Useful as a crunch channel for a clean amp or a booster to drive a high gain amp even harder. The secret to the VT-1's realistic tone lies in 3 distinct areas: First, it does not use the standard JRC4558 chip that most overdrives are based around, instead relying on a higher-quality JRC2043 IC. Contrary to popular belief, the 4558 is neither rare nor unique, and there are many higher-grade op amps to choose from that sound superior: Rather than rely on hype, the VT-1 Virtual Tube Overdrive Pedal relies on tone to make its point.
While DNA's choice of op amps may be untraditional, their choice in diodes is tried and true. The use of germanium diodes allows the VT-1 to clean up remarkably well by rolling off your instruments volume, and it tracks picking techniques flawlessly.
Lastly, the VT-1's tone circuit is a radical departure from the standard overdrive. Rather than rely on a high cut/boost circuit that can rob your instrument of low end, the VT-1's Cut control affects only the ultrahigh frequencies, adding shimmer and sheen to your sound without sacrificing punch and power in the low end. If realistic tube tone is what you are after, the VT-1 Virtual Tube is the next best thing to being there.
- Adds amazing fatness and warmth to your signal Useful as a crunch channel for a clean amp or a booster to drive a high gain amp even harder
- Uses a higher-quality JRC2043 chip rather than the more common JRC4558 that most overdrives use based
- Hand-selected germanium diodes provide a more natural, dynamic overdrive effect than standard diodes
- Control circuit affects only the ultrahigh frequencies, adding shimmer and sheen to your sound without sacrificing punch and power in the low end