Arteffect Zenith Overdrive:
If we had to capture the essence of the Zenith in a single word, that word would be Versatility!
The Zenith is a powerful tool that enables the user to create many shades and tones varying from spunky to gritty to liquid smooth and anywhere in between. It can be used as a booster, to push an amp into distortion, and as a stand-alone overdrive into a clean amp, all while keeping the guitar tone clear and transparent.
This ability is the result of a combination between the Zenith's unique Voice control, dynamic overdrive stage & a powerful EQ, all working in a high-headroom environment. To extend the Zenith’s flexibility even further, two pull-switches are used to shape the range and flavor of your tone for maximum adaptability.
The Zenith came to be after extensive research & developments accompanied by non-stop consulting with professional studio & live guitarists, whose feedback helped shape the tones and user-friendly interface of the Zenith Overdrive.
Each Zenith is handcrafted by Tom & Dan of Arteffect in Haifa, Israel. As with all Arteffect products, the Zenith Overdrive pedal is covered under Arteffect's two year manufacturer's warranty.
True-bypass with dual-mode LED
High-end components for low noise levels
Isolated volume control to ensure a lively, crisp tone even at low levels
Internal voltage doubler for high-headroom operation
Runs on 9V battery or power adaptor (standard 9-volt DC negative-center)
HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 5/22/2008:
"Whether I use it to push my amp, or get a sweet-sweet OD tone with a clean amp - this tattooed box delivers the goods."
HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 5/13/2008:
"i play mostly older rock (cream, hendrix, led...) but like to spice up the sound from time to time to fit what is called "alternative" kind of sound. the zenith is simply perfect for everything i use it for because i can dial in any tone with a few turns of the knobs. it will fit every style of music and every guitar i tried (i also have a strat with all humbuckers). in my opinion this has got to be one of the best overdrives ever created and until i see something better this is my favorite effect!"
HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 4/22/2008:
"Overall, I really dig this one. Plenty of tones available on tap and it works great with my gear. I play for 8 and a half years now, mainly rock and some blues. If it was stolen I would be heart-broken and would get a new one fast. I love this pedal and it looks awesome ??? really like that the indicator light changes its color when pulling the drive knob."