Crowther / Prunes and Custard

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  1. thebot

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    Hi, does anyone know if you can buy these direct or is it just through dealers?
     
  2. Brick

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    I believe you can get them directly from Mr. Crowther himself.

    Email and ask him at: croth at clear dot net dot nz
     
  3. thebot

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    Cheers for the info.:AOK
     
  4. cslagle7

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    I'm really interested in the P&C too. Anybody know where you can find guitar clips for this thing? It seems like its more suited for bass or studio processing, but I read that Tweedy used it on most of the new Wilco record. The clips on musictoyz don't sound all that great- I wonder if theres a more representative clip out there- something that shows what this thing is capable of. anyone? thanks.
     
  5. matte

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    i borrowed spaltt's and didn't give it a fair chance. he sounds incredible with (and without)it.
     
  6. threm

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    I like the P&C a lot. It can be quite dynamic and driven by pick attack; picking harder and you`ll add harmonics. Picking harder and a semi clean chord will get twistier and start breaking up.
    Kicking in a booster or OD before it and the P&C will get turned on and be more of a beast.

    A good spice to have on the table.
    Like great spices it can make a plain meal quite tasty.
    Meaning you don`t have to learn all those esoteric chords to sound exotic. :rolleyes:
    Great pedal for making semi clean sounds interesting.

    I use it along with a Wolftone Chaos that does a similar thing.

    http://www.harmony-central.com/Effects/Data/Studio_Electronics/CHAOS-1.html
    http://www.guitareffectspedals.com/wolftone.html
     
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    There's a switch for guitar and bass, so it's definately suited to both, though I have heard that the "whacky' elements are pretty subtle on guitar compared to bass. The musictoyz clips are like 7k. Terrible quality. You can't make a decision based on them.
     
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    I'm not really a pedal person but I really enjoyed this one when it passed thru my feet enroute back to Hogy. Yes, it helps if your amp is cranked a little because it milks out interesting harmonics and gives distortion real added character. Very musical though not just noise.
    Distinctive and unusual, different and good.

    Best, Pete.
     
  9. datguytim

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    I had one about 6 years ago or so: it was very cool, unique sounding, kind of vaguely synth-ey, and totally usable. I kept it for a year or so, then rotated it out for something else (don't remember what - probably a Moog RingMod).

    The P&C is very dynamic, works well w/pick attack. Try one - they're pretty rad!
     
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    damn, now I want it even more :drool
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, the Spencer Amps Subzombie can create similar textures to the Prunes'n'Custard ... and its at least $50 cheaper and just as boutique. :crazy
     
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    Well, that's so "boutique" I've never heard of it!

    Seriously most of the guys seen extolling the Prunes and Custard use what works for them not because of how "exclusive" they are - anyway they are pretty easy to obtain.
    My favourites pedals are Danelectros' "Chicken Salad" and "Fish and Chips". I got three of these for less than $100 in toto.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Note the silly smiley in my last post. ;)
     
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    And I thought you meant that we were all crazy.......:crazyguy

    Best, Pete.
     
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    hehehe... we DO enjoy butcheringen our langwige, duzn't we? :rotflmao


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  16. thebot

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    Well, I've got one on the way now - thanks for all the info people! And much cheaper (i.e. 1/3 cheaper at least) than the stores over here charge for them. Even if I get hit by duty that still works out better.
     
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    I love the Chaos. Love it. Something about the way it interacts with my brain & fingers just always yields some good results for me, and it's not just the 'weirder' sounds on it.

    The Prunes 'N Custard I could never get. I've tried sitting down with them a few times but came up empty handed. In addition to David, Richard Thompson, another fave guitar player of mine, also uses one and sounds amazing with it, or did at least. I think I'd rather listen to them use it.
     

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