Strymon Sunset Dual Classic Overdrive Effects Pedal
Strymon have announced Sunset: a brand new two channel overdrive pedal. The two sides are independent and include six different circuit types which are found in countless iconic overdrive pedals.
- Six drive circuit topologies with custom tuned voicing for each drive type
- Precision crafted drive circuits stackable in multiple combinations for a wide variety of complex, responsive tones.
- Analogue class A JFET input gain stage maximises headroom while adding up to 20dB of pure analogue gain
- Drive and Tone control ranges optimised for each circuit topology
- Series, reverse series, and parallel drive circuit stacking via Config switch
- Bright switch to tailor the sound for use with all amplifiers from dark to bright
- Optional variable-threshold noise reduction for taming noisy guitar pickups
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Two Pedals At Once
Sunset is really two customisable overdrive pedals, independently selectable and flexibly routable, designed and voiced for complementary tones when stacked. Six distinct circuits each feel and react differently in your hands, two at once, all in one convenient package. Push your amp any way you want, from transparent 'more amp' to heavy saturated fuzz, and all the best places in between.
Holy Grail Tone, Minus The Quest
We are all familiar with the endless search for the ultimate overdrive pedal and the perfect tone. Strymon did the critical listening and custom voicing to design each side of Sunset with just one tone knob, so you can quickly dial in the sound you want. The knob ranges for each circuit type are custom calibrated to provide maximal usable control. Strymon applied the same design philosophy and care to the stacking options, ensuring each combination interacts optimally and sounds great, so a huge range of classic overdrive tones are instantly achievable.
Since the time when overdrives were created to simply push an amp in order to achieve an overdriven sound even at sane volume levels, players have evolved to want more layered, multistage tonalities. Stacking gives you more flexibility and tone range on the floor. You can find an overdrive that sounds good on its own, then run it through a second drive to add new dimensions to your tone. Sunset allows you to use any of its six overdrive circuits on their own, or route the Channel A drive circuit through Channel B, or Channel B through Channel A, or use two circuits in parallel. When stacking overdrive pedals, some combinations work especially well together. Sunset eliminates the guesswork. Routing options have been chosen deliberately to present the best-sounding combinations of drive circuits.
Digital Or Analogue?
Sunset's input features an ultra low noise, discrete, class-A JFET circuit providing up to 20dB of pure analogue gain. With this hybrid approach you get the best of both analogue and digital worlds: The JFET stage provides exceptional touch sensitivity and dynamic interaction with your guitar, while the incredibly powerful SHARC DSP facilitates the great level of detailed complexity and responsiveness you'll want to hear.
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