Vertex Steel String Supreme Overdrive

Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar & Bass

  • Overdrive
  • Authentic D-style sound with great velocity sensitivity, warmth, and liveliness
  • From clean boost to full overdrive
  • Real amp in a box, even sounds great directly in a cabinet simulator / IR loader
  • Controls: Output, fat, clean, level, filter, gain
  • Switches: Bright/deep, jazz/rock
  • LED: Effect on
  • Supreme EQ
  • Foot switch: Effect bypass
  • Input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Power adapter connection: DC connector, 5.5 x 2.1 mm (negative polarity inside)
  • Current consumption: 20 mA
  • Powered via 9 V batteries of 9 V DC power supply (suitable power supply, Article Nr. 409939 - not included)
  • True bypass
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 81 x 117 x 46 mm
  • Made in the USA
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  • Indie Off/On
  • Bluesrock Off/On
  • Resonator Off/On
  • Funk-Bass Off/On
  • Hazey Off/On
  • Spicerock-Bass Off/On
  • Surf Off/On
  • Bluespicking Off/On
  • Country Off/On
  • Resonator Off/On
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Further Information

Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No

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A Very Professional Overdrive
The Elf Catcher, 28.12.2020
I have found this pedal to be of excellent quality, and the tone it produces is superb. It is very solidly built, and although there are many various controls and switched, it is relatively intuitive in its operation.
The Steel String Supreme easily gives a clean, edge of breakup sound, with gain to spare. The Supreme EQ side tends to be a bit bright, compared to the Steel String side, but it is not excessive and is certainly manageable with the tone control on the guitar, or a quick adjustment to the amplifier.
It is always on, and is a permanent part of my pedalboard. Its a very good pedal if you are looking for a relatively clean, bluesy sound. I highly recommend it.
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A state-of-the-art pedal for clean overdrive
Akin B, 04.12.2020
If you are looking for a "clean" overdrive sound as well as with a little thiny bit of gain to have enough trouble, this pedal is just the one! Especially the supreme boost level gives you a matchless tone if you like to play jazzy sounds on neck pick-up with a tone on 3-4.
I must definitely say that this is not an "overdrive" when you're after SRV, Eric Gales, Joe Bonnamassa like hot-rail tones but it will be perfect if you can stack this pedal via Tubescreamer, Ultraphonix or similar Overdrive pedals in the market. There are a lot of reviews and videos in Youtube how to squeeze this pedal to extract the best tones out of it.

The most arguable/ negative part is the price which is almost equal and more to buy a good brand of overdrive along with a separate clean boost. As far as I understand that Vertex is trying to position itself as a well-known "boutique" pedal maker among analogman, wampler, keeley and others. Since the pedal is almost "hand-made" in the USA, the price is affected by it heavily.

Long story short, if you can afford a boutique pedal at this price levels, I would at least suggest to give a try if you can and compare other similar drive+boost pedals in the market.
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Steel String Supreme-As good as it gets!!
Jenzzen, 07.12.2020
Amazing clean tones with this "Dumble"-box! Have just ordered a DSM & Humboldt Simplifier to put after, as a cab-sim! Excited!!
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Fügt deinem Clean-Tone wundervoll singenden Charakter hinzu
CWhelehan Berlin, 19.01.2021
Zuerst das Unboxing: Erster Eindruck - für ein Doppelschalter-Bodengerät ist das SSS recht kompakt ausgeführt - vielleicht auch sogar einen Tick zu kompakt, da die beiden Fußschalter und alle sonstigen Controls recht dicht zusammen liegen. Eine Anleitung ist auch dabei, jedoch lediglich als doppelseitig bedrucktes Kärtchen mit Beschreibung der einzelnen Drehknopf- und Kippschalterfunktionen sowie einigen Einstellungsvorschlägen wenn Du bestimmte John Mayer-Tracks nachahmen willst. Insgesamt alles supi.
Das Gerät: Die Beschriftung der Controls ist etwas hell bedruckt und somit ein bisschen schwer zu lesen aber insgesamt wirkt der SSS ganz wertig und solide. Die bereits erwähnt enge Anordnung der Controls ist für meinen Bedarf aber in Wirklichkeit kein so großes Ding, da ich das Gerät (die SS-Seite zumindest) immer anlasse und mit den Knöpfen nicht besonders viel rumfummele.
Sound: Tonmäßig ist SSS einfach der Hammer!! Die Signalkette bei mir ist Gitarre (meistens Strat) -> Pedalboard mit SSS an letzter Stelle (aber noch vor Delay/Reverb und Co.) -> Victory V40 Deluxe. Obwohl der V40D schon von Haus aus einen geilen Clean-Tone liefert verleiht die SS-Seite des Steel String Supreme einen reicheren, fetteren und runderen Glanz in den Mitten - die Saiten singen wirklich! In diversen Reviews bei youtube etc. habe ich oft die Umschreibung gehört, dass mit dem SSS 10er-Saiten auf einmal wie 12er/13er-Saiten klingen - das kann ich nun sehr gut nachvollziehen - damit ist die Gesamtwirkung des SSS auf den Ton sehr gut abgedeckt. Mit der Supreme-Seite des SSS können die Töne und Mitten noch weiter feingetunt werden. Alles in Allem = Top. Top. Top.
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