Wine and Roses


SW-01 ‘Wine and Roses’ Steve Wynn signature pedal. Super versatile dual overdrive/distortion pedal developed with Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate.


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The Wine and Roses pedal (named after The Dream Syndicate’s 1982 debut album), has two great sounding, custom tailored overdrive/distortion circuits in one compact pedal. Based on the Reuss ‘Old Black Shoe’ and ‘Germanium Dirt’ pedals, this box packs no less than two vintage new old stock LM308 opamps and six vintage new old stock germanium diodes. The two circuits stacks amazingly well, making the ‘Wine and Roses’ pedal the perfect go-to pedal for a wide range of overdrive and distortion sounds, from subtle crunch to a massive drive. The second drive circuit (based on the Old Black Shoe) even works beautifully as a clean boost for the first circuit. There’s endless possibilities with this one! The Germanium Dirt circuit features pure germanium clipping, using four germanium diodes. It’s rich, organic and gritty sounding and can sound fuzzy at high distortion levels. It’s the more ‘hairy’ of the two circuits in the pedal. The Old Black Shoe circuit is basically the same as the Germanium Dirt but features a hybrid silicon/germanium clipping diode arrangement. It has a louder, punchier and tighter sound. It can be used to boost the level of the germanium dirt sound without colouring it much. The two effects share eq characteristics. They are both quite transparent (no pronounced mid-range hump) with an extended low-end response, compared to most guitar pedals (which makes it great for bass too). The tone controls works in a very subtle way, only dialing off the most ear-piercing highs and not muffling the tone.

Features and specifications:

        • Dual Overdrive/Distortion pedal designed in collaboration with Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate
        • Vintage new old stock LM308H metal can IC and four vintage 1969 US made germanium diodes (rare and expensive parts)
        • 100% handmade in the European Union
        • Silk screen printed aluminium enclosure in a pearl white powder coat finish
        • True bypass switching
        • Clear bright blue and green LEDs
        • High quality Neutrik jacks, wired by hand
        • Mammoth Electronics ‘pro’ upgrade footswitch (good for at least 15000 stomps – the standard blue footswitches that you see in most ’boutique’ pedals is only rated for 6000 stomps)

Additional information

Weight 1 kg


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