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  1. Mother of All Effects Emulations - Electric Mistress Flanger

    by , Dec-4-2014 at 04:07 PM
    EHX Electric Mistress

    First sold in 1976, the Electric Mistress Flanger has certainly made its mark in guitar effects history. The two most popular variants of the Electric Mistress Line were the standard Electric Mistress and the Deluxe Electric Mistress. The Deluxe had an internal power supply (no batteries), a wider range of settings and fixed a volume drop affected early Mistress's. The one compared here is a version 2 of the Deluxe Electric Mistress. My unit is very old and has ...
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  2. Mother of All Effect Emulations - TC2290

    by , Dec-22-2012 at 02:44 PM
    TC2290
    The TC 2290, where to start? This iconic device hardly needs an introduction. Designed and built by TC Electronics in 1985, this effects unit was well ahead of its time. Sporting delay times of up 32 seconds (after upgrade), stereo output, tap tempo, sampling, automated and triggered ducking/expanding, panning and tremolo capabilites, not to mention 5 effects loops and dynamic range >100db; this rack unit took delay to a new level.

    As has been stated, the TC2290 is
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  3. Mother of All Effect Emulations - Boss CE-1 Chorus

    by , Dec-16-2012 at 04:06 PM
    Boss CE-1

    The Boss CE-1 is a classic chorus effect that first appeared in June 1976 and is based around the chorus circuit used in the Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus amplifier. The CE-1 is one of the earliest pedal style chorus to employ the BBD (Bucket Brigade Driver) chips. Despite its input stage being better suited for organs, electric pianos, and other line level devices; the CE-1 has become extremely popular for guitar and bass players. Several companies (notably Analog.man ...
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  4. Mother of All Effect Emulations - A/DA Flanger

    by , Dec-16-2012 at 04:04 PM
    A/DA Flanger
    Released on June 1977 and designed and manufactured by Analog/ Digital Associates (A/DA),this iconic flanger featured a design and feature set that instantly set it apart from other flangers at the time. Sporting a heavy cast metal enclosure and a plethera of knobs, it made a statement that this was a pedal to be contended with. However, it was not the look, but the sound of the pedal that earned it a place in guitar effect history. The A/DA flanger can go from sweet chorus, to
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  5. Mother of All Effect Emulations - Boss DC-2 Dimension C

    by , Dec-16-2012 at 04:01 PM
    Boss DC-2 Dimension C

    The Boss DC-2 is a compact pedal version of the venerable Roland Dimension D. The Dimensions C and D have locked in their place in guitar effects history. Both were analog Bucket Brigade Delay (BBD) effects known for a “motionless” type of chorus that was very different from the ensemble choruses of its day. The effect was much more subtle than a standard chorus. The DC-2 was sold from December 1985 to September 1989. Notable users of the C and D are Peter Gabriel,
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