All analog goodness with a genuine 12AX7 tube for incredibly warm, dynamic British-flavored overdrive! The Vox Tone Garage Straight 6 Drive Overdrive Guitar Pedal is a remarkable choice for those looking for an OD/distortion pedal with wide dynamic range and Vox’s signature distortion sound. The Straight 6 pedal has a bright switch for a sparkling British sound with defined highs, even from a guitar with humbuckers. This is an all-around overdrive that's a great choice for a wide range of styles.
Vox gives this pedal from the Tone Garage series newly-developed Hi-Volt technology that enables the vacuum tube to operate at 200V while still running on a battery. This enables a true tube-driven sound that overturns your expectations for a compact effect unit.
Vox Tone Garage Straight 6 Drive Pedal Features
What is Hi-Volt?
- Discrete circuitry - the result of a relentless design philosophy
- True bypass design provides tonal confidence even when the effect is off
- Tough die-cast body that stands up to the rigors of the road
- Newly developed Hi-Volt technology allows the tube to operate at 200V, even on battery power
- Gain control lets you adjust the tonal character
- Heater current’s slow start circuit ensures vacuum tube longevity
- Traditional British overdrive
- Bright Switch for added definition
The discrete circuit works at 20V, which is still considered high voltage operation compared to other general effects products. The result is a natural and dynamic tone which is similar to that of a vacuum tube amplifier. Even though vacuum tubes are considered big by modern component size standards, Vox engineers were able to keep these pedals small, so you don’t have to worry about them taking up too much space on your pedal board.
Gain control that lets you vary the character of your sound
The transistor amplification circuit of the Straight 6 Drive pedal has also received a good deal of consideration. Vox has designed the gain control so that adjusting its position does not simply change the amplitude, but will also change the tonal character in a subtle way. From zero to max, it yields an array of highly usable and natural overdrive tones.
Carefully designed power supply circuit that extends vacuum tube lifespan
Since high current flows through a vacuum tube when the power is turned on, Vox has provided a heater current slow start circuit that extends the lifespan of the vacuum tube and also avoids malfunctions for the AC adapter.