Crazy Tubes Circuits offers up tweed-like drive and vibrato tones with the new Killer V

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NAMM 2020: Crazy Tube Circuits has unveiled the Killer V, an overdrive/vibrato effect pedal built to “emulate the tones produced by some very cool and unique amplifiers born in California in the '60s and '60s” – namely, classic Magnatones and Fenders.

With that in mind, Crazy Tubes says it “copied the behavior, sound and feel of the preamp, phase inverter, power amp and the compression/sag of tube rectification” found in these amps, as well as emulated the LFO and the dual phase shift modulation stages to create true pitch-shifting vibrato.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.