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 SpaceTime delay/echo pedal with tap tempo creme knobs
The lengendary "SpaceTime" pedal now with tap tempo and some more extra features: Tap tempo with subdivision switch for 1/4, 1/8, or dotted 1/8 Internal switch for true or buffered bypass Internal switch for spillover in buffered bypass mode Internal switch for kill dry This pedal is equipped with our unique "MagTraB" switching technology: Inside the button a magnet is integrated which position is measured by a sensor on the circuit board. If the button is now moved, e.g. if it is pressed downwards, the position of the magnet will also change. The sensor measures this change without any mechanical contact to the button and the information is send via a micro-controller to a gold-plated relay, which then does the actual audio signal switching.
The "SpaceTime" is a handmade echo pedal which combines the advantages of analog and digital circuits in a unique way. As a result it is a warm and deep sounding delay pedal, easy to operate and able to create beloved analog delay typical self-oscillations. Your direct (dry) guitar signal is completely preserved in the analog world - there is no latency for your straight guitar signal! In a carefully designed parallel digital signal path the generation of the echo signal is realized and fnally added to the dry signal back in the analog world. The "SpaceTime" pedal has three control knobs to adjust your tone. The delay time is set by "Time", the number of echo repeats can be changed by "Repeats" and the volume of the echo signal can be adjusted with the "Mix-Level" knob. Additionally a toggle switch allows you to change the treble content of the echoed signal. Switching from "bright" to "mellow" to "dark" gradually reduces the top end - resulting in warm, deep and natural sounding echo. The straight (non delayed) guitar signal is not affected by this tone control! A second toggle switch changes the subdivisons of the echo time entered by the tap tempo button. You can choose between 1/4, 1/8, and dotted 1/8. Turning the "Time" knob will overwrite the tapped tempo again. An internal DIP-switch allows you to select between "true bypass" or "buffered bypass", "kill dry" and "trails on/off".
Specifications: Sturdy and unique MagTraB switching technology Tap Tempo with 1/4, 1/8 or dotted 1/8 subdivison selectable Internal switches for "true or buffered bypass", "kill dry" and "trails on" Delay time max. 600 ms Input impedance: 1.0M Ohms Output impedance: 100 Ohms Current consumption: 60mA This pedal requires an external regulated 9V power supply (not included) polarity: postive@ring / negative@tip Dimensions: 120mm x 100mm x 48mm Weight: 350g Handmade in Germany