Tone Report Weekly 179 - Page 40

Fernandes Vertigo FX F e r n an d e s has produc ed a wide r a n g e o f inst r ume nt s, from the S t r a to c as te r c opy played by B illie Joe A r m s t rong, t o t he offsets e m p l o y e d by t he Edge a nd Ed O’ B ri e n . Th e c ompany a lso threw i t s h a t i n t o t h e guit ar s-with-effects g am e w i th t he Ve r t igo FX. Its f u n ky o ff s et body lo o ks lik e the l o v e c h i l d o fv a J azzmaster, F irebird an d E x p l o rer, e nsur in g it will get e v e r y o n e ’s at t ent io n even before y o u ac c e s s t h e onboard effects. And wh e n it c o mes t o effects, the Ve r ti g o i s up t o t he t ask, with six e ff e c t s b an ks e ac h c ont a ining four d i ff e re n t pat c hes. A ll m a nner of f u zz , d i s to r t ion, c hor us, a nd dela y aw a i t y o u as yo u plu g into the Ve r ti g o F X . Want a c r isp digita l d e l a y ? A c t ivat e t he C le a n D ela y p at c h . F e eling jazzy? How a bout JA Z Z Y, wi t h it s promised “ Wa rm j azz s o u n d w it h oc t ave overla ys.” N e e d to b r ing t he ro c k? Power D i s t o rt i o n is just w hat the doctor o rde re d , wit h heavy distortion a nd an a d d e d do u bling effe ct. W ith 24 e ff e c t s to c h oose fro m, a nd the ab i l i t y to use up t o nin e effects a t 40 TONE TALK // once, the Ver t ig o FX is a stra nge, b e a s t ly crea ture ca pa ble o f unloa ding a w ide va riety of tone s a t a m oment’s n o t ic e . If tha t doesn’t s e ll you, it’s only a couple hundre d buck s on the u s e d ma rk et, so yo u ca n’t a fford no t to try it. Cavity Search: 5 Unique Gui