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There is an internal DIP switch to convert the L mode to 5mm LEDs, for a more natural overdrive crunch.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOD\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis 3-way clipping switch is in the overdrive position of the circuit, for smooth overdrive tones. A = Asymmetrical, M = Mosfet, center = clean. Both clipping switches are independent \u0026amp; located in separate parts of the signal path, so they can be used separately or independently.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eLO - HI\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis unique control switches between a lo-fidelity 741 op amp and an audiophile-grade OPA134PA op amp. The difference between the two op amps is somewhat subtle, but the OPA134PA is clearer and smoother sounding at higher frequencies.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eINTERNAL CONTROLS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere is one internal DIP switch in the Distortion3. This 2-position DIP switch can select between diode lift \u0026amp; 5mm red LEDs for the “L” mode. 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VFE V2 Distortion 3

Product Description

One of industry tricks is to use the same circuit board to create "different" effects by changing 1 or 2 components. We’re not about that. In fact, we do the opposite. The DISTORTION   dirt box gives you 3 pedals in one box: boost, overdrive, and distortion. With 2 variable HCC controls in separate parts of the circuit, and two EQ controls to sculpt your tone, the DISTORTION   goes from transparent boost to crunchy overdrive to full-on distortion box with ease.

The version 2 Distortion3 takes the meaning of more to a whole new level. With the new variable HCC circuitry and added EQ, you can dial in the very different boost, overdrive, and distortion tones from one compact stompbox.

-- Peter Rutter, founder of VFE Pedals --

Three classic tones in one box

The Distortion3 combines three nearly identical circuits with very different tonal palettes. With an added filter control to tame the high end fizziness of high-gain settings, and dual 3-way clipping switches, this pedal goes from a smooth & mild overdrive to full-on distortion box with ease.

DRIVE

Controls the amount of gain in the circuit. Counterclockwise = less distortion, clockwise = more distortion.

LEVEL

Controls the overall output of the Distortion3.

FILTER

The original circuits did not have any type of tone control. However, at the higher gain settings, the distortion can get somewhat harsh. I added a FILTER control to tame the fizziness of high-gain settings. Setting this control fully clockwise sets the circuit to the stock frequency response of the original circuits.

MODE

This 3-way clipping switch toggles the different clipping setups of the original circuits. G = Germanium (Dist+), L = Diode Lift (MicroAmp), and S = Silicon (DOD 250). There is an internal DIP switch to convert the L mode to 5mm LEDs, for a more natural overdrive crunch.

OD

This 3-way clipping switch is in the overdrive position of the circuit, for smooth overdrive tones. A = Asymmetrical, M = Mosfet, center = clean. Both clipping switches are independent & located in separate parts of the signal path, so they can be used separately or independently.

LO - HI

This unique control switches between a lo-fidelity 741 op amp and an audiophile-grade OPA134PA op amp. The difference between the two op amps is somewhat subtle, but the OPA134PA is clearer and smoother sounding at higher frequencies.

INTERNAL CONTROLS

There is one internal DIP switch in the Distortion3. This 2-position DIP switch can select between diode lift & 5mm red LEDs for the “L” mode. A diode lift provides more headroom & clean boost, but 5mm red LEDs have a more natural, crunch-style distortion when you crank the DRIVE control.

The second position of the DIP switch increases the bass response of high-DRIVE settings.

Features

  • Rugged diecast aluminum enclosures

  • TrueSoft + DualMode true bypass switching

  • Industrial-grade Carling switches & Neutrik audio jacks

  • Alpha pots soldered directly to PCB

  • 5% WIMA film capacitors & 1% metal film resistors

  • Cardas Audio ultra-pure, eutectic silver solder

  • P3 system phantom-power compatible

  • Built by hand in Puyallup, WA, USA

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