VS Audio packs two vintage-style amp sounds into one stompbox with the Blackbird Overdrive pedal

VS Audio Blackbird Overdrive
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VS Audio has debuted the Blackbird Overdrive pedal – a versatile offering which seeks to reproduce and deliver two vintage-inspired, Fender-style amp tones in one pedalboard-friendly unit.

Described by the brand as “the first-ever pedal that succeeds in generating Brownface/Blackface-style tones," the Blackbird is also said to be “more than just an overdrive” that can also function as a true preamp.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.