Looking inside the Official Lee Ritenour Signature GAS you will find three GAS-pedals (909 - switchible to 808) 808 and 707 put together in the same case, connected serial. Each of the 909 and 808 has their own Tone and Level and (Over)- Drive knobs, as well as their own Bass-Boost switches. The 909 can be switched over into a GAS-808 Mode.
The 707 Clean Boost pedal has its own Tone and Level knobs as well a Bass-Boost switch. Besides that the Lee Ritenour Signature GAS has been given an extra switch for Bolt or Serial using mode.
Bolt-Mode: Each GAS can be activated by pushing the usual On-Off switch on the pedal top but only one of them can be used when put on Bolt Mode.
The Advantage: Switching from one GAS to another is only one footstep away, without having to disactivate the active GAS. It shuts off automatically.
Serial-Mode: All GAS pedals can be run at once without getting across each other. This way all GAS pedals can be run Serial.
GO! switch: The GO! Switch activates a Pre-Selected GAS Pedal by stepping on the switch and keeping it pressed and returns to the previous setting by letting go again. The GO! switch is an Momentary Switch for single notes or little Fill Ins. The pre-selection can be done by a 3 Position Switch above the Lee Ritenour signature.
In Serial Mode the selected GAS is switched in series to the actual setting, in Bolt Mode it will switch off the previous sound setting and activate the preselected GAS-pedal while pressed. After stepping off the GO! Switch it will return to the previous sound setting.
The GO! Switch is a Momentary Switch - only active when stepped on!
Optional available: External GO! Footswitch - remote control: The external GO! footswitch is connected to the right jack on the rear side of the pedal. You can connect it wit a standard guitar cable. In that case the GO! function will work, but not the Jewel light. To activate both use a guitar stereo cable. The external GO! footswitch has the same function as the GO! footswitch on the pedal.
The advantage: You can install the Lee Ritenour Signature GAS on your pedal board and the remote footswitch on stage near the audience. So you have a second footswitch to activate for example GAS-909 for single notes or feedbacks.
GAS-909: You will find the Tone and (Over)-Drive controls above the 909 logo. Across are the Rocker Switches for Bass Boost and 808 Mode (you can switch this pedal to a 808 sound). A red LED will show the Rocker Switch is active. The Level Control knob is located left beside the red Jewel LED. The On/Off switch of the pedal is located under the red Jewel LED.
GAS-808: You will find the Tone and (Over)-Drive controls above the 808 logo. Across there is the Rocker Switch for Bass Boost. A red LED will show the Rocker Switch is active. The Level control knob is located left beside the blue Jewel LED. The On/Off switch of the pedal is located under the blue Jewel LED.
GAS-707: You will find the Tone and Level controls above the 707 logo. Across is the Rocker Switch for Bass Boost. A red LED will show the Rocker Switch is active. The On/Off switch of the pedal is located under the green Jewel LED.
GO! and Pre-Selection Switches: Above the Lee Ritenour signature there is the 3 Way Pre-Selection Switch. Here you can select what pedal will be active when pressed the GO! switch located under the signature.
Bolt-Serial Rocker Switch: Above the Pre-Selection Switch there is the Rocker Switch for Bolt- Serial Mode. A red LED will show the Rocker Switch is active.
Operating and control elements - rear panel: On the rear side of the pedal you will find lefthandside the Output Jack, the 9V DC Power Adapter Jack, the Input Jack and the GO! Remote jack. Installing a momentary footswitch here (remote jack), you have a Second Remote Switch for the GO! function (tip of the plug switched to ground).
You can also install a LED as an indicator for GO! switch active (ring of the plug LED anode (+) --- LED kathode (-) to ground). Installing a Mono Plug will only activate the momentary GO! on-off function.
External power supply: Its a standard jack (2,1mm). You can use the usual adapters for floor effects (9V DC,+ = outside ring, ground = inside). The Lee Ritenour signature GAS can be run with an external power supply - not on batteries.
- Official Lee Ritenour Signature Model
- Three totally independent GAS units in one pedal
- GAS-909 (switchible to 808)
- GAS-707 More Alive! Clean Boost
- GO! Switch - momentary On-Off for short Fill Ins or single notes
- external GO! Footswitch - remote control (optional)
- 3 positions switch for Pre-Selection of the momentary GO! switch
- Remote Jack + LED for GO! switch
- Illuminated Lee Ritenour Signature and RODENBERG logo
- Rocker Switches with LED indicator
- Three bright JEWEL Leds for GAS-707/808/909 on/off
- Each GAS pedal has a BASS Boost rocker switch and Tone control
- Added Bolt/Serial - switch for two different working modes
- Specially dimensioned and selected components = overdrive at its best!
- True Bypass with less switching noise
- 'Long-Life'-foot switch
- Upside blending of lasered high-grade steel
- Power supply by external AC/DC-standard 9V adapter
Sound: The sound is similar to the standard GAS-707/808/909 pedals by 90%. There are changes in tone according to the style and taste of Lee Ritenour.
The GAS-707 is the brand new Clean Boost Pedal - I call it Come Alive!
It is more than just an increase of the output level, it can give your amp More Life! Beside the Active Tone Control is a Bass Boost switch. Witch the character of the the 808 pedal the GAS-707 has no distortion itself, but you can increase the Output Level of the guitar up to + 15dB. This pedal will give your amp a real kick when playing clean sounds and also with distortion sounds - you will never switch it off (lol).
Operating and control elements upside: All operating and control elements are located on the upside of the pedal. The Input / Output jack, the GO! Remote Jack and the 9V power supply are placed on the back of the unit.