Providence VITALIZER BF VZF-1 Active Impedance Converter????

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by silvertripper, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. silvertripper


    Mar 12, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Does anyone have any experience with this specific converter?

    I play both active and passive. Im of the opinion now that if Im boosting my signal, Im only boosting whats left of it. If my signal is converted to low impedance, I'll have more true tone and clarity since the signal is not as degraded with cables and such. I haven't used anything like this before.

    My pedal board consists of 14 pedals although I don't use but 1 or 2 at a time. 20ft cable in, 20ft cable out.

    Opinions of this converter?
  2. Cesar Tarazona

    Cesar Tarazona Guest

    Jul 12, 2017
    Cali, Colombia
    In my case I have 12 pedals, and I guess I'm having problems with my signal. I recently purchased one, I'm waiting for the shipment. There are very little information, just some youtube videos testing the pedal that you probably already watched, but I was impressed. Perhaps that buffer are the few made for bass. Before I decide purchased, I search for information about the best buffer for bass, there are some forums on TB, and some highly recommend the micro-thumpinator ([sfx]:micro-thumpinator), other option was Saturnworks splitter buffer ( For me it was easier to buy the Providence vitalizer and also cheaper because was second handed. I would like to know the experiences from other until my pedal arrives. Sorry for my bad english
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  3. silvertripper


    Mar 12, 2010
    Houston, TX

    I look forward to hearing your review once you receive the Providence! :hyper:
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  4. Hi guys, looking forward to hear your experience on this. I'm considering to get one too. Currently running through 12 pedals and definitely had the signal degraded. I watched the youtube video by BassTheWorld and amazed at how well this thing brought the bass signal back to life
  5. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    You chaps dealing with a degraded signal are primarily playing passive instruments, correct?

    I've only read and heard of this issue, but never experienced it because my one and only is an all active Spector, so it's a non issue for my 15'-30' of cabling, not counting an occasional large board with between 12-18 pedals.

    Speaking of pedals... don't those of you using boards (especially larger ones) have at least one buffered pedal (such as any Boss units) to help keep your signal intact??
  6. So this is my big board

    And this is my smaller board

    The only "always-on" pedals are the B7Ku & spectracomp for my clean sound on both boards. There is a noticeable difference between the 2. On the big board, there's definitely some lost frequencies. This is why i'm interested in the vitalizer
  7. 600 Ohms

    600 Ohms Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    Any results on this?