“This is the one I’ve been waiting for – big, fat and pure. It’s a tone monster!!” – John Verity
The JV-1A (a.k.a. Blue Bottle™) is a limited edition signature mid-boost pedal designed by Effectrode for guitarist John Verity (Argent). John wanted to fatten-up the tone of the single coil pickups on his ‘Corona’ guitar and we came up with the idea of basing his pedal on a vintage ‘Pultec’ inductor based tube equaliser circuit–the way we see it, if you’re going to build a mid booster in pedal, why not do it with some style! The JV-1A adds warm and musical sounding mids that work to enrich the natural harmonic character of the guitar and there’s also 18dB of all-tube gain on tap allowing the Blue Bottle to push a tube amp into generating a beautiful, singing, bluesy overdrive. Audiophile grade components and silver solder are utilised throughout the circuit along with precision, low noise, metal-film resistors, stellar-quality polyester coupling capacitors and ground-plane layout. The result of all this attention to detail is a mid-boost pedal with a full-bodied, rich and addictive lead tone for solo playing–John Verity seldom turns the JV-1A off!
Note: This is a limited edition pedal. Due to the limited availability of high quality N.O.S. tubes we cannot guarantee continued production of this pedal any amount of time.
FEATURES Input impedance: Greater than 1MΩ Output impedance: Less than 40KΩ Controls: Mid Boost and Volume Features: Hi-Cut switch selectable low-pass –3dB points at 3KHz and 6KHz All tube: Based on N.O.S. ‘Sylvania’ 6021 subminiature triode tube operating in class-A Gain: Continuously variable from -∞dB to 18dB True bypass: With ‘anti-pop’ or ‘thump’ footswitching circuitry Power requirements: 12VDC @ 600mA – centre positive 2.1mm barrel connector Dimensions: Width 4.75″; Depth 3.75″ Weight: 12oz (on Earth); 13.5oz (Neptune) Construction: Solid die-cast aluminum box Finish: Tough cobalt blue powder coat Includes 12V Wall-wart Power Supply: High quality low-noise switched mode 12VDC at 1.5A wall-wart compatible with all our pedals. Accepts 100V to 240VAC mains input and comes with different mains outlet adaptor plugs, so there is always a plug that fits the country that you are playing in.