VFE Pedals Blues King
The Blues King pedal brings the finest level of tweakability to those looking for a low-gain & dynamic overdrive. The Blues King features controls over the character & type of clipping, the compression of each clipping type, pre-gain bass response & post-gain treble response, each allowing you to tailor all the subtle nuances of your tone. The Blues King has been designed with this nuanced flexibility to work perfectly with any rig, both on its own and stacked with other gain pedals.
Drive: Controls the amount of gain in the circuit. The Blues King is a mild-to-medium gain overdrive pedal, so it has less gain available compared to The Scream or Pale Horse.
Tone: Simple & effective, the tone control operates like a treble-cut. Roll the TONE control counterclockwise to tame the high-end.
Level: Controls the overall output of the Blues King.
A - L - S: The top 3-way toggle switch controls the clipping in the overdrive position.
S = Symmetrical silicon diodes
L = Diode Lift (no clipping)
A = Asymmetrical silicon diodes
Dist: This control gives fine-level control over the hard clipping section. At noon, there is virtually no added clipping from this section. Fully clockwise, the clipping becomes the most compressed, using asymmetrical germanium diodes. Going counterclockwise moves toward a symmetrical arrangement of silicon diodes.
Bass: This control affects the amount of pre-gain bass cut.
Internal Control: The sole trimpot is in series with the overdrive clipping diodes, and is a unique feature of the original circuit. The extra resistance reduces the overall amount of clipping and compression, and this trimpot lets the musician fine-tweak the circuit for more or less distortion & compression.