Vintage Stompboxes

Vintage Stompboxes

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blackfield Orchester Elektronik Rotor Effekt

Blackfield Orchester Elektronik Rotor Effekt leslie/rotary/vibrato simulator vintage effect pedal




A clip of the vintage Blackfield Orchester Elektronik Rotor Effekt leslie/rotary speakers simulator and vibrato pedal, with a Fender Nocaster 1996-97 Cunetto Relic and a vintage '72 Hiwatt DR103 with a '71 4x12 Hiwatt cab with Fane speakers (with an SM57 mic in a Motu Ultralite MKIII and a Zoom Q3HD)

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The Blackfield Orchester Elektronik Rotor Effekt is a wonderful vintage pedal: it is a leslie/rotary speaker simulator and vibrato effect pedal produced in Germany in the '70s. Rare and underrated, it has a great leslie effect ("univibe" style) and a superb vibrato, with two speed slide controls (and a speed switch) and a depth control. Enjoy!

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Moreschi Octave Fuzz

Moreschi Octave Fuzz


A clip of the vintage Moreschi Octave Fuzz pedal, with a Fender Nocaster 1996-97 Cunetto Relic and a vintage '72 Hiwatt DR103 with a '71 4x12 Hiwatt cab with Fane speakers (with an SM57 mic in a Motu Ultralite MKIII and a Zoom Q3HD)

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The Moreschi Octave Fuzz was produced in Italy in the '70s, in Castelfidardo. Probably his production is connected with the Electronic Sounds by Gary Hurst brand: the circuit seems to be similar to the Electronic Sounds/UFO Doubler, maybe inspired by the Foxx Tone Machine. Enjoy!

More info:
http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/moreschi/octavefuzz
http://tonemachines.blogspot.it/p/always-looking-out.html

Monday, May 28, 2012

Elka Dizzy Tone

vintage Elka Dizzy Tone fuzz



A sample clip of a rare vintage Elka Dizzy Tone fuzz pedal, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine and a vintage '72 Hiwatt DR103 head with a vintage 4x12 Simms Watts cabinet with Fane speakers (with a Zoom Q3HD)

The Dizzy Tone was produced in Italy by Elka (keyboards, synth, leslie, etc.), probably at the end of the sixties. Basically it's a Buzzaround circuit, one of my favorite fuzz, but more aggressive. Controls are Attack (Tone/timbre), Balance and Sustain. It sounds amazing, enjoy!

More info:
http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/elka/dizzytone
http://tonemachines.blogspot.it/2011/10/elka-dizzy-tone-1968.html
http://www.ghosteffects.co.uk/dizzytone.html

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jen Fuzz & Sustain

vintage Jen Fuzz & Sustain



A sample clip of a rare vintage Jen Fuzz & Sustain pedal, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine and a vintage '72 Hiwatt DR103 head with a vintage 4x12 Simms Watts cabinet with Fane speakers (with a Zoom Q3HD)

The Jen Fuzz & Sustain was produced by Jen Elettronica in Italy, in the 70's.
It is part of the "plate steel" series, with Phase Shifter (I'll post a clip pretty soon!) and Flanger.

More info:
http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/jen/fuzzsustain
http://stompboxes.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9871

Enjoy!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The history of FUZZ!


Dear friends,
today I want to gather a few links about the birth and the history of fuzz, to have easier access to the information on the web and gain better knowledge about the world of vintage fuzz effects.

So, let's begin by reading a bit of history on the D*A*M forum:
http://www.stompboxes.co.uk/History.html

....and a nice article on Premier Guitar:
http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2009/Oct/Stompbox_Classics_Tone_Bender.aspx

You can check the "Tone Machines" blog (thanks Ed!), it's filled with interesting posts about vintage effect pedals, and also the great "Effects Database" (thanks Bart!):
http://tonemachines.blogspot.it/
http://www.effectsdatabase.com

For any information about the Big Muff we can go on Kit Rae's awesome site:
http://www.kitrae.net/music/music_big_muff.html
http://www.kitrae.net/music/Fuzz_Big_Muff_Timeline.html

If you want to know something else about "Fuzz Face" and "Tube Screamer" you can check:
http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/perfect-circle-life-death-and-resurrection-of-the-fuzz-face/5792
http://www.analogman.com
http://www.custom-sounds.com/Articles/FUZZ-FACE-by-David-Morin
http://proguitarshop.com/andyscorner/a-history-of-the-fuzz-face1
http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2008/Apr/Stompbox_Classics_Fuzz_Face.aspx

Finally, an interesting article (Guitar magazine) with Gary Hurst on the "Italian Shadow Community":
http://www.italianshadowscommunity.com/solisti/Gary/Gary.pdf
Reproduced on Italian Shadow Community website with permission of Guitarist magazine, issue 322 November 2009. © Future Publishing Limited

Other info (in italian language):
http://www.guitarnews.it/blog/2012/04/16/tone-bender-la-storia-il-recupero-di-un-esemplare-i-suoni/
http://www.ufoclub.it/?page_id=17
http://shadowsitalia.multiply.com/journal/item/766/Un_Po_Di_Storia_-_My_Story?&show_interstitial=1&u=%2Fjournal%2Fitem

...and... more...:
http://hewittsgaragestudio.com/fuzz-timeline.php
http://dam.10.forumer.com/index.php
http://stompboxes.co.uk
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/11/country-fuzz-sp.html 










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Moog MF-105 MuRF

Moog moogerfoogers MF-105 MuRF (with Strymon El Capistan)



A sample clip of the Moog moogerfooger MF-105 MuRF (with Strymon El Capistan), with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine, a vintage '72 Hiwatt Custom 100 head + a 4x12 Simms Watts cab with Fane speakers... (with a Zoom Q3)

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An experimantal sample with the Moog MF-105 MuRF and the Strymon El Capistan delay; we can obtain great atmospheres with them, check it.

EHX Deluxe Memory Man with Moog MF-102 Ring Modulator

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man with Moog MF-102 Ring Modulator



A sample clip of the EHX Deluxe Memory Man with Moog moogerfooger MF-102 Ring Modulator, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine, a vintage '72 Hiwatt Custom 100 head + a 4x12 Simms Watts cab with Fane speakers... (with a Zoom Q3)

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An experimental sample with delay and ring modulator... enjoy!

EHX Deluxe Memory Man is one of the best delay pedal in my honest opinion; I love it. The Moog Ring Modulator sounds really nice, from classic tremolo to weird effects.

Lovetone Meatball

Lovetone Meatball (with Strymon El Capistan)



A sample clip of the Lovetone Meatball, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine, a vintage '72 Hiwatt Custom 100 head + a 4x12 Simms Watts cab with Fane speakers... (with a Zoom Q3)

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More info:
http://www.lovetone.com/meatball.html
http://www.idioteque.it/strumenti/lovetonemeatball/ (italian language)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovetone#Meatball
http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/lovetone/meatball

Friday, April 27, 2012

Park Fuzz Sound

vintage Park Fuzz Sound


A sample clip of the Park Fuzz Sound, with a Gibson Les Paul Custom '57 Historic R7 Black Beauty, a vintage '72 Hiwatt Custom 100 head + a 4x12 Simms Watts cab with Fane speakers... (with a Zoom Q3)

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jen Jumbo Fuzz

vintage Jen Jumbo Fuzz



A sample clip of the vintage Jen Jumbo Fuzz pedal, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine, a vintage '72 Hiwatt Custom 100 head + a 4x12 Simms Watts cab with Fane speakers... (with a Zoom Q3)

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The Jen Jumbo Fuzz is a vintage (70s) box made in Italy. It has a musical, harmonic, fuzzy sound, really close to a Big Muff, but with more character. 

More info: http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/jen/jumbofuzz

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vintage Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808 and vintage grey DOD 250 Preamp

Vintage Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808 and vintage grey DOD 250 Preamp 
A sample clip of a vintage Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808 overdrive pedal and a vintage grey DOD 250 Preamp pedal, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine, a vintage '72 Hiwatt Custom 100 head + a 4x12 Simms Watts cab with Fane speakers... (with a Zoom Q3)

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Some different vintage tones... 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Monolith Oracle

Monolith Oracle Fuzz


A sample clip of the Monolith Oracle fuzz pedal, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine, a vintage '72 Hiwatt Custom 100 head + a 4x12 Simms Watts cab with Fane speakers... (with a Zoom Q3)

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In my honest opinion, one of the best fuzz on the earth!
More info:
http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/monolithfuzz/oracle
http://www.myspace.com/monolithfuzz

Friday, April 13, 2012

EHX Polyphase, Strymon El Capistan, Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator

EHX Polyphase, Strymon El Capistan, Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator




An experimental sample clip of the vintage Electro Harmonix Poly Phase, the Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo delay and the Strymon blueSky Reverberator pedal, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine, a vintage '72 Hiwatt Custom 100 head + a 4x12 Simms Watts cab with Fane speakers... (with a Zoom Q3)

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Some crazy sound with Polyphase, delay and reverb...

Electro Harmonix Polyphase

vintage Electro Harmonix Polyphase




A sample clip of the vintage Electro Harmonix Poly Phase pedal, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine, a vintage '72 Hiwatt Custom 100 head + a 4x12 Simms Watts cab with Fane speakers... (with a Zoom Q3)

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An incredible vintage phaser with an envelope control. I love it.

Montarbo Sinfhoton

vintage Montarbo Sinfhoton fuzz



A sample clip of a vintage Montarbo Sinfhoton, with a Gibson Les Paul standard, a vintage Simms Watts 100 MKI + a Simms Watts cab with Fane speakers... (with a Zoom Q3)

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The Montarbo Sinfhoton is an italian made silicon fuzz, produced in the '70s. It's an original and very nice sounding pedal.
More info here: http://tonemachines.blogspot.it/2011/11/montarbo-sinfhoton.html
and here: http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/montarbo/sinphoton

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ibanez TS9 tube screamer

vintage Ibanez TS9 tube screamer






A sample clip of the vintage Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Overdrive pedal, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine and a Gibson GA20RVT combo (with a Zoom Q3HD)

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Jen Harmon Booster

vintage Jen Harmon Booster


A sample clip of the vintage Jen Harmon Booster pedal, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine and a Gibson GA20RVT combo (with a Zoom Q3HD)

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Ludwig Phase II Synthesizer

Ludwig Phase II Synthesizer


A sample clip of the vintage and rare Ludwig Phase II Synthesizer pedal, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Relic Time Machine, a vintage '75 Fender Twin Reverb "silverface" and a Electro Harmonix - Sovtek "green russian - tall font" Big Muff (with a Zoom Q3HD)

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More info:
http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/ludwig/phase2
http://m.matrixsynth.com/2011/01/ludwig-phase-2-synthesizer.html
http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2008/Nov/The_Wild_and_Wacky_World_of_Collectible_Effects.aspx



Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Electronic Sounds Phaser MKII by Gary Hurst

Electronic Sounds Phaser MKII by Gary Hurst


A sample clip of the vintage Electronic Sounds Phaser by Gary Hurst, with a Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop '60 Time Machine Relic and a vintage '72 Hiwatt DR103 head with a vintage 4x12 Simms Watts cabinet with Fane speakers (with a Zoom Q3HD)

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This pedal was produced by Electronic Sounds (a Gary Hurst company) in the '70s in Castelfidardo (Italy).
Here some info about Gary and the Electronic Sounds:
http://www.lesrockets.com/i_gary_stewart_hurst.asp
http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/electronicsounds

Stay tuned! Pretty soon... the "history of fuzz" and a lot of effect pedals samples!