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The Vintage Tube pedal boasts syrupy smooth warm tube dynamics with plenty of bark. This box is reminiscent of vintage tube amps pushed to their limits. Two- position toggle provides additional low end boost similar to a close miked amp. There is plenty of gain, but this box is all about pick attack and tone. It is very transparent and responsive. The harder you play, the more it bites back!
The company is named after the versatile Big Joe Williams (Born Joseph Lee Williams – October 16, 1903), an American Delta blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, notable for the distinctive sound of his nine-string guitar. His recording career spanned five decades and he was inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall of Fame on October 4, 1992.
The company is run by brothers Paul and David Christian, who developed and released a simple yet game-changing musical product back in the early 80s; the Pocket Rockit. The Pocket Rockit emulated the wonderfully juicy, warm, pure analog tones of a classic tube guitar amplifier and provided them in an inexpensive, simple-to-use headphone practice system. At about the same time, the brothers met Peter Amft who was working for Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine. In the late sixties/early seventies Peter worked as a freelance photographer and over the years came in contact with virtually every relevant player of that era: Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, BB King, Mike Bloomfield and countless others. He provided photos for all of the early Alligator Records album covers, as well and in his later years was a close personal friend of Big Joe Williams. Paul, David and Peter have been friends ever since. About a year ago, while reminiscing about how long they had known Peter, the Christian Brothers realized that their thirty year portfolio of analog circuit designs mirrored the photo history that Mr. Amft had documented.
It was decided to merge the two bodies of work into a line of stomp boxes that captured the tonal history of blues/rock guitar: From the early electric days of Freddie King and Muddy Waters to the era of The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith through today’s D-tuned over the top overdriven sound, they set forth to faithfully recreate and honor the legacy of these great artists’ tone.