A pedal that had to happen.
The Red Square concept is simple: Combine a Red Shift and a Helium in an enclosure the size of the Jetdrive. The Helium is a perfect stacking pedal, and, with the Red Shift, it is simply amazing. It is a seamless integration that just keeps providing tone, tone and more tone.
The Red Shift Side
When the Red/Shift is in the Red position, the pedal is operating 100% as it’s predecessor, the Gain Stage Red. Flip the switch to Shift and a complete re-voicing of the pedal takes place. All the goodness of the fat, woody and aggressive tone of the Gain Stage Purple–in other words, voiced like a vintage aluminum panel Super Lead.
The Helium Side
The primary design goal of the Helium was to achieve a natural, organic low-gain performance. This was achieved by tweaking the Helium with more harmonic contrast and a bit more piano-like bass performance. The Helium allows the guitar signal to be reproduced with startling transparency minus any sterility or stridency.