The Ascend has been redefined as a superb two-knob boost.
In addition to a VOLUME control with intense headroom and push, we've added a bypass-able TONE knob. This way the user can choose whether to tweak and filter the boost or use it at it's fullest in tone-bypass mode. Simply rotate the tone knob all the way counter clockwise until the knob "clicks" into bypass mode.
Discrete analog design allows this exquisite boost to be balanced and true. Wonderfully transparent and clear, yet powerful. As your amp gain increases to the point of saturation, the Ascend can be used to push your tube amplifiers preamp into overdrive. Reverb tanks are fed beautifully with its strong and concise low end. Component quality is maximized with a "Metal-Can" amplifying transistor as well as metal-film resistors and low-tolerance film capacitors.
Because boosts often end up at the front of the signal chain, the Ascend incorporates a J-FET buffer circuit on the input signal. This guarantees better impedence reaction and long cable performance. After all, the Ascend was made for big stages.