1-844-VFE-CUSTOM

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We combine durable true bypass relay switching with an effect-side FET switch for pure and smooth switching.

USA Made PCBs

Our circuit boards are made in the USA by Advanced Circuits (large PCB runs) or OSH Park (small PCB runs).

TrueSoft  Bypass

FEATURES & CONSTRUCTION

PRP Audio Resistors

Variable HCC circuitry allows you to fine tune the harmonics, compression, and clipping character of your tone.*

*Applies to HARD/SOFT controls only.

We used low noise, low inductance resistors made for audio circuits by Precision Resistive Products in the USA.*

*Alpha Dog & Alpha Dog Glass only.

Variable HCC

The GAIN, FAT, HARD, and SOFT controls are built in the USA with custom-designed tapers specifically for the Alpha Dog.

All VFE Pedals are built with these quality components and features:

 

- Rugged diecast aluminum enclosures

- TrueSoft + DualMode true bypass switching

- Industrial-grade Carling switches & Neutrik audio jacks

- Alpha pots soldered directly to PCB

- 5% WIMA film capacitors & 1% metal film resistors

- Cardas Audio ultra-pure, eutectic silver solder

- P3 system phantom-power compatible

- Built by hand in Puyallup, WA, USA

- 1 year warranty on parts & labor

Custom Alpha Pots

DualMode Switching

DualMode Switching can convert the footswitch into momentary operation.

To use, wait 5 seconds, then press the sequence tap+tap+hold until LED flashes.

The very first Alpha Dog pedals were built back when VFE was just a hobby. The earliest design can be found in a small batch of dual-pedals I made in 2009 called the "Killer Rabbit". The pedal paired this circuit was an overdrive that would eventually become The Scream. The first stand-a-lone units were named "El Ratón", in obvious reference to the Rat pedal that I used as the basis for my experimentation.

 

From the beginning, I had a clear vision of what I wanted the Alpha Dog to be - the ultimate dirt box for the lead guitarist. Through the years I've made continuous updates until finalizing my original vision in the v2 unit.

-- Peter Rutter, founder of VFE Pedals --

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DIMENSIONS:

Enclosure dimensions: 2.37"W x 4.37"L x 1.16"H  (60 x 111 x 29mm)

With knobs & jacks: 2.6"W x 4.4"L x 2.1"H  (66 x 111 x 53mm)

 

POWER:

Standard 2.1mm, negative-tip 9V to 18V power supply or 9V battery.

TECH SPECS & VIDEO DEMOS

CURRENT DRAW:

~5ma continous

+30ma surge for 4ms during on/off switching

 

INPUT IMPEDANCE:

1M-ohm

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MUSIC by VFE ARTISTS

We are committed to building products with the highest quality. That commitment also means that we ask the hard questions about how the components we use are made, and what role VFE Pedals can play to promote fair treament of workers across the globe.

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