In Episode 4 of The Guitar Noize Podcast I interviewed Ben Fulton of Red Witch Pedals, a New Zealand based boutique effects company who have some big name guitarists using some their pedals. One of the things Ben mentioned was the fairly recent Seven Sisters series of pedals which are the smallest effects pedals on the market powered by a Lithium Ion battery so you rarely need to recharge and when you do it only takes 4 hours. The Eve and Scarlett last 120 hours of continuous use per charge and the Violet Delay 24 hours of continuous use, very impressive I’m sure you will agree.
Each pedal has it’s own set of internal trim pots with additional parameters you can adjust because as you will notice all of the Seven Sisters have the same simple two knob layout, on the Violet Delay you just have controls for Delay Time and Feedback but inside you have a delay level control. So with all of these pedals it’s a case of finding the sweet spot and then enjoying the simplicity, most people don’t tweak their pedals on the fly anyway.
The Scarlett Overdrive is a warm sounding Overdrive when used in front of a clean amp, I set my Ceriatone Chupacabra to 60′s (Plexi) mode for the first part of the demo above so you can hear how the pedal colours your tone. In the latter part of the demo I add more gain on the amp and lower the gain on the Scarlett Overdrive to add more sustain to the existing tone.
The Eve Tremelo, like the Scarlett Overdrive, sounds great straight out of the box with instantly accessible and useable Tremelo effects. The only difference with this pedal is that the controls are reversed for some reason, I didn’t see the need to read the instructions with two knobs but Ben probably explains the reason why in there. The internal trim pot for this pedal is a gain boost as you sometimes loose a little signal with trem pedals, it’s there if you need it, I didn’t.
Finally the Violet Delay which despite her size has a whopping maximum 800ms delay time. There are as with all the Seven Sisters two controls, Delay (delay time) and Repeat (or feedback) which as you will see in my demo can be sent into crazy self oscillation when set to maximum for special effects. The internal trim pot for this pedal controls the wet/dry mix and this is probably the one pedal that if was going to buy I would make a slight adjustment as the default was set a little wet for my taste.
All of the pedals sound great and they are so unbelievably tiny that I could easily fit the entire range on my pedal board and still have room for a Wah, tuner and possible a volume pedal!
Thank you to Dominant Music Australia – http://www.dominantmusic.com.au/.