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 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.

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.

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Demeter DRV-2 Uber Driveulator Effect Pedal Demeter DRV-2 Uber Driveulator Effect Pedal

The Uberdriveulator is a much cleaner drive circuit with more headroom and can operate in two modes the Loose mode is similar to the tight mode of the Standard Overdrive but with a bit more headroom and the tight mode which has even more clean headroom and much more output power.The unit has a Drive control that can turn up the gain of the drive circuit 100 times. A very wide range and musical sounding tone control and a volume control to keep the gain under control, can be used as a clean boost. Also included is a trim pot to set the output gain.This unit is True Bypass using an ALCO heavy duty Footswitch.

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

Demeter BEQ-PB Bass EQ Preamp Pedal Demeter BEQ-PB Bass EQ Preamp Pedal

The BEQ-PB Bass EQ Preamp Pedal is a pedal version of the famous on board Bass EQ. It has active equilization for treble, middle and bass. The treble and bass are both shelving controls with 14dB of boost and cut @ 6dB per octave. The middle control is a peak control with plus and minus 12dB of cut and boost @ 6dB per octave. A gentle slope of 6dB per octave was chosen because the amount of phase shift is greatly reduced and the resulting sound is both more cohesive and natural with very little of the comb filtering that would normally happen with a 12dB per octave approach. The unit also has a master volume control, internal gain trimmer (with up to 9dB of gain), a battery jack usable with any regulated supply (9 to 27 volts), a bypass footswitch, and an indicator LED.

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.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. There are two controls on the unit: compress and volume, plus a foot switch to bypass the effect, and an LED to indicate effect operation. On the side there is a trim pot to set the overall gain of the unit.Compress affects the amount of gain reduction (compression) of the input signal. Turning this clock wise will give you up to 30dB of gain reduction (depending on input gain). Please note that the Compulators max gain is 26dB (see Trim Pot) so in some circumstances if your instrument is very hot you could achieve less than unity gain if you turn up the compress knob too much.Volume increases and decreases the output volume of the Compulator. Use this for level matching between the effected and unaffected signal. Trim pot sets the gain of the compressor's pre-amplifier. If distortion occurs turn this down until the signal is clean. The unit is set at the factory at 20dB of gain which is perfect for most instruments. If you have weaker pickups or want to push the envelope turn it up to its max gain 26dB.Power supply: 9 volts DC. Either external or internal. For internal power, use a 9 volt battery. To access, remove the four screws on the sides of the unit and pull apart. Note: battery must have at least 7 volts for unit to work! External power supply using mini plug, tip positive, 9 volt DC regulated (100 milliamp or more).

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

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