Reissue of the Jetlyzer from the 70's, it has 3 functions: sound generator, distortion and flanger. The signal goes through the sound generator, then the distortion to end up going through the flanger and the AMP output. The Sensitivity setting defines the threshold for activating the sound generator and the JET setting defines its volume. The other jack input, located on the left side of the enclosure, allows to plug an external switch for activating the « Je » effect. True bypass. Works with a 9V battery or power supply (included). Drive, speed, sensitivity, jet, width.
Updated version of 1970’s Jetlyzer
Analog Flanger with voltage-controlled “Jet” Effect
Jet sound generator with VCA and VCF circuits
Unique modulated distortion effects
Analog “whammy” effects to accent note passages
External footswitch jack for engaging Jet Effect
Works in FX loop or front-end of amp
True Bypass Switching
(runs with standard 9V-center negative DC powersupply - included).
Designed in homage to classic 70’s distortion modulators such as the Flying Pan and Jetlyzer (both of which Maxon designed and built for Ibanez), the VJR-9 Vintage Jet Riser creates a Doppler jet effect so realistic you can almost feel the wind in your hair.
Rather than sticking with the old-school Jet design of phase shifter into distortion, the VJR-9 features an analog Bucket-Brigade Flanger as the modulation source to add a more realistic depth of field to the effect. Speed and Width controls allow adjustment of the flanging from slow takeoff to sonic boom.
In similar fashion, Maxon has forgone the use of a distortion circuit in favor of a voltage-controlled white noise generator to more accurately simulate the sound of a jet in flight. Featuring a combination of VCA and VCF circuits, the VJR-9’s Jet effect reacts to playing dynamics within a range preset by the Sensitivity, Range and Jet controls.
These two circuits can be used separately or in combination to create a wide variety of effects from subtle to extreme - classic chorus and flanging; tremolo-like auto-wah; massive sky-is-falling Jet sweeps; bizarre and other-worldly metallic tones bordering on ring-modulation – all these and more are possible with the VJR-9.
The VJR-9 also features a jack to connect an external switch (bypass or momentary) for the Jet function, allowing the user to add the effect in against the Flange when desired to accentuate certain note, phrases, or song sections.
The VJR-9’s internal voltage-doubling circuitry provides maximum headroom to eliminate input distortion. The higher operating voltage also allows it to be used in an FX loop in order to place the effect post-gain.
The Maxon VJR-9 Vintage Jet Riser – get ready for takeoff.