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 Tremulator Tremolo Electric Guitar Stomp box Effect Pedal NEW Demeter Tremulator Tremolo Electric Guitar Stomp box Effect Pedal NEW

A hybrid of vintage sound and state-of-the-art quality, the Demeter Tremulator 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 triangular modulate waveform.

Demeter Compulator Compressor Stomp Box Effect Pedal NEW Demeter Compulator Compressor Stomp Box Effect Pedal NEW

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.

Demeter Compulator Pro Effects Pedal V2 Demeter Compulator Pro Effects Pedal V2

COMP-2 Compulator Pro Demeter Compressor Guitar Effects PedalThe Best Sounding Compressor Pedal on the Market: Introducing the COMP-2 Compulator Pro. This high quality optical compressor gives you the magical sound of LA-2A type compression in a compact but powerful package. Using the same circuitry as our Compulator pedal, the Compulator Pro adds attack & release controls, which can be tweaked to modify the onset & sustain of the compressor. You can finely tune your compressed tone to mimic almost any type of compressor (with the controls set at their fastest setting you have the same setting as our classic Compulator). We have also included a adjustable gain boost when you want deep compression at the flip of a switch or if you need to set up for two different instruments. Hand made in the U.S.A. using the highest quality components.

Demeter COMP-1 Opto Compulator Compressor Guitar Pedal2 FREE 6 Demeter COMP-1 Opto Compulator Compressor Guitar Pedal2 FREE 6" PATCH Cables

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. Operation is fairly straightforward. There are two inputs on the front side of the unit: a 1/4" input jack on the right and a 1/4" output jack on the left with a battery-ground switch on the input jack.

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Demeter MB-2B Midboost Boost Demeter MB-2B Midboost Boost

The MB-2B Midboost/Fat Control boosts a wide mid-frequency range for a more distinct natural frequency boost than any other midboosts. The frequencies selected give your guitar the best response and sustain possible. The MB-2B Midboost/Fat Control used with a stratocaster (single coil) type pickup produces a sound very similar to the old Gibson P90 pickup. Used with humbucking type pickups, the sound is transformed into that of super humbucking pickups. The MB-2B Midboost/Fat Control produces the sound equivalent of adding 5,000 feet of wire to your pickup, and at a turn of the knob the MB-2B Midboost/Fat Control will respond by adding any amount of midboost you desire. There is one control on the unit: Flat/Fat, plus a foot switch to bypass the effect, and an LED to indicate effect operation. Flat/fat affects the midboost/buffer which includes a wide variable gain mid-frequency power booster control and a built-in low impedance buffer. Inputs/outputs: there is a 1/4" input jack on the right-hand side of the pedal, and a 1/4" output jack on the left-hand side, with a battery switch on the input jack. Power supply: 9 volts DC, internal or external. Internal using a 9 volt battery (for battery access, remove the four screws on the sides of the unit and pull apart). WARNING: If battery drops below 7 volts, noise will occur. External using a 9 volt regulated power supply, mini-plug, tip positive.

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

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