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Oil Can Delay

Post by Harry » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:07 am

Anybody know anything about these things?
Can they still be serviced?can you still get this "magic oil"??

Do they sound as cool as they look???

http://www.geocities.com/tel_ray/gallery.html


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Post by JGriffin » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:30 am

Three or four Fender "oil can" devices were located at the Chicago Store during TapeOpCon. Perhaps someone around here can weigh in on their experieence with the new purchase.
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Post by pulse_divider » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:34 am

I have a Morley EDL.
It's pretty cool but not so special as to be really worth hunting down. I find a decent analog delay (like the Yamaha E1010) way more useful and cool.

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Post by daede » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:34 am

I think the oil is pretty dangerous... extremely carcinogenic or something, so I doubt you'll be able to get them serviced.
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Post by ??????? » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:44 am

1 vote for "looks cooler than it sounds"

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Post by kayagum » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:58 am

Dang- I thought it was more like "can you build a reverb chamber out of a 55 gallon oil drum".

What I'm waiting for is someone on this board to build a reverb chamber in a concrete grain silo on a farm....
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Post by inverseroom » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:14 am

kayagum wrote:What I'm waiting for is someone on this board to build a reverb chamber in a concrete grain silo on a farm....
http://www.silophone.net/

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Post by hammertime » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:29 am

I once read in Guitar Player that Ry Cooder used one. He said they're kind of a bitch to maintain.

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Post by oh sweet nuthin » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:13 am

kayagum wrote:What I'm waiting for is someone on this board to build a reverb chamber in a concrete grain silo on a farm....
the story goes that my morning jacket used a grain silo as a reverb chamber on much of their third record.

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Post by JGriffin » Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:57 am

oh sweet nuthin wrote:
kayagum wrote:What I'm waiting for is someone on this board to build a reverb chamber in a concrete grain silo on a farm....
the story goes that my morning jacket used a grain silo as a reverb chamber on much of their third record.

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yeah, saw an article about that this morning.
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Post by pulse_divider » Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:20 pm

kayagum wrote: What I'm waiting for is someone on this board to build a reverb chamber in a concrete grain silo on a farm....
I was just looking at a rural property that had 2 huge silos and was thinking this same thing. One could be the big chamber and the other could be sectioned off into medium and small chambers. Mmm....

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Post by vsr600 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:31 pm

inverseroom wrote:
kayagum wrote:What I'm waiting for is someone on this board to build a reverb chamber in a concrete grain silo on a farm....
http://www.silophone.net/
wow that's awesome!

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Post by brian beattie » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:15 pm

I used one of those morely pedals. I thought it sounded coool as shit. More goopy and underwater sounding than any other reverb I ever heard, with a badass doppler effect out of tune/ echo cycle. I vote for Exceedingly Groovy.
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Post by Rodgre » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:22 pm

I'm sort of a collector of all things Tel-Ray, which is the company which created the oil-can electrostatic delay.

I have a Super Ogan Tone which combines the fluttery lo-fi echo with a beautiful vibrato. All tube as well.

I love the sound of those things.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19543250@N00/132965282/


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Post by MarcoPogo » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:46 pm

I was just recently given a Tel-Ray 1001 Ad-n-Echo. It's probably not working correctly, but it sure sounds great- spooky, out of tune, very off-kilter. It made the guitar we ran it through sound like it was in a fun house with angled walls. Makes me want to fix up the Vox one I've had sitting around for years.

Naturally there's a website for enthusiast of these things:

http://www.geocities.com/tel_ray/pictures.html

Seems to be down at the moment- maybe this thread has sparked a frenzy?

Here's how they work:

http://www.geofex.com/Article_Folders/o ... delays.htm

The rumour always was that the oil was carcinogenic PCB's etc., and it's unknown apparently. It looks as if the guys who run the main site have a supply of non-toxic oil, and are now fixing the things.

Here's the very safe and antiseptic Virtual Tel-Ray from Bomb Factory:

http://www.macmusic.org/software/view.p ... n/id/2132/

What I meant to say: they suck, and if you have one, you should sell it me for fifty bucks.

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