Maker: Spaceman Effects
Model: Saturn VI Harmonic Booster
Simultaneously a harmonic-laden boost and low-gain overdrive, the Saturn VI eludes categorization. An update to the renowned Saturn V released in 2012, we’ve added new features which really take this unique circuit to the next level.
Within its intuitive control layout, the heart of the Saturn VI lies with the Boost and Drive controls. Using Boost alone gives you 18db of harmonic gain to push your tubes through the event horizon. Adjusting the Drive control brings more harmonic distortion, while also increasing the total output of the pedal. Cranking both controls to max will yield 35db of boost, full of complex harmonic character.
The Saturn VI brings a general openness to the top end of the frequency spectrum, while keeping bass frequencies fully present, tight and controlled. We’ve added a new Tone circuit to allow customization of the treble frequencies, so you can adjust for the perfect amount of sparkle. The harmonic distortion present is extremely dynamic. Play with a light touch and you’ll get a clean tone, but dig in and the Saturn VI will respond.
The drive texture within the Saturn VI is comprised of both odd and even harmonics. The Boost side of the pedal is focused on subtle even-order harmonics, while the Drive side increases these and brings odd-order harmonics to the mix. While it excels as a harmonic booster, the Saturn VI crosses into the realm of overdrive when using the Drive control. It also works well with other pedals, opening new sonic dimensions with boost, fuzz, and overdrive effects.
Hand wired and built in Portland, Oregon, the Saturn VI features true-bypass relay switching with a soft-touch footswitch. On top of the cast-aluminum enclosure sits a durable, engraved vinyl faceplate and red jewel indicator light. This pedal is built to last a lifetime.
** STANDARD EDITION
The Standard Edition gets straight to the heart of Spaceman: Inspiring musicians through unique tones, timeless style, and dependable build quality. By introducing contemporary manufacturing techniques to complement our traditional build style, we can now offer this hand-built edition without strictly limited quantities. Featuring a rugged, raw metal enclosure, our signature engraved faceplate and distinctive aesthetic, the Standard Edition is the most accessible way to experience the magic of Spaceman.
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