Damage Control Womanizer valve preamp (Strymon proto-company).

Just purchased that pedal.
Valeve preamp or dist from the guys whos running Strymon nowadays.

A medium gained preamp, from a Fenderish to vintage Marshall type of amp. Can be powered via DI, with a more than convincent cab-sim or  line, to a power amp, or an amp's preamap, like a regular distorsion pedal.

The bypass pedal make his thing only in the non simulated output, avoiding not desired offsound on the preamp mode.

Built like a tank; needs some work and tweek to a full understand of the pedal, but is very interesting.
And, only 130 $, is a cheap toy to play with.


Comments

  • I have the Demonizer which is slightly more gain version.  
    http://dinosaurrockguitar.com/node/768
    You got a good price. They used to go for about $250.
    Life is easier, so much easier, life is easier now.
  • eduardoritoseduardoritos Posts: 2,873
    I can plug some pedal for more gain.
  • eduardoritoseduardoritos Posts: 2,873
    Tested seriously in the rehearsal room.
    Chained that way:
    Marshall BB2 (booster mode)-> Mooer Green Mile (TS, low gain) -> Womanizer (low gain) -> Mooer Echo -> EHX 22 caliber (mini power amp) -> 2x12'' cabinet.


    I have the EHX Magnun 44, but it's too powerfull to a rehearsal room with only backing tracks trough PA.

    Sounds very well, not fuzzy, but with rage. You can combine the boost/od to achieve 3 gain stages. Maybe that's not an actual Marshall amp, but, I'm not gigging, so, it's a good rig for some litle club playing.
  • I have the Demonizer which is slightly more gain version.  
    http://dinosaurrockguitar.com/node/768
    You got a good price. They used to go for about $250.
    i had a Radial Hot Tubes British for awhile.  i have basically the same things to say about it.  The Radial was also VERY noisy.
  • eduardoritoseduardoritos Posts: 2,873
    I have the Demonizer which is slightly more gain version.  
    http://dinosaurrockguitar.com/node/768
    You got a good price. They used to go for about $250.
    i had a Radial Hot Tubes British for awhile.  i have basically the same things to say about it.  The Radial was also VERY noisy.
    I like the fact that it's a low to medium gain pre-amp.
    The pre-gain medium cut/boost acts like a "character" control (in the way the Blackstar's character control does).
    With full comp and quasy full medium boost, it's very marshallesque (plugged into the EHX and cab). Not good for DI purposes (as Dave said in his review).

    Next week I have a little competition night. I would like trying that rig on that concert. It's very portable and enough power (I can carry both 22 and 44 wts, just in case) and not digital at all.

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