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The ZVex Vexter Series Super Hard On is an ultratransparent boost that goes from unity gain to an over 8-volt peak, while adding a delightful high-en...Read More

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Makes your guitar sound bigger and pushes your amp harder.

The ZVex Vexter Series Super Hard On is an ultratransparent boost that goes from unity gain to an over 8-volt peak, while adding a delightful high-end clarity with its 5 million-ohm input impedance.

The Vexter Super Hard On boost has a high-impedance input that refuses any current flow from your pickups, maintaining the magnetic field around each string and allowing your pickups to sound like the day they came off the winder. Its ultrahigh output then drives your amp into natural overload, solving the mystery of the disappearing guitar tone once and for all! The output level can exceed 8 volts peak, and when it finally distorts, the wave is shaped like triode overload, not fuzz.

The Vexter Super Hard On is perfect for making the most of a classic amp and guitar, because it simply makes your guitar bigger and pushes the amp harder, causing natural overload. When cranked, it sounds much louder than a fuzz or distortion under stage conditions.

WARNING: The very high input impedance of this pedal can cause strange reactions (sometimes mildly pleasant and/or arousing) when used with a vintage 'junk' (read 'cool') guitar. The solution is to simply lower the 'Crackle Okay' gain knob a little or leave the guitar volume wide open. Any problems will only occur at the highest gain settings with an unusual guitar.

FEATURES
  • Ultratransparent boost
  • High-impedance input refuses current from your pickup
  • Ultrahigh output
  • Goes from unity gain to in excess of 8V peak

One knob, endless possibilities. Order now.

SPECIFICATIONS

Vexter Series SHO Super Hard On Booster Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Operates on 9V battery (included) or optional 9V DC adapter
  • Current draw: Approximately 2mA
  • Power jack: Center-negative
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ZVexVexter Series SHO Super Hard On Booster Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

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5.0

Best clean boost/mild od on the market

By C Bass

from Springfield, MO

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile
  • Very Natural Tube OD on High Settings
  • Very transparent when you want it to be

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accentuates any guitar amp combo
    • Performances
    • To overdrive tube amp

    Comments about ZVex Vexter Series SHO Super Hard On Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

    To start, I play this pedal with a Gibson SG Standard, a 78 Ibanez LP clone, and a Gretsch 5122, all through a fender blues deluxe reissue. Every guitar sounds great, and it jives with the BD in a way no other booster has before it. I am hear to tell you that i have gone through at least half a dozen boost and tube screamer type pedals, and this one is simply tops. At around nine o clock it adds a fair amount of clean volume and makes any amp and guitar sound simply stellar. It accentuates all of the right frequencies. At about noon, you will start to hear a decent amount of breakup, on my humbucker equipped guitars you do anyway. It is a very natural tube like distortion that gives you the clean dirty sound, if you know what i mean. If you crank this sucker, well, magic will begin to happen. My guitars all have moderate to low output humbuckers in them. On a reasonably low volume (3 to 5) on the clean channel you will get a pretty good amount of saturation. It is a very natural saturation, and a pretty heavy one. You won't get a high gain tube amp sound, but you may get in to plexi territory (unmodded). Think Vox or Fender overdrive. This sucker cranked is very similar to a Bassmaster or AC30 dimed out. Turn on the drive channel and kick this sucker on and you're in heaven. It adds that extra oomph, and plenty of gain.
    I am an absolute fuzz fanatic. I own a Deluxe BM, a Univox Superfuzz, a Park Fuzz Sound, and a Foxx Tone Machine. All of them sound absolutely amazing combined with this pedal, it gives you the articulation of chords and individual notes that you lose with a fuzz pedal. It does brighten them up a bit, but you just need to dial in the bass a bit more and you have your original fuzz sound, only better. As a clean boost this thing is like salt and pepper. Add just the right amount and you have the original flavor, only better, as it accentuates all the right frequencies. I couldn't recommend this anymore for anyone looking for a boost or light od.

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    5.0

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    By jj

    from Boston ma

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about ZVex Vexter Series SHO Super Hard On Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Transparent clarity and pushes your amp into overdrive.

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      5.0

      Well Worth the Cash and Wait!

      By Tony

      from Cumberland, RI

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      Pros

      • Adds Gain
      • Can Use With Two Amps
      • Compact Design
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • anything

      Comments about ZVex Vexter Series SHO Super Hard On Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This little stompbox is great! It gives me gain for days, really boosts my sound while making it louder and allows me to switch between clean and overdrive just by stomping it rather than switching pickups.

      It would work great for a lone guitarist in a band who would have to switch between, say, a clean verse and an overdriven chorus such as myself (for songs like Catamaran by Kyuss.) It also makes my amp sound much, much better and gives it a much warmer distorted sound. It works very well for clean sounds as well, and makes them sound clearer.

      You can put your amp on clean and turn this thing up and you have a very nice rock sound. It also seems to sound better this way. I would suggest to people who aren't in a grounded environment to buy a grounding plug adapter (they sell them here) if you're going to use it with your amp's gain up as well as the pedal because it really hums and feedsback this way.

      Overall, don't hesitate to buy this. I recommended it to my friend who might buy it. It's worth the cash. It adds gain enough to do about anything and should work for all genres.

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      5.0

      great pedal

      By Musicman-JgRRg

      from Easton, CT

      Comments about ZVex Vexter Series SHO Super Hard On Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I just bought this pedal and have to say it has become my favorite. Easy to use, beautiful workmanship, and of course great sound. Evan the packaging was impressive and showed care of detail.

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