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There is a sweet spot on almost every tube amp or overdrive pedal most guitarists know well. A magical zone where the circuit goes non-linear and starts to saturate. Harmonics excited by this process make everything sound alive giving the player a unique interactive experience with great tough-sensitive dynamics. The EDGE is a pedal specially designed to explore the sonic magic that happens when a circuit is pushed to the edge of breakup.
The EDGE is voiced to give a rich blend of saturation, harmonic excitement, light compression and then, at max gain, start to fully breakup.
At lower gains, sweet clean tones are easy to come by, in the spirit of several popular vintage preamps, and could easily be used as a slightly colored clean boost. The EDGE has been designed to give a slight bit of vintage character while offering advantages of modern components and design, such as high headroom dual rail power supply (up to 36v of voltage swing!) and musical, sweepable 18 db/octave filters.
What makes the EDGE's wide sweet spot possible is a set of carefully curated clipping LED’s, specifically chosen for their smooth clipping characteristics and wide saturation curve. The LED’s light up when driven past the edge of breakup and this give us the opportunity to have a real-time visual of how the circuit is overloading. We made this LED visible on top of the pedal, effectively functioning as a visual threshold light for the EDGE of breakup.
CORE Series Simplicity
The CORE Series features a streamlined control set for quickly dialing in killer tones with four knobs to adjust Level, Gain, Lows and Highs.
CORE Series Dual Rail Power
We designed the CORE Series with a dual rail doubling power supply. This design can scale from +/-7v to +/-18v, effecting the headroom, tone and feel of the pedal, achieving up to four times the headroom over standard 9v pedals. The internal supply achieves this by mirroring whatever input voltage you apply via the external power supply and we always encourage people to experiment.
CORE Series Quiet Bypass
Our entire CORE Series features our quiet bypass switching system. It is a true bypass, relay based system for minimum pop when engaging the effect.
Vintage Mod: AKA the 'Orange Mod', we love the orange LED for a slightly lower headroom than the blue LED, which results in a bit more overdrive. We then added more vintage spec parts and an Orange drop tone cap for smooth shaping of the extra harmonics.
Modern Mod: AKA the 'Yellow Mod', the yellow LED from the CHIME make this a great sounding mod for those who are into the sound of the CHIME in LED mode. The lowest headroom of the three colors we offer, this has slightly tighter lowend and slightly more breakup than either orange or blue. We load the high cut circuit with an auricap XO and add a Burr Brown opamp for a clean, chimney experience that sings with harmonic overtones.