In addition to having a great core sound and design, the Sheriff is loaded with many sensible features that really help to justify the high asking price (in Australia, you'll be looking at a number close to $700).
A TRS jack gives the player the option of switching the pedal remotely. Both on/off and channels One and Two are controllable either via a two-button latching footswitch, or programmable switching unit. It’s a simple extra, but it gives you full control over the unit regardless of where you decide to place it.
While this feature means it’s possible to secure the Sheriff out of harm’s way, it’s also worth mentioning that these delicate valves are housed very sturdily. The solid steel chassis feels bulletproof, and you can feel that same sense of reliability and toughness when hitting a footswitch or turning a pot.
The EQ stage of amp controls the requisite bass, mid and treble bands. The EQ functions in the style of a valve amp, affecting the distortion character and saturation of your tone along with the frequency.
There’s a three-way Bright switch, a global tone control that optimises the V4 Pedal Preamp for what you’re plugging into. As it’s designed to be used in a variety of applications (amp effects loops, inputs, recording devices and so on), this handy switch allows you to best attune the pedal to its current input. One setting should sound ‘best’ per situation – use your ears to figure out what that will be!