Fryette Amplification Announces the Valvulator® GP/DI Direct Recording Amp

Fryette Amplification Announces the Valvulator® GP/DI Direct Recording Amp

Posted by Laura Schooler on 14th Feb 2019


Fryette Amplification Announces the Valvulator® GP/DI Direct Recording Amp

All-tube Direct Recording Amplifier for Guitar Features CAB+MIC Analog Speaker Simulator

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, December 21, 2016Fryette Amplification introduces the Valvulator® GP/DI Direct Recording Amplifier; a direct recording solution featuring an ultra-flexible, all-tube, one-watt amplifier specifically designed to deliver genuine dynamic tube amp sound and feel direct to mixing console, DAW, or other computer interface for recording, as well as direct to FOH/monitor board for live performance applications.

The Valvulator® GP/DI can drive a speaker cabinet for recording or practice and also has a built in headphone amplifier with FX loop for silent practice, making it an all-around low-volume playing solution.

Key features include:

  • All-tube, 1-watt amplifier with integrated reactive load
  • Broad tonal range with three tube amp voicings, Clean, Deliverance (old –school crunch) and Pittbull (modern up-front detail)
  • "CAB + MIC" analog speaker simulator for direct recording
  • Headphone amp with stereo effects loop and MP3 player input for silent practice
  • Balanced XLR outputs for amp out or tube buffered D.I.
  • Fully functional self-contained "re-amping" solution
  • Can drive any guitar cabinet
  • Dynamic Sensing Circuit

The Valvulator® GP/DI is completely analog, utilizing four vacuum tubes.It can be approached as an analog modeling tool on which familiar guitar amps tones are sculpted, or on its own terms, allowing new voices to serve as inspiration.

“As a player, the first order of business is to pick up a guitar and really experience the interaction between the guitar and the amp,” said Steve Fryette, Founder, Fryette Amplification. “With the GP/DI, you get to experience all that excitement.”

Train guitarist, Luis Maldonado, commented, “The Valvulator® GP/DI allows me to get my favorite Brit stack sounds direct to my monitor and FOH console. I run my pedalboard straight into it!”

Dimensions: 8.5” (22) W x 2.75” (7) H x 7” (18) D; Weight: 6 Lbs (2.7 kg)

USA Suggested Retail Price: $799.


Fryette Amplification of North Hollywood, California is a manufacturer of high-quality, master-built, electric guitar amplifiers, speaker cabinets, power amplifiers, attenuator/re-amping products and direct recording amplifiers. The company was originally founded as VHT Amplification in Studio City, California by Steven Fryette in January 1989. In 2015, Neal Ostberg joined as a partner to expand the brand. Fryette’s innovations include invention of the depth/resonance control and the first true three-channel vacuum tube amplifier both of which are recognized industry standards today.

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