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How do you think about this tone? Valvecaster
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1079 posts
Dec 30, 2018
1:02 PM

A friend built a Valvecaster and he moded for harp (= a lot less gain) and this is me playing whit it. Whit slaps and puls, then whit clear single notes.

Sorry for any misspell, english is not my first language.

Last Edited by rogonzab on Dec 30, 2018 1:02 PM
5705 posts
Dec 30, 2018
3:04 PM
Sounds alright to me but in isolation i cant say how it compares to anything else. I preferred the 1st setting but i understand the second one has a certain edge...a bit bright and ‘teeth on edge’ for me though
1080 posts
Dec 30, 2018
4:05 PM
LOL! The first part is the amp clean, no pedal!

Yes, it is a bright sound, I like that.

I am really convince that one can make this design and make it even more harpfriendly.

For me, it lacks a little in the low mids for some fatness, and it is still to much gain. Also, for some reason the less gain you have less high end there is. If you turn the gain up, there is the treble!

This could be a nice project for the harp community. Is not that hard to do, is just soldering, there is no board, and the part are cheap also.

Sorry for any misspell, english is not my first language.
5707 posts
Dec 30, 2018
6:27 PM
There you go then, that’s my ignorance. I gather a valvecaster is a pedal? I’ll look it up
1081 posts
Dec 30, 2018
6:32 PM
Is a tube guitar pedal, a big hit in the DIY comunity a few years.

Lots of videos in youtube
Sorry for any misspell, english is not my first language.
249 posts
Dec 31, 2018
5:02 AM
I liked the sound the 1st 26 sec.
After that not so much.

Still to my way of thinking both are okay. Thinking it's all about the note selections that will make a tune sink or swim.
good luck with all

Last Edited by Spderyak on Dec 31, 2018 5:05 AM

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