I think pedal names have gotten too cute for their own good!

MikeyG

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I love a good sense of humor.

But some of these pedal names lately, they're just trying too hard to be wierd/eccentric/what have you.

Discuss.
 

MikeyG

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Ok, so I'm the only one that thinks ReezaFRATzitz is more than odd?
 

scottcw

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I like BJF's naming of pedals because the name actually relates to the sound of the pedal...

Honey Bee - Sweet and gooey.
Sea Blue EQ - pleasantly transparent.
Mint Green Mini Vibe - ?!?!
Emerald Green Distortion Machine - British racing green for its Vox-like tone.
 

MikeyG

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I agree Scott. Subdecay Liquid Sunshine tells me nada about what it does.... HAO Rust Driver - does it do Neil Young??? I dunno??
 

granite

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Originally posted by MikeyG
Ok, so I'm the only one that thinks ReezaFRATzitz is more than odd?
This pedal is from Sweden or Norway. So the name is probably in that language. I think translated it means "itchy arse". :)
 

johan

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Originally posted by granite
This pedal is from Sweden or Norway. So the name is probably in that language. I think translated it means "itchy arse". :)
I think the pedals are from Denmark but that word make no sense at all. :confused:
 

SuperReverb2

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I don't know if the word "cute" would apply to the Metasonix Butt Probe, :) but it CERTAINLY wouldn't be a pedal I would ever own based on the name and the sound clips on their web site.
True to it's name though, it does sound like the name implies, but I'm still trying to figure out how that's musical. Mind you, some people think you can play lead by sticking your hand in your arm pit and moving your arm up and down to the beat.



http://www.metasonix.com/

Chuck

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drolling

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My Proctavia was really crappy sounding, so I got a Face Lift and I feel much better about myself.. Seriously...
 

BJF

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Hi,

Thank you Scottcw, there is a purpose with all the names, relating to colour,sound and function.
Just to fill out the MGMV?!?!
It is only a minivibe and it is mint green( except for those that are mighty green).
Not really a vibe but it is all in the way she moves. Take a look at the bottomplate and you'll see.....
The first comment this model ever got was:
"Nice Knobs" but then those were Stöckli's- that knob factory is forever closed.
HAve you btw gotten the spareknobs?

Re: ReezaFRATzitz, this is a danish pedal,
I believe the word is onomatopoethic and it may mean the sound that results when you tore the speakerdome with a razorblade as many did in the 60's, when there were not many fuzzboxes around,(it was actually common to have a special cabinett for this) implying that this gives distortion.

I may be wrong in the interpretation of the name but the pedal does give distortion and I believe it sounds good-still waiting to try one though and I think I'll like it.

BJ

'What It Is'Steven Bruton

www.bjfelectronics.com
 

scottcw

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Originally posted by BJF
Hi,

Thank you Scottcw, there is a purpose with all the names, relating to colour,sound and function.
Just to fill out the MGMV?!?!
It is only a minivibe and it is mint green( except for those that are mighty green).
Not really a vibe but it is all in the way she moves. Take a look at the bottomplate and you'll see.....
The first comment this model ever got was:
"Nice Knobs" but then those were Stöckli's- that knob factory is forever closed.
HAve you btw gotten the spareknobs?
Hi Bjorn,

My ??? for the MGMV were because I am not sure what the color has to do with the sound of the pedal, unlike some of your others.

I expect the replacement knobs tomorrow or Sat. Thanks again.
 

Rid

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ReezaFRATzitz.
Anybody read Calvin & Hobbes??
Methinks that Jan is a big fan of those;)
 

spentron

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My problem with these silly names is they imply something much more revolutionary than they really are. When it gets into funny names for the knobs, the description of the box turns mainly into how the knob names translate to rather ordinary functions. Meanwhile, when the functions are somewhat unusual this is often hampered by having little or no true description of what they actually do to the signal. You can experiment, of course, but technical description can help with use more often than not.

To me, "what you see is what you get" is one of the desirable things for controls, but mostly I see it avoided. For example, if you have one treble control, turn it up or down and go. But if you have 10 different treble controls, it becomes of serious benefit to have an honest "0" starting point on every one. But then, there often isn't ANY neutral setting.
 




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