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VHT Valvulator

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by mgmadian, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. mgmadian


    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Anyone use one of these in their chain? If so, any thoughts on how it changes (if at all) the sound of effects, esp overdrive and compression?

    Here's a link to the mfr: http://www.vhtamp.com/
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    It's not necessary if you've already got an active bass. It changes the signal from hi impedance to low, which will absolutely destroy the tone of certain fuzzes, distortions, and filters. It's a good box, well built, but not terribly usefull unless you've got a passive bass and you use it AFTER any effects that need to see a hi impedance signal.
  3. Tritone

    Tritone Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Santee, America
    They don't seem to have a very good rep for being reliable. Supposedly lots of problems with the transformer?