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Vertex Landau Stereo Chorus Pedal

Vertex Landau Stereo Chorus Pedal

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The Vertex Landau Stereo Chorus is the result of a modification developed with guitarist Michael Landau to re-engineer the unique sound and specifications of his original Arion SCH-1 Chorus with a few new features. The modification begins with the platform of an Arion SCH-Z, but then completely redesigns the circuit to replicate the signature sound of Michael's original Arion SCH-1 (originally a factory defect).

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The Vertex Landau Stereo Chorus is the result of a modification developed with guitarist Michael Landau to re-engineer the unique sound and specifications of his original Arion SCH-1 Chorus with a few new features. The modification begins with the platform of an Arion SCH-Z, but then completely redesigns the circuit to replicate the signature sound of Michael's original Arion SCH-1 (originally a factory defect), and adds a second chorus voicing with faster chorusing speeds and greater intensity. The modification completely transforms the tonality of the mid-range and low-end and creates a more useable effect.

Here's the story behind the Vertex "Michael Landau" Arion Chorus Modification:

"In June 2010, I approached Michael Landau about testing a modified Arion Chorus pedal that I had been working on. After a week of playing it, he asked me to repair his primary SCH-1, as well as modify three of his other SCH-1 pedals to specs we had discussed.

"When I received Michael's SCH-1's, I noticed that his primary SCH-1 had many component deviations compared to the stock version; different potentiometer values, different op-amps and more, all resulting in an incredibly unique sound.

"After deconstructing the deviations in Michael's primary SCH-1, I suggested that if he wanted the same sonic characteristics in all of his SCH-1 pedals, that I could include two voicings inside each pedal; one based on his primary and unique sounding SCH-1, and the other based on the modified version I had been working on, which included specs Michael had personally requested. He liked the idea (and so did I!).

"After returning the pedals, and after several months of satisfied use, I asked Michael if I could name this modified design after him. Michael approved and the Vertex "Michael Landau" SCH-1 and SCH-Z modifications were born."  - Mason Marangella

ABOUT VERTEX EFFECTS SYSTEMS
Vertex handcrafts highly customized effects pedals and outboard devices for the finest musicians in the world. Vertex clients consistently report that the workmanship and tonal purity of their custom Vertex system out-performs all other equipment they have used, optimizing their tone to its fullest potential. The standards of excellence employed by Vertex require perfection in every detail and meticulous hand-crafting of each effect to meet the specifications required by their clients. All materials used in Vertex effects pedals are sourced in the USA whenever possible and Vertex frequently teams up with innovative manufacturers to design hardware and custom components, ensuring the exceptional quality that Vertex clients require. When materials are not available domestically, Vertex strives to use products manufactured in accordance with International Employment Regulations, ensuring human rights, fair wages, and safe working conditions for all workers. Each pedal is custom designed and handcrafted, one at a time in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Control knobsrate, depth, tone
Additional controlslevel (trim pot located on side of pedal)
Voice switchvoice 1 (left), voice 2 (right)
Connectorsinput, output 1, output 2, DC input
Input impedence250K ohm
Output impedence1K ohm
Polarity inversionoutput 1 (no), output 2 (yes)
Bypasstrue stereo (hard latching footswitch)
Stereo thruinput and output
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