DHA VT1 Spitfire BASS

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by RobWales, Sep 13, 2017.

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  1. RobWales

    RobWales

    Aug 24, 2017
    Guys, I just want to show you the final design for the VT1 Spitfire BASS pedal that's been developed by Dave Hall. He has been making pedals for years and these are great sounding swiss army knives for the tone purist. Final production of these will start shortly and I know Dave has a discount for the first 10 ordered.


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    Get in touch with Dave if you're interested, very easy to talk to and there maybe an opportunity for the introduction price.

    [email protected]
     
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  2. Bigwan

    Bigwan

    Feb 22, 2002
    Ballymena (hey)
    Placement of that DI output is an accident waiting to happen!
     
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  3. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    cool.

    how does it differ in sound/function from the older VT1 EQ DI? I see the "colour" knob is new.

    EDIT is the "boost" function the same? (actually a boosted clean blend)
     
  4. RobWales

    RobWales

    Aug 24, 2017
    Would you pop it up on the left-hand side?
     
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  5. RobWales

    RobWales

    Aug 24, 2017
    Hey Knubskull
    Here are the specs!

    1/4" jacks in and out with true by-pass
    Balanced XLR out with 3 position ground lift - Ground, Float and Ploat
    Stereo headphone out with mixed Stereo Aux in
    2 stage 12AX7 valve design for valve warmth and drive - user can swap valve types for different tones
    Bright switch
    Colour switch and pot - adds negative feedback which adds compression and distortion
    Boost switch and pot - clean amplification of the signal.
    +- 15dB cut/boost EQ with Treble, Mid and Bass controls
    Q pot - adjusts the centre frequency of the Mid control
    Input Pad
    Gain and Level controls
    9-12VDC @ 300mA centre negative power connector. 12VDC international power supply supplied
    Blue back-light power on indicator
    Blue LED effect on indicator via Foot switch
    Small foot-print - 145 x 130 x 60mm
     
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  6. DHA

    DHA Dave Hall Amps

    Oct 20, 2005
    Its the same circuit as the older original version and the MK2 so sounds the same - the colour switch adds negative feedback for extra gain and distortion and the pot adjusts the amount. The boost is a clean boost after the effect.
     
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  7. DHA

    DHA Dave Hall Amps

    Oct 20, 2005
    can't, sorry. the 1/4" out jack is there now and there is no space left now I have all the switches on the top
     
  8. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    Thanks! Looks great. I have the VT1 EQ and love the sound.
     
  9. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    Thanks!
     
  10. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    I like the switches on the top instead of on the side on my VT1....other than that it's probably the same.....

    Dave, I'd like to try different tubes in mine......which 12au7 would you suggest for a warmer/smoother OD? Thanks
     
  11. DHA

    DHA Dave Hall Amps

    Oct 20, 2005
    Hi

    NOS (new old stock) valves are the best if you can get them - Mullards, RCA, Siemens.

    ECC82 Mullards aren't to hard to get at a fair price and that would be my recommendation.

    If new valves then Electro harmonics (Sovtech) and JJs are good. Don't go near any of the new Chinese valves.
     
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  12. Looks good. Individual volume control for the DI? Very handy!
    I agree. I've had a few email tennis matches with Dave over the years, one of the genuine nice guys out there in guitar-pedal-land.
     
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  13. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    Thanks Dave.....
     
  14. DHA

    DHA Dave Hall Amps

    Oct 20, 2005
    VT1-Pro-Bass-Drive is now on the website

    I am looking for a US rep if anyone is interested or has any suggestions

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  15. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    Dave, the clips I heard from the earlier EQ bass sounded super awesome. You need more clips to show this off! I bet it wouldn't be hard to find someone to make some youtube demos. It's on my short list of bass pedals to buy. XLR out on front needs fixing, front output just wont work unless it's sitting on a desk. A bigger box if needed to accomodate the XLR placement wouldn't bother me. Rackmount option would be my choice. So many great tones!!!
    -Slimm
     
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