Sunset gives you the best of the best classic overdrive circuits, custom voiced for instantly gratifying control over a huge range of sought-after tones. Audio examples performed by Strymon sound designer Pete Celi, Strymon marketing nerd Ethan Tufts, Strymon product developer Mark McCrite, and Strymon tech support guru Hugo Merida.
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0:05 – Type: Texas – Amp: Fender Princeton
0:39 – Type: Texas/2stage A+B — Amp: Fender Princeton
1:05 – Type: Hard – Amp: Fender Super Reverb
1:25 – Type: Treble/Hard A→B – Amp: Fender Princeton
1:47 – Type: Germanium/JFET A→B – Amp: Fender Super Reverb
2:06 – Type: Germanium/2stage A→B – Amp: Fender Princeton
2:27 – Type: Texas – Amp: Fender Princeton
2:46 – Type: Hard – Amp: Fender Princeton
3:08 – Type: 2stage – Amp: Fender Super Reverb
3:34 – Type: Germanium – Amp: Fender Princeton
4:02 – Type: Hard – Amp: Fender Super Reverb
4:23 – Type: Texas – Amp: Fender Princeton
4:53 – Type: Germanium/2stage B→A: Fender Princeton
5:09 – Type: 2stage – Amp: Fender Super Reverb
5:30 – Type: Texas/Hard A→B – Amp: Fender Super Reverb
5:45 – Type: Texas – Amp: Fender Princeton
6:17 – Type: Germanium – Amp: Fender Princeton
6:50 – Type: Germanium/2stage A+B – Fender Princeton
7:14 – Type: Treble/Hard A→B – Fender Princeton
7:36 – Type: Texas – Fender Princeton
8:00 – Type: Treble – Fender Princeton
Classic overdrive sound, x2.
Sunset gives you the best of the best classic overdrive circuits, custom voiced for instantly gratifying control over a huge range of sought-after tones. We studied six circuit types found in many truly timeless and iconic overdrive and boost pedals, and put our takes on all six of them into a single two-channel unit.
Two pedals at once.
Sunset is really two customizable overdrive pedals, independently selectable and flexibly routable, designed and voiced for complementary tones when stacked. Six distinct circuits each feel and react differently in your hands, two at once, all in one convenient package. Push your amp any way you want, from transparent “more amp” to heavy saturated fuzz, and all the best places in between.
Holy Grail tone, minus the quest.
We are all familiar with the endless search for the ultimate overdrive pedal and the perfect tone. We did the critical listening and custom voicing to design each side of Sunset with just one tone knob, so you can quickly dial in the sound you want. The knob ranges for each circuit type are custom calibrated to provide maximal usable control. We applied the same design philosophy and care to the stacking options, ensuring each combination interacts optimally and sounds great, so a huge range of classic overdrive tones are instantly achievable.
Since the time when overdrives were created to simply push an amp in order to achieve an overdriven sound even at sane volume levels, players have evolved to want more layered, multistage tonalities. Stacking gives you more flexibility and tone range on the floor. You can find an overdrive that sounds good on its own, then run it through a second drive to add new dimensions to your tone. Sunset allows you to use any of its six overdrive circuits on their own, or route the Channel A drive circuit through Channel B, or Channel B through Channel A, or use two circuits in parallel. Routing options have been chosen deliberately to present the best-sounding combinations of drive circuits. Sunset eliminates the guesswork.
Digital or analog? We chose both.
Sunset’s input features an ultra low noise, discrete, class-A JFET circuit providing up to 20dB of pure analog gain. With our hybrid approach you get the best of both analog and digital worlds: The JFET stage provides exceptional touch sensitivity and dynamic interaction with your guitar, while the incredibly powerful SHARC DSP facilitates the great level of detailed complexity and responsiveness you’ll want to hear.