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joe
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Post Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: July 29, 2012, 11:15
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There are sooooo many companies cloning boutique pedals these days — but are there any extinct devices that you'd like to see receiving the Jurassic Park treatment?

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 3, 2012, 05:20
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Echoplex ? Just had one for a few days in the 70s it went off and never returned.

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 3, 2012, 17:17
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Vox Repeat Percussion. Great tremolo pedal

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 4, 2012, 11:33
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Kay trem is another great old trem circuit for hard chop. I just don't care about mild mannered clean and shallow sine wave trem like the EA trem circuit that rules the DIY an boutique worlds.

I think BYOC has an Ibanez Flying Pan clone kit in the works. Actually, they've been on a run with some pretty cool old stuff lately, like the Ampeg Scrambler octave fuzz and the Mutron Octave Divider.

On a totally different page, there was something brilliant about the Yamaha Magic Stomp as a repackaging of the old SPX-90 sounds into a convenient package for guitarists. I wish they would do a Magic Stomp III with continual control access, and I wish other digital processing companies would think about doing similar things with their older algorithms.

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 4, 2012, 18:17
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It would be a knock-off of a knock-off, but I would be really happy if I could walk into my local music emporium and purchase another Ibanez Soundtank FZ-5 60's fuzz. And if someone could build it in something other than it's original all plastic housing, that would be even better. I don't know why these cheapies sounded so good, but wow!

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 5, 2012, 10:17
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Quote from Oinkus on August 3, 2012, 05:20
Echoplex ? Just had one for a few days in the 70s it went off and never returned.

Michael Fuller from Fulltone makes a beautiful Echoplex clone — but it's mucho expensive. Meanwhile, tape echo is one of those sounds that digital modeling manages to fake really, really well, whether it's an a computer hosted plug-in (linke Universal Audio's mind-blowingly accurate plug-in), or a hardware modeler, like in the Line 6 pedals.

While I haven't used on myself, a lot of players seems stoked about several of the current boutique pedals that clone the preamp section of an Echoplex — no echoes at all, just the funky-cool boost section that became a crucial sonic element for some players, such as Ritchie Blackmore. Just google "echoplex preamp stompbox" or some such, and you'll find the pedals in question.

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 5, 2012, 10:19
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Quote from AZX309 on August 3, 2012, 17:17
Vox Repeat Percussion. Great tremolo pedal[/quote

Oh, yeah — and as far as I know, no one is cloning those. I've never owned one, but I borrowed one belonging to Gustavo Santaolla for the solo on the Erica Garcia song I wrote about here:

Adventures in Direct Recording

Hmm — might make a cool DIY Club project...

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 5, 2012, 10:23
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Quote from Double D on August 4, 2012, 18:17
It would be a knock-off of a knock-off, but I would be really happy if I could walk into my local music emporium and purchase another Ibanez Soundtank FZ-5 60's fuzz. And if someone could build it in something other than it's original all plastic housing, that would be even better. I don't know why these cheapies sounded so good, but wow!

Yeah, they were cool — I used the Sound Tank delay for years.

Hehe — a friend of mine who worked for Ibanez told me that the original name Japan suggested for that pedal line was "Chubby Tank" — though the U.S. Ibanez guys managed to explain that that wasn't the best name for, um, several reasons.

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 5, 2012, 20:41
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Quote from joe on August 5, 2012, 10:19

Quote from AZX309 on August 3, 2012, 17:17
Vox Repeat Percussion. Great tremolo pedal[/quote

Oh, yeah — and as far as I know, no one is cloning those. I've never owned one, but I borrowed one belonging to Gustavo Santaolla for the solo on the Erica Garcia song I wrote about here:

Adventures in Direct Recording

Hmm — might make a cool DIY Club project...

It would be a great project

Justin Meldal-Johnsen Is one of my favorite bass players.

gripweed

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 6, 2012, 06:37
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My first post on the forum! Joe, I followed your Tonefiend blog religiously and posted occasionally. I recommended the Tonestyler to you. I'm also a long time member of the Seymour Duncan forum.

I have a thing for the 10 series Ibanez pedals. A number of those are worthy of resurrection, but my vote is for the Mostortion. With controls for bass, mids and treble, it is capable of Tube Screamer tones and more.

I'm also going to put in a vote for the Digitech Space Station. Mine died recently.

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