Weird Science: The 10 Strangest Vintage Effects of All Time

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strat714

Thanks for putting all of these on one page and making an easy to read page with demos of each effect. Well done GW!!!

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guitslinger

I still have my old E-H Frequency Analyzer,it has its limitations when it comes to use but for creating other-worldly tones,it's just right.The Frequency Analyzer is great to just experiment and play around with using a mic and twiddling the controls as you talk,the possibilities are endless and you can get all kinds of "Space robot" speech tones.They are quickly gaining value and collectability on the www,so if you have ever considered getting one you'd better act fast before they become as financially out of reach as the original Big Muff Pi and the original mid 70s Crying Tone wah wah pedal and fuzz-wah pedal.

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guitslinger

I still have my old E-H Frequency Analyzer,it has its limitations when it comes to use but for creating other-worldly tones,it's just right.The Frequency Analyzer is great to just experiment and play around with using a mic and twiddling the controls as you talk,the possibilities are endless and you can get all kinds of "Space robot" speech tones.They are quickly gaining value and collectability on the www,so if you have ever considered getting one you'd better act fast before they become as financially out of reach as the original Big Muff Pi and the original mid 70s Crying Tone wah wah pedal and fuzz-wah pedal.

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johnnycnote

ADA? Really? I knew a few guitarists that had them and I never heard them create anything remarkable. If you want a flanger to end all flangers, find a MuTron pedal flanger. Now THAT's a flanger!

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pinkjimiphoton

myself, rg keen from visual sound, dino and scruffie from the diystompboxes forum have ressurrected the ludwig phase II. if you want one, you would need to build it, but all the stuff in term of board/schematic etc are at rg's geofex.com.
if you want one built for you, figure about 1600.00. it's a fairly time and labor intensive process, and not cheap.

surprised you guys didn't mention the rhythm and sound too. ;)

if you wanna talk about a pII synthesizer, you can contact me thru facebook or youtube.
peace
pink jimi photon

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bigfred

Hoping I might see Morley oil can delay pedal on list,
--it sends the signal through a rotating can filled with oil.
I have one, but the oil is old (or missing)
and it only gives a little boost now.

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EffectsDatabase

Thank you very much for mentioning (and linking to) EffectsDatabase!

It's a labor of love for more than 10 years now (with more than 20000 pedals and more than 3000 brands), so it's great to get some recognition from big sites/media :-)

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guitarkevin

The E-H Talking pedal sounds pretty bad ass. Was he layering tracks at the end? Or was it sustaining the chords?

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Jimash

I had a Maestro Uniersal Synthesizer. That was good.
I would really like one of those ludwig thingys.

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guitarladd

I had a EH Frequency Analyzer back in the '70s. Pretty cool for special effects but you couldn't really play with it because it changed all the notes on the fretboard. I may still have it or maybe it got thrown away. I should see if I can find it. Couple years ago I sold a not-working original Fuzz Face I have had since 1970 on Ebay for $300.

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