Vertex has achieved an incredible feat with this gem of a pedal! When it comes to SRV-style glassy clean and fat lead tones, the Vertex Effects Steel String Supreme (Slight Return Version) — based on serial #001 of a legendary six-figure Dumble Steel String Singer — is the only tone shaper you’ll need in your arsenal. Whether you’re front-ending a stage amp with the SRV’s expanded all-analog preamp, feeding a little Texas sugar into your Amp Modeler, or even running straight into a Cab Simulator/IR Loader, this pedal is guaranteed to put a smile on your face
Just like the amp it’s named after, the Steel String Supreme (SRV) is characterized by a fat and glassy tones sound that absolutely marinates signals in tubelike harmonics as you ramp up the gain. The SRV’s active EQ and Bright/Deep + Rock/Jazz switches add new tone-shaping capabilities from the original SSS and bring you a bit more available top end “glass” and a little more low-end “snap” to this latest addition to the Steel String family. From subtle fattening and clean compression to full-on overdrive, the Vertex Effects SRV edition is the next best thing to having the real-deal SSS in your rig.
BASED ON THE ORIGINAL DUMBLE STEEL STRING SINGER (SSS)
Players like SRV, Eric Johnson, and John Mayer have all sung the praises of a rare 100-watt 6L6 blues machine that achieved legendary status in the mid-1980s. And whether its a sip of that Texas tonal flood or the intoxicating Lenny cleans that you’re searching for, the Vertex Steel String Supreme SRV — successor to the Steel String MKI Slight Return Version is packing 500% more tone-shaping potential — faithfully captures that “SSS” (that’s “Sparkle, Squish, and Saturation”) magic in a pedalboard-friendly stomp.
D-STYLE CLEANS WITH GLASS AND SNAP
With gain settings below 1:00, the SRV makes a highly versatile fat boost, with an active EQ section to dial in that D-style midrange shaping your instrument demands. Above 1:00, the SRV sweetens your signal with vine-ripened drive characteristics matured in the Texas sun. Wide open, this pedal packs enough juicy gain to take you well into overdrive territory. All the while, true bypass operation preserves your dry signal whenever you don’t have the SRV engaged — though, if you’re anything like us Stevie Ray fanatics, it’s pretty much a nonissue, since you’ll never want to turn this thing off. The SRV is assembled in California and comes in a rugged steel housing with authentic D-style appointments resembling Stevie Ray’s Dumble Steel String Singer
Warranty: Lifetime warranty to original purchaser.
Vertex Steel String Supreme SRV Pedal Features
Based on model #001 of an original run of legendary 6L6 blues machines
A true amp in a box — designed to go into tube amp or direct to Cab Sim/IR Loader
Inspiring glassy touch sensitivity, warmth, and low-end snap
Versatile Gain and Level controls make this a capable clean boost or full-on overdrive
Re-shaped EQ, Bright/Deep switch, and Rock/Jazz switch for the perfect “Texas Tone” compared to the original SSS
Rugged steel housing
Authentic D-style aesthetics, resembling SRV’s amp
True bypass switching
Designed in California