fx effect pedal


Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial

Orchestra 4/19/14


Dead Meadow 2/5/14


honey - special fuzz

“The Honey Special Fuzz. The Honey company came to life by ex-Teisco employees, when Kawai bought Teisco in 1967. The company went bankrupt in 1969. … So, what’s so "Special” about this fuzz? Well, it sports a fuzz circuit that is very similar to the Superfuzz. Not quite the same topology, it has that classic Superfuzz sound but lacks the Expander and Tone switch. It’s sound can be compared to a Superfuzz running flat out, without the mid-scoop. One could even say that it’s a precursor, date-wise, to the Superfuzz. The real kicker is the “Special” footswitch. It’s an auto-wah circuit! Yes, you read correct. Auto-wah. Completely analog, this baby sports 13 transistors, and 2 TDK inductors inside. The “Direct” switch even allows for use of the auto-wah part of the circuit to be used independently of the fuzz. You can use another pedal of you choice in front of it, and take advantage of the Special’s auto-wah. Astounding!“

cred: ebay.com/dt_omron


I think I really want this…


The first look at the now completed prototype Giant Leap: Command Module Double Delay Unit! Two separate (and different) modulated delay circuits run one after another, one with tap tempo… and many more features! After spending about 30 minutes with this thing last night… I can say the options are pretty much limitless. Very pleased with this thing!

If I were to need to whip up a board to go jam or gig right this second, it would probably look something like this. 

I haven’t velcro’d the Metro 16 yet, because I’m trying to decide if I want to throw hook or loop on it. 

My thoughts are that throwing hook on the board would benefit a bit more because the harder velcro doesn’t wear as easy. The softer stuff gets kind of shredded after a while. So I’m thinking about doing it that way. When I got my PT-1 it had hook on there and I actually haven’t even put loop on my pedals yet. Didn’t want to finalize it yet and my board has been shifty for a bit. Nothing has been solidified. I haven’t even put velcro on my Bastard Sword yet. lol

Anyways, the Metro 16 is a solid size for a grab and go board. I mean, this setup is hella giggable.