new item(s) were added into this section (10 days ago max.).
some of the items in this sections were updated (7 days ago max).
20.8. Gilmourish.com have published a review of our Moon Vibe MkII.
8.5. The long awaited Moon Vibe MkII has been released today, with very short waiting list.
2.5. 27.05. Gilmourish.com have published a review of our Pig Hoof MkII.
25.4. We added a variant of our well established Pig Hoff pedal - Pig Hoof MkII.
11.4. Rob O'Block has finished The Wall tour of his band, he was using our Pig Hoof, and he sent two fresh new videos that you can find at the Pig Hoof page.
19.2. Jamstage.cz released a nice video for our Distant Voices Theremin.
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18.12. There is a new article in our blog about Tuning the Distant Voices Theremin.
06.12. We added two videos about Distant Voices theremin to our blog.
03.11. Widara company has introduced our model of a simple rock stage theremin under a name Distant Voices.
More in our blog.
10.05. And yet another video for Pig Hoof was added. Nicolás Quiroga is performing Castellorizon this time.
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Spaghetti Wah: an upgrade of your old wah pedal (wah mod)
|The bare enclosure dimensions:|
Height: 8 cm
Width: 10 cm
Lenght: 25.5 cm
Weight: 1000-1700 g
Power: 9 VDC
Current draw: 8 mA (+LED)
PRICE: 79 EUR
|There is a waiting list for our pedals at the moment.|
New orders for Moon Vibe MkII can't be completed before November, 2014.
New orders for our other pedals can't be completed before February 2015.
Price variant:- extension of the angle: + €13
- output buffer: + €5
- LED: + €10
- tone switch: + €10
- DC socket (barrel, 2.1mm, negative pole inside): + €7
|Since we have no access to cheap wah enclosures, our Spaghetti Wah can be only built into your own enclosure, that you have to send to us.
Spaghetti wah is a clone of the classic early 60's Real McCoy wah pedals by VOX. These beauties were manufactured in Italy and they were equipped with an axial Hallo inductor (two different types by time) and a wah pot with a special taper marked ICAR. Due to their sweet tone of vocal-like quality, Italian VOX Real McCoy wahs are the most sought after among these pedals nowadays, and also very, very expensive ones.
Spaghetti wah incorporates the following features that help copy the original Real McCoy sound (as recently proved by comparing our model to an old original unit):
1. The Whipple inductor incorporated, is a hand-made, exact Hallo copy. In late 60's, VOX changed Hallos for a "trash can" axial inductors (they were shielded by a metal top, that's why the nickname) and later on in 70's they changed the inductor again - this time to the radial red/yellow Fasel inductors. However the Hallo remains the legend.
2. Spaghetti Wah also comes with the ICAR taper wah-pot to get the right circuit response. Recent market standards like Hot Potz II or recent VOX pots have a different taper, that is steeper and sounds a bit too straightforward.
3. True bypass switching helps to keep the trebles in the bypassed signal, which is the well known problem of the standard switching. Wah pedals have very low input impedance, that drags a great deal of the bypassed signal to the ground, making the guitar sound dull. Our true bypass is also tuned to keep the unity volume level with the dry signal. The volume drop is very often mistake when incorporating true bypass to wah pedals.
4. The capacitors used strictly follow the original capacitor types, which helps to keep the vintage sound.
5. We use metallic resistors because we can't see any advantage in using carbon resistors, and we do not believe in magical impact of resistor type on the sound. So they won't be used but on your demand.
6. On your demand, we can also incorporate an output buffer in the wah circuit. It helps the pedal work properly when placed in front of an old-fashioned, low impedance fuzzbox like Fuzz face or Tonebender. This has almost no impact on the sound, but be aware that you will no longer be able to do the "Pink Floyd seagull" sounds any more by reversing the input/output jacks.
7. On your demand we can also install a LED indicator and a tone switch, that adds a thicker and quackier wah sound.
Original units used by: many of the 60's heroes
Contemporary trend: optional LED, optional DC socket, True Bypass ON/OFF foot switch, optional output buffer, optional tone switch
| Les Paul standard 1977 & VOX AC15: Spaghetti Wah to a clean amp|
| Les Paul standard 1977 & VOX AC15: Spaghetti Wah to a cranked amp|
| Les Paul standard 1977 & VOX AC15: tone switch - more bassy and quacking sound |
The price does not include the enclosure, this is a wah-wah mod not a wah-wah build
The price includes:
- The Whipple inductor - an exact Hallo replica
- Aluminium-polystyrene capacitors as in the original units
- top quality Panasonic Low Voltage capacitors replacing the Tropical Fish
- transistors BC108B
- ICAR taper pot
- the circuit board follows the original VOX design
- 9V battery
- Cliff foot switch
- True Bypass switching
- low capacity jack sockets by Cliff
- hight quality battery clips by Cliff
- thick wires for the maximum sound fidelity and overall durability
- firm and durable internal design
- the sound of these unit was tuned to be identical to the early 60's original we have in possession
The battery life will be extended by unplugging the instrument jack when the pedal is not in use. Plugging in a wall wart jack also disconnect the battery and saves its life.