Sometimes you just want to get things done. Hauling multiple amps around isn’t fun. Tearing up your pedalboard to record a fleeting inspiration just slows you down. Enter the Vector Analog Preamp. It’s like eleven pedals in one, but without all the gimmicky features that often make “multi” pedals difficult to use. The Vector uses digital technology to control multiple gain stages and a full internal tone stack. This gives you unmatched tonal variation with easy to use familiar controls, Volume, Tone and Gain. The Vector won’t get in the way or eat up half of your pedalboard.
Overdrive, distortion and Fuzz! Oh my!
The Vector covers all your fuzz and drive needs with eleven channels of dirty analog goodness. Even with all the options you still get the simple control surface you expect in a stompbox. The tones. The tones. The TOANZ! None of the channels are clones or “models,” but they do all have their own inspirations. Drive 1 & 2 Similar to that well known green overdrive, but without the tubby cleanish signal underneath. This makes the drive 1 & 2 channels more useful when with a clean amp, but will still push a dirty amp into a screaming sustain machine. Drive 2 is similar, but with more bass response and a less prominent midrange hump. Crunch The crunch channel’s tight bass response and harmonic clarity make it perfect for palm muting and general purpose riff rock. Do you think you’ve written the next iconic rock riff anthem? Use the crunch channel! The tone has a surprising width and clarity. It wont get all flubby and turn your tone into mud. Vintage Makes your amp sound overloaded with a big bottom end, yet retains note separation on the higher strings. Things are about to get fuzzy.
Fuzz 1 & 2 Inspired by mainstay fuzz pedal of the 60s garage rock. The original had a depth knob that really mixed two fuzz circuits and sometimes sounded like a broken octave effect. It could get really harsh. It could sound quite nasal or almost like a kazoo. Unlike the original this channel has a tone knob to tame the high end… or you could use the tone knob on your guitar as well. Meltdown Inspired by plugging fuzz pedals into an amp and turning everything to ELEVEN!!! It sounds like a fuzz pedal into a cranked amp. What could possibly be more inspiring? Are you ready to rock? m/
1980s You know you want to try it. Get your 80s groove on without the spandex, hairspray fumes or neon guitars. We know you secretly work on your pinch harmonic and whammy bar skillz when you think no one else is listening. We know… but don’t worry we won’t tell anyone. 1990s Big and full. Lots of low end. Easy to get controllable feedback and tons of sustain with loads of interaction between your guitar strings and the air being pushed by your amp. Modern 1 The go to channel for rhythm guitar that works on just about anything, even in super thick mixes. It’s warm and rich. It let’s complex chords come through even at higher gain settings. Modern 2 With rich harmonics and a tight focus on the lower mid range, the modern 2 channel is great for modern rock, metal, drop tuning, high gain riffage and letting notes ring out in to singing feedback.
The Vector has something for everyone. It’s great to have around if you are going to a jam and don’t know where the sonic journey might take you. It’s great for exploring sounds you wouldn’t use often. But it really shines when recording music. You have a wide array of sonic variation available without the need to mic another amp or dig through your collection of pedals. You can record multiple guitar tracks without them all feeling stuck in the same sonic space.
Powered by a regulated 9VDC to 18VDC adaptor with a negative center 2.1mm barrel style plug. If using a “daisy chain” power supply, all other pedals MUST be negative ground. Current draw is less than 25mA. Length 4.4″ X Width 2.3″ X Height 1.0″ Input impedance- 1M. Output impedance- ~5K. Designed and handcrafted in Oregon. Die-cast metal enclosures for durability. Yellow LED indicator.