FOCUS

ULTIMATE MID BOOST

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TECH SPECS

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 15V power supply or 9V battery.

 

INPUT IMPEDANCE:

450K-ohm

CURRENT DRAW:

~30ma continous

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

FEATURES & CONSTRUCTION

TrueSoft  Bypass

Low Noise Op Amp

Extended Headroom

DualMode Switching

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

The Focus uses 3 high fidelity, low noise OPA2134 op amps for uncompromised transparency and clarity.

A simple voltage inverter circuit was used to effectively turn 9V into 18V. More voltage means more headroom & bigger tone.

DualMode Switching can convert the footswitch into momentary operation.

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

USA Made PCBs

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

PRP Audio Resistors

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

*Alpha Dog & Alpha Dog Glass only.

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

REVIEWS

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MUSIC by VFE ARTISTS

HOW THE FOCUS CAME TO BE

THE STORY

"My idea for the Focus came from many years of using various overdrive pedals to boost the front end of high-gain amps, taking advantage of the natural high- and low-end filtering those pedals have, which results in the unmistakably tightened and smoothed sound heard from countless rock and metal players both live and on recording. Pretty soon I realised that using this common overdrive EQ and combining it with a clean boost could accomplish the same result without the unnecessary clipping stage of an overdrive pedal. By making the filters adjustable, the player could completely fine tune the response of their guitar and amplifier without being stuck with the fixed filters of their usual boost pedal. I approached Peter at VFE and he understood what I was after straight away - the Focus was born very soon afterwards."

-- Adam "Nolly" Getgood, Periphery --

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 treatment of workers across the globe.

Component - Manufacturer - State/Country

Enclosures - New Sensor - Made in Taiwan

Drilling/Painting - Pedal Parts Plus - Louisiana, USA

Switches - Carling Technologies - Made in Mexico

Stock Potentiometers - Taiwan Alpha - Made in Taiwan

Custom Potentiometers - Alpha Products - Made in California, USA

Circuit Boards - Advanced Circuits - Made in Colorado, USA

Small-Run Circuit Boards - Advanced Circuits (USA) or OSH Park (USA)

Relay Switch - Panasonic Electric Works - Made in various countries, all in Asia

Semiconductors - Too many to list - Made in various countries, primarily in Asia

Film Capacitors - WIMA - Made in Germany

Other Capacitors - Too many to list - Made in various countries, all in Asia

Blue Resistors - Xicon - Made in ??? (distribution warehouse in Texas, USA)

Red Resistors - Precision Resistive Products - Made in Iowa, USA

Audio Jacks - Neutrik - Made in China

Knobs - Sourced from Small Bear & 4site Electronics in USA - Manufacturers unknown

Solder - Cardas Audio - Made in Oregon, USA

LEDs - Sourced from Pedal Parts Plus - Manufacturer unknown

Stickers - Sticker Giant - Made in Colorado, USA

All VFE Pedals are proudly assembled by hand in Puyallup, Washington, USA - just 30 miles south of Seattle.

Please email us at sales@vfepedals.com if you have a possible new source that will be an upgrade in terms of quality and social justice (worker conditions, environmental costs, etc.). Also, please contact us if you have documented evidence of any of these components being made in poor working conditions. VFE Pedals is a very small player in the electronics industry, but we want to play our part in promoting the fair treatment of workers throughout the world.

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