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Discussion in 'Bass Amps & Cabinets' started by anarchyok, Mar 23, 2006.

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  1. Nightmaresandconclusions

    Nightmaresandconclusions

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    I love the sound of the barefaced. I had an 8x8 for a while but did not like the horn and just did not gel with its sound. The Barefaced sounds like a new cab with the Demeter, I like that combo a lot!
     
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    Here's the inside of my Demeter VTBP-M-800D note the old board used for the pre amp. Man, this amp is really lovely. Tube driven Jensen transformer into a class D amp. I have yet to get over half way on volume and its huge.

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    If you want the story on these amps and have not heard you should. Here's the blurb.

    What’s Old is New Again
    In 1982 James Demeter built the first of his series of VTBP-201 pre-amps. His idea was to build a Tube Audiophile Pre-amp with Classic Bass Amp style tone section. There were other Pre-amps at the time but they were just guitar amp circuits that had major design flaws. His first customer was Leland Sklar. Lee took our proto-type to try it out and kept it. Lee used the pre-amp and it’s backup for another 25 years until he downsized his rig. In 2012 He decided to donate the #1 Pre-amp back to its creator. We were very happy to see it back and of course we had to listen to it. We were amazed how warm and clear it was. It sounded very similar to the current VTBP-201 but it was rounder and a bit slower than the newest model due it unregulated power supply and old school parts. Around the same time we found 150 of the original PCB’s that were used in that model. We decided to clone Lee’s pre-amp but, put it in the smallest box possible with our 800D power-amp. The result is the VTBP-M-800D. At 10.5 lbs. It is one 800 Watt tube tone monster.

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    All tube pre-amp circuitry Hand wired in the USA using High quality components, DC filament, full 280V high voltage supply. Classic passive tube tone controls Treble, Middle, Bass with frequency selector and presence with frequency selection.
     
  3. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    I have a Demeter Opto Compulator pedal and I can confirm these guys make TOP products. That amp looks like business.
     
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    I would go on record to say this is on par sound quality wise as my hellborg. Not as quiet but the tone and fatness of this little amp is amazing. Spent a whole weekend doing ab comparisons of the di output. So good!!
     
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    Recently acquired the Genzler amp & Mesa Subway 15" cab (both used) from 2 different shops in Japan for really good prices. It's a massive upgrade from the Rumble 100 I was using. The Peterson Strobostomp HD tuner & a stand for the cab I ordered should be arriving this week, so I think I'm done buying new gear…for now. :)

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    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Dat bass tho... Holy hell that's sexy!
     
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    Love the black oil finish on these basses. Here is my one, Iv since changed out the pickups to Delano dual coil and also switched to John east preamp and hipshot ultralights with drop tuner. beast! stream62.jpg Streamer back.jpg

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    Vintage rig
    Lab L2 100 W (Gibson/Moog) - one of the first solid state amps
    and Allsound cab 200W: 1x15 EV + EV horn

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    This one is good for your back (11kg each)
    Markbass 112 CMD combo 500W + MB NewYork 112 cab
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