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Himmelstrutz...what happened?

sanfi4u

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O wow.. this crap again? o_O

Components are not all the same.
Some are better made and some are cheap and unreliable.
Some parts sound better than some that do not.
Nobody in this thread mentioned "magical capacitors" that cost $20.
If a part that's out of production is popular for its tone or function then supply and demand makes it $20..
not its tone and even then, depending on what it is, that doesn't mean the cost is proportionate to its use or tone.
So.. builders use NOS $1 parts for... aesthetics??? :confused: WHAT??
Thanks, @BluesHarp! I'm with you :). Just got tired saying it over and over again.
 

drbob1

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I like the fact that someone is pointing out that the pedals he's selling are the white and grey versions, vs the white and grey versions other people are selling. Because, you know, I can't see what color they are in the pics...
 

BluesHarp

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Yes we absolutely do use them for aesthetics.
Who is "we" and are you going to post some pics of pedals you have built with nos parts you used for aesthetics?

Got no answer from my reply so Im figuring that your silence isn't reinforcing your opinion much..
 

Goldsm

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In my opinion the old Fetto 9.0 is THE ultimate overdrive and I find the NutCrackers to be excelent boosts because of tonal possibilities and the Gekko an untraditional delay that might not suit everyone but gives a real tape echo a real fight. Well I´m not fond of the White but there are alternatives!-)
 

noise'n'hum

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I have Fetto 11.1, Fetto Custom, Fitzo, Gramps +, Gekko, Miss NutCracker, UnderOver and even Fekto. Sold Deluxe, C-Luxe, Gramps. They are one of the best pedal available for some certain tones and sounds. The most versatile is Custom and with Gramp + and UnderOver & Miss NutCraker you can do about everything except some crazy metal stuff. Fekto added to Maxon AD-900 (2xMN3005) was the reason of selling of my SIB Red Echo Drive, Fekto added depth and ambience and it's great with od/dist/fuzz pedal too.
 

seth3

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Holy Moses, @Goldsm. I love your non-traditional Himmelstrutz collection!

Gekko is amazing. Buy one. It's my only echo/delay/reverb effect.
 

Rodan

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Man I'd feel pretty weird spending that much money on an OD that had a picture of a cartoon ostrich/duck on the front. :dunno
 

BluesHarp

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I have Fetto 11.1, Fetto Custom, Fitzo, Gramps +, Gekko, Miss NutCracker, UnderOver and even Fekto. Sold Deluxe, C-Luxe, Gramps. They are one of the best pedal available for some certain tones and sounds. The most versatile is Custom and with Gramp + and UnderOver & Miss NutCraker you can do about everything except some crazy metal stuff. Fekto added to Maxon AD-900 (2xMN3005) was the reason of selling of my SIB Red Echo Drive, Fekto added depth and ambience and it's great with od/dist/fuzz pedal too.
I used to LOVE the 11.1 and really wish I hadnt sold it. I tried two other Fettos ( deluxe and custom, I think ) since then that were not as good to me. So.. whats your favorite?
 

noise'n'hum

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I sold not favorite Himmelstrutzez ) Fetto 11.1 is my favorite modded Marshall type of pedal. I tweaked bass and gain trimpots inside for more and now it's heavy Marshall distortion. I have BJF DRD and it's more traditional Marshall pedal in my tone's arsenal where 11.1 is really Marshall on 11 or even 12. Toneczar Openhaus is really close to tweaked 11.1 in "hot-rod'ness" but in more heavy Mesa/Bogner type tones. Custom is the best for mid gain level between od and dist and I like Bass/Treble eq section to tailor it to different amps. I like it as heavy overdrive, it's very amp like. Gramps + is angry and hairy bastard of Custom and UnderOver or treble boost, very good for mid section between distortion and fuzz. All of them have some hi-mid/treble presence which could be unpleasant for somebody especially for alone bedroom playing, but it's good for mix in a band.
 
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very strange that as a testament to how much its loved everyone that claims to like it assures everyone theyve tried to replace it.
if its so great, then why would you replace it? this place is bizzare.
 

Jet Age Eric

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I played a Fetto Custom--thought it sounded great but "felt" terrible. Getting sound that good is unusual (but by no means unique), so I understand why people love 'em, and why others move on. -E
 

BluesHarp

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very strange that as a testament to how much its loved everyone that claims to like it assures everyone theyve tried to replace it.
if its so great, then why would you replace it? this place is bizzare.
Its the "there might be something a little better" thang and its only more prevalent here because we see every new fad coming over the hill to g.a.s us up. Its not the place.. its the g.a.s thats to blame. Its like if you were dating a girl and you thought she was awesome and all of the sudden a rich model thats a dime gives you the eye and she could be yours... all of the sudden your not so "content" if you know what I mean. If you try to keep both then you cant afford to make them BOTH happy... on and on.
 

Schtomp

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Dunno if I was the avid supporter mentioned earlier in the thread, I don't post much these days, to busy. I did buy a fetto maximus plus a gecko the other day, still own my original, pre company, customprinted fetto (s/n 03), I love them all. I really don't care what colour they come in, they sound awesome, never break down, and if they would break, Joakim is a 20 minute drive away.
Cheers
 

malabarmusic

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Dunno if I was the avid supporter mentioned earlier in the thread, I don't post much these days, to busy. I did buy a fetto maximus plus a gecko the other day, still own my original, pre company, customprinted fetto (s/n 03), I love them all. I really don't care what colour they come in, they sound awesome, never break down, and if they would break, Joakim is a 20 minute drive away.
Cheers
I believe the "avid supporter" was another member who chimed in with positive comments on pretty much every thread that mentioned the brand in any way. He hasn't posted on TGP in over 7 months, so I've no idea if he's still a "fan" or not.
 




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