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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mark Sacchetti, Jan 25, 2014.
Any info on this amp from Demeter shown at NAMM?
Lee Sklar mentioned it on FB.
"Hanging with James Demeter. The pre amp on there bottom of the rack is one he built for me like 30 some years ago. I thought he should have it for his archives and he then went through it and came up with the amp on top. Nice journey it has taken. James is one badass designer.........."
I like the look of that.
If you notice the rack ears on Lees Pre is similar color to the ORIGINAL Alembic F2B.. Same box manufacturer... Its an old one becasue the one that i had was a couple years later with the all black box. Not sure if he even makes it anymore.
Interesting...in a good way
and Im sure very expensive...not in a good way
Wow. I want that amp for my 40th birthday.
Yeah...I'm definitely going to need more info on that new amp. Been scouring the web and his website for more info since that pic went up and haven't found anything. I was about to take the Monique/Mini plunge, too.
I'd love to have that entire setup! +1 to the quote about James Demeter being "One Bad**s Designer". I've been thinking a lot lately about a powered VTBP-201S.
And an Ampeg Heritage SVT stack.....And a Reeves Custom 400......
That's a very cool little package and I like the eq layout but was wondering why there isn't a separate gain and master volume. How would you control the amount of overdrive or saturation?
Demeter didn't have a gain on the original VTBP or the 201s. Those pre's are all about clean, dynamic headroom and a ridiculously sweet high end so I'd assume that's what this new amp is about. If you dig the VTBP tone (and I do) this thing is probably amazing.
Lee's preamp appears to be coin operated
The new amp is, more or less, an VTBP201 mated to the Demeter 800 watt power section.
Pretty cool, eh?
Strictly guessing, but I'd wager it'll retail at about the same $1800-ish as his other powered units.
I love the Demeter stuff - what a cool head! Probably has a hefty $1,600 tag or so...
I would be very interested to see how it sounds beside a Jule Monique/Minnie or De-Monique.......
Not that I am ready to cheat on Monique, but I really think Demeter makes some great stuff and the use of a similar (identical?) power section would make for an interesting A/B.
$1399 is the price listed in the premier guitar article I believe.
Holy Cats; they'll sell a few of those!!!!!
I went back and checked. $1359 actually. Really cool looking piece.
What sort of tonestack do those have?
Wow. I'll order that the day it is available.