Reuss Musical Instruments 'Wine and Roses' Steve Wynn signature pedal


Reuss Musical Instruments

REUSS SW-01 'Wine and Roses' Steve Wynn signature pedal

Super versatile dual overdrive/distortion pedal developed with Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate
The Wine and Roses pedal (named after The Dream Syndicate's 1982 debut album), is two great sounding, custom tailored overdrive/distortion circuits in one compact pedal

Based on the Reuss 'Old Black Shoe' and 'Germanium Dirt' pedals, this box packs no less than two vintage new old stock LM308 opamps and six vintage new old stock germanium diodes.

The two circuits stacks amazingly well, making the 'Wine and Roses' pedal the perfect go-to pedal for a wide range of overdrive and distortion sounds, from subtle crunch to a massive drive. The second drive circuit (based on the Old Black Shoe) even works beautifully as a clean boost for the first circuit. There are endless possibilities with this one!

The Germanium Dirt circuit features pure germanium clipping, using four germanium diodes. It's rich, organic and gritty sounding and can sound fuzzy at high distortion levels. It's the more 'hairy' of the two circuits in the pedal.

The Old Black Shoe circuit is basically the same as the Germanium Dirt but features a hybrid silicon/germanium clipping diode arrangement. It has a louder, punchier and tighter sound. It can be used to boost the level of the germanium dirt sound without coloring it much.

The two effects share eq characteristics. They are both quite transparent (no pronounced mid-range hump) with an extended low-end response, compared to most guitar pedals (which makes it great for bass too). The tone controls works in a very subtle way, only dialing off the most ear-piercing highs and not muffling the tone.

Reuss SW-01 'Wine and Roses' features and specifications:

  • Dual Overdrive/Distortion pedal designed in collaboration with Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate
  • Vintage new old stock LM308H opamps and vintage NOS germanium diodes (rare and expensive parts)
  • 100% handmade in the European Union
  • True bypass switching
  • Silkscreen printed aluminium enclosure in a pearl white powder coat finish
  • High-quality Neutrik jacks, wired by hand
  • Mammoth Electronics upgrade quality footswitches (good for at least 15000 stomps)
  • Clear bright blue and green LEDs
  • 24 months warranty against manufacturing faults
  • Powered by a 9V battery (not included) or a standard 'Boss-type' guitar pedal power supply

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