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Strymon Sunset Dual Overdrive Pedal

Strymon Sunset Dual Overdrive Pedal

Strymon Sunset Dual Overdrive Pedal: Classic Overdrive Sound, Times Two

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. 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.

Optimized Stacking for Enhanced Flexibility

Since the time when overdrives were created to simply push an amp 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.

Precision Sound Design

Sunset features six drive circuit topologies with custom-tuned voicing for each drive type. Precision-crafted drive circuits are stackable in multiple combinations for a wide variety of complex, responsive tones. The analog class A JFET input gain stage maximizes headroom while adding up to 20dB of pure analog gain. Drive and tone control ranges are optimized for each circuit topology. The series, reverse series, and parallel drive circuit stacking via the Config switch, along with the Bright switch, tailor the sound for use with all amplifiers from dark to bright. Optional variable-threshold noise reduction helps tame noisy guitar pickups.

Ins, Outs, and Switches

  • High impedance mono input
  • Mono output
  • Favorite Input: Connect an external MiniSwitch to recall a favorite preset
  • Expression pedal input: Allows the connection of an expression pedal for simultaneous morphing control over multiple parameters (Expression mode) or logarithmic taper for smooth volume control (Volume mode)
  • MIDI accessible: Via Expression jack for remote parameter control and access to 300 preset locations

Superior Audio Quality

  • Ultra-low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters: Provide uncompromising audio quality
  • Premium analog front end and output section
  • Super high performance SHARC DSP: In a compact form factor
  • 32-bit floating point processing

More Features

  • True Bypass: Electromechanical relay switching or selectable transparent Analog Buffered Bypass
  • Strong and lightweight anodized red aluminum chassis
  • 9V DC power supply included
  • Power requirements: Maximum 9 volts DC center-negative, with a minimum of 250mA of current


  • Depth: 4.5"
  • Width: 4"
  • Height: 1.75"
  • Metric Dimensions: 11.4 cm deep x 10.2 cm wide x 4.4 cm tall

Designed and built in the USA

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