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Thermionic Culture Vulture

Thermionic Culture Vulture

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Thermionic Culture - Culture Vulture Stereo Valve Distortion Processor

The Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture is a two channel all-valve distortion unit designed to provide anything from subtle harmonic enhancement to all out distortion.

The Culture Vulture by Thermionic Culture uses no less than 6 valves in its design with EF86 on the input stage, 6AS6 to provide control of the distortion and 5963 on the output stage.  Extremely versatile, this valve distortion processor offers several controls such as Valve mode, bias and drive which combined together provide a wide range of tonal options from the subtle harmonic enhancement, for mixbuss applications to gritty overdrive type of sounds, ideal on drums, guitars, bass, keyboards and more. 

The Valve mode offers a choice of three valve configurations, T, P1 and P2 with the T mode using the distortion valve as intended in triode mode which mainly produces second order harmonic to add warmth. P1 and P2 witch the distortion valve in pentode mode which produces a much more aggressive sound with a lot of odd harmonics. P1 and P2 differ by the way the valve is configured with P2 being the most extreme. Used in combination with the Valve mode, the Bias control changes the amount of current going through the distortion valve starving or overfeeding the 6AS6 valve changing the nature of the sound from thinner with easy break-up to really fat.

Additional controls are also included to provide further tonal controls such as a 12dB per Octave low-pass filter with 9kHz or 6kHz selectable frequencies to remove some of the sizzle or harshness of the top end. A Drive control and Overdrive switch are also included and are designed to add additional levels to the signal before feeding the distortion valve.

As usual with Thermionic Culture units, the Culture Vulture uses an unbalanced signal path which aims to provide superior performance. 

Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture Overview:

  • The original and only all valve rack-mountable distortion /enhancer.

  • Vast range of distortion effects;

  • Low pass filters (switchable);

  • Bypass and Overdrive switches;

  • 2 inputs per channel. DI at front cuts out LINE at rear;

  • 2 outputs per channel, line and low level;

  • Standard ¼" jacks, stereo wired unbalanced for all connections;

  • Long life high quality valves;

  • Made in England.

Short Description The Culture Vulture is a stereo valve distortion unit. Fantastic on many things, exceptional on bass and drums. This unit finally delivers controllable distortion in a box. Many controls including odd and even harmonic distortion allow you to treat and tweak. Unbalanced Jack connections. 2U.
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Manufacturer Thermionic Culture
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