Chicago Iron Pedalflanger (Tycobrahe)

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  1. orange worker

    orange worker Member

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    Does anyone have one of these? Played one? There is only like 1 clip of the thing on line.

    I kinda wanna replace all my modulation on my board with a couple of pedals and was looking at this. I have a coupon for ebay as well to take the sting out. I'd really love a Mu-tron to go along with my Micro V & Phasor, but I don't see that happening.

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  2. markom89

    markom89 Senior Member

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    Hey, yup! I've played one several times. My good friends owns one and lent it to me for a few weeks... it's a really great and unique flanger- unlike any other flanger I've played. Very metallic sounding and psychadelic at the same time. It's a BIG piece! I get to play his anytime, and I really dig it. His is purple :)
     
  3. TAVD

    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I posted a clip of an original here last year. The clip wasn't anything special but you got the gist. One of my all time favorite pedals. I understand the CI version is a recreation of the 3rd revision of the Tycobrahe. Mine is the 1st version so I don't know if the clip I posted is representative of the CI.
     
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    markom89 Senior Member

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    Here's a picture of it next to some other 'standard' sized pedals, so that you can get an idea. I love it, though.

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  5. orange worker

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    Do you have a link to the clip? I was hoping to see a video demo if possible.

    I have an option of getting a purple one with gold writing. Size really isn't that important since i should have plenty of room on my board/next to it. How is the bypass switch and switching it between modes? Any modes that are no good?
     
  6. markom89

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    They're all good.
     
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    okay, one more picture, but just 'cause it's cool as shyte!

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  8. datguytim

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    I have one: it's a kickass, radical & unique pedal. It's extremley versatile when you start tweaking the 2 knobs. Big gnarly sweeping flanging, nice leslie impersonation (w/speed control), very nice chorus sounds, plus a plethora of crazy detuned sci-fi madness with controllable sweep. As for replacing 3 or 4 modulation pedals on my board - I suppose you could do it. It's not really feasable for me to be twisting knobs onstage between each song. HOWEVER - it is a KILLER sounding pedal that has caused me to build a 2nd 'mini' pedalboard that is compact & gets amazing sounds. Wah - Fuzz/Octave - Pedalflanger - Delay. With those 4 pedals - unlimited sounds & textures. I highly recommend it.

    So my overall answer: YES - get one! Worth the cash, as no other unit can do what this baby does.
     
  9. Artoo

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    Hi, Long time lurker and this is my first post! I am also interested in one of these. does anyone else have clips or other experience. thanks
     
  10. Mr. Kite

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    I had an original and I could get it to sound like the riff on the intro to Black Sabbath's The Writ. I think Geezer used it with his bass. I wish I had kept it:jo. Nothing sounds like it. From what I understand the Chicago Iron Pedalflanger has usable setting at every turn of the knobs.
     
  11. orange worker

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    i almost have enough for one. so much gasssssssss.

    now just have to decide between the purple & blue.

    marko, what kind of adapter did it take - a boss barrel or mini 1/8"?
     
  12. TAVD

    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I can't find the clip on my server but maybe if I can find any free time this weekend, I'll do another quickie.
     
  13. markom89

    markom89 Senior Member

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    It just took a standard 9v adaptor- so boss barrel.
    Take the plunge. I'd get one, but I'm getting a Lovetone flanger soon :)
     

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