Verellen Meat Smoke tube pre amp pedal!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by tallchris, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. tallchris


    Dec 19, 2010
    Looks like Verellen is going to make a pedal version of the pre amp from their Meat Smoke and Skyhammer amps! They've got a Kickstarter set up for "pre-orders", so you get $200 of the retail price:

    Really stoked on this. I do a lot of touring by flying out and playing on borrowed gear. I normally use the Rusty Box into power amp in of whatever amp I'm using, but this might be another option for those situations.
  2. G3Mitch


    Feb 8, 2011
    New Zealand
    just saw this.... man it sounds GREAT!!!
  3. A $700 pedal....

  4. tink9975

    tink9975 Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    MoCo, MD
    well it is the pre-amp section of a $2500 amp
  5. tallchris


    Dec 19, 2010
    Here's a full demo that was posted:

    I think of this as something more along the lines of hte Alembic F-1X or F-2B but in pedal form. Those retail new for over $1,000.
  6. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    F%#CK YEAH!!
  7. skullservant


    Aug 15, 2011
  8. I'll do it for the T-shirt.
    Seriously though, it sounds amazing, wish I could afford it.
  9. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    but it cost 500bucks =(
  10. ZanaZulu807

    ZanaZulu807 Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    I like Verellen stuff, but yeah, this is a bit much...
  11. tallchris


    Dec 19, 2010
    Maybe it's best not to think of this as a distortion pedal, but as a preamp that comes in a pedal instead of a rack (a la the Rusty Box). How much would you expect to pay for a hand built tube pre amp?
  12. father of fires

    father of fires Commercial User

    Nov 29, 2006
    Chief of Medicine at Damnation Audio
    This is a cool preamp pedal not a dirt pedal. Although it could probably get some nice grindy tones. I would compare it to a Fender-ish JGR Pre.
  13. tink9975

    tink9975 Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    MoCo, MD
    I could see this on my board as last in the signal chain, running to a power amp then a cab onstage, and using the dedicated recording out for a DI to the house. Might replace a few things on my board as well.
  14. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I've bought some excellent ones for under $400. Don't get me wrong, I understand the potential value of a handcrafted item vs a factory item--but even at that, I've seen plenty of competition for hundreds less.
  15. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    I'm very tempted.
  16. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    Should be a minimum pledge of $200 with an option to buy more at $250-325 each plus personalized extras.

    I'd bet they sound great but as a fundraiser they could get a lot more traction with an incentive to drop big dollars for personal gain.
  17. I'd much rather be putting that money towards a timeline. Just sayin...

    I'm just not a huge fan of Verellen in general. When Russian Circles made the switch to Verellen, it just turned their sound into muck IMHO.
  18. MrThunderfoot


    Apr 18, 2012
    this would be ideal for me when i don't want to lug around my meat smoke. I'm really tempted.
  19. G3Mitch


    Feb 8, 2011
    New Zealand
    like to loud? or to gritty? on record or live? I was reading somewhere else and someone had a similar opinion comparing first 2 albums to the last 2. I would agree that I liked Mike using Sunn amps. but whatevs.

    Can't say i know Verellen gear at all, other than seeing a couple of bassists using the heads live and just thinking they had ALOT of power and were very loud. That pedal did sound pretty damn bad ass in the demo vid i gotta say.
  20. SquareWaves


    Mar 16, 2011
    That price is absurd.