VERTEX PEDAL Steel String (Slight Return Edition)

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Steel String (Slight Return Edition)

Based on the Legendary Dumble Clean Tone

When it comes to Bluesy cleans and fat lead tones, the Vertex Effects Steel String (Slight Return Edition) — based on serial #001 of a legendary six-figure Dumble Steel String Singer — may be one of the BEST ways to impart D-style clean tone to your favorite amplifier.  

The Dumble amplifier we used to voice the Steel String series pedal, SSS #001:

Whether you're front-ending a stage amp with the Steel String (Slight Return Edition)'s expanded midrange control via the “Filter” knob or glassier highs and fatter lows via the Rock/Jazz switch, this pedal is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Just like the amp it's named after, the Steel String (Slight Return Edition) is characterized by a fat and glassy tones sound that absolutely marinates signals in tubelike harmonics as you ramp up the gain with plenty of available top end "glass" and a little more low-end "snap" compared to the original Steel String MKII. From subtle fattening and clean compression to full-on overdrive, the Steel String (Slight Return Edition) is the next best thing to having the real-deal SSS in your rig!

D-Style Cleans Tweaked for the Bluesman!

With gain settings below 1:00, the Steel String (Slight Return Edition) makes a highly versatile fat boost, with an active midrange “FILTER” EQ section to dial in that D-style midrange shaping your instrument demands. Above 1:00, the Steel String (Slight Return Edition) sweetens your signal with vine-ripened drive characteristics of a classic D-style amplifier with added compression and warmth. Wide open, this pedal packs enough juicy gain to take you well into overdrive territory. All the while, true bypass operation preserves your dry signal whenever you don't have Steel String (Slight Return Edition) engaged — though, if you're anything like us Blues fanatics, it's pretty much a nonissue, since you'll never want to turn this thing off. The Steel String (Slight Return Edition) is assembled in California and comes in a rugged steel housing with authentic D-style appointments of the Dumble Steel String Singer.


  • Based on Dumble Steel String Singer #001
  • Single-channel, pedalboard-friendly, edition of the SSS Slight Return Version Supreme
  • True amp-in-a-box design imparts D-Style clean tone to your amp
  • Versatile as a gritty clean boost or low-gain overdrive
  • Rugged steel chassis
  • True-bypass switching
  • 9-18VDC operation (centre negative) @ 20mA
  • Dimensions: 4.5" x 2.2” x 1.8”
  • Weight: 1.0 lbs


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