March 8, 2006

Apparently your pedal board needs t00bs now...

by Chris Randall
 



Man, just when I thought I had tubes in everything that could have tubes in it... I was pretty sure I'd met my Professional Musician Tube Quota, but then penzoil washington sends me a link to the Kanuter VTPB 1 Vacuum Tube Pedal Board, and I realize that there's still real tube warmth to be had. Oh, Holy Mother Of The Even Order Harmonics, thank you for blessing us so.


It looks like there's a tube preamp, then an effects loop, then a tube recovery amp. Toss in a power supply for your pedals, and you're in hog heaven, at least as far as tubin' up your sound goes. So, if my tube mic is hooked to my tube mic pre, and is placed in front of my tube amp, which is fed by my tube pedal board chock full of pedals with tubes in them, do I still have to practice, or will it just sound so fucking good that I can get by without actually playing anything?


Here's the site. Although, I have to say, it looks a little fishy. There's no window so you can see the tubes. What's up with that?

 
 
 

10 comments:

 
 

 
Mar.08.2006 @ 10:47 AM
dblack
all you need now is a tube in your guitar. seymour duncan t00bmaster pickups?
 
 

 
Mar.08.2006 @ 10:55 AM
D' MacKinnon
The next thing will be a company releasing a guitar with a little plexiglass window and a tuble glowing behind it. Then you can have a tube no matter what amp you play on!
 
 

 
Mar.08.2006 @ 11:18 AM
tom vx
oh boy, i hope it's chock full of 12AX7 goodness!!!!11!!1!

and come on guys - tube guitars???? you are going to stop there??? tube fucking PICKS man, THAT'S the future!

 
 

 
Mar.08.2006 @ 12:00 PM
thehauntedsea
What is the deal with this blog?

You hate tubes, mixers, anything beringher.. Why not just be interested in teh music?

This site sucks.

 
 

 
Mar.08.2006 @ 12:16 PM
Chris Randall
Yup. It's t3h suck, all right.

1) I hate Behringer because they rip off every inventive company on the planet, make shitty gear, and are enablers of t3h suck.

2) I don't hate mixers. I hate shitty mixers made by Behringer. I hate it when someone has $50,000 worth of gear and runs it through a shitty mixer.

3) Teh music, as you so quaintly put it, is the one thing I really _am_ interested in, as daily visitor would tell you.

4) The coolest thing about this blog is the "access level" feature, which virtually insures that I get the last word, as you're no doubt about to discover.

-CR

 
 

 
Mar.08.2006 @ 1:04 PM
boobs
what's a guitar? does it come w/USB? ;)
 
 

 
Mar.08.2006 @ 1:09 PM
Jeremy Cox
4) The coolest thing about this blog is the "access level" feature, which virtually insures that I get the last word, as you're no doubt about to discover.

-this is great

 
 

 
Mar.08.2006 @ 1:12 PM
joe
4) The coolest thing about this blog is the "access level" feature, which virtually insures that I get the last word, as you're no doubt about to discover.

Translation:

OMG!WTF??/? you'R banz0r'd! ROLFLOLBBQ!!!!1!!1

 
 

 
Mar.08.2006 @ 2:52 PM
inasilentway
Guys, help! I put tube strings on my Les Paul, but I still don't sound like Jimmy Page!

It can't be my amp, I bought a Behringer "Vintager" combo so I could have the rock-solid tube character of their ULTRATUBE circuitry combined with the tone-shaping flexability of solid-state technology and digital effects.

 
 

 
Mar.08.2006 @ 4:46 PM
penzoil washington
Vintager, that is a really ugly name, up there with Hyundae Tiburon.

2 things. All the wackass tube products on the market today can't take away the fact that tubes are great. many classic, beautifully clean old recordings were made with tubes from end to end, in the mics, preamps, bus amps, tape line amps, tape head amp, mastering, cutting lathe, etc. We don't think of those records as sounding overtly tubey, just plain amazing. For example Bill Putnam's sixties recordings of Frank Sinatra.

I'm not saying this pedalboard is wack, btw.

Behringer. I haven't bought a Behringer product to run signals through, other than one excellent patch bay which kills many others I've had to trash over the years. I also have a Behringer headphone amp and I think it's fantastic. Tons of features, sounds great, heavy hardware, cheap. Bottom line, although I own (some) and appreciate (very much) high end gear, for my money Behringer makes some useful products.

 
 

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