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Carl Martin Pedals - We're selling Carl Martin now. For years I've appreciated the quality, both engineering and performance, of these fine pedals and the used ones I've had were among the hottest sellers in stock. They started with the Hot Drive'n Boost in 1993 and today they build 28 effects in all. They are built with top quality components, are quiet relative to other manufacturers, and all feature true bypass. All of their Pro Series, most of what I'll be carrying, is handmade in Demark. The more modestly priced Vintage Series, are made in the Far East but retain the tone and built quality of all Carl Martins. On my initial order I didn't go for any distortion/overdrive pedals but I'll be getting some in the future. If I don't have it in stock, let me know what you need and I can have it within 2 days. Currently in stock:
Carl Martin Powerjack. Universal power supply for guitar effects employs switch-mode technology, allowing it to be used from 100V-240V. The Powerjack delivers 1670mA of stabilized 9V DC power at any voltage. Includes 5-pedal daisy chain as well as 6 additional cables to fit other size adapter pins. Click here for full specs and samples. List price is $52; your price is $34.99.
Carl Martin Octa-Switch, (layout/detail). You can tailor it to your needs but basically you can plug in up to 8 effects and have any combination engaged with the touch of one button. Each channel has 8 DIP switches which correspond to 8 of your effects. Simple example: You have 1-Distortion, 2-Metal Drive, 3-Fuzz, 4-Chorus, 5-Wah, 6-Pitch Shifter, 7-Reverb, and 8-Tremolo, plugged into channels 1 thru 8. For one of your tones you want only Distortion, Chorus and Reverb. Select a bank, such as footswitch 1, and turn "on" the DIP switches for 1, 4, and 7. With this setting, any time you hit footswitch for bank one, it will automatically engage these three effects and all others will be out of the loop. You can set up the remaining 7 banks in similar fashion. This is a dream come true for old-schoolers who prefer stomp boxes to LCD's and menus of a muti-effecter and instead of doing the old "tap dance" trying to turn on/off a bunch of pedals during a 1/4 note rest, you can do it instantaneously by pushing just one button. Click here for full specs and samples. List price is $539; your price is $317.
Carl Martin Delayla. The Delayla Incorporates some of the same features used in vintage tape delay units and to achieve this, Carl Martin incorporated a second delay tap (similar to using 2 heads simultaneously on a tape delay). TAP footswitch turns second tap on or off. TAP knob controls the mix of main delay vs. second tap delay. Warm, smooth sound reminiscent of the vintage tape units used in the '50s and '60s. Perhaps the best rock 'n' roll slapback echo, and one that digital processors are unable to emulate. Built-in AC power supply. Click here for full specs and samples. List price is $572.
Carl Martin Delayla XL. Same sonic quality as the original DeLayla and adds a second delay head for the ultimate in vintage slapback echo. The response of the second head can be fine-tuned, is controllable by footswitch, and can be blended with the first head. Another great feature is the tap tempo button, which lets you set the repeats in time with the beat on the fly. Built-in AC power supply. Click here for full specs and samples. List price is $605; your price is $339.
Carl Martin Delayla TremO'vibe. Analog "two in one" effect pedal consisting of a tremolo and a real vibrato, both with independent sets of speed and depth controls. Many of you know the distinction: Tremolo works like a change in volume - Vibrato works as a change in tone (pitch modulation), which on this unit is carefully designed to imitate the sound of a real tube vibrato. Two switches to select "on" or true bypass, while the other switches between Tremolo and Vibrato. Each effect has it's own depth and speed controls and different colored LED's. In addition to guitar, the TremO´vibe is an excellent choice for Bass, Keyboard, or any other electronic instrument, that requires the sonic clarity, maximum dynamic range, incredible headroom, and noise-free performance. Click here for full specs and samples. List price is $457; your price is $269.
Carl Martin Surf Trem. The Surf Trem consists of the tremolo circuit from the TremO'vibe. Heavy die cast box and retro styling house a killer sounding trem pedal. An excellent pedal to add a distinct character to your tone, whether a subtle texture with the depth turned back and the speed up, or a radical tone shape with your guitar volume falling in and out in time with the beat. True, these are great for surf music, but they can do much more. Click here for full specs and samples. List price is $154; your price is $98.
Carl Martin Classic Chorus. The Classic Chorus is two pedals in one - the classic analog chorus tones from yesteryear and a vibrato circuit for a completely different character. On either setting you get round, warm tones thanks to the absence of compander circuitry. Companding does smooth things out, which can be a plus in some effects, but it can also cause the loss of fullness and responsiveness you find in older effect pedals. You'll also notice a slight loss of highs, which was actually intentional as another measure to add to the warmth of the tone. If you're a fan of early chorus and vibe pedals, this is a nice one. Click here for full specs and samples. List price is $198; your price is $122.
BBE Frequency Boost Vintage Treble Boost, (pic2). True Bypass - fresh in the box with manual and power supply! Like the Clean Boost above, this is a very simple pedal to use but in addition to boosting your signal, it also colors it in a way that's supposed to emulate one of the classic 60's pedals, the Dallas Rangemaster. It adds sustain plus a fatter overdriven tone, specifically fattening up the mid-range while tightening up the bass. Like the Clean Boost it's built to last, with a metal case, heavy duty switch, and non-slip rubber bottom. Other features include hardwire bypass, single op-amp design, LED operation indicator, and an easy-access 9V battery compartment. Click here for Harmony-Central, where this pedal scored 9.2 overall in 9 reviews. With a $149 list price, a good value at $49.95, which is $35 less than online price. Multiples available.
BBE Orange Squash Vintage Compressor, (pic2). These were recently replaced with the "Benchpress" Vintage Compressor but it's still an excellent compressor. True Bypass - fresh in the box with manual and power supply! Formerly called the "Main Squeeze" and a circuit based on the vintage Dan Armstrong "Orange Squeezer", although with more adjustment than the original which just had an on/off switch. It does what a compressor is designed to do - and does it extremely well - levels-out louder signals while boosting lower signals to provide a smooth sustain with little to no discernable change to your original tone. Click here and here for Harmony-Central, where it received all "10" reviews. With a $215 list price, the newer BBE Compressor is selling in stores for $149.99. This model has one less knob but sounds just as good and is around 1/2 the price at just $79.99. Multiples available.
BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost, (pic2). True Bypass - fresh in the box with manual and power supply! Many players are turning to a clean boost as the best alternative to an overdrive type pedal. If you already have the perfect amp tone and simply want to boost your signal for leads, this is the way to go. Most OD or distortion pedals can boost your signal, but even with the effect turned all the way down, it inherently colors your tone. The Boosta Grande is priced less than 1/2 of most boutique boosts but does the job just as we. It delivers up to 20dB of clean gain which is plenty of umph to drive your preamp tubes to the max, or as a line buffer/driver to prevent degradation from other effects in your chain. It's very solidly built, and features a hardwire bypass, single op-amp design, LED operation indicator, non-slip rubber bottom, and an easy-access 9V battery compartment - PLUS includes an AC power adapter. BBE has just changed the cosmetic appearance of this pedal, with a more "boutiquie" look, but the components are the same. Click here for Harmony-Central, where this pedal scored 9.5 overall in 27 reviews. These pedals are fresh out of the box and at $SOLD OUT, are priced $25 less than the new ones with cartoon graphics.
Danelectro Wasabi Distortion, (pic2). Two pedals in one - a lead boost and a distortion pedal, each with a large on/off switch and corresponding large LED indicator on the "tail fins" of the pedal. Controls are Level which controls the volume going to your amp, 5-way rotary with preset EQ settings, Distortion which controls how clean/dirty you want your sound, Tone control, and Mix which controls the blend of straight signal with the distorted signal - which is pretty cool and can make it sound like a clean guitar and a distorted guitar playing in unison. On the front panel there is also a switch for "humbucker" or "single" coil pickups as well as a boost level switch for +5 or +10dB. The Wasabi line are full-sized pedals, built for the stage with a heavy die-cast housing that will take a lot of abuse. There are a lot of cool tones in this pedal and almost too much versatility, but once you find your favorite tone, you'll probably just keep it set there 90% of the time. The boost control is a nice feature so even if you're running with distortion on, when you need to kick into a lead, your signal will jump 5 or 10dB - plenty to make you jump out of the mix. Like all Dano products, a modest list price of $129 and selling in stores for $99, but I have them new in the box for $59.
Danelectro Wasabi Overdrive, (pic2). Same features as the Wasabi Distortion above, except engineered to emulate the tone of an overdriven tube amp. Again, it's actually two pedals in one - a lead boost and an overdrive pedal, each with a large on/off switch and corresponding large LED indicator on the "tail fins" of the pedal. Controls are Level which controls the volume going to your amp, 5-way rotary with preset EQ settings, Overdrive which controls how clean/dirty you want your sound, Tone control, and Mix which controls the blend of straight signal with the overdriven signal - which is pretty cool and can make it sound like a clean guitar and a distorted guitar playing in unison. On the front panel there is also a switch for "humbucker" or "single" coil pickups as well as a boost level switch for +5 or +10dB. The Wasabi line are full-sized pedals, built for the stage with a heavy die-cast housing that will take a lot of abuse. There are a lot of cool tones in this pedal and almost too much versatility, but once you find your favorite tone, you'll probably just keep it set there 90% of the time. The boost control is a nice feature so even if you're running with Overdrive on, when you need to kick into a lead, your signal will jump 5 or 10dB - plenty to make you jump out of the mix. Like all Dano products, a modest list price of $129 and selling in stores for $99, but I have them new in the box for $59.
Radial Effects are in! We're now a Radial dealer and have around a dozen pieces in stock. Usually in stock are Classic Tonebones, Hot British Tonebones, Loopbones, and Switchbones. Made in Canada and very high quality effects with some ingenious engineering. I’ll have a page up soon but for now you can see them all at: Tonebone Site. Retail price on effects is $250 - $350. Email or call for current new and used inventory.
NEW Sabine NEX5300 Stereo Chorus, very high quality from the new NexFX line and perhaps the biggest sounding stereo effect you’ve ever plugged in to. This is the Swirl Master; lush swirling choruses with control for Depth, Speed, Wet/Dry Mix, Tone, and Sabine 's unique Stereo Auto-Pan. Your head will spin as our guitar gently whirls. It's Tabernacle Choir awesome. True Stereo with dual outputs, Auto-pan sweeps between outputs at adjustable rate, Mix lets you balance original and mixed signal. Extremely heavy duty construction and nicely packaged with cloth carrying case and includes power patch cable. Lists at $149.95 and these are great buy at 50% off, $75
NEW Alesis ModFX, fantastic! Unprecidented control and flexibility in portable effects. For complete description and pictures, click here.
NEW DOD FX86B Death Metal, engineered specifically for Hard Rock/Metal frequencies and a cool sounding Distortion, mint with all the stuff, new in box, $39
NEW Marshall Pedals, Choice of GV-2 Guv’Nor (SOLD OUT), VT-1 Vibratrem, SV-1 Supervibe, ED-1 Edward Compressor, built like tanks, Lists $135-$145 but you can get them here for $59!!!
Complete Dano Pedalboard with 5 Effects, Travel Case/Pedalboard loaded with FIVE Dano effects, new in the box and includes hard case, power supply, daisy chain to power pedals, connecting cords and 5 effects: Slap Echo (BLT), Tremolo (Tuna Melt), Chorus (Milkshake), Overdrive (Pastrami), and Chromatic Tuner. Any of you last minute Santa's looking for a cool gift - you can even individually wrap the pedals for stocking stuffers! List price is $254 but save on the package deal - just $149 for the complete package.
New Danelectro DJ25 Chromatic Tuner, best chromatic you can get for the money, Lists at $49, Sale $25
Digitech X-Series Pedals, (high res pic), disassembled store display, some are perfect – some have minor finish flaws – all guaranteed to work perfectly. These new X-Series pedals are some of the best quality floor effects to come along in many years. Extremely solid construction, excellent design, more versatility than just about any other series of stomp boxes on the market. Available are: 1. Digitech X-series DigiDelay, lists new at $144.95, selling for $75; 2. Digitech X-series DigiVerb, lists new at $159.95, selling for $79; 3.Digitech X-series Hyper Phase, lists new at $119.95, selling for $59; 4. Digitech X-series Turbo Flange, lists new at $119.95, selling for $59; 5. Digitech X-series Synth Wah, lists new at $119.95, selling for $59; 6.Digitech X-series Metal Master, lists new at $129.95, selling for $65; 7. Digitech X-series Main Squeeze, lists new at $119.95, selling for $59; 8.Digitech X-series Hot Rod, lists new at $119.95, selling for $59; 9. Digitech X-series Tone Driver, lists new at $119.95, selling for $59; 10. Digitech X-series Multi Chorus, lists new at $134.95, selling for $65
MISC BOUTIQUE, “HOT”, OR “COOL” EFFECTS
AMT Pedals (site link) are hand-made tubes, made one at a time, direct from the Siberian Space Program. I just picked up a small lot of them, all are mint in box and appear to be un-used. Not quite as crude as many of the old Soviet block manufacture and are being carried by most of the top pedal dealers.
AMT Bass EQ EQ-7B, graphic equalizer for bass guitar. Lots of musicians playing this instrument connect it directly to bass combo or mixer. This type of connection results in serious deficit in sound control possibilities. The purpose of Bass Equalizer is to compensate for this deficit. The seven equalization bands of this device have been singled out from bass guitar sound spectrum for precise and operative sound correction during a concert or studio recording session. If you need to overcome the resistance of a long cable used for big stage performance, you can use Bass Equalizer as a matching device. Sells everywhere online for $129.99 but this one's mint in the box for just $89.99.
AMT Astral Tube, latest development of AMT Electronics. This is Martin Hugland's, the guitar player of the Astral Doors from Sweden, signature pedal. So far Astral Tube is one of toughest sounding valve distortion emulators produced by AMT. The forced over amplification level, a denser lows, a pronounced mid-tone constituent will make your guitar sound unbearably heavy and aggressively. Unprecedented high distortion level of Astral Tube called for development and realization of new circuitry solutions which made it possible to avoid noise level increase without applying special noise reduction device. Due to this the new effect is very useful for a guitarists playing the most complex and speedy riffs and solos. Sells everywhere online for $189.99 but this one's mint in the box for just $129.99.
AMT British Sound, for guitarist playing TRASH style. Mellow, extremely overloaded sound with thick lows, underemphasized middle and set-off highs, nonetheless does not lose the pattern readability of your playing. The pedal is equipped to simulate an overloaded amp, the OUT port has a combo emulator. Sells everywhere online for $109.99 but this one's mint in the box for just $79.99.
AMT Guitar Krusher, The Guitar Krusher (formerly guitar packer) is an analog distortion pedal with built in combo emulation circuitry, pre-amp and built in noise gate. Designed for live, studio and direct to mixer use. In side by side comparisons live in stores with this pedal, people were asked to grab their favorite compressor and go head to head with this model. There were allot of four letter words floating around! Everyone was blown away with this pedal. Need a good compressor, buy someone else's, need a great one, buy ours. Sells everywhere online for $129.99 but this one's mint in the box for just $89.99.
AMT Tweed Sound, The AMT Tweed Sound belongs to the popular valve distortion emulator series. The original circuitry solution of this 100% analog overdrive makes it possible for the musician to use it for different music styles. Dense but valve-like, the warm and transparent sound of the Tweed Sound will be useful in the studio as well as in any live performance. The Frequency-Compensating output of this device allows it to be connected not only to a guitar combo but also directly to a mixer or a recorder's line input. Sells everywhere online for $109.99 but this one's mint in the box for just $79.99.
T.C. Electronic Vintage Distortion, versatility, with a vintage twist. Go from jazzy laid-back sounds to mega fuzz. With the boost function bypassed you’ll get a sound that makes you think of late night jazz sessions. Turn on the boost and get the roaring thunders similar to legendary rock albums of the past. Adjust the Tone knob for that extra edge to your sound. Noted for letting the sound of your guitar come through regardless of how you set it. T.C. located in Denmark has for decades built some of the finest effects on the market and I think of them sort of as one of the first boutique pedals in that quality was never sacrificed to meet a price point. They've always been expensive pedals but they last forever. This one's in perfect shape, and with a list price of $275, nicely priced at $139.
Barber Trifecta Fuzz, (pic2). Hey fuzz freaks, here's a cool one. The Trifecta, so named because of its 3-way switch, has 3 distinct fuzz tones (based on the triangle style Big Muff Pi sound, the jumbo Tone Bender and the Suppa Fuzz) with, with plenty of control to tweak each one to your taste. It also has Barber's exclusive "Sludge" control to work perfectly with all types of pickups (humbuckers, single coils, active). The Sludge is specifically a pre-fuzz bass control circuit to allow you to adjust exactly how much bass gets pushed through the fuzz circuit. The Trifecta's variable tone control is also a push/pull type switch which lets you go from classic scooped to boutique strong fundamental flat style EQ. You'll find a world of sounds in this pedal so it's far from your one-trick pony. With new ones running $149, this one's perfect and just $99(SOLD-Brian 5/18). Includes box and manual. Click here for a video demo of the Trifecta in action.
Beavis Audio Trotsky Drive Deluxe, (pic2). Designed by Nate Garcia and Dano at Beavis Audio, the Trostky Drive is based on the old Electra distortion, a novel idea. I'm talking about one of the modules that could be inserted into some Electra guitars in the 1970's. It was a cool sound in the Electra, but this is an even better design as the Trotsky adds germanium clipping diodes, a bright switch, variable gain and a volume control. This turns it into a boost/light overdrive with added sparkle and a nice high-end. This one is the deluxe version with a second toggle switch to choose between germanium or LED clipping. This pedal is equally at home directly into a tube amp or sandwiched in large pedal chain. Of special interest if you have a dark amp, like the popular Epi Valve Junior - the Trotsky brightens up your tone, and without getting overly trebly. The controls, from left to right are: A bright switch, really useful when switching between single-coils and humbuckers; Gain Knob: Control the gain by increasing the resistance to the collector side of the transistor; Volume Knob: Louder or not louder; Bright Switch; and Germanium/LED switch. You can read more info at http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/beavisaudio/trotsky#ixzz1KyuoHONR. Here's a demo of the regular Trotsky, without the Germanium/LED switch. The Trotsky runs on a standard Boss 9v wall wart with center ground pin. Sells new for $179 but this one's in great shape and just $125.
Carl Martin Noise Terminator, Lists at $190 but this one is in very clean shape for $115
Creations Audio Lab MK 4.23 Clean Boost, (pic2). Possibly the cleanest, quietest and most sonically transparent boost pedal out there. The MK.4.23 gives you from zero to +24dB of crystal clear boost - noiseless boost - with no signal distortion, zero tone coloration and quiet switching when you engage the circuit. It gives you YOUR TONE, only more of it, without adding the noise typically associated with an increase in gain. Housed in 16 gauge stainless steel body and white LED's quite literally reflect premium materials and craftsmanship. Hearing is believing - click here for video demo's at CAL's site, as well as a list of reviews. Runs only on external power, with a Boss type 9V neg. tip power jack, so you probably already have proper power in your pedalboard. Nice unit for just $99.
Dunlop Rackmount Crybaby DCR-1S, (back), (acc.). The wah solution for players with a rack setup. With the Rackmount Crybaby you can have *every* effect in your rack and this one even features inputs for 4 separate controllers, which lets you put the pedal at, for instance, stage left and stage right. Features include LED's for input signal, output signals wet and dry, and clipping; Volume control; push-buttons for bypass, switches to emphasize Hi-Mid-Low frequencies; 2-band EQ with on/off switch; and power LED indicator. This is the model that Slash used in the Guns 'N Roses era and was somewhat akin to a custom shop model back when this was made so you'll find very few "DCR-1S" models on the market. This model has some empty slots on the back, perhaps in anticipation of future modifications but the DCR-1SR followed this model had basically the same back panel, without the holes. The "1SR" also feature more EQ knobs and did away with the push-buttons. The current model is the DCR-2SR sells for $599 and it's equipped with more EQ'ing and variable Q, but if you just want a quality rackmount wah, this one is beautiful shape - looks like it was used once or twice - for just $319. Includes control pedal with LED's, 30' Planet Waves gold-tip cable that easily reaches from the front of the stage to your backline, and original power supply.
Effector 13 Dark Boost Overdrive/Boost, (inside). Tim Shortnacy hand-builds Effector13 pedals at his shop in Austin TX and they're fairly rare. Other than one Torn's Peaker pedal, this is the only one I've had. This one was built on 3/9/04 and looking at their production stats, there were only 10-20 of this model built in '03-'04, and a total production of around 65, give or take, over its run of '03-'09. According to Tim, the Dark Boost was actually a fluke while trying to design a Bass overdrive/distortion. He said it "Made my Strat sound more like a Jazzmaster, so I figured : What the hell... someone's bound to want something like this." Other guitarists claim it makes their Strat or other single coil guitar, sound fatter and darker, more like a Les Paul. Not surprisingly, it has also been positively reviewed by bassists (link). It's circuit board is suspended inside the pedal, covered in black tape, and features true bypass. Here are some reviews at Harmony-Central. I don't know what Effector 13 is doing now, but they have a budget line of pedals out, from the Orient no doubt, but back when this one was made they sold for $150 and, I'm sure, of significantly higher than their new line which are distributed by Ooh La La manufacturing. If you're looking for a transparent clean boost, this isn't for you, but if you want something to fatten up your signal, perhaps after running through your favorite OD/Distortion, this is a great choice. $99.
Fulltone Catalyst, (pic2). Transform your amp rig with a single, compact pedal, with Fulltone quality that's built for decades of use and abuse. The Catalyst gives you three units in one. You get very cool fuzz tones that be easily switched to more conventional distortion tones, plus you get very useful clean boost utility (for pumping up leads or maximizing other effects in the signal chain) and a great-sounding overdrive — all from a little box that's easy to use at home, onstage, or in the studio. The Catalyst features a very intuitive control layout, with large Volume and Gain knobs, smaller Bass/Mids and Treble knobs, and a Flame/Spark switch that lets you effortlessly move from fuzz to crunch. You can transform your amp rig with one pedal. Click here for a YouTube demo by Tone Factor and here for a brief GP magazine review, specs, an audio samples. A great little pedal for $110.
Fulltone Choralflange CF-1. Many call this the ultimate in good old analog modulation. Say what you want about the digital age and modelling effects, and I'm a big fan of them for all-in-one processors, but they don't sound like the real thing. The Choralflange has a wide range of tones - everything from thick bent-pitch vibrato of an old Boss CE-1 to the transparent splits of the high-end chorus pedals, but without sounding sterile. And it does all of this very quietly and in stereo if you need it. There's also loads of headroom to keep it from distorting when playing aggressively or using heavy strings or bass. You can even dial in a killer sounding Leslie simulation which sounds great into your amp but really comes alive in stereo. This circuit allows you to use max flanging depth without the artificial metallic feedback of most flangers. You can use this pedal last in your signal chain to drive your long cables with no tone loss or change in your sound because of Fulltone's extremely high quality JFET's used in the audio path. It is the first pedal to offer a choice between true bypass mono operation and high-quality low impedance out (stereo or mono) via a mini DIP switch accessible through the bottom hatch. It runs on a 9V battery or power supply via wall wart or your pedalboard. Click here for a good YouTube demo and here for Harmony-Central reviews. These were recently discontinued but sold for $265. This one is in beautiful shape and could be the ultimate modulation effect for your pedalboard for just $185(HOLD-Matt V 9/7).
Keeley Ibanez TS7 Tubescreamer, (circuit). Robert Keeley is regarded as one of the top pedal guru's on the market. This is obviously an early model with the only outward change being a blue LED and Robert's signature under the lid. Inside, the circuit has had a few changed components, most notably installation of an RC4558P chip, just like the old TS808's. There's a good discussion about this model on the Tele Discussion site (click here). It's a great sounding pedal, much smoother than the recent Tubescreamers, and nice shape. $99
Radial Tonebone Hot British, (pic2). One of my most popular Radial pedals on the new market - I just got in this one "as new" and a sweeter deal. The Hot Brit is based on high-gain amplifier designs, tailored to extract ultra-rich harmonics and full-on saturated tube settings without the mud or noise that is typical with other pedals. The powerful EQ settings truly allow the player to dial in to the type of tones that create everything from chunky rhythms to sizzling lead solos. New cost on these is $199 ($275 list) but this one is "as new" in the box with everything for just $149.
Awenda Firefox, this is a one-off so you'll have the only one as far as I know. How does it sound? As dirty as it gets. With the octave switch you can get something resembling round-wave patterns but I can only recommend to someone who's looking for the gnarliest germanium transistor tone. A peek inside showed circuit board construction but the pots at least aren't soldered to the circuit board and are built the old way; built to last more than a few eyars. To me, the tone is absolutely horrible, but with that said it's very close to many of the very expensive Hendrix clone octave/distortions on the market. Hand-painted with very cool looks and at $69 I think it's a steal for a one-off pedal that sounds this cool. You can check out Awenda's site here.
Carl Martin Rock Drive, emulates the sound of a hard driven tube amp, responsive to individual playing dynamics without altering the basic tone of the guitar. Capable of emulating tones from a smoking Twin to a beefed up JCM 800, without low-string mush or raspy highs. Features true bypass and runs on 9V or optional AC adapter. Lists for $210 but this one’s in super clean shape with box and manual for just $99.
Digitech Donegan Signature Model Weapon, get the guitar tones used Dan Donegan, guitarist for the multi-platinum band Disturbed, with his signature pedal. The Weapon incorporates effects like sitar simulation, phaser, reverb, dynamic autowah, Whammy-quality pitch shifting, and features both Amp and CIT compensated Mixer outputs. Includes some cool packing with its own power supply, signature guitar pick, and "gigbag" for the effect. This pedal could be sold as new and includes all the original stuff. With a list of $199, these sell at USA's biggest retailer for $149. Here's one "as new", and just $89.
with Controller, Another Hendrix favorite back in the 60's, the unique, airy
rotating speaker sound of the Uni-Vibe incorporates the original circuit design
using hand-matched photo resistors. Durable stainless steel housing protects the
control knobs, and a silent switching system is exceptionally reliable.
Features renowned chorus and vibrato modes and a trio of knob sets for sweep
speed, volume and intensity that let you tweak your sound for lush or radical
effects. The optional controller, INCLUDED as a package deal, pedal is a
faithful replication of the original vintage Uni-Vibe foot controller and allows
you to transfer the Speed and Effect/Bypass controls from the main unit to the
foot controller. When the pedal is plugged into the Pedal Jack on the UV-1's
back panel, rocking all the way back sets the Uni-Vibe to bypass (no effect).
Rocking forwards turns the effect on and increases the speed. The Uni-Vibe
sells at discount for $219; the controller and additional $79. This pair
looks to be barely used and here's the deal - buy the Uni-Vibe at $
6/2) and get
the controller for free!
Dunlop Uni-Vibe Stereo Chorus, Get the hypnotizing rotating-speaker sound made famous by Hendrix, Trower, etc. You can vary the mix of left and right outputs from spatially wide to classic mono. Features Intensity, Mix, and Speed controls along with a heavy-duty bypass switch and an On status LED which pulsates at the speed rate. Housed in a very heavy duty steel casing, and built to last a lifetime. New list is $234 but this one has seen very little use and is just $95. Includes original box. EBS Multidrive, (pic2). EBS is one of the premier builder of effects for bass and the Multidrive is their overdrive-fuzz-distortion effect, with a circuit designed specifically for the lower frequencies of the bass range. It's a Class A pedal that produces tons of sustain, distortion, and tube-style effects. The mode switch selects flat, standard, or tube-simulation overdrive sounds while the Drive and Volume knobs control the amount of effect and output level. It use noiseless FET switching and is equally at home in the studio and on stage - and it's definitely built for road use. Quality effect for the pro bassist for just $145.
EBS UniChorus Analog Processor, (pic2). EBS is one of the premier builder of effects for bass and the UniChorus is their chorus/flanger/modulation effect, with a circuit designed specifically for the lower frequencies of the bass range. It lets you switch between low-noise, studio-quality chorus, flanger, and pitch modulation effects. Premium analog circuitry gives the UniChorus a smoother, warmer, and fatter chorus/flanger effect. It has Depth and Rate controls plus stereo output. It use noiseless FET switching and is equally at home in the studio and on stage - and it's definitely built for road use. Quality effect for the pro bassist for just $145.
EBS Multidrive, (pic2). EBS is one of the premier builder of effects for bass and the Multidrive is their overdrive-fuzz-distortion effect, with a circuit designed specifically for the lower frequencies of the bass range. It's a Class A pedal that produces tons of sustain, distortion, and tube-style effects. The mode switch selects flat, standard, or tube-simulation overdrive sounds while the Drive and Volume knobs control the amount of effect and output level. It use noiseless FET switching and is equally at home in the studio and on stage - and it's definitely built for road use. Quality effect for the pro bassist for just $145.
Fulltone Custom Shop Full-Drive 2, in custom color Fiesta Red, numbered 205 from a limited run. From 2003 limited run of Ferrari Yellow. Aside from its limited edition appeal, this is perhaps the finest overdrive pedals on the market and, in fact, was voted by GP Mag as one of the top 50 effects of all time. This is one of the earlier models that incorporated the mini-toggle in place of the push/pull pot. "Vintage" for old-style Fd2 mid-heavy tones that cut through the mix, "FM" stands for "flat-mids" offering a more natural sound but I've enhanced this mode for even more transparency, it sounds great on a Strat's Neck Pickup; and "CompCut" feature removes the bounding from the feedback loop allowing for Monster Clean Boost tones and some rougher OD sounds with the OD and Boost knobs turned up. Probably not the best choice for gigging as you're paying a lot for a color, but for the collector, a good deal on a discontinued run pedal, in collector's condition, for $259. Includes box, manual, sticker.
Fulltone Fat Boost. As players become more attuned to quality sound, I get more and more requests from players for clean boosts. This is one of the best for the money. the Fat-Boost Class A Discrete design offers up to up to 30db of Clean Boost without any change to your EQ; makes your sound Bigger, with more even-order harmonics. Blues players with the vintage-type tube amps will never turn this thing off. Works great in front of Master-Volume amps to kick them up a notch. Perfect shape and made with the best components. This is the original model Fat Boost and sold new for $159 but this one' perfect with manual and just $99(Tent. Hold - Andy R 12/10).
Lexicon PCM60 Reverb. "As is" sale. Worked prior to shipping to me - now it powers up but only emits a high-pitch squeal. One of the real classic units from the 80's and the choice unit by most touring pro guitarists. You didn't see these in rack systems of your local club band as the PCM60 cost as much as a complete budget rack system. Although it's called a stereo unit, with dual outputs, it only has a single input and the output is a simulated stereo. The simple user interface is unmatched in today's market and requires little effort to dial in the right sound. Front panel controls include input, mix, and output controls along with a five segment input meter. A bypass button is provided to take the PCM60 out of a mix. Two reverb types are provided: room and plate. For each type there are four settings for size, and four settings for decay. High and low contours can be applied to the reverb, although they are on/off rather than continuously variable. The reverbs are lush and in addition to guitar racks or vocals, they really work great on drums. Although not a "real" sounding reverb, this unit has always been insanely popular by virtue of the sheer fatness of the tone. We never had this unit checked out by a tech and shut it off as soon as we heard the high frequency squeal so it could be an easy fix. Appears to be all original other than power cable has been shortened to rack length. These sell for $500-$600 in working condition but if you're handy with circuits, this could be a real bargain at 1/2 price, just $250.
Line 6 Pod Limited Edition #1, (picture 2), mint condition-never retailed and includes manual and CD (gigbag was sold), only 150 were distributed in the USA, forward thinkers might ponder—what has been the most influential guitar effect of this generation (answer is: The POD). Will it be the TS-808/Mutron III of future collectors? If it is, this very rare and mint example would be the one I’d hold onto. Okay, enough salesman talk, $350
Line 6 POD Limited Edition #2 , another one, again only 150 were distributed in the USA with this chrome finish, very collectable and underneath it all comes the classic effect that revolutionized guitar multi-effects, comes with power supply, manual, and CD (carrying case not included), if you just want a plain old POD I’ve usually got ‘em for $115 or so and this one doesn’t sound any different. It is, however, 100,000 times as rare, $350.
Maxon AD9Pro Analog Delay, (pic2). Made in Japan. Top of the line analog unit that takes the classic AD9 a step further. Tone is pure and crystal-clear via 4 Maxon BBD IC (MC4107D) chips which provide up to 450ms delay time, 50% more than the AD9. This unit has the world’s first RMS level sensor and noise reduction system, which provide unsurpassed transparency for a stompbox. With the AD9Pro, typical aliasing (original and delayed signal become indistinguishable) and clock noises in analog delay are minimized and the dynamic range was improved by 18dB and maximum input level by 12dB, compared with AD9. Improved low range sounds bolder and an excellent balance between low and high range while retaining the warmth of analog. Single Head/Dual Head Mode is switchable with newly added tape echo multi-head simulation function. In Dual Head Mode, midstream delay signal (which is taken from the middle of BBD delay circuit) is added into normal delay signal. This feature provides extensive delay effects such as tape echo multi-head simulation and ambience effect of a concert hall. Features True Bypass Switching on both outputs and two-way power operation, using 9V battery or optional AC adaptor. Sells new for $337 but this one is "as new" in the box for just $239(SOLD 7/11)
Radial Tonebone Classic, One of the best sounding tube overdrives on the market, and as is typical with Radial, has plenty of knobs and switches to tailor it to YOUR guitar and amp. This isn't to say it's complicated. Once you set it - you can forget it - and perhaps just tweak the "Drive" from one song to the next. Level control provides overall output level control to your amp. High and low EQ knobs let you fine tune the tonal character, while the filter knob provides a gentle roll-off for extra-bright amps. The drive knob adjusts the input level for optimum distortion. For switches, the Top End offers Bright, Flat, and Dark settings to shape the feel and overall tone. Mid Boost is designed with classic amp sounds in mind, and gives you a 7dB or 12dB boost for solos. Drive Gain sets the distortion range to low, medium, or high. It's a very heavy duty pedal and the circuit is true-bypass. Lists at $275 and I sell these new for $189 but this clean used one works perfectly and is $50 cheaper at $139. Includes power supply.
Moen Shaky Jimi, Bang for the buck winner in a chorus-vibrato pedal with the signature liquid sounding tones of Jimi, built like a tank with steel housing and metal stomp switch, and true bypass design. With a little tweaking you can get some pseudo rotary speaker tones and with the analog circuit, it has that vintage tone, although much more quiet than most vintage models I've used. With a quality built pedal like this Moen could have sold this pedal considerably higher, but with a street price well under $100, they're probably going to make it up in volume sales. Pretty cool pedal that should last for many years - for $49(HOLD-Brian 7/31/13).
T-Rex Room-Mate Reverb, (pic2). From T-Rex, Denmark, comes an amazing little stompbox which is one of the best tube reverbs you'll hear. Features 4 modes including Classic Plate, Warm Hall, Bright Hall, and Chorus with Warm Hall, with true stereo outputs and dials for Mix, Level, and High Cut. Rather than do a long description, click here for T-Rex's site, complete with sound samples. Also, here's a great demo (link), mainly because it's all done on clean settings, which showcase the tone of this great little box. Especially recommended for pedal boards where space is an issue as it's around the size of a Boss pedal, very small for a tube reverb/chorus. New price is $369, including power supply. This one's in nice shape with original box, power supply and manual, and $110 less than new - just $259.
T.C. Electronic Nova Reverb NR-1, (pic2). Studio quality reverb sounds in a small floor effect. Some of the best reverbs you'll hear in any configuration - what else would you expect from T.C. Electronic, makers of some of the finest floor and rack effects for pro guitarists worldwide The main feature of the Nova Reverb is it's ability to store a setting which allows you to dial in one setting for a particular song and with the touch of a button switch over to the stored setting which may be your "regular" setting for the majority of your songs. The Nova Reverb also has a unique new feature called DynaMix which acts as a dynamic ducking effect that turns down the reverb while you’re playing and turns it back up again when you’re not playing. This prevents the sound from getting muddy – especially when using large hall reverb types – but will still give you that huge live venue effect while the notes decay. The DynaMix can also be reversed so the reverb is turned up while playing and gated when the input signal falls below a certain level, producing a truly unique and out-of-this-world effect. For YouTube demo's, click here. Click here for full specs from the TCE site and manual is downloadable from this page. $249 new, this used one works perfectly and is a great reverb for $165(SOLD-Travis 1/10). Includes power supply.
Visual Sound Double Trouble V2DT, Combines the overdrive channel in Visual Sound’s two top OD's: The Jekyll & Hyde and Route 66 pedals. Over the years, Visual Sound has had many requests to put two of these overdrives into one pedal, allowing for two different settings and the ability to use them together. Can be used as a simple clean boost, bass boost, or even both channels running together at full distortion. You get the great sound and all the advantages of V2 Series construction, plus the addition of an innovative noise reduction system. For sound clips, click here for Visual's site or a pretty good YouTube demo here. Straight "10's" on 3 reviews at Harmony-Central. Built like a tank with very heavy housing and heavy duty switches. Sells new for $169. This one's immaculate with box, CD, manual, etc. for $50 less, just $119.
Vox Cooltron CT03BT Brit Boost, (close-up). Two pedals in one - Treble Boost and Full Range Boost - with a real 12AU7 tube to overdrive and true bypass switching. Housed in heavy duty brushed metal housing, with the tube glowing through vents, it's built for the road. If you're using an amp without sufficient input gain, this can be used to beef up your amp's natural distortion, or if you're looking for a Vox amp tone, this thing does a pretty good job on the treble boost setting. In the Full Range Boost position it enhances all frequencies, adding lows, mids, and some highs while the Treble Boost mode and is good for pushing a slightly overdriven amp into heavy overdrive. Also good for warming up the tone of a sterile solid state amp. Accepts 9V AC adapter but runs on 4 AA batteries for 16 hours of operation. Click here for a demo which moves rather slowly along; just forward to around 4:20 to hear it after he starts cranking the dials a bit. Also, Vox has 8 audio samples around 3/5 down this page. List price is $300 and the few that are still on the web are $199. I have a few of these in stock, new in the box, and just $129 with free shipping.
MISC VINTAGE EFFECTS
1980'S KORG MODULAR EFFECTS: Loaded Korg PME40X (typical group in stock) - (almost complete line-up). The PME40X (Professional Modular Effects) was a cool idea from Korg which ran from '84 to '85, serving as a pedalboard with power supply, on/off switches for each effect, and master bypass - with choice of mono or stereo outputs to accommodate those effects which are stereo. It can be loaded with any of and allowed the user to load the central unit with any 4 effects and put them in the order that sounds best to you. They lock in place but each can also be secured with a single screw in the bottom of the unit for semi-permanent installation. I have multiples of most of these but rare ones like the Octave V, Distortion Wah, an Wave Shaper, usually just one at a time. Korg made a total of 14 effects. Buy any 4 effects and get the PME40X base unit for free. Here's a great link for the PME manual. Models currently in stock include: KGE-201 Graphic EQ $69; KDD-501 Stereo Digital Delay $79; KAD-301 Stereo Analog Delay $119; KCO-101 Compressor $49; KDW-301 Distortion Wah (very rare effect) $149; KOT-401 Octave V close-up (rare effect) with built-in distortion, noise gate, and octaver (1, 1.5, or 2 Octaves down) $149(Temporarily sold out); KDI-101 Distortion $45; KFL-401 Stereo Flanger $59; KPH-401 Phaser $75, KCH-301 Analog Chorus $79; KDC-601 Digital Chorus $69; KGE-201 Graphic EQ $59; KOD-101 Overdrive $65; KES-101 Ext Selector fairly rare model for $95. I also have a plastic case that fits the board plus 2 additional effects (don't know if it was a stock item but it fits perfectly) with one busted latch, $15. For collectors, I have two base units with original boxes - serial number on box and unit matches (pictured here) for $50/each.
Alphabetic listing - Misc Vintage Effects:
ADA PowerPlug-5, AC-powered and provides power to five 9V effects, two slave inputs, great for your custom-made pedalboard, $45
Aria OD-10 Overdrive. Pretty rare OD pedal, made only '83-'85. Its main feature is its dual-stage operation. Turn off the 2-stage and the stomp pad operates like a normal pedal. Switch the 2-stage switch to "On" and the stomp pad becomes a dual function with a regular on/off for "Stage 1" plus a non-latching (i.e. only works when you hold the pedal down) "Stage 2". Stage-1 is set by the regular Drive knob while Stage-2 is set by a small, almost recessed, Drive dial located just south of the Drive knob. This can come in handy if you want to set up a 2nd gain stage for song passages with more overdrive than rest of the song, such as on an extended, decaying note. This pedal uses the JRC 4559D (pic), which is an op-amp that's not without some acclaim; Barber uses it in his Burn Unit EQ pedal and Barber Small Fry, while Paul Cochrane uses it in his Tim pedal. The Level control sets the amount of volume going to the output jack, the Tone affects both stages and goes from a low mellow sound, still with some highs, while turned fully clockwise it doesn't sound a all buzzy, just crisper. Here are a few reviews on Harmony-Central. Overall it's a very smooth sounding OD but with some grit, especially if you crank the tone up. Compare this to other 80's Japan OD's and this is definitely one of the good ones. Very nice shape, all original, nice sounding & rare pedal for $69.
Boss CS-1 Compression Sustainer, Insanely clean. The first compact compressor from Boss, bassed on the larger Roland AS-1. Built form '78 to '82, this is a very early model silver-screw model. It's surprisingly quiet compared to other comp's from this era. Has separate level and sustain knobs, plus a mini toggle switches between normal or a treble setting that adds some high end crispness. Not the most radical compressor made and it squishes your signal in a more subdued way. Attack is preset at a somewhat slow rate and adds a nice, warm percussive tone that's great for jazz, country, and classic rock tones. The Treble switch was discontinued when they started producing the later CS-2, which was unadvised in my opinion. It's a very useful featuring for adding color and making leads really stand out. By use of Photocouplers instead of the later Voltage Conrolled Amplifiers, the CS-1 is radically different from the later CS-2 and CS-3. Collectors are paying $150 and up for the later CS-2 but here's a super rare first issue compressor, 50X more rare than a CS-2, for $150.
1986 Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer.
Made in Japan. Incredibly nice shape for 24 years and considered by many
players to be the best stomp box compressor ever made. Like all Boss
pedals from this era, built for decades of hassle free use and this pedal will
likely be in use 24 years from now. It has a few minor finish chips but
overall very clean shape, with original box, and priced just slightly higher
than a beater at $
125 (sold out).
1983 Boss CS-2 Compression
Sustainer. Made in Japan. Typically well-used CS-2 with plenty
of finish chips but that means little with these things. It works and
sounds as good as a museum condition CS-2. Good value for the player
79 (sold out).
Boss PW-1 Rocker Wah, very old school and cool Boss wah. Has range selector and width control for choosing range over which the effect is applied. Scratch noise is eliminated by use of an electronics volume control instead of a gear pot for a lifetime of trouble free use. Collectable and useable, $65(SOLD-Dennis 4/5).
Crybaby – Original Thomas Organ Model, the classic 70’s Wah, does the “Shaft” thing and nails the signature tone that was the 70’s, player’s grade in appearance but works perfectly and sounds perfect, $139
1980 Electroharmonix Bassballs, (inside pic), so clean you'll think it's a reissue but this one's actually 26 years old. Advertised as the first and only envelope follower of its kind. The vocal sound of its two sweeping filters gives bass a strong presence under leads, or a commanding quality when out front. The resonant frequencies are engineered solidly into the full range of the bass guitar’s strongest harmonics. Bassballs will respond to every bass note. The sweep is widely variable, and harmonic enrichment is available with the Fuzz engaged. Sounds equally at home on guitar or bass and this one, in collector's condition, is just $175.
1977 Electroharmonix Little Big Muff Pi EH-1009, One of the most excellent sounding fuzz boxes from the 70's. There's nothing "little" about the sound, it's just that it's housed in the smaller Small Stone sized box. During this era many of these actually had the regular Big Muff circuit board but instead of the two extra pots, they simply preset the tone and sustain controls. These smaller EH boxes are better suited for pedalboards, where real estate is at a premium, plus it also includes a standard 1/8" input to get power directly from your power supply. One of the cleanest Little Muffs I've seen - obviously has seen very little use. For a classic vintage fuzz tone, here's a nice one for $135.
1977 Electroharmonix Memory Man Echo/Analog Delay, a classic from EH and one of the cooler analog delays of its time. In addition to the echo/delay, this model also features a switchable boost circuit to add some umph to your signal. It's a pseudo stereo unit with one output being direct (no effect), with the other output being the delayed signal. With the "Blend" control the effect output goes from a 50/50 (clean/effect) mix to 100% effect, and wasn't designed to put out a clean signal with the effect engaged. Very nice shape for its age other than the white power cord, which I suspect is a replacement. Just gone over by my tech and 100% functional. Compare to an AD9, DM2, or DM3, and this is a bargain analog at $199.
EH Bassballs, 1977, with distortion, clean shape and extremely cool, $250
EH Deluxe Electric Mistress, vg cond, get a new reissue for $259-or get the real 1970's model here for $175
EH Electric Mistress, 1978, good cond, works perfectly, $175(HOLD-Don B 7/6, others in order)
EH Hog's Foot Bass Booster, 1975, $90
EH The Silencer, Noise Eliminator, clean, one left at $65
Electroharmonix “Switchblade”, 1970’s, signal switcher pedal, nice shape, $45
Electroharmonix Dr. Q, 1977, Envelope Follower, hard to believe you can get such a variety of cool tones out of one knob and one switch, this thing’s too cool and ridiculously clean, VG Price Guide at $175-$200 in “only” excellent condition but this one’s near mint in the box for $175
Electro-Harmonix Small Stone 1976, Phase Shifter, works perfectly, $125
Electroharmonix Small Stone, 1975, one of the classic Phase Shifters and a great sounding unit, adjustable sweep rate from barely noticeable to complete garble, 2-way color switch, works perfectly and an easy 9+ condition, priced for the collector at $149(SOLD)
Greco Pedal Phaser, very cool vintage Japan-made pedal, identical to the Ibanez PT-1000 Phase Tone (example picture) and probably made in same factory, very lush sounding phaser with speed controlled by rocker pedal, fast/slow ranges, very good for rotary speaker simulation like a Rotovibe, clean shape and all original except for 9V adapter jack installed in bottom plate, works perfectly and an excellent value in vintage Japan effects. Can't find it but when and if I do, it's $150
Ibanez EBL5 Master Series Effects Board, (with lid removed), RARE-RARE-RARE - Includes (CP10 Compressor), (CD10 Delay Champ), (GE10 Graphic EQ), (PC10 Prime Dual Chorus), (TS10 Tubescreamer Classic). This is a super rare find for the Ibanez Collector - first one of these pedal board I've ever seen, much less had. The EBL5 was the companion piece during the early 80's 10-series pedals, which are quality made with metal housing, and sounds as good as the earlier 9-Series, but featured updated cosmetics. The TS10 is a very highly regarded Tube Screamer, preferred by some player over the earlier TS9 or even the very early TS808. The PC10 is a rare bird, and features two pedals in one with the ability to switch between them - use the "A" side for your basic chorus, while the "B" side can be set for chorus or add in some flange and delay and it's capable of many flanger tones. The CD10 is a quality analog delay with the warm, natural sound of the AD9 and the same 300ms delay time. All of these pedals are extremely clean, having been housed in the board since new. The board, which supplies power to all the pedals as well as stereo outputs, isn't as clean as the pedals but nice enough shape for its age. If you're a 10-series collector, or just a player who wants the simplicity of quality stomp boxes, this is an excellent find. $399(SOLD-Phil T 2/7) takes all 5 pedals, plus the ultra-rare EBL5. Includes connecting patch cables and daisy chain power cable - everything you need to just plug in and play.
Ibanez DPL10 Pan Delay, (pic2), (catalog). One of the rare ones - and in museum condition. I've had over dozens and dozens of Ibanez 10-Series pedals but this is the first one of this model I've had. Can be used as your basic digital delay with 800ms delay time (same as Boss DD-2/DD-3) but also doubles as a Pan delay with the delayed signal panning between the left and right outputs (400ms delay in panning mode). Depending on how you dial it in, can be used as a panning delay, echo/reverb, slapback, or regular delay. If you check google images, you'll see these with either blue knobs or, like this one, green knobs. The knobs and everything else is 100% stock and in 9.9 condition with no finish chips or wear. 10-Series are very collectable since there were over 25 pedals in the series and the prices are well below the earlier 9-series. I would guess that very few collections have this model and at $139 you're getting what may be the cleanest example of this very rare pedal.
Ibanez SD9 Sonic Distortion. Early 80's Japan; preferred by many over the more poplar TS9. It doesn't have the mid-range hump of the TS9 with more bottom and upper ends, sort of the "smile" shape on your graphic EQ which makes it an excellent choice for metal players. Click here for a bunch of Harmony Central reviews where it scored very high; 9.2 sound quality and overall. Bottom plate is missing label but otherwise it's all there, all original, and works perfectly. $99.
Ibanez CCL Dual Chorus, use footpad to switch between two chorus/flange or for on/off, excellent sounding analog unit, $75
Ibanez CP-835 Compressor, definitely player’s grade but a great sounding compressor from the same TS-808 era. Works great and priced for the working musician – or collector on a budget – at $79.
Ibanez FL-301, (extra casing included), early 80's. Here's one with some personality! Works fine in the hand-painted casing or if you're ambitious, I'm including a normal, unpainted box and you can switch everything over. Like all of these 301's, it's a great sounding Flanger and, hey, you gotta admit this one has some personality. $99 - includes painted and original casing.
Ibanez CPL Compressor/Limiter, 80’s “L-Series” are quality effects in metal cases and a great value in semi-vintage pedals, $45(HOLD-Sean O 9/14)
Ibanez DS-10 Distortion Charger, 1980’s, replaced knobs but works perfectly, good tonal selection via 2-band eq and enhance knobs, $59
Ibanez GE10 EQ, one of the 80’s “10-series” which are quality effects in metal cases, rough cosmetics but works great, $49
Ibanez LM7 L.A. Metal, no frills overdrive, warm tone, heavy and built like a tank, a few light scratches on face but silver case is flawless so collector’s condition for $55
Ibanez LS10 Dual Loop Selector, one of the most useful of the quality 80’s 10-series pedals, better than your average looper as this one does two separate loops, each with its own gain selector with +/- 6dB, choose loop A, B, A+B, or none. This unit has seen very little playing time and is a very nice 9 condition. A lot of players have started collecting 10-series Ibanez as the quality is comparable to the earlier 9-series, but they’re still affordable. I believe this is the first LS10 I’ve ever had and it’s definitely clean enough for the collection – plus useful enough for the pro player. $79(HOLD-JD 11/3)
banez Phase Tone II PT707, 1970’s, the newest in my collection of four different models of the Phase Tone, this one is the short-lived “stubby” box with dual controls, has some paint chips but pretty nice as these go, $125
Ibanez Phaser Collection, it just occurred to me that I had a mini-collection of these, they’re all listed separately but they make a nice set and at $125/ea, a good vintage value
Ibanez SC-10 Stereo Chorus, very clean shape, $49
Ibanez SC10 Super Stereo Chorus, (pic2). Truly one for the collectors and NOS condition including box and manual. These 10 series are great pedals, with this 1984 SC10 coming right on the heels of the CS9. These are excellent sounding units, comparable to the Boss CE-2 in warmth plus a little more tweaking ability. I have ones at around 1/2 this price but if you want the best, this is it. $129.
Maxon Roto 1 Phase (click to enlarge). Very early Maxon/Ibanez phase shifter, Model 863 from ca. '76, and an excellent sounding Phaser. As far as controls, it can't get any simpler - step on the switch to turn it on and then rotate knob until desired sweep rate is achieved. Competition from this era was the MXR Phase 90 (Script logo), with similar looks and controls, but the Roto 1 is much more rare and sounds at least as good, if not better. Has internal pots you can adjust to change the tone. This is a very rare effect, so you Maxon/Ibanez collectors might want to add it to your vintage collection. Nice deal on a very rare and excellent sounding phaser at $165(HOLD-Steve 5/19).
Morley Vintage Tuner WITH LED's! LED readout shows what pitch you're at (i.e. reads, "440" when your on A, "445" when you're a tad sharp, etc.), a very early digital tuner but it's actually new old stock! with manual, $35
Morley Volume Pedal, 1975, one of the classic original Tel-Ray Electronics, North Hollywood, large chrome models, very clean shape and one of the best volumes made, works on optical sensor so you never have a pot that wears out, very collectable and imminently useful, $89(HOLD-Andrew UK 11/24).
MXR Bass Octave, old but works great - refinished red for some reason but, hey, who cares, its just $59.
MXR Commande Series Phaser, 80’s, $65
MXR Commande Series Stereo Chorus, 80’s, $45
MXR Stereo Chorus, 80’s Commande Series, $45
MXR Sustain Mod. 163, 80’s model compressor, pretty much mint in box with manual and warranty. If you’re a collector of the Commande series or just want a good sounding straight ahead compressor, here’s a nice one for $59
Pearl CO-04 Compressor, very collectable and excellent quality Japan line, very near mint – I’ll call it 9.5 to be safe, definitely worthy of your collection but priced low enough to actually use, $89
Pearl Package Deal: FG-01 Flanger, Pearl DS-06 Distortion, Pearl OD-05 Over Drive. The Pearl Flanger is a good sounding flanger but with some tweaking of the knobs, also does a very good chorus and even some slapback echo/delay sounds. The Pearl DS-06 (shown here) isn't your average distortion pedal. Using just the Level and Distortion knobs, this pedal acts pretty much like your average DS-1 distortion but there's a lot more to this baby. By adding in the "Spectrum" controls, a 6-mode spectrum selector and spectrum level control, you can add in a little - or a lot - of notch filter overdrive, similar to a wah in a fixed position. The tone isn't totally unlike the old Boas SP-1 Spectrum in it's tone. The Pearl OD-05 offers the same sort of "wah" effect as the DS-06, except offers the user the ability to select the frequency and the option to boost OR cut the frequency rather than a rotary with fixed presets. The OD-05 uses a pair of JRC 4558DD chips (double-shielded 4558D), just like the famed TS808 Tubescreamer and the tone is very much like an overdriven tube amp. Maybe it's my ears, but to me this pedal retains much of the guitar's clean signal mixed in rather than giving you all distortion. I like the pedal but it's probably not for everybody. Please note that I only have one original battery cover for these pedals. They're just slabs of metal with a screw so they're easy to make but tape also works fine. FG-01 Flanger or DS-06 are both $65/each. The OD-05 is on hold (Travis T 2/12).
Rockman Soloist, ca. 1985. Original 80’s model, which was a more affordable version of the X-100. The Soloist has the same "Boston" clean and overdrive tone as the X-100 except it only has one clean setting (X-100 has two) and it doesn't have echo. It does have the distortion-edge-clean settings and lush stereo chorus that are trademark tones for the Rockman tone. Works great through your amp, straight into the recording/live console, or as a practice amp through headphones. It runs on 8 AA batteries or optional Rockman power supply. With a split stereo cable (1/8" RTS to dual RCA) you can run into your recording deck, home stereo, etc. Yes, this unit sounds great played through a home stereo unit. You get a wide stereo field for the chorus and the overall tone is closer to studio quality than if played through a guitar amp. All switches and jacks work perfectly and a cheap way to get an authentic "Boston" tone. $79 or add $40 for an original SR&D power supply (pic).
Rockman X-100, (front/back). Back in the mid-80's the X-100 was a step up from the Soloist, with 2 clean and 2 distortion settings, analog chorus and analog echo, with 3 output level settings. We sold these at Hotlicks for $199 and couldn't keep them in stock. This unit is unit you want for that "Boston" sound, with killer clean and OD tones with loads of compression, and is equally at home in the studio, live, or headphone use. It features a belt-clip which is frequently used to anchor the unit to an amp handle. You have to exercise some care when buying these as many have developed glitches in the jacks and switches but this one checks out 100% and has no issues whatsoever. Prices on original SD&R products have really taken off but these are still a good value at $129 (several available - Hold one for Stan 7/16). Add $40 for an original SR&D power supply (pic), or if you want an early model without the power supply jack, $45 for an original Rockadapter, which plugs into the battery compartment.
Rockman Soloist in Box with Headphone, (front/back), (panel), (headphones). Original 80’s model, which a slightly more affordable version of the X-100. The Soloist has the same "Boston" clean and overdrive tone as the X-100 except it only has one clean setting (X-100 has two) and it doesn't have echo. It does have the distortion-edge-clean settings and lush stereo chorus that are trademark tones for the Rockman tone. Works great through your amp, straight into the recording/live console, or as a practice amp through headphones. With a split stereo cable ( 1/8" RTS to dual RCA) you can run into your recording deck, home stereo, etc. Yes, this unit sounds great played through a home stereo unit. You get a wide stereo field for the chorus and the overall tone is closer to studio quality than if played through a guitar amp. It runs on 8 AA batteries or optional Rockman power supply. We sold the Soloist with power supply for $169 back in '85 and, in fact, the original store price sticker is still on the box. Cleaner than most of these I get in and $70 cheaper than it sold for 25 years ago at $99 - or $129 with the optional Rockman power supply (pic).
ca.'84 Scholz SR&D Bass Rockman, (close-up). (available with or without optional Rockadapter). Shortly after release of the popular Rockman X-100, came the Bass Rockman, especially designed to meet the needs of bassists. I used one of these in the mid-80's, both on stage and in the studio, and I'm quite a fan of their tone. Played through headphones, you'll hear a tone you've never heard before. It won't sound like your usual jamming...it will sound like you're listening to a CD and you're playing the notes. This unit features a quality analog chorus, 2 clean settings, a distortion setting, Fat-Bright-Mid EQ settings, High Frequency Clip and Comp switches, Sustain level switch, Hi/Lo volume setting as well as a Gain dial on back, 1/8" stereo headphone/line out pair, and an Aux Input/Low Level Out 1/4" jack. You can hook these up to your guitarist's Rockman and get some great tones on a "silent" jam. Quiet enough for the studio and on stage adds fatness and a pretty good vintage bass distortion for your Cream songs. We sold these new in the mid-80's for $199 which is like $403 in 2011 dollars. This is the cleanest Bass Rockman I've had since I owned mine back in '85 and includes original SR&D headphones, manual, and box. I see beaters regularly going up to $125 but isn't it worth a little more to get one that's obviously seen little use and one that works flawlessly? $149(SOLD-Joe in CA 9/6) for this one or, if you also want the Rockadapter, $189.
Rockman Soloist WITH Power Supply, (panel). Looking for the Tom Scholz "Boston" tone? Here you go. This is the original 80’s model, which was a more affordable alternative to the X-100. We're not talking Guitar Ace, which came out a decade later, without the technology that made the originals instant classics. The Soloist sounds much like the X-100 except has one less tone selections and doesn't have echo. It does have distortion-edge-clean settings and a lush stereo chorus. Works great through your amp, straight into the recording/live console, or as a practice amp through headphones. Runs on a bunch of AA batteries or external Rockman power supply which was an optional accessory back in the 80's. A warning to anyone looking for old Scholz/SR&D products, many of the X-100's and Soloists have issues with switches and jacks, so be careful when purchasing one. I have 3 in stock that are good for little more than spare parts. We cleaned all switches and inputs on this one and it works perfectly. Priced at $109 - which *includes* original SR&D power supply, which I've seen selling for $40-$50 - or if you don't need the power supply, $85.
Rockman Soloist, (panel). Looking for the Tom Scholz "Boston" tone? Here you go. This is the original 80’s model, which was a more affordable alternative to the X-100. We're not talking Guitar Ace, which came out a decade later, without the technology that made the originals instant classics. The Soloist sounds much like the X-100 except has one less tone selections and doesn't have echo. It does have distortion-edge-clean settings and a lush stereo chorus. Works great through your amp, into the console, or as a practice amp through headphones. Runs on a bunch of AA batteries or external Rockman power supply which was an optional accessory back in the 80's. A warning to anyone looking for old Scholz/SR&D products, many of the X-100's and Soloists have issues with switches and jacks, so be careful when purchasing one. I have 3 in stock that are good for little more than spare parts. We cleaned all switches and inputs on this one and it works perfectly. A very cool sounding unit for $85. I might have an original SR&D power supply for $39 if desired.
Rockman Wah-Wah RW-1. First one of these I've ever had. Uses optical sensor instead of a pot so no scratchy pot to replace and years of hassle-free use. Decent used condition; works perfectly. $65.
Rockman X-100, (controls) The X-100 was "the good one", with 2 clean and 2 distortion settings, analog chorus and analog echo, with 3 output level settigs. This unit is THE one you want for that "Boston" sound and is equally at home in the studio, live, or headphone use. For some reason it quit working on battery power, but the way these eat batteries it's better to use power supplies. I just happen to have one of the original Rockman external power supply units that I am including. Priced at $125(SOLD-Dayna V 1/18) with the power supply or if you already have a power supply, $25 less.
Rockson AD-80 Analog Delay, Boss styling with steel case, rubber pad, FET switching, metal screws, etc., very warm classic analog tone that’s comparable to Boss DM or Ibanez AD for 1/3 the price, $49(HOLD-Matt 7/29)
Ross Phaser, How many of us had one of these back in the day? The Ross Phaser was one of the most popular of its era in the early 80's, with a sound quality on par with the various MXR units and unlike the Phase 90, this one features an intensity control rather than a preset level. It sounds as good today as it did 25 years ago and is a good value in a vintage pedal at $85(Tent. Hold - Michael C 2/3).
Roland SRV-2000 Digital Reverb, classic studio reverb unit, works perfectly, midi, $150
Tokai TCH-1 Analog Chorus, Excellent sounding analog - very close to the Boss CE-2 but a little more versatile. Has stereo outputs with the "sub" out on top of the unit providing a direct signal in the "Sep" mode, or an effected signal in the "Rev" mode. Please don't ask what Sep/Rev stand for. All I can say is that Rev is a normal sounding chorus, while the Sep is a has more pitch change and is more of a Vibrato effect than chorus. Overall, very lush sounding and very little noise. These are rare effects, made by Tokai Gakki in Japan, and I would guess manufactured in the 80's. This one's in pretty nice shape, other than some corroded paint on the right and front of the unit. $99.
Thomas Organ Crybaby Wah, Vintage 70’s, Mod. 95-910511, clean and works perfectly, $125
Thomas Organ Crybaby, classic vintage wah from the 70’s, pot works perfectly and in nice shape, $125
UniWah, another 70’s classic, cool tones and a good value in vintage wahs . Can't find it but when and if I do, it's $75
Vox King Wah, 1979, new pot so works perfectly, a classic vintage wah in nice shape for around the price of a reissue, $149
Vox King Wah, original 70’s model, Mod 95-932011, Sepulveda, CA, pretty nice cond, pot is a little scratchy thus $99 or $135 with new pot installed
White 4500 1/3 Octave EQ, the choice rack eq for 80’s metal, works great, $150
OTHER NEW/USED PEDALS (ALPHABETICAL LISTING)
Boss BCB-6 Loaded with Boss Pedals, (pedals). One of the original road-ready pedalboards, manufactured from '84 to '89. The idea is to eliminate the clutter of a mess of cables, eliminate the need to buy countless batteries, safe transportation, and quick set up - just remove the cover, plug in and you're jamming. Holds and powers six pedals, plus has a slot that fits the Boss TU-series tuners, for 7 in all. Includes a brand new Boss daisy chain. The daisy chain powers all the pedals and is neatly run through a recessed channel with a sliding cover over the channel once everything's in place. Also included are the AC adapter which feeds the PSM5 Power Supply/Master Switch . The PSM-5 distributes power to the pedals and can also be used to turn off all effects simultaneously. In addition to the PSM5, this set up includes the CE-5 Chorus Ensemble, PH-2 Phaser, BF-2 Flanger, CS-3 Compression/Sustainer, and SD-1 Super Overdrive. Let me know what type of distortion you want and I can swap out the SD-1 for a DS-1 or other distortion/overdrive. The pedals are a mix of Japan and Taiwan, in near mint to good condition, and all work perfectly. If purchased new, you'll get 2 or 3 Boss pedals for $299 - or you can get this entire unit consisting of 6 pedals, daisy chain, and the BCB carrying case. All you'll need are 5 shortie cables to connect the effects, which are available for around $10 for an 8 pack. Note: We can swap out some of these pedals, at no additional cost or with an upcharge, depending on the swap, but the first buyer who wants it as it sits will have first dibs.
Akai P-1 Intelliphase, true bypass, touch sensitive, as new, $125
Akai Shred-O-Matic, tube-driven overdrive, choose between tube or solid state, or a mix, assign pedal to output level or drive level, pretty cool unit, $199 list but this one’s mint for ½ that, $99
NEW BOSS PEDALS AW-3, OD-3, BF-3, OC-2, PH-3, MT-2, (050825): All are brand new in box and perfect. All have manuals and paperwork. Chose from: Dynamic Wah AW-3 List $179/Sale $85... Overdrive OD-3 List $154/Sale $69... BF-3 Flanger-SOLD... OC-2 Octave List $184/Sale $99... PH-3 Phase Shifter-SOLD... Metal Zone MT-2 List $161/Sale $69.
Boss BCB-60 Pedal Board, (open), (sample layout), (1-spot power supply). Hugely updated version of the old BCB-6, which houses all of your pedals for easy setup and transport. Unlike the old unit which only housed Boss Compact series, the BCB-60 allows you to use different size pedals such as the Twin pedals, wah's, and pedals from most other manufacturers. Included with this kit is the BCB-60, 8 1/4" connecting cables with gold tips, and a new Visual Sound 1-spot, which includes daisy chain and connectors for virtually any type of pedal. The 1-spot includes Daisy Chain, Multi-Plug 8 Cable, (2) Battery Clip Converters, (2) 3.5mm (1/8") Converters, and an L6 Converter for Line 6 modeling pedals, It takes up only one spot on your power strip and handles an impressive up to 1700mA. Read full specs here at BossUS. New price on the BCB and a One-Spot combo pack is $184 but this used one is in perfect shape, never modified inside, and a well built and easy to set up unit for $129(HOLD-Brian C 9/23).
Boss BCB-6 pedal holder and PSM-5 Power Supply, includes daisy chain and 9V wall adapter. Room for the PSM and 5 more pedals - plus slot for tuner. All latches/hinges intact. Makes stage setup a breeze. $99.
Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah, Guitar and Bass Wah with Humanizer. The latest and greatest from Boss, gives guitarists a wide range of classic auto-wah and dynamic wah effects (responsive to how hard you pick), plus a new "Humanizer" effect, which can simulate human voce-type vowel sounds. A dedicated Bass input even provides a variety of funky wah sounds for bass guitar. Tempo can be set for pedal control or at fixed rate via Manual mode. List price on new is $170 but if you can live without a box, this one’s pretty much mint and just $75(HOLD-Phil 6/5).
Boss OD-2 Turbo Overdrive, mid-80's Made in Japan model in nice shape. Get two pedals in one with this - classic smooth and natural OD associated with the OD-1 but turn on the Turbo for bone-crunching high-gain tone. In either position it sounds great. Velcro on bottom and missing label but at $59, a good value in a quality Japan model.
Boss BF-2 Flanger, another nice Japan model, one small chip on top scratches on sides, but overall nice for a used pedal. Original black label and priced at $65(HOLD-10/24).
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone, extremely popular pedal and best metal pedal Boss has ever made. With the 3-band EQ, including sweepable mid you can dial in a huge variety of tones. Does the scooped mid tone as good as anything ever made. $55
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone, Boss' most successful metal pedal, eclipsing the long-running HM-2. Key to the killer metal tone is two semi-parametric EQ bands, where you can select the exact low and high frequencies and the amount of boost or cut for each. This is a killer sounding pedal and the best ever made for the masses. Normal player's wear but sounds perfect and just $45.
Boss HM-3 Hyper Metal, updated version of the HM-2, which for a decade was the top metal pedal on the market. I'm not sure what the difference is, but for the scooped mids effect, it's hard to beat this tone. Clean shape in the box, $55.
Boss DS-1 Distortion, only used a week in studio, box and manual incl, $39
Boss DS-1 Distortion, Taiwan, Boss’ first distortion and longest running model in their line, mint in box, $39
Boss FV-50L Volume Pedal, low impedance, stereo, $79 new but this one’s in nice shape for $45.
Boss FV-50L, low impedance stereo volume pedal, sells for $79.99 in the stores but grab this mint one for just $55
Boss FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz, discontinued—in fact the FZ-3 has now been discontinued—but this one’s the best of the lot, 3-range switch for Fuzz I/Fuzz II/Gain Boost, stacked bass/treb cut/boost, an incredible sounding fuzz and a mystery as to why they quit making them, not mint but clean 9 cond, $SOLD
Boss GE-7B Bass EQ, this thing ain’t pretty but it works perfectly and it’s less than ½ of a new one, $35.
Boss HM-3 Hyper Metal, mint cond in box, $49
Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion, (that’s a dog hair on the pic—not a scratch), nails the bottom-heavy distortion for new-school metal, special dual-stage distortion circuit with an added gain boost-plus Bottom and Tone controls for crushing distortion with massive low end, perfect shape, $49
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone, as above in very clean shape without box, $59
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone, Boss’ hottest metal pedal with parametric mids for the perfect scooped-mid tone plus versatility for any other style, perfect shape in box, $69
Boss OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion, choice of Overdrive or Distortion from one pedal. Good choice for players who do anything from 70's rock and blues to Metal. Nice shape and just $45.
Boss PH-2 Phaser, a true classic in the Boss line, if you missed one on their long run (now discontinued), this one is truly in collector’s condition, mint with box and manual, $75
Boss PH-2 Phaser, Japan, best selling Phaser in the Boss line and dropped in favor of the PH-3, Two modes: Mode 1 for "West Coast Rock" and Mode II for "Funky deep phasing". I'm not sure what all that means but it's a great sounding Phaser in beautiful 9.5 condition and at $65, nicely priced for a Japan model. x
Boss PH-2 Phaser, one of Boss’ true classics and the favorite of many top players, super clean, $65
Boss PSM-5 Power Supply & Master Switch, Japan, powers up to 5 of your Boss pedals—no more 9V waste, includes Boss Power Supply, $65
Boss PSM-5 power supply, as new in box, with power supply, $69
Boss RE-1000, full rackmount reverb/delay unit, some settings not working properly thus, $39/as is(HOLD-JD 11/3)
Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive, excellent boost pedal and built for decades of road use, moderate finish flaws but works perfectly, $39
Boss SYB-3 Bass Synthesizer, turn any electric bass guitar into a dance, techno, hip-hop, funk, or R&B machine — molding a "straight" bass sound into a synth bass monster, 11 different modes, “Hold” feature lets you play over the held note, gets as wacky as you want and also great for guitar, no box or manual but mint condition and only $125
Boss SYB-3 Bass Syth, new-old-stock, world's first bass synth in a standard-sized stomp box, turns your bass into a synth bass for hip-hop, dance, or urban funk styles, two separate outputs let you mix a straight bass sound with synth bass, and 11 different modes give you a variety of synth-bass effects, “hold” function sustains a synth note while you play over the top of it, T-Wah effect provides a classic synth-wah tone. Lists at $299, sells in stores for $239 but this one’s $100 less than STORE price at $139
Boss TW-1 Touch Wah, discontinued model, plenty of paint chips, works great, $75
Danelectro BLT Slapback Echo, clean shape, $22
Danelectro Chili Dog Octaver, cost effective alternative to Boss OC-2, select one or two octaves below root note with blend control, includes knob protector, perfect shape in box, $22
Danelectro Daddy O, scuffed up but works perfectly, $30
Danelectro Daddy-O Overdrive, full-size Dano pedal solid metal construction, excellent vintage overdrive tone, 3-band EQ, fans of the early Boss overdrives will LOVE this, $29/ea
Danelectro Daddy-O, mint in box with manual, “stack in a box” and versatile unit with everything from scooped mid’s to creamy mid-boost, 3 EQ’s, built for the road, $45 or include Dano power supply for $50
Danelectro Fab Tone, mint in box w/manual, $39 or $45 with optional power supply
Danelectro Pedal Holder for mini-pedals, includes daisy chain and two ¼” cables, never used, $15….
Danelectro Psycho Flange, full-size Dano pedal with the fattest sounding Flanger I’ve ever heard, dials in some wacky tones I’ve never heard out of a flanger—plus fat “regular” flanger tones, lists for $149 but this one’s mint for just $65
Danelectro Shift Daddy, not the most versatile shifter—but does have some very cool sounds, stretch or bend single notes or chords, four great sounding echo’s as well (slap, spring, arena, interplanetary), killer looks with 3 tail lights indicators flamed paint job, etc., new in stores for $109 but this one’s mint for just $65
Danelectro Shiftdaddy, the new silver model, has some very cool sounds, stretch or bend single notes or chords, four nice sounding echo’s as well (slap, spring, arena, interplanetary), killer looks with 3 tail lights indicators flamed paint job, etc., new in stores for $109 but if you can live without a box and manual, this one’s mint for just $55
Digitech XP-200 Modulator, Highly regarded Digitech XP-series of modeling units with expression pedal. The XP-200 is the Modulator model which features chorus, flange, phase, vibrato, tremolo, auto-pan, pan, and rotary speaker. The settings on the effects can be changed in real time via the pedal Imagine your rotary speaker changing from slow to fast, just like a Leslie - or panning from one amp to another via the "pan" setting. The sounds are very good, it's easy to get around on, and with 61 factory presets and 6 user memory locations, favorite patches can be recalled quickly and easily, without turning a knob. This unit is in flawless cosmetic condition and works perfectly. For all the quality tones it has, plus real time expression, a lot of pedal for $129. Includes AC adaptor and manual downloadable here.
Digitech Whammy 4 with Midi. 6 Whammy modes including the popular 2 Octave Up heard on numerous recordings; 10 Harmony Bend modes including 2nd Up to 3rd Up simulating pedal steel bends; Expression pedal controls dive bombs and bends; pitch detection engine designed specifically for guitar delivers fast accurate shifting; MIDI In & Out/Thru to control pitch bends. For a good YouTube demo, click here. One of the most fun pedals you'll ever play and at $199 new, this one's near immaculate for just $129(HOLD-Mike, local 6/30).
Digitech Whammy. 6 Whammy modes including the popular 2 Octave Up heard on numerous recordings; 10 Harmony Bend modes including 2nd Up to 3rd Up simulating pedal steel bends; Expression pedal controls dive bombs and bends; pitch detection engine designed specifically for guitar delivers fast accurate shifting; MIDI In & Out/Thru to control pitch bends. For a good YouTube demo, click here. One of the most fun pedals you'll ever play and a nice price, mint in the box, for $139.
Digitech PDS 1650 Programmable Distortion, NEW old stock, stores 19 of your favorite settings, just $75
Digitech PDS 1700, big double pedal, Stereo Chorus/Flanger, ex- cond, $65
Digitech PDS1550 Programmable Distortion, great sounding unit and one of the best distortions from the 80’s. More control than any other pedal and actually 2-pedals-in-1 with a wide range of tonal selections via frequency/octave/cut-boost which lets you choose fat mid-boost Rock/Country sounds to scooped mids Metal. If there’s not enough control via the panel, there are internal pots you can tweak to obtain your signature tone. One of my favorite semi-vintage distortions and not expensive, $49(HOLD-Bill H 3/15)
Digitech Tone Driver, excellent overdrive pedal from the new “X-Series” of quality guitar effects, new in box with manual/warranty, $59
Digitech Turbo Flange, stereo, one of the best and most versatile on the market. I love the new X-series from Digitech. The “do” a lot more, sound great, and are built for years of use. Features rotary control with 7 “types” of flange. $59
Digitech X-Series Pedals, part of disassembled floor display, very high quality effects, of the ones pictured, only the flanger and chorus remain, both priced at $49/ea
DOD 260 Direct Box, lists for $65 but this one’s brand new at 50% off, $32
DOD Envelope Filter, USA, sort of an auto-wah, clean shape, very cool tones; low price, $39….
DOD Flashback Fuzz, NEW, kinda does the hendrix thing, List $89.95, Sale, $35
DOD FX-20B, Stereo Phasor, $35
DOD FX20C Stereo Phaser, Velcro on bottom but otherwise as new in box, excellent tone and USA quality, $29
DOD FX-22 Vibro Thang, 4-knobs to create good variety, mint with box/manual/etc, $49
DOD FX-30B Gate/Loop, as new in box, $39
DOD FX-30B, Gate/Loop, new in box w/manual, $39
DOD FX40 Guitar EQ, these are made like tanks and last forever, $45
DOD FX55B Supra Distortion, one of DOD’s longest-running distortion boxes, built like a tank and nice overdrive for $29
DOD FX-59, Thrashmaster (distortion), ex cond, $39
DOD Gate/Loop, USA, noise gate and loop built into one, clean shape, $39
DOD Guitar EQ FX40, USA built like a truck, good value for $39
DOD Icebox Chorus, NEW, great stereo chorus for low bucks, List $99.95, Sale, $39.95
DOD Mystic Blues Overdrive, looks new, $29
DOD Grunge, pretty cool pedal that’s voiced for the sounds enjoyed by the kids of today. A real winner that sounds quite rad! USA made and like all DOD’s, made for decades of trouble-free abuse. Mint with manual, $35.
Dunlop GCB-100, NEW, Bass Crybaby, new in the box with manual, $65/ea
Dunlop Crybaby GCB-95, player’s grade but works fine with a good pot, $59
Dunlop Rotovibe, Owing its model name to Jimi Hendrix, who used the Uni-Vibe to great success. Unlike the Uni-Vibe which needs a separate rocker pedal to control the sweep rate, with the Rotovibe it's built in. Does a great Leslie emulation and you can go from a slow rotation to a fast one one the fly - just like a real Leslie. In addition to rotating speaker effect it has Vibrato plus Chorus. Separate yellow/red LED's tell you which mode you're in, and they flash at the modulation speed which let you zero in and get in sync with the beat. Also features Intensity knob to control the strength of effect, from subtle to in your face. Apparently the association with the Hendrix folks has discontinued so the current model is now called the JD-4S but it's basically the same pedal. With the JD-4S at $189, consider this clean used JH model at $119.
Dunlop Crybaby 535 Wah/Boost, 3X more versatile than you normal Crybaby with a wah selector range plus doubles as a boost pedal. Separate LED's tell you if either the way or boost mode - or both - are engaged. Not mint but other than the bottom plate it's pretty clean overall. $75.
Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Wah JH-1, Original Thomas Organ design. Has a fatter sound than a standard Crybaby through a lowered frequency of the operating range. Get that Jimi wacka-wacka for just $45.
Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Wah, "Original Thomas Design" and follows the famed 60's model but uses modified circuitry to provide a more open (fatter) sound by lowering the frequency of the operating range. Very clean shape, perfect pot, and a good choice for that vintage Jimi tone. Lists at $175 but this nice one is just $75.
Dunlop Original Crybaby GCB-95, mint condition, plastic still on the bottom with box and manual, $55.
Dunlop JH-1 Hendrix Wah, same taper and response as Jimi’s pedal had. An original 60's design with modified circuitry to provide for a more open (or fatter) sound by lowering the frequency of the operating range. Mint condition, $69.
Jim Dunlop GCB-95 Crybaby, perfect shape - perfect pot, $49.
Jim Dunlop 535Q Crybaby, most versatile crybaby ever. Allows the player to customize and shape the sound - By a simple turn of the "Q" dial, you can shape your wah from a narrow, sharp wah to a broad, subtle wah. The Crybaby 535Q also offers 6 new guitar wah ranges, a variable boost from 0 to +26 dB, and a hard wire on/off switch. Its new custom circuitry consumes less power and eliminates unwanted distortion. Has seen only a few hours of use and still has the plastic on the bottom plate - but top was paint splattered with white paint. Good deal for the player for $75.
Dunlop Hendrix Wah, clean shape with plastic still on the bottom plate. Get Jimi's signature wah tones for just $59.
Dunlop GCB-95 Crybaby, the classic Crybaby, mint with manual, $59.
Electroharmonix Russian Small Stone Phaser, good sounding and built like a Russian tank, rate control and depth switch, $45
Electroharmonix Electric Mistress reissue, the legendary flanger/filter matrix returns, extremely clean $125
Electroharmonix Q-Tron Envelop Filter, Reissue, super funky envelope filter that does the Mu-Tron tone plus a whole lot more, $189 new but this one’s in nice shape with manual and power supply for just $129. Also includes, but not shown, is the original wooden box also in clean shape.
Electroharmonix Q-Tron Envelope Controlled Filter, very cool for Bootsy style funk or some cool spacey tones as well, includes power supply, around ½ price of new at $85
Electroharmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter, Mod. EH4800, this is the USA model made in NYC and a reissue of a true classic Phaser from the 1970’s. Super clean and barely used, and with a list of $126 this used one’s a good value at $65(HOLD-Todd 8/11).
Fender Chromatic Digital Tuner, ex cond in orig bag, $30
Hughes & Kettner Red Box MK II Cabinetulator, ex, $65
Ibanez CS9 Stereo Chorus Reissue, mint in the box and sounds as lush as the original 80's model. Amazingly, still made in Japan. Includes box and manual. $75.
Ibanez 9-series AC Adapter, model AC-109, mint in box, great for your battery-eating AD9’s and such, $19.
Ibanez CF7 Chorus/Flanger, Ibanez’ cool Tone Lok series that let you dial in your sound and then inset the knobs into the case and away from your stomping feet. Very versatile with chorus AND flanger settings as well as Normal and Wacked settings. Best bang for the buck at $39
Ibanez CF7 Chorus/Flanger, the new 7-series from Ibanez have great versatility and quality tone for very reasonable prices, in addition to the normal 4 knobs, this pedal doubles on chorus and flange via mini-switch with choice of “normal” and “wack’d” tones via another switch, pop-up knobs, quality construction, $45
Ibanez CM5 Classic Metal, pretty good mini tone for a budge pedal, $25/ea
Ibanez DS7 Distortion, one of the new Tone Lok series that allows you to set and then retract knobs. Nice shape with in box, $30
Ibanez FL5 Flanger, nice budget flanger, $29
Ibanez FZ-7 Fuzz, very radical sounding fuzz with a lot more versatility than your avg. fuzz – and only, $39
Ibanez SH7 7th Heaven, Ibanez new 7-series distortion built for the 7-string in mind but works great on any guitar, solid build metal construction, nice shape and nice tone, features “pop-up” knobs and two dip switches for tons of tonal capabilities, $79 in the stores but save some money on this clean used one for just $45
Ibanez SM7 Smash Box, I continue to be impressed by the new 7-series as they offer more bang for the buck than anything else on the market, with three “Void” settings and a choice of “Sharp” or “Edge”, combined with drive and EQ controls, you can get a multitude of very cool tones, $35
Ibanez TS-7 Tubescreamer, mint in box, $45
Morley On/Off Switch, your basic amp switcher, built like a tank, perfect, $19
Morley Pro Series Wah Volume, Silent Switching, model PWV-SS, nice shape, great sounding, and one of the most dependable units made from my experience, includes manual, $59
Morley Wah SP, spring loaded so it always comes up, mint, $49
MXR Wylde Overdrive, Zakk's own signature overdrive in mint condition with box and stuff. Lists new at $160 but this one's perfect and un-used condition for just $75.
MXR Phase 90 Reissue, one of the most popular of all time and one of the classic Phasers from the 70's- these reissues are very close in terms of tone, and less noisy. EVH himself used one of the originals, quite nicely I'll add, in many early Van Halen recordings. One simple knob controls the rate of sweep from a slow rotary to a fast warble. A little known fact - these work great on bass, keyboards (think psuedo-Leslie), and even vocals. Works great sounds great, and just $45(SOLD 5/27).
MXR Micro Amp, Dunlop reissue. As with the original, the Micro Amp adds an amount of gain which is preset using the single control. Allows you to boost your signal for lead work or matching output when you're using several guitars such as changing from a single coil and humbucker equipped models. Some players just like the extra gain (and there's plenty) that this pedal produces and they leave it on all the time. $55.
Peavey 1 button footswitch, universal ¼” jack for just about any brand, leftover new stock, $19
Qwik Tune QT-2, automatic chromatic tuner, best specs for the bucks, $12
Range Master Tuner, primitive ambient tuner, NEW old stock, 3 avail, $25/ea
Rocktron Sonic Glory, if you need a little push over the top the Sonic Glory will make your amp’s built-in distortion scream, adds some edge to your crunch tone, provides that much needed "bite" and "growl" that will push the edge of the envelope, housed in rugged extruded aluminum chassis that stands up to road wear and tear, new in the stores for $99 but this one’s as new in the box for $65
Rocktek Distortion in box, $18
Rocktek GER-01, NEW, Guitar EQ, new in box, $38
Sabine Backtrak Riff Recorder & Digital Sampler, excellent learning tool with up to 30 seconds of sampling time, play back at 4 speeds (full, 2/3, ½, 1/3) to make riffs or lyrics easier to pick out, comes with box, manual, 1/8” cable and 9V power supply, $59
Sabine Zipbeat Metronome, a good one, $15
Seiko ST-727 Guitar/Bass Tuner, lcd screen, nice budget tuner, $12
Snarling Dogs Black Dog, “Tube Emulated British Distortion”, switchable true bypass switch, nice unit with box and manual, around $85 new but only $49 used(Tentative Terry H 10/29)
Tech 21 Comptortion, $69(SOLD-Mark S 3/6)
Yamaha VP-500 Volume Pedal, w/range control pot, mint cond, $39
Zoom 505, a classic and now offers a lot of bang for the buck, 24 different effects, easy to edit, quality tone for just $55
Zoom 506, very powerful bass effects in a small package, $49
PREAMPS - MULTI-EFFECTS – RACKMOUNT - POWER AMPS-PEDALBOARDS- ETC
ADA MC-1 Controller (click to enlarge), ADA MP's are definitely back. In guitar, just like fashion, auto's, or anything else styles are cyclical and after falling out of fashion for almost a decade, folks are once again scurrying to buy up the ADA products. The MP-1 was sold but the MC-1, which sold for $250 back in the day, is available for just $99. Iincludes long connecting cable.
Alesis MEQ230 Dual 1/3-octave precision equalizer, (pic2). One of the most popular EQ's ever made, especially for home studios and club bands. More bang for the buck than any other graphic EQ ever made with two 30-band 1/3 octave EQ's in a single rack space, yet costs less than many single-channel units. This precise EQ is engineered with proprietary Alesis technology that gives you more features and better audio performance than anything close to the price range. Features both RCA and 1/4" in/outputs, signal and peak indicator as well as "in" and "power" LED's for both channels, channel in/out buttons, and center-detented sliders at +/- 12dB. Manual available here for download. These cost a couple hundred back in the 90's and are the best bargain today for a quality, good quality EQ. This one's in beautiful shape with original power supply - for just $69.
ART X-15 Ultrafoot Controller, controls midi functions of your rackmount effects. Designed for ART units but midi allows compatibility with any other midi device. Nice shape and includes power supply and quick start laminated manual. $79.
ART SGX 2000 Express, upgraded version of the very popular SGX 2000 and one of the best guitar preamps of its era. With 475 factory presets PLUS 200 storage location to easily edit and save your favorites, you'll have an endless selection of quality tones at the touch of a button. Famous not only for tone quality but also for one of the most user friendly interfaces of any device of its type. In addition to an endless array of distortions, there are an infinite selection of other effects such as 21 digital reverbs, 12 gated reverbs, acoustic environment simulator (very cool!), flanger, chorus, stereo digital delay plus 21 other delay types (like echo and multitap), pitch shift, tremolo, phaser, panner, sampler and much more. Discontinued in 1999, there are still plenty of web resources for the unit including a very active user's group (click here). Includes original manual but you can download if you want to have a look (click here) or for a brief overview, check out ART's site and click on "Audio Products" - "Discontinued". This unit retailed at $849 back in '99 and in my opinion is a steal today. When we went to ship this unit, some of the LED's didn't light up on the power-up test so it's sold "as is", for $199, still worth it in my opinion.
ART X-15 UltraFoot Midi Controller, features dual expression pedals, works with virtually any Midi sound processor such as the Johnson J-Station, Line 6 POD, etc. This is a very powerful unit and check ART's site (click here) for full specs and features. Very powerful unit that does just about anything you need in a floorboard for $115. Includes power supply and long midi cable to run from the unit to your backline.
Behringer V-Amp Pro with custom cabinet and FCB-1010 Midi Foot Controller, (V-Amp in rack), (close-up), (back), (back panel), (FCB-1010). Note: FCB controller was sold - the V-Amp remains. The V-Amp Pro is the 19 in. rack-mount version of the V-AMP 2 with extensive MIDI and digital connectivity. As a brief overview, you get a great collection of 32 classic amps, 15 famed speaker cabinets and 16 studio-quality effects: everything from vintage combos to supercharged gain monsters. Store your own presets in the 125 memory locations or get presets developed by today's hottest players. It includes pre-DSP send/return and post-DSP stereo inserts as well as balanced stereo XLR DI out with ground lift. A BNC wordclock input for synchronization and a 24-bit/96 kHz digital output with AES/EBU and S/PDIF connectors. Plus, it has Behringer's exclusive auto wah and rotary effects and DI output with Ultra-G cabinet simulation designed by famous amp designer Juergen Rath. The V-AMP Pro is a great tool for the studio, or works equally well as you live backline set-up. The rotary knobs have LED's for easy recognition of your settings. The FCB-1010 is the perfect companion piece and lets you get the most out of the V-Amp, especially in a live setting where you don't have time to tweak knobs for your next song. On top of its impressive MIDI functions, it gives you two jacks for analog switching and rugged, road-proof construction. Features include 3 new sets of 100 factory presets for more comfortable control of our V-AMP products, guitar workstations and BASS V-AMPs, Non-Latching Relay function - provides the added possibility of controlling external analog equipment closing the relay switches when the Preset button is depressed, Quick access to the Pedal Calibration mode, and an improved Tap Tempo function. Click here for full specs on the V-Amp. The rack is custom made and very well built including staining and lacquer finish, with an extra space available should you want to include another effect or a one-space power amp. The V-Amp asold new for $169, not including this very nice rack. Own the one with a great custom made rack, for just $129.
Boss ME-20 Multi-Effect, (close-up), (side/back). For the player who wants a *performance* based multi-effect, i.e. not designed around a computer interface, the ME-20 is a great sounding unit with 17 built-in Boss effects. Manual mode or memory mode. In manual mode it's just like having a row of Boss effects in front of you. Select your Overdrive/Distortion, time domain effect (flange, chorus, rotary, etc.), delay/reverb, and volume/wah. If you want to make any changes, you just spin the knob, just like a stomp box, rather than having to go through multiple screens to tweak a setting. Each effect has programmable parameters, just like "knobs" on a stomp box, which can be saved to one of the user memory spots for instant recall. In memory mode, you can instantly recall any of the presets installed by Boss (10 banks, with 3 presets per bank = 30), or ones you've tweaked yourself. To get to the memory mode, just press the center and right footswitch simultaneous; to get to the tuner, press the center and left footswitch. For full specs, click here, for Boss. Also on this page are some great demo videos by Robert Marcello, who is informative, and a blast to watch. This unit is simple enough that I was able to get around just fine, but the manual is downloadable here. Operates on 6 AA batteries or optional external power supply. This unit is still available from some stores for $199, which is around the price of two boss pedals. This used one is in excellent condition with original box and for the fan of Boss effects, an incredible amount of power for $115.
Boss ME-30, (pic2), rave review in the Oct '05 Vintage Guitar magazine of all places, in the "Gigmeister" column as I recall. Highly recommended for players who want a full selection of Boss pedals, in a handy little floorboard multi-effect. It's very much like having a Boss pedalboard at your feet, with the added benefit of remembering your settings on each pedal for quick and easy recall. You'll barely need it, but original manual is included. A great selection of analog and vintage effects plus phase trainer, tuner, analog distortion and a full array of digital effects; expression pedal works wah, volume, whammy (+/- an octave); a versatile and good sounding unit that’s less than ½ of what they sold for new at $115. The review stated that it's worth the price for the whammy effect alone!
Boss BE-5 Guitar Multiple Effects (click to enlarge), Five great Boss pedals built into an easy-to-use floorboard format. Includes Chorus, Noise Suppressor, Digital Delay, Overdrive/Distortion, and Compressor. If you run stereo, the chorus features an impressive stereo dimensional effect while "Color" control selects Overdrive or Distortion - or any mix in-between. Send/return jacks allow system expansion using an external effect unit or volume pedal. Also features tuner out and headphone jack for silent monitoring. If you already know how to use a stomp box, you know how to use this unit...wonderful simplicity. $99(HOLD-Greg S) includes power supply.
Digitech IPS33 Intelligent Pitch Shifter. The first "intelligent" pitch shifter, i.e. can play in a certain key rather than earlier models which were fixed harmonies. The IPS33 will play in the key and harmonic scale that you select, whereas older designs were capable of only producing notes that paralleled the root note. The effect is dramatic, especially on songs like Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody or rock/metal dual/triple leads like the break-down in "The Boys are Back In Town." The IPS33 plays 3-part harmony (original plus 2 harmonics). The unit has 59 different preset scales, 4 detune modes, and 16 user presets which can cover virtually any harmonic style needed. 99 patches in all. This is a good sounding unit and a must for any rock/metal lead player, especially in a one-guitar band. I don't have original manual but it's downloadable and/or I can email the file to the buyer. You'll have some serious fun and some great tones with this unit. $125.
Digitech BP200 Bass Multi-Effect, (detail-effects). For stage, studio, or practice tool, the BP200 has just about any effect you'll need to get the sound you want - plus a built-in drum machine for use as a practice tool. Description: 16 bass amp and stompbox models and a host of other effects (22 total) for creating your own signature sound. The built-in expression pedal can be assigned to control your choice of parameters in real time. Each effect includes up to 3 adjustable parameters giving you the flexibility to create the exact sound you are looking for. The 6 character alphanumeric display and 3-knob matrix based user interface provide simple, straight forward editing functions. The Rhythm Trainer is a great tool for polishing up your timing with your choice of different patterns, tempo, and adjustable volume level. A chromatic tuner lets you quickly check or tune your instrument to 1 of 4 different tuning references. Here's a brief demo that runs through a few cool patches (link) and here's a bunch of Harmony-Central reviews. Sells new for $149 but this one's in nice shape for just $79.
Furman Sound PL-Tuner, (back). Rackmount Tuner and high quality Power Conditioner with telescoping lights to light up your rack PLUS an excellent quality chromatic tuner with two brightness displays. See all the specs here. Provide safe power for your expensive rack gear, see what you're doing, and tune your axe quickly and accurately. Sold new for $199 but this one's in clean shape and just $99.
Hughes and Kettner Red Box MK III Cabinetulator, best D.I. made for guitar, built in cabinet simulator, perfect shape in box, $99 used but this one’s perfect for $65
Johnson J-Station, (detail - illuminated front panel). Once upon a time, Johnson and Line 6 (POD) were battling it out - along the lines of VHS and Betamax - each with it's own strong spots and weak spots. In the end, Johnson lost, but I'll hold the J-Station up to a POD any day. Largely the same selection of effects and amp modeling, but on the J-Station I much prefer the built-in acoustic simulator and the 12-string simulator. All the other effects are a toss-up in my opinion - they're both very good. Bottom line: This is very nice unit that can do it all in the studio or it also is excellent for stage use - and is very easy to get around on. For the price of a single stop box, you can have 'em all. This one may have sold but I usually have them in stock for $99 with power supply.
Korg A5 Bass, another 90’s old-school, this one for the bassist. This was my personal unit and used it sparingly in the studio so it’s not beat, usual assortment of effects made for bass specs, easy to edit and store patches, easy real-time control and made for the bassist who doesn’t like to scroll through screens of menus. Neater than a floorboard full of pedals, sounds just as good, and cheaper too, $75
Korg G3 Guitar Performance Processor, usual selection of chorus, flange, delay, overdrives, EQ, reverb, gate, compressor, easy to get around on and fine tune your settings with a twist of a knob rather than scrolling through menus, very impressive in stereo mode, this thing sounds GREAT—I’ve had units at 4X the cost that didn’t have the tone of this one, turned my 5 min. test drive into an hour jam, save your combinations or use presets and get rid of 5-10 of your stomp boxes, $79 (SOLD-Chris H 4/5)
Lexicon LXP-1 and LXP-5 with Rack, (back) (click to enlarge pics). Note: LXP-1 is sold; LXP-5 is available. These 1/2 rack units were a huge success when they came out in the mid-90's. Lexicon, long associated for the best quality studio reverb was now available at a price the consumer could afford. Both of these units are noted for their lush, natural-sounding reverb, Lexicon's signature tone, as well as other time domain effects such as chorus, delay, multi-tap, etc. For Harmony-Central Reviews click here for the LXP-1, here for the LXP-5, where they both scored an impressive 9.1 for sound quality, but sound quality is what you expect from Lexicon. These sold or $399 back in the late 90's when they were produced. Manuals are both downloadable here, but I've been happy sticking with the presets and everything I need . This is the cleanest LXP I've had in a very long time and a good deal in a studio quality effect at $139 - include the rack for $15 more. Includes power supply.
Line 6 POD XT Live, (pic2), the latest and greatest in the POD line with more innovations than any other upgrade to date. I recommend you tour the POD XT Live page (click here) to get a full rundown on this amazing unit. It's an uncomplicated, gig-ready tone machine that’s portable and adaptable to different real world stage and recording environments. Can be used as the ultimate multi-effects pedal in front of any guitar amp, as a complete direct PA solution, or as the world-standard guitar recording workhorse in the studio. Includes 80 "must have" stomp box and studio effects models, 36 amp models, 24 cabinet models, and loads more features. For a bunch of YouTube demo's, click here. These sell new for $399 but this one's pretty much immaculate for just $229. Sorry, box fans but no box with this one but it includes original power supply and manual is on the way.
Line 6 POD XT, (pic2), (stock pic). The XT takes the good old POD 2.0 one step further with more amp models, speaker models, and effects, plus a backlit screen to make it more user friendly. Many home studio users have found this unit to be a simple solution to having a huge arsenal of amps and effects, and even professional studios will, inevitably, have one of these on hand. The XT isn't just for the studio though - one of the best live tones I've hard was in a local club where the guitarists had no backline setup, nothing but a small kidney bean shaped thing mounted on a mic stand. I talked to him during their first break and found out their killer tones were coming from nothing more than POD's, running both through the monitors and the house system. His tone sounded just like "the CD", with both his amp tone and effects perfectly emulating the original songs. For full specs click here for Line 6's site and a good manufacturer's overview view at Todou.co. This unit's in good shape and includes original box, manual, and power supply. Even if you've got the original POD or 2.0, the XT is such a major design change that it's worth picking one up. Or you could opt for the XT Live but it's more expensive and isn't a small desktop unit. This is an amazing sounding little thing and priced around what you'll pay for a new digital delay, just $179. Various POD units available at $135-$149 - just inquire.
POD XT PRO, (back), (screen), (box/acc.). Why pay $700 when this one's like new for $450. The latest and ultimate processor from Line 6, equally great live or especially in the studio. Line 6's POD revolutionized sound reproduction in 1998 with the introduction of the original "kidney bean" POD. The Pro took it to the rack - the XT took it to USB for PC/Mac computer recording - plus loads more of everything you need. As a quick overview, the XT Pro features 42 Legendary and Classic Amp Models, 24 Cab & 4 Mic models, 60 Stompbox and Studio Effects, 128 Channel Memories, Stereo XLR and 1/4-inch analog outs, AES/EBU - S/PDIF - USB Digital I/O, Programmable Effects Loop Routing Options, Deep Editing, Built-in Chromatic Tuner, and Full MIDI Support. For full specs and links to video demo's, click here for Line 6 site or go to YouTube for dozens of video's using this unit. This unit sells new for $700 but save $250 on this one - flawless, in original box with all documentation and cables, for just $450(Hold - Kevin S 1/8). Note: I also have the Bass XT Pro (pic), also mint in the box, for $499. For anyone who doesn't need the power of the XT model, I also have an assortment of kidney bean POD's, Pod Pro's, and Bass Pod Pro's
Line 6 POD Pro, (Close-up - click to enlarge). If you missed my Pro XT last week here's its predecessor, the POD Pro. More than just the rackmount version of the original POD, the POD Pro had much more features including double the number of amp models (32), cabinet models can be changed from front panel, manual mode (instead of presets) is handy for many players as it’s the what-you-see-is-what-you-get mode where all the tones are reflected by knob positions. It also has loads of slick I/O options. In addition to the 1/4" input and stereo outs of the original Pod, the Pro features a line-level input, an unprocessed output, a TRS stereo effects loop, balanced XLR outputs, two flavors of digital outputs (S/PDIF and AES/EBU), and a digital clock input. The outputs are designed for two modes of operation: live and studio. In live mode, the 1/4" outputs are intended to feed a guitar amp, and there is no speaker simulation added to the patches. Conversely, the XLR outs do feature speaker simulation in live mode, as it's assumed the signals will be routed to a P.A. system. In studio mode, the analog and digital outputs feature speaker simulation. At home on stage or studio and heard on more recordings in the past few years than probably any other preamp. List price back in the day was $899. This one has seen very little studio use only and is impeccably preserved, flawless condition, with original box, manual, and CD. If you're building a rack system for your backline setup - or if you don't have a POD in your studio yet - here's an excellent way to start out and just slightly more than a kidney bean POD and $200 less than the XT Pro I sold last week at $279(HOLD last one -Ralph P 4/11).
Line 6 Bass POD, mint in the box. There’s no reason that the guitarists should have all the fun! The Bass Pod gives you the tones of current and classic amps like the Ampeg SVT and B-15, the Marshall Major and Plexi Super Bass, SWR, Versatone and the Vox AC 10, with 16 Amp Models in all, 16 Cabinet Models, plus 16 digital effect combinations and A.I.R which simulates the interactions of mics and speaker cabinets. Effects include distortions, phasers, flanger, envelope follower, octave divider and crossover. 36 programmable channels are included for storage of custom arrangements of amp/cabs/effects. Unique Dual outputs (modeled and direct) give the Bass POD an edge in recording, allowing the studio to mix direct bass, modeled bass, and miked bass amps. The effects can be applied or not to the direct output. With a list price of $519, many of these sold at $399 when new. I usually have them in stock at $75 to $135, depending on condition.
Rackmount Power Controller - MBT PC-800. Perfect for lighting controller or just as a rack power supply with easy access to turn on/off different effects. The PC-800 is an 8-Channel, 19" rack mountable power center with 15A circuit breaker, lighted rocker on/off switches for each channel, 6' power cord, and eight 3-prong inputs in rear. Clean shape, $25.
Rockman Bass Ace Headphone Amp. With its roots in the 80's Bass Rockman the Bass Ace offers the same convenience and versatility at around 1/3 the price. Great for personal practicing - or equally at home routing it directly to a mixer for recording. Features built-in compression, volume control, auxiliary stereo input/output, and selectable treble/mid boost. Sells new for $79 but this nice used one's just $45.
Roland SRV-2000 Midi Digital Reverb, (pic2). A staple in virtually every pro studio in the 80's, the SRV-2000, Roland's first ever digital reverb, still sounds great today. Whether used in a guitar rack, live sound instruments or vocals, or in the studio, it's a very versatile reverb that's easy to edit, and the sound is superb. Thorough analysis of actual reverberated sounds in numerous acoustic environments, Roland to determined the kinds of parameters necessary for a digital reverb to effectively simulate an acoustic environment and the SRV-2000 features all such parameters which allow it to simulate all acoustic environments of any shape, any size, and any building material, from small rooms to big halls, churches, tunnels, etc. These were too expensive for any regular user to afford back in '85 when it came out but today they're a great bargain. Works and sounds perfect, other than the "copy" button not working properly (you won't miss it), and is a really nice unit for $175.
SKB PS-25 Powered Pedalboard and Case, (pedalboard), (close-up). Uses a fully integrated 9-volt DC power source for up to six pedals. With simple Velcro attachment, you can use virtually any size pedal - in any layout you prefer. The design allows you to power up most every pedal in existence with just a standard 9V power adapter. Set up is simple and fast - less than a minute. Simply remove the pedalboard with pedals already attached, plug your guitar into the top mounted patch bay (with two signal loops) and run direct into your amp. Padded case has both briefcase type handles or back strap. In good used condition and offered as a bargain special without power supply or cables for $69 - or I probably have a power supply and cable kit with standard Boss type connectors for $99.
T.C. Electronics M-One, fantastic dual-engine processor from the makers of some of the true ultimate guitar effects. Use the M-One Engines in the Dual Send/Return setup, and get two independent effects processors. Connect one Auxiliary to the Left Input of the M-One, and a second to the Right input. The stereo Output of the two Engines are now mixed internally, and can be returned to a single stereo effects return on your mixing console, giving you two full blown stereo effects simultaneously. For full specs check out TC’s Site. The sounds are incredible, but the price isn’t. While a new one will set you back $399, this one’s in nice shape and just $250(HOLD-Michael 9/19). (Also available is T.C. Electronics G-Minor, midi controller for the G-Major or M-One above, as new in box, $99 separately but just $65 with the M-One)
TC Electronic G-Major 2 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor, (front), (back), (powered up), (optional G-Minor). Both G-Major and G-Minor (optional) are mint condition in the box. Virtually brand new with but a few hours use, never racked, plastic film still on front panel. As TCE says, "made by guitarists for guitarists." This multi-effects processor sounds magical and is an incredibly powerful unit, a single rack space, plus it's very affordable, especially by TC Electronic standards. You get studio-quality sounds combined with stompbox simplicity in a unit that's geared for demanding and diverse performances. Not another modeling processor, but pure undiluted TC Electronic effects in a league of their own. The G-Major 2 offers easy integration with your current setup and pain-free on-the-fly editing - or use a MIDI interface for more dedicated patch programming using the included PC/Mac editor. G-Major 2 processor houses all the classic TC Electronic effects that made the original G-Major a favorite among passionate hobby musicians and pros alike. It adds a wide range of guitar effects and features based on feedback and requests from dedicated users of the G-Major platform. From the delays, reverbs and modulation effects that helped define the industry and new daring sounds such as Tri-Chorus, Through-Zero langer, modulated delays, and Univibe, everything is done with impeccable TC Electronic quality. There are a number of good demo's online, here's one on YouTube. Click here for full specs at TC's site. At $499, this unit is a deal by T.C.E. prices, but this one's "as new" in the box with everything, and just $350. Add the G-Minor for just $75.
T. C. Electronics M3000, (panel), (back). As new, immaculate condition. Some high end gear here, used in the A room of many studios but priced within reach of the serious home recording engineer. The M3000 offers a mammoth selection of 250 single and 50 combined presets, including many of the favorites from TC's previous units. If that's not enough, you can get an internal RAM bank for up to 250 single and 50 combined user-memories, plus you can store the same number again onto a standard PCMCIA card. New algorithms offered are the VSS Reverb and Gate, along with TC's CORE (Coefficient Optimized Room Emulation) Reverb, Reverb 3, Delay, Pitch, EQ, Expander, Compressor, Chorus/Flanger, Tremolo/Panner, Phase and De-Esser. Like the M2000, the M3000 features two separate processors which you can use in serial, parallel, dual-input, dual-mono, linked and pre-glide modes. The M3000 also features 24-bit resolution A-D and D-A converters, along with 16- and 20-bit dithering for output to devices working at these lower resolutions. Rather than write a full page of info, for full specs go to TCE's site here. I know most of my customers are guitarists and rest assured this is one of the finest units you can have in your rack. Guitar great John Petrucci uses 3 of these in his stage rig (interview). These sell everywhere for $1599 but this one's "as new" and a more friendly $1099. (Note: I also have a few G-Majors and the Triple-C compressor in stock).
T.C. Electronics Triple-C, (click lower right corner of pic to enlarge), (picture 2). For the true connoisseur of quality rack effects, this has got to be the ultimate in compression. Multi-band compression mode of Triple•C basically splits the incoming signal into three frequency bands, allowing independent compression to take place in each of the three user defined frequency areas. Compression is only applied to the necessary frequency areas, providing a far more intelligent way of working with the given source material. Using Triple•C’s Multi-band mode avoids a number of traditional artifacts of compression i.e. that peaks at certain frequencies incorrectly controlling the compression of the entire signal. For example when compressing vocals using traditional Full-band compression, high frequencies tend to be reduced due to the fact that vocals generally consist of mid frequencies. So the mid frequencies will determine the compression level of the overall signal. Using Triple•C’s Multi-band compression will allow independent compression in all three bands, and consequently preserve the high frequencies. There are too many features and benefits to explain here - for full specs click here for T.C.'s Site, links in the left column. Highly regarded and high demand effect since it was recently discontinued. This one is in perfect shape in the box with all paperwork and perhaps the ultimate compressor for just $399.
Trace Elliot GP7SM, bass preamp, nice unit, $175
Vox Tonelab, (stock pic). Not just a powerful desktop modeling processor or just another Valvetronix product - the Tonelab has features not found in the Valvetronix amp series, like separate speaker cab modeling that produces an uncanny spacial sense even when using the line out - plus MIDI I/O for transferring programs and editing and features a S/PDIF jack for direct-to-digital interfacing. Briefly, specs include: VOX Valve Reactor (using a 12AX7/ECC83 dual triode as a power amp tube) circuit delivers the sound and feel of actual tube power amps, 16 amp models ranging from vintage classics to modern "boutique" standards, 10 cabinet models add even more variety and authenticity, 22 modeled effects with quality that rivals stand-alone units, Heavy-duty construction, Familiar knob-based interface for ease of use, 96 programs, Headphone output, Optical digital out (S/P DIF) for digital recording (Tonelab Only), Dedicated editor software for even more detailed editing, MIDI I/O, Optional Valvetronix series foot controller for even more performance possibilities, Backlit LCD with easily viewed LED-like display. Like most of these all-in-one units, there's too much to list here but for full specs click here for Vox's Site. These were a $600 list when discontinued a year or so ago but this one is "as new" with not a hint of use and ships in original box with power supply and manual. Great sounding unit for the studio or even live sound and, best of all, knobs...glorious knobs...for players who like to look down and do a tweak with a twist of a knob rather than scroll to another screen. All this for just $199(Hold ~ Ken L 2/24).
Yamaha D1500 Rackmount Delay (pic2) (click lower right to expand both pics). The rack is back and you need a good digital delay to go in there. Years ago, these Yamaha D1500's were one of the best. Features 1024ms of delay, 8 user-defined presets, 5-position low pass filter, CV input for modulation, MIDI program change, XLR and 1/4" input/output with +4db and -20db output. Back in the day this unit, along with Yamaha's SPX-90, defined the studio and stage sound of countless artists, and the D1500 actually had better specs than the SPX. Expensive back in the day but in 2006, this clean one's just $139.
Zoom 505, as new in box, $65
Zoom 9000 with Zoom FC01 floorboard, cool little guitar effects processor with usual assortment of distortions, chorus, reverb, pitch shifter, flange, tuner, bypass, etc., easy to get around on, works on AA batteries or 9V adapter, nice sounding presets and easy to save your own patches, footswitch has 20 ft. cord and has led’s which are easy to see on dark stage, expensive back in the day but this cool set-up is yours for just $99(HOLD-Richard F 11/27)
Zoom GM-200 Amp Modeler, faithfully emulates the sound of 11 legendary guitar amplifiers for recording and live applications, Vintage chorus, tremolo, tape echo, and spring reverb effects--all controlled by a single knob, noise reduction, gain and master volume controls just like a regular amp, 3-band eq, Mix-in for adding external sources, choice of RCA or ¼” outputs for plugging into your recorder, board, or amp, new list is $259 but you can try this one out for just $99
New Gigbags for floor multi-effects: Roadrunner CRZR-PB1, (pic2), (stock). Very heavily padded, sells for $44 online, I have a bunch for $24.99.