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Post by Brian Brock » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:04 pm

I have a Schumann PLL, which is broken. Unfortunately it's the kind of thing where breaking makes it much less weird...

I can't believe the thing is still broken. argh.

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Post by Brett Siler » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:07 pm

superaction80 wrote:I love me some Line 6 FM4.
and MXR blue box
Digitech Whammy pedal
Digitech Spacestation (not so cheap)
Zoom G2

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Post by GooberNumber9 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:21 pm

Pigtronix EP-1 can do some funky stuff for fairly cheap if you buy used.

If you have money, E-H Hog or anything by Lovetone (defunct and hard to find) will make some crazy noises.

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Post by sawtooth66 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:08 am

I dig the Alesis Modfx Bitrman. It's a strange and wonderful soundmaker.
They are pricey now though.

Every time I decide to check the Bitrman out for a sound, I loose the night to glorious noisemaking. The sounds you can get from it are endless.

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:01 am

InvalidInk wrote: Digitech Whammy pedal
Forgot about that one! Run anything polyphonic through that sucker and watch the magic.
Prog out with your cog out.

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Post by blackdiscoball » Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:43 pm

i had a buddy that made the swami his "signature sound"...which to my mind was just god awful

but weird it is!
You should let us all know what name he records under so we can do everything we can to avoid ever hearing that! Thats a one trick pony and even that one trick is not all that useful.
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Post by lionaudio » Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:35 pm

Fuzzfactory's can make some very interesting sounds.. also a photo-theremin.. not a pedal, but it costs about as much as a boss pedal and can either astound everyone, or clear a room with one small turn of a knob. I have a mu-tron octave divider from the 70's that is also in that category

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Post by RefD » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:32 pm

the Old Temecula DIY photo theramin design is like $8 worth of parts (if you don't buy them at Rat Shack) and is great fun with pedals and a guitar amp.

http://www.oldtemecula.com/theremin/rs- ... eremin.htm

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Post by antilog » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:59 am

My favorite pedal for weird effects is interestingly an all passive device - the KROK

It opens up new dimensions of whatever is plugged into it, by using the feedback function.
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Post by the velour fog » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:21 am

I just got a Catalinbread Heliotrope, which is an amazing pedal. Hours and hours of fun it is. but also seems pretty damn useful.

http://www.catalinbread.com/Heliotrope.html
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Post by mjau » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:33 am

Has anyone mentioned the Subdecay Noisebox? It's pretty cool, and can be controlled or totally untamed and over the top.
I've lately been loving a gated fuzzface clone into a Dr. Q pedal...squelchy on a neck pickup, and raw and aggressive on bridge pickups.

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Post by calaverasgrandes » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:04 pm

doctor q's are great. I have an original issue one I have used for the last 20 years. Rebuilt it in the late 80's or so.
They get that great kind of slight overdriven sound. Which makes them so much better than the squeeky clean DOD rip off.
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Post by mjau » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:27 pm

Yeah, totally. A Dr. Q is like instant-Frusicante. Love it.

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Post by Brett Siler » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:50 pm

superaction80 wrote:
InvalidInk wrote: Digitech Whammy pedal
Forgot about that one! Run anything polyphonic through that sucker and watch the magic.
Yeah, I have heard some guitar players say they don't like it because you can't really do polyphonic stuff on it but I love it for that reason. You can get some really cool glitchy sounds with it.
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Post by calaverasgrandes » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:56 pm

mjau wrote:Yeah, totally. A Dr. Q is like instant-Frusicante. Love it.
or instant garcia, I am told he used one.
I dont like either really as guitarists. I just like what it does on bass, synths etc.
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