Vahlbruch Pipeline Reverb
One of our friends/customers bought his pedal board in to try some guitars earlier this year. He has over 300 pedals in his collection so we knew how much thought and process had gone into it. On the board was a Sapphire Drive but we weren't aware of Vahlbruch Pedals. We heard it and were completely blown away with the tone, transparency and versatility - it's handbuilt in Germany so of course the build quality is superb. We contacted Henning Vahlbruch and ordered another one of his pedals hoping that it was of the same quality - a Spacetime Delay. Lets just say it's the best delay pedal we have ever heard! We now carry almost the full range of pedals in store, many of which feature on our own WG Pedal Board.
All of the pedals also feature Vahlbruch's own silent switching technology called MagTraB.
The advantages of MagTraB:
MapTraB buttons are as good as indestructible! MagTraB delivers an almost infinite number of switching cycles - many, many millions!
No annoying, mechanical switch clicks! Instead, the MagTraB push-buttons switch very smooth and silently!
Vahlbruch Pipeline Reverb Pedal
The „Pipeline" is a hand-made reverb pedal reproducing the legendary and beloved spring reverb sound known from vintage tube amps. In a unique circuit it combines the particular advantages of analog and digital signal processing, resulting in a warm, deep and lush sounding reverb pedal, which is very easy to operate.
Your direct dry guitar signal is processed fully analog, no digitization! Therefore your straight guitar signal is free of any digital latencies and the full character and dynamics of your guitar are completely preserved. Only the circuit section responsible for reverb calculations is realized digitally. This parallel digital signal is finally mixed together with the dry analog signal.
The Pipeline pedal is very easy to operate:
„Reverb" allows you to adjust the reverb intensity. A good starting point is at 2 o'clock. „Volume" controls the pedal output volume ranging from silence up to +7dB boost. Unity gain is at the middle position.
A three-way „Springs" toggle switch alters the number and length of the simulated springs: S=Short, M=Medium, L=Long. This results in different decay times, densities and frequency content of the reverb — just like the mechanical archetype. An internal trim pot allows further adjustment of your preferenced L(ong)-decay time.
A „Tone" toggle switch allows you to change the treble content of the reverb signal. Switching from N(eutral) to B(right) or D(ark) variies the reverb signal presence content — ranging from warm and analog sounding reverbs or more trebly and crisp ones. Your straight guitar signal is of course not affected at all by this tone control!
Like all Vahlbruch pedals the „Pipeline" is hand-made utilizing only the best components available worldwide for highend tone and years of trouble free operation.
Reverb adjusts the reverb signal intensity
Volume controls the pedal output volume from –∞ up to +7dB boost
Springs toggle switch alters the numberand length of the simulated springs:
S(hort), M(edium) and L(ong)
Tone toggle switch changes the treble content of the reverb signal:
N(eutral), B(right), D(ark)
Besondere Zuverlässigkeit und Wartungsfreundlichkeit durch sorgfältige freie Verdrahtung von Buchsen und Fußschalter.
Robust „true bypass" switching. An amber LED indicates the on/off status
Free wiring of jacks and footswitch, no PCB-mounting!
Input impedance: 1MOhm
Output impedance: 1kOhm
Current consumption: 70mA
This pedal requires an external regulated 9V power supply (not included)
Polarity: postive@ring / negative@tip
Dimensions: 112mm x 70mm x 48mm
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