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Jeff_H

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 6, 2012, 13:03
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Quote from joe on August 5, 2012, 10:23

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.

An interesting side-note, the schematics of the FZ5 running around on the internet were traced by me back in the late 90's early 00's sometime. I still have mine, but the led hasn't worked since I traced it.

On another note, the pedal I'd like to see given a new life is the BOSS DF-2 Feedbacker/Distortion. I wouldn't want a direct clone, since the distortion sucked, but if you could get the feedback loop working with a better distortion (maybe a RAT clone?) it would be cool.

joe
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on: August 6, 2012, 17:50
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Oh yeah, that would be fun! I used to have one of those, and it really didn't sound anything like feedback — just sort of this weird, synthy oscillation that would track whatever pitch you played last. But I bet you could get some extraordinary effects from it if you combined it with delay, filter, ring modulation, etc.

I agree though — the distortion was ass.

el reclusa

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on: August 7, 2012, 15:43
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My first post here as well, and I'm excited about it! This could end up being the most awesome forum on the interwebs...for me, at least!

My vote for a pedal that needs to come back, for sheer grossness alone, has to be the DOD FX33 Buzz Box...basically, the "grunge" distortion circuit, a two octave drop, and no noise reduction of any kind. There are plenty of other "ugly" pedals out there, but man- that thing was something else. The one I had, along with a green Russian Big Muff reissue, back when those were new, were the first two pedals I ever owned. Needless to say, those two together annoyed my neighbors very, very, VERY much! Think I lost it in a trade for a '66 SG Jr I wish I still had...and the Muff died in a flood.

Disregarding nostalgia, though, it seems like every time I turn around, I see bajillions of clips on YouTube heralding the birth of new pedals, and the sheer volume of what's available these days- not even considering DiY- is staggering, to say the least.

joe
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on: August 7, 2012, 17:31
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Aw, shucks, e.r.! But I too hope this turns into something cool.

Yeah, there is an ASTONISHING number of pedals out there, but it's not as many as you might think, since the huge majority are clones of something else — usually a dang Screamer! 😉

el reclusa

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 7, 2012, 18:23
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True, but some of those Screamers are pretty damn good! I love my particular variant- the fancy anniversary Full Drive 2- though I have noticed it's finicky: it gets on swimmingly with some pickups, and not so much with others.

I'll add to the ”needs reissued” list the Alesis Philtre. Not exactly a pedal, but close enough. Many of the obvious functions kinda suck, but the sample and hold alone is cool, and using it as a broadly ranged static filter (like a wah parked in one spot, but with MUCH wider sweep) is soooo much fun. Plus it works well on most anything, not just guitar. Glad I have two of 'em!

bear

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 7, 2012, 19:18
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Quote from el reclusa on August 7, 2012, 18:23
I'll add to the ”needs reissued” list the Alesis Philtre. Not exactly a pedal, but close enough. Many of the obvious functions kinda suck, but the sample and hold alone is cool, and using it as a broadly ranged static filter (like a wah parked in one spot, but with MUCH wider sweep) is soooo much fun. Plus it works well on most anything, not just guitar. Glad I have two of 'em!

Alesis could do a lot with some of their old algorithms. The Philtre and its ModFX brethren were pretty neat all around. Same with some of the very musician-oriented rack processors like the Midiverb. If they put all their old algorithms in a guitar-friendly pedal with deep editing available in some form, that'd be a real winner. Just the shoegaze and primitive-but-useful pitch stuff would be a starter, but add the ModFX weirdness and wow. Unfortunately they just haven't seemed to be interested in being a player since the bankruptcy years back.

el reclusa

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on: August 8, 2012, 16:22
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Yep. It's a bummer the ModFX kinda flopped, they had some cool stuff in development that never saw the light of day.

Speaking of the Philtre, it's too bad Electrix quit making that kind of thing too...really great stuff.

bear

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Post Re: Extinct Pedals Worthy of Resurrection?
on: August 8, 2012, 19:29
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Electrix was part of the Alesis family that went into bankruptcy. Part of the shame is they never really delivered on their looper -- loop fanatics say it had a lot of originality but was basically in beta when it was pushed to the market.

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on: August 12, 2012, 14:11
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Justin Meldal-Johnsen Is one of my favorite bass players.

Mine too. He's just insanely, insanely good. Even better than people realize — and people already realize he's awesome. 🙂

joe
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on: August 12, 2012, 14:11
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Justin Meldal-Johnsen Is one of my favorite bass players.

Mine too. He's just insanely, insanely good. Even better than people realize — and people already realize he's awesome. 🙂

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