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 COMP-1 Compulator Pedal Demeter COMP-1 Compulator Pedal
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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).

Demeter TRM-1 Tremulator Pedal Demeter TRM-1 Tremulator Pedal
List Price: $194.65

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. 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. 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: Depth and Speed, plus a footswitch to bypass the effect and an LED to indicate effect operation. On the side there is a trim pot to set the bias for the optical unit. Depth affects the amount of amplitude modulation on the signal or the amount of effect. The tremulator design incorporates a small amount of gain (approx. 1dB) to allow for proper "tremulation."Also, by turning the Depth all the way off, the TRM-1 will function as a low noise volume boost. It's low-impedance output allows it to act as a line-drive, eliminating signal loss on long cable runs. Speed increases and decreases the frequency of the low-frequency oscillator, enabling you to time the effect as desired. Trim pot sets the bias of the optical tremolo unit. It effects the signal on and of time ratio. Turned up to height, it will squeeze the signal; low it will loosen it. The unit comes preset to Ry Cooder's preferred setting.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).

Demeter BEQ-PB Bass EQ Preamp Pedal Demeter BEQ-PB Bass EQ Preamp Pedal
List Price: $220.00

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 RVB-1 Reverbulator Reverb USED Demeter RVB-1 Reverbulator Reverb USED
List Price: $549.00

Demeter RVB-1 Reverbulator Reverb * Stock Photo Used. This is not a picture of the actual pedal you will be receiving. Condition: 8/10 Pedal is in very good condition with a few minor blemishes. Comes complete with power supply. The RRP-1 Real Reverbulator is Demeter Amplification's new cool reverb which is the ONLY Real Spring Reverb manufactured for your pedal board. The Real Reverbulator is designed with the same revolutionary technology as the award winning RV-1 Real Spring Reverb. The Reverbulator will operate at both guitar level and line level so you can put it in your effects loop or use it in your home or professional recording studio. Features: two Accutroincs 3 spring short reverb tanks that are switchable for Short or long decay time or both for a multi dimensional sound. Over load light tell you when you are hitting the unit to hard. 24 volt power supply provides all the head room you would ever need. Both input and output levels make it possible to set the unit for maximum versatility and signal to noise ratio. A phase switch for the long decay spring gives you more sonic possibilities. The custom made steel box both shields the electronic and uses our exclusive damping material to limit mechanical noise. Use the mix control to get your best tone live or set it 100% wet for studio use. Includes a mechanically dampened computer grade foot-switch and status indicator light. We use Burr Brown Audiophile chips and the finest components for un- compromised tone and long life. the unit measures 10x6x1.75. small enough for most pedal boards. Demeter RVB-1 Reverbulator Reverb Features: The ONLY Real Spring Reverb manufactured for your pedal board The Reverbulator will operate at both guitar level and line level so you can put it in your effects loop or use it in your home or professional recording studio Features: two Accutroincs 3 spring short reverb tanks that are switchable for Short or long decay time or both for a multi dimensi

Demeter FOD-1 Fat Over Driveulator Effect Pedal Demeter FOD-1 Fat Over Driveulator Effect Pedal
List Price: $607.39

By marrying the classic Fat Control/Midboost with our new Overdrive we have created the ultimate overdrive/distortion pedal. From fat crunch to extra fuzzy to over the top, this pedal does it all. The midboost goes from thin to ballsy, while the overdrive has the ability to go from edgy clean to filthy in germanium mode and edgy to dirty while in silicon mode.Fat Control: Our classic circuit updated for this pedal. The tone ranges from flat buffer to 12dB of Fat Boost. It is like turning your strat pickup into a P90. The boost frequencies are set to produce maximum sustain.Overdrive: Our new Overdrive features variable gain control from unity to over 100 times, that output drives our clip generators (silicon or germanium diodes, switchable) for the ultimate in overdrive sound variations. The overdrives controls are gain (drive), a very usable tone control, volume control, and loose/tight switch. Indicator LED and a mini-jack power connector are included.

Demeter DRV-2 Uber Driveulator Effect Pedal Demeter DRV-2 Uber Driveulator Effect Pedal
List Price: $205.00

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 Over Driveulator Overdrive Demeter Over Driveulator Overdrive
List Price: $194.65
Demeter FZO-1 Fuzzy Octavulator Effect Pedal Demeter FZO-1 Fuzzy Octavulator Effect Pedal
List Price: $319.00

Coupled with classic tones from our Fuzzulator circuit, this is a combination that guarantees some totally amazing sounds. Using a completely new analog circuit to generate the octave, the sound is smooth, musical and usable through a much greater range than other devices.The unit has a 1.5 dB gain in octave mode. Push the octave switch and the octave is engaged. There is a blue LED to indicate that the octave is on. The balance control lets you fine tune your tone.Although the unit was designed to be used with the onboard fuzz, you can also get some great tones with the octave alone.

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

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