Oddball Effects?

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by Seamus OReally, Jun 28, 2020 at 12:50 AM.

  1. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Tired of the same old effects? I know I am!

    I’m looking for recommendations for off-the-wall pedals, not the usual drive/delay/chorus/etc. Who has experience with the Electro-Harmonix stuff that emulates organs and sitar, or owns a Seek-Wah, or can suggest something that does something new? Flexibility and ease of programming would be top considerations.
     
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    Maestro made some wild pedals. There was one called the Guitorgan...? (It's something like that...) MXR's Blue Box. Old script logo only. But just know that there were no two alike and not all of them were good. The original EH Microsynth was awesome. It's been reissued but not the same.
     
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    I had the EH organ box. Play the right voicings and it's convincing as it can be.
     
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    The Blue Box immediately came to mind for me too. I've also found that when I used to mod the EH Soul Food that if you bridge the bass response cap, it will sound very similar to the Blue Box too.

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    EH Q-Tron is a standby in this space, and I really like my Jekeko Wah by Custom Guitar Gear. Essentially a wah pedal stomp box that’s controlled by knobs instead of an expression pedal. Perfect for a cocked wah “preset” that you don’t have to guess at.
     
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    I have an Electro Harmonix C9 Organ Machine that's fun. Shimmer 'verbs are cool.
     
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    I have a delay pedal that I built with tap tempo. It goes into stupidly long delay times...like 1.2 seconds long. After you get past about 800 milliseconds it starts getting some distorted artifact on the repeats. It can be kind of a cool effect with the artifact in it which makes it pretty unique.

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    Seamus OReally Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Fezz, does that same pedal do some electric piano thing? I played bass in a Sebastopol band and the guitar player did these Beatle-y sounding piano sounds with some EH pedal.

    What does the Blue Box do?

    The Jekeko Wah sounds useful. I’ll have to find a Q-Tron to try.

    Thanks for all your suggestions so far.
     
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    The EH Mel-9 has been on my "curiosity list" for a few years.
     
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    Check out demos of the. Eventide H9 Max too if you have time
     
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    I had the EH - Synth 9. It was kind of fun.
     
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    Well its a Delay pedal ... so not Oddball... but i want one LOL

     
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    the delay time is 100 years......


    Pretty long but sometimes necessary

    Using select quantum BBd chps
     
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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    1.21ms slap back too LOL
     
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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The EHX Freeze looks interesting.
     
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    I have the EHX Mel 9. Had it for a long time. It’s ok at best. Seen videos of people doing some very cool stuff with it. I don’t have the time or the patience for it. The best thing it does for me is collect dust.
    I do however have the eterna gold from mr. black and that is very cool.
     
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