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. The Decay-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.
This pedal is equipped with the 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 advantages of "MagTraB" footswitches:
- 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!
You can choose if the pedal powers up in "on" or "bypass" state.
To change the state:
Step 1: Unplug the power supply cable.
Step 2: Hold down on/off "MagTraB" button.
Step 3: Plug in again the power supply cable.
Step 4: Release on/off "MagTraB"" button.
DONE! The next time your pedal powers up it will automatically start in the other state.
- Input impedance: 1MOhm Output impedance: 100kOhm
- Current consumption: 90mA
- This pedal requires an external regulated 9V power supply (not included)
- Dimensions: 112mm x 70mm x 48mm Weight: 300g