2022-02-22 Update : After a little break, the VeJ1 is back, we added a buffer and tweaked the gain circuit a little bit since it was reported to squeal in high gain settings. That's past now, the new VeJ1 is dead silent.
Here it is, the former VeJ, the number "1".
The VeJ1 is based on one of the most used solid-state amp, the Ampeg VH140c (Channel A). You get full control over your tone with a 3-band EQ and Gain/Volume knobs.
Real gritty death metal tone ahead, kinda "fuzz-a-like" with a nice gating. With an intense EQ leaning toward a HM-2 tone and a growly distortion, it's really a beast of its own. Start with the EQ maxed on all 3 bands and gain at half. With max gain and Treble, it starts to Fuzz and compress a lot.
Power Consumption : 25mA
Voltage : 9Vdc Center Negative Only
I bought this to run through a 5 watt Kustom tube head, which only has a single volume knob. This pedal quickly impressed me! It's easy to dial in, and honestly sounds good no matter where you have the controls set. I paired it with a PdeQ, just to see, and the bottom end really came through without getting muddy. If I had to choose only one pedal to run for a metal gig, this would be it. If I could only choose two, I would add the PdeQ. Nothing else is needed
Literally Death Metal in a box! Absolutely love it! Sounds amazing in the FX loop or in your board
When I first saw this pedal, I didn't believe it was an Ampeg clone. I was pretty skeptical because there are other pedal clones that are also similar that give that 90s death metal tone, such as the SNK VHD, and wasn't sure this one was just as good. Not only is it identical, but it's also compact, easy to control, and stands out on my board. It's very nice. I can truly say that if you are looking for an affordable clone, this is it.