A search shows a decent amount of talk about these things, but that's all. I don't like starting threads, BUT here's a Walco thread. Do you own any? Used to have one? Know of any famous acts that did? I have them all (plus the advertising poster) in their boxes hanging on a wall: But sadly I've only played a Chord and Note Sustainer and a Signal Booster (I have doubles of those two). So while I OWN a Fuzz Tone Generator, I've never actually heard one. Or the Bass-Treble Expander, or the Sound-Go-Round. I don't really know if I'm missing out or not. Based on the two that I have played, it seems like now-a-days builders would have less noise, better parts, etc. (meaning, they're kind of crappy!). Does anyone make modern clones of these? To me the appeal is the toy-like nature of them, and the cheese-factor, but I wonder if any of these sound good, or could be updated, or serve good use as noise makers, etc. ??? I bought all of these for like $50 maybe ten years ago (the seller, who had tons of them, also gave me that poster). A recent ebay search shows some of them listed for that price alone now. I'm sure some are more popular than others (the Fuzz), but the prices as a whole seem to be going up. Which is interesting. Soon they're gonna get too expensive to buy just to goof with, which is what most people seem to have seen them as, historically... Anyway, the Chord and Note Sustainer is a CRAZY compressor, push the button down and hit a note, and it will go silent. A second or so later you will hear *something* coming up and it will build build Build BUILD BUILD! into noise and feedback. The compression is set so high that its total noise. The Signal Booster is just a boost if I remember right, but its noisy, and all of these things are cheaply built (metal enclosure casings that don't line up right, etc.) I remember kind of liking it, though. I've read that the dude from Sonic Youth uses one for noise purposes, or something. What do you know about Walco Effects? Got a story? Notice the Fuzz is missing in this pic. Does that mean the Fuzz is "rare"?