Demeter Amps

Founded by James Demeter in 1980, Demeter Amps started out with one small product: the Red Box FET Direct Box. It was designed by Demeter, Rob Robinette, and Phil Van Allen to be one of the best products out there. demeter-ampsIt was quite innovative for the time with features like a built-in battery tester that would show the battery status when it was plugged in. During the 1980s, the company began building up their line of products. They created the Tube Direct Box, the VTBP-201 Tube Bass Preamp, and the MB-2 Midboost/Fat Control, just to name a few. Many of these products are still in production today, and thousands of them have been built.

Some of the products created during the 80s became very popular with professional players. Take the TGA-3 Guitar Amp. It was the first three channel guitar amp to feature a stereo effects loop, and players such as Sonny Landrith and Bonnie Raitt loved it. Even though only 200 of these amps were produced, they were incredibly popular. Likewise, the VTMP-2 Tube Microphone Preamp, which was the only one of its kind at the time, was popular with artists like Seal, Sting, and the Stone Temple Pilots.

1990 saw the company, after several name changes, become Demeter Amplification. They continued to create new and innovated products, including the Quad Tube Direct Box. This box was created via special order, and only 20 of them were ever produced. The company’s willingness to go above and beyond and create special products like this is just one of the many things that has given Demeter Amps the edge over other companies.

During the 90s, Demeter Amps continued to build various products. Some, like the VTCL-2 Compressor/Limiter, were huge sellers, and over 2,000 units were produced until, finally, it went out of production. On the other hand, the TGA-3 100 Watt Guitar Amp had a very limited run of 30. This makes collecting Demeter products very difficult, especially if you’re looking for some of these rarer devices.

Demeter has always been recognized for their excellence. In 2001, for example, they were awarded the PAR Excellence Award for the RV-1 Real Reverb. In 2003, Guitar Player Magazine named their COMP-1 Compulator as the Editor’s Pick. The VTMP-2C Microphone Preamp was nominated twice for the Mix Foundation Tech Award, the only preamp series to ever be nominated for the award twice.

More recently, Demeter has expanded their pedal line, including introducing a line of professional effects pedals in 2007. These pedals make what was already an excellent line of products even better, and anyone looking for great amps, preamps, or pedals could do a lot worse than a Demeter.

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DEMETER TRM-1 TREMULATOR Guitar Tremolo Effects Pedal with 2 FREE 6 DEMETER TRM-1 TREMULATOR Guitar Tremolo Effects Pedal with 2 FREE 6" Cables

A hybrid of vintage sound and state-of-the-art quality, the Demeter Tremulator is designed for years of trouble-free operation. Designed to emulate the classic Fender tremolo effect (or vibrato as it is often referred to), the Tremulator features "lopsided" amplitude modulation with a rounded off traingular modulant waveform. Suffice it to say, the Tremulator sounds like the classic effect found on many vintage amps, but with less noise and hum and a greater range of speeds and depths. Operation is fairly straightforward.

Demeter COMP-1 Compulator Pedal Demeter COMP-1 Compulator Pedal

The sound of classic studio optical compression of the 60's and 70's at your feet! The first compressor pedal not to suck the life out of your tone.

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Demeter DRV-1 Over Driveulator Effect Pedal Demeter DRV-1 Over Driveulator Effect Pedal

The Over Driveulator came from the desire for the tone of the FOD-1 without the added mid-boost circuit. Featuring the Tight/Loose mini toggle to switch between silicon (Tight) or germanium (Loose) and featuring Drive, Volume and Tone knobs, The Driveulator provides everything from vintagy fuzz-type sounds to furious distortion textures that are vaguely reminiscent of the high-gain channel on my TGA-3 amplifier.The Tone control is the key to getting the most out of the Over Driveulator, as it has abundant range and can move the tones from densely round and womanly to supermodel skinny (thankfully without losing the bottom) in a quick twist. - James Demeter

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October 27, 2009
Posted in Boutique Amps,Demeter Amps — anthony @ 11:58 am

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