Discussion in '"Vintage" Instruments' started by yucatown, Dec 4, 2017.
1980 Ibanez TS808
1980/81 Ibanez FL 301dx flanger
1982/83 Ibanez CP9 compressor limiter
1970's FBT Fuzz (by Jen)
I’ve had a bunch of cool vintage effects but right now just my ep3 Echoplex and 82’ ts9. Wish I still had my univox super fuzz, that sounded huge!
I have a Roto Phase 1, love it!
All early 80s pastel..Ibanez 9 Series on board and Boss in waiting.
I have an '80 TS-808. It's the only overdrive pedal I own and it's all I'll ever need.
Awesome pedal porn!
Added to my vintage Boss collection today at the 4 Amigos Guitar show in Marin. A March ‘82 (s/n 0400) BF-2 silver screw for $65 and a mint Dec ‘82 (s/n 251700) PH-1R for $110. The sickness continues.
The only truly vintage pedal I ever owned is a Foxx fuzz/wah/volume unit that had purple fuzz covering. A friend gave it to me because he didn't like it. I used it from the early '80s until about 1995, then sold it to buy motorcycle parts. I got $75. Now, these are commanding much more.
I recall that I didn't much care for it either, but it was fun to play with!
I don't have any pics of the one I had, but It looked like this'n (found on Reverb)... who knows, it may even be the same one!
I built this:
10series1 by pfflam posted Jan 20, 2018 at 9:36 PM
10series3 by pfflam posted Jan 20, 2018 at 9:36 PM
I also hae the very coveted 10 series Octave which is a very aggressive Octave Fuzz -
But like all the 10 series it is finicky to the point of unusable unless in a recording situation. I sold almost all the 10 series I'd collected, I stil have the Octave and the EQ pedal and the Compressor - none of which I use.
I bought this Fender for a couple of dollars at a Goodwill Outlet back in teh day when they still let decent things through to the retail level:
FUZZWAH1 by pfflam posted Jan 20, 2018 at 9:36 PM
I don't if this counts it's good but noisy:
Premier1 by pfflam posted Jan 20, 2018 at 9:36 PM
Not a "pedal" per se, but mos def vintage...
Ever seen one of these? Here are two... Yes - Pearl made effects and they are awesome. I believe this first series is from the late 70's. One of these is mine, the other my tech's.
Had stuff in the past. Right now? On my board for my band and real old? I got my CE2 that I've had forever. And my CS3 is made in Japan, so it's old.
A few vintage pedals I purchased new.
74 King Vox Wah
74 MXR Phase 90
Boss MIJ OD-1, CE-2, CS-1, DD-2
Things I've owned and foolishly sold...
Not one but two tube Echoplexes
Univox Echoplex (same one EVH used for the tail end of Eruption)
TS9 & TS808
But this Vox Wah....I was a senior in high school (1981) working for an attorney, talking to one of the paralegals one day and I mention I play guitar; she tells me her husband used to play and still has some gear he'd probably sell. I had recently heard "Ain't Superstitious" and "White Room" (blame crappy FM radio in Las Vegas) and was loving some early Rush....lo and behold, her hubby has a wah pedal and I picked it up for $15.00.
I recently upsized my board from a PT Jr to a Classic 2 and got her back on the board....I forgot how good she sounded! Back in 1998, Dave Friedman (yeah, that Dave Friedman) built my first board for me; he installed/converted the wah to an internal power supply and for whatever reason gooped the power supply ala Howard Dumble.
I picked up a Dunlop Mini Wah on my PT Jr and it sounded ok but compared to the Vox....not even close.
I used to collect vintage pedals and had a pretty good, thorough collection. I've since sold most of them but kept some favorites like a Bud Box Phase 90 and Mutron. I'm one who thinks vintage pedal circuits almost always sounded better than modern pedals, but they're just not practical, between the usual giant size and battery power.
Here's a bunch, other than some on the left of the second row and the Sole Mate reverb up top:
D61BCA60-5DBA-4FC1-9A07-0E968C3B46F2 by Ejay posted Apr 20, 2018 at 9:36 PM
St9 (no, not a typo )
Dating from the same periode as the ts9, but with a mid knob, and a little more gain on tap then the ts version.
Sounds great! Ive said goodbye to pedals...so its up for sale..
Two favourites that I think qualify as vintage, a Boss OD-1 and Guyatone PS-101 Rolly Box (aka Phase Sonix).
The Rolly Box functions as a phaser, but also as a sort of auto-wah/tremolo (the left knob is also an on/off switch for pure phaser).
Combined with the OD-1 I can get some fun swirly Rush sounds (probably more over-the-top than the real Rush, but I like it).