The hype that surrounds Alexander Dumble’s creations has led to an entire cottage industry of builders trying to replicate that sound on a pedal board friendly approach. Vertex Effects’ take on a Dumble Steel String Singer is billed as a “clean drive,” but you will be quite surprised with how much gain the SS could churn out. In front of a clean amp, the pedal got very growly and, at times, heavy on the low end.
Our Steel Stingray makes it possible to achieve all that Dumble tone in an affordable super easy-to-build pedal, ideal for beginners in the pedal building. Also, solder masters will be delighted to play with this machine.
Ever wanted to dance slowly in a burning room?
Hold on; no one wants you to set your house on fire! But here comes our take on the world-famous Vertex Steel String ™, a pedal that reproduces that insane creamy Steel string singer Overdrive tone from a Dumble ™ tube amp that costs more than a (not burning) House nowadays.
Honestly was blown away when I switched this thing on for the first time. A Simple and beginner-friendly circuit with a low amount of parts and only three knobs for Volume, Gain, and Tone that give you so much tone should be something you try out. It works pretty well when stacked with other low gain drives as well.
For further analysis on this circuit take a look at this thread on Free Stomp Boxes Forum.