The Vertex Dynamic Distortion pedal is the perfect hybrid of a classic '60s germanium fuzz and an iconic TS-style overdrive stompbox. Bridging the gap between two legendary effects isn't easy, but Vertex have nailed it, creating a unique pedal that isn't offered by any other company. This limited run version - the Thin/Fat Mod - adds extra range in the tone control. This gives you sizzling tones inspired by SD-9, RAT and Germanium fuzz circuits, all in the same gnarly box.
Sensitive to your playing dynamics and the volume control on your guitar (hence the name), this pedal can allow you to attain crisp cleans all the way through to mid-focused overdrive and thick, fat fuzz. With conventional Volume and Gain controls, letting you adjust the overall output and amount of overdrive/fuzz respectively, the Dynamic Distortion also features a Tone control, allowing you to brighten up the top end if you're playing through a dark-sounding amplifier.
But it doesn't end there, as the clever folks at Vertex have designed this pedal to work brilliantly with wah pedals and buffers. With most fuzz pedals, running a buffer before the unit will hinder the sound massively, and wahs can also sound tonally neutered when used in conjunction with fuzz boxes. But Vertex's Dynamic Distortion breaks that cliche, as it will sound no different with a buffer before or after it! Plus, wahs will retain all of their high-end sweep too, so you won't have to worry about your pedalboard chain.
Here's what Vertex say about the Dynamic Distortion Pedal:
The Dynamic Distortion is a sonic hybrid of the two most iconic distortion pedals in Rock 'n Roll history, the Germanium Fuzz of the 60's and the TS Overdrive of the 80's. This legendary combo provides unmatched touch sensitivity and clean-up with your guitar volume knob from sparkley cleans, to overdrive, to fuzz, while providing the mid-range cut of a classic TS pedal and the full-bodied woolliness of a vintage Fuzz.
The Dynamic Distortion has all the advantages of combining the tonal DNA of these historic pedals (TS & Fuzz) with none of the drawbacks: use a buffer before or after the the pedal with ZERO compromise in sound, get classic Fuzz tones that always cuts through the mix (most fuzzes get lost in the mix), get the full sweep of your Wah pedal with Dynamic Distortion set for Fuzz (impossible with vintage fuzz), and get the perfect mid-range Overdrive tone with plenty of low-end fatness and note bloom.
- Limited to 250 units worldwide!
- Combines SD-9, RAT and Germanium fuzz
- Control Gain (from clean, to OD, to fuzz) with Guitar Volume Knob
- Touch Sensitivity & Clean Up of Germanium Fuzz
- Midrange Cut & Presence of TS-Style Overdrive
- Buffer & Wah Friendly
- True Bypass
- Assembled in California
- 9VDC center-negative power operation (adapter not included)