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VHT Valvulator I Line Driver/Power Supply
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The VHT Valvulator I Line Driver/Power Supply uses a vacuum tube-based buffer circuit to change your guitar signal from high to low impedance. As a r...Click To Read More About This Product
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Renews the tone and responsiveness of your guitar!
The VHT Valvulator I Line Driver/Power Supply uses a vacuum tube-based buffer circuit to change your guitar signal from high to low impedance. As a result, your signal overcomes high-frequency degradation caused by cable capacitance, impedance effects, and signal degradation caused by the circuits of effects devices. Experience the same dynamic feel as you would get plugged directly into your amp.
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The difference in tone is remarkable. I play either my classic les paul or my american strat into a mesa nomad with a tone tubby speaker. The signal chain; a cb wah, small stone phaser, vint.tube screamer, v.l. microvibe. The chorus & delay are in the loop. Either playing lead or chording, clean or distorted, the tone is is articulate and strong. Harmonics and feedback are a breeze, sustained notes are sweet violin like tones that can be held forever. If you are a tone freak like I am, and want the most out of your setup, invest in the VHT valvulator, you won't be sorry. All 10's except "features", wish it had an on/off switch.
I bought one of these used and it works great!! Experimented a bit and changed the tube to a Tung Sol 12Ax7 and it is even better. I rarely use a long effects chain with my tube amps , but when I do, it really let's the effects sound more lively and the feel is just like plugging directly into the amp. In front of my Fender Cyber Amps it really gives you that tube amp feel and warms the signal to close to an all tube amp. It really livens up the Roland JC - 120 too(The JC-120 is great by itself also:)). If you have a solid state amp that you like, get one of these and it will give you some tube tone and repsonse if needed.
Way to clean up the tone vht. what they say is true. With this unit set first in the chain of effects, the signal is restored to a level you havn't even heard in your current set up. i'm running six effects with the valvaulator, yet it sounds and plays like it's guitar to amp direct.the dynamics available to me now are like never before.a must have for true tone seekers.
The concept behind this pedal is brilliant. I will have one on my board until someone builds it better. It does function as described. I've heard it is delicate, but mine has not broken yet. I've had one for 6 weeks on my board. I think they could build it more rugged/less fragile. They should have an a/b switch and two inputs to compliment the dual outputs. The AC plug fits loose, but the thing works very well so far. I wish they were available when I ordered mine. I had to go elsewhere to get one. They do work great for passive pickups and make your pedals sound WAY better. I will ALWAYs have one of these or something similar from now on. One of those things that separates good sound from GREAT sound. I also recommend the Powerfactor Pro.
I have two in my effects boards, one from the guitar plug and another at the end of my effects before it goes to my sound processors. My notes have more life that were lost in the digital realm and notes litterally breaths...dem note! The guitar is now more sensitive to my picking , tone knob tweaking and from the volume knob. This is valubale device to get some tone back that's usually lost from the effects, through the cables to the amp!
I am a professional recording artist. You can't go wrong with this buffer and it also provides clean power to your effects. The 12AX7 tube died on me once, as any tube will so bring a spare tube just in case. Get this if you want the best.
Had this for 2 years. Change the tube once in a great while and don't drop it hard. I have had ZERO issues with mine. It still works- Perfectly. The groundlift switch is real handy, too. Get one of these. Get a Powerfactor Pro. You won't believe the sound you've been missing. TONE. Required for the clubbing pro! Thank God I found this thing.