Simultaneously a harmonic-laden boost and low-gain overdrive, the Saturn VI eludes categorization. An update to the renowned Saturn V released in 2012, we’ve added new features to take this unique circuit to the next level.
Within its intuitive control layout, the heart of the Saturn VI lies with the Boost and Drive controls. Using Boost alone gives you 18db of harmonic gain to push your tubes through the event horizon. Adjusting the Drive control brings more harmonic distortion, while also increasing the total output of the pedal. Cranking both controls to max will yield 35db of boost, full of complex harmonic character. The Saturn VI brings an openness to the top end of the frequency spectrum, while keeping bass frequencies fully present, tight and controlled. We’ve added a new Tone circuit to allow customization of the treble frequencies, brighter or darker than the original.The harmonic distortion present in the Saturn VI is extremely dynamic. Play with a light touch and you’ll get a clean tone but dig in and the Saturn VI will respond.
The drive texture within the Saturn VI is comprised of both odd and even harmonics. The Boost side of the pedal is focused on subtle even-order harmonics, while the Drive side increases these and brings odd-order harmonics to the mix. While it excels as a harmonic booster, the Saturn VI crosses into the realm of overdrive when using the Drive control. It also works well with other pedals, opening new sonic dimensions with boost, fuzz, and overdrive effects.
Hand wired and built in Portland, Oregon, the Saturn VI features true-bypass relay switching with a soft-touch footswitch. On top of the cast-aluminum enclosure sits a durable, engraved vinyl face plate and red jewel indicator light. This pedal is built to last a lifetime.
The Saturn VI is available in two variations, Standard Edition and Limited Edition.
The Standard Edition gets straight to the heart of the Saturn VI. Utilizing a mix of modern and traditional build techniques, these pedals are hand-wired and feature a raw metal enclosure for a rugged, industrial aesthetic.This edition is not strictly limited or numbered.
The Limited Edition celebrates the art of pedal building and gets into the details of hand crafted effects. Available in three deluxe powder-coated colors (White, Red and Black), these signed and numbered pedals are completely soldered and wired by hand, with deluxe packaging.