Wow. These Vemuram pedals just came through and they are nothing short of spectacular. The brass enclosure exudes a kind of rugged beauty, doesn’t it?
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As tested, from left to right:
Neoplex – super limited run of pedals to maybe 100. This has deadstock transistors from an EP3 Echoplex. It is probably the most formidable boost pedal I’ve ever played. Plug in and it sounds like an echoplex, just without the repeats.
Karen – This has Marshall written all over it. Really nice and tight overdrive, without all the compression. Very harmonically rich as you turn the gain up. Think 50 watt Plexi/JTM 45 sounds.
Rage e – This is a higher gain pedal. Marshall-esque with a little Bogner, perhaps? Still very articulate while being gainy – very musical, with a punch it up to the next level boost thrown in for good measure.
Jan Ray – This is my personal favorite. It sounds and reacts like a turned up blackface Fender amp. More specifically, a Super Reverb. This is a superior drive pedal to pretty much anything I’ve stacked up against it. The bass response is so superb that even bass players are using this thing. Like the rest of its family remains articulate even at its highest gain.
All of these pedals have a small trim pot that controls the gain range. Very useful for tailoring your sound accurately.