertex!!!
2019-07-19