"I first started using the Heptode Heavy Tone high gain preamp pedal in my home studio for a quick and easy distortion sound on some arranging demos I was doing for my new CD. But I got so attached to its direct sound with the cabinet simulator that I brought it into the big studio and used it with a few of my mic-ed amps. It's fast becoming one of my most useful pedals at home and in the studio".

"The sound quality (of the Virtuoso) is so good that this could even be a studio device, (it's) made by a French company called Heptode".

Carl Verheyen
Los Angeles first-call session guitarist
Member of Supertramp


"Touring with Lenny, I find a lot of situations where I have to recreate larger amp sounds from smaller rental back-line amplifiers. The Heptode Deep Crunch pedal has become an indispensable tool for this purpose. Using the cabinet simulator switch on the pedal I am able to recreate convincing Marshall Plexi tones out of Deluxe's or Twin's. In standard mode with the gain rolled back the pedal adds bottom definition when used as a front end for Marshall amplifiers, making the amp sound fuller without the loose bottom typical of older Marshall's. The Deep Crunch has definitely become one of my go to tone tools".

Alex Alvarez
Guitar Tech for Lenny Kravitz

For information on the new Heptode Leo '64 guitar amplifier Click Here

Heptode Guitar Effects

Hand-built just outside of Paris, France where an uncompromising manufacturing process yields some of the absolute finest sounding pedals for serious musicians pro and amatuer alike!

Heptode's Virtuoso is a boutique recreation of the original Maestro® PS-1A Phase Shifter! Now players everwhere can get this great sounding phaser's tones minus the drawbacks of the original.

The Virtuoso features:
  • Smaller footprint that is pedal board friendly
  • Can be powered by either a 9v battery or AC Adapter
  • True bypass (relay based)
  • Much improved signal-to-noise ratio

Heptode's Deep Crunch and Heavy Tone guitar effects utilize a totally new, unique design to mimic the tone produced by the much revered Soldano™ SLO-100™ amplifier's two channels.

The Deep Crunch and Heavy Tone feature:
  • Well defined overdrive tones throughout the entire range of gain
  • Incredible Cabinet Simulation for input to a mixer, computer, etc.
  • Low noise
  • Three Band EQ

Click on the tabs for more details.

Marshall™ is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification.

Soldano™ and SLO-100™ are registered trademarks of Soldano Custom Amplification.

Maestro™ is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp.

Heptode nor European Musical Imports has any affiliation whatsoever with Marshall Amplification, Soldano Custom Amplification or Gibson Guitar Corp.