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  • #16
    so did you ever got one?
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    You mean did I preform oral on her? No way bro. We just made out, then I fingered her, then she blew me, then I told her I had to do homework.

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    • #17
      Is this the thing that Floyd used on DSOTM?
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      • #18
        Is this the thing that Floyd used on DSOTM?


        Jup.

        http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=77
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        Originally Posted by Goldenglove:
        Mojo not needed. A gun, however, would be nice. Or a baseball bat.


        Originally Posted by TravvyBear:
        You mean did I preform oral on her? No way bro. We just made out, then I fingered her, then she blew me, then I told her I had to do homework.

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        • #19
          the guy who designed the Hi-Fli, david cockerell??, basically designed the EH Microsynth. i believe the story is that the hi-fli singlehandedly almost bankrupted ems. cockerell later went to work for mike matthews, and at that point technology had advanced to make an affordable/cost-effective version.

          i emailed back and forth with a guy who owns one--and he said there's a lot of similiarities betwee the hi-fli and microsynth. i believe the biggest difference is the filter modulation section (which is absent from the EH). anyhow--here's his explaination:

          The synthi hi fli is capable of the typical modulation sounds but it has its own twist to it. It was designed by David Cockerell, famed for his designs with Electro Harmonix. The synthi can produce tremelo, phase filter, flange,top boost, ring mod, waa-waa, wah wah, and something called MEOW, octave shift, gated delays, gated everything. The fuzz sounds great , all effects very usuable in my opinion. The effects mentioned can be either be triggered auatomatically or controlled on a foot pedal

          There are many knobs that turn clockwise or counter clockwise, sliders, switches:

          Summary of controls and effects:left to right on unit.

          Top Boost: Provides up to 30 db boost of high frequencies, cimpensated to give constant perceived loudness.

          Octave Shift:It drops the pitch by an actave when the slider is up

          Buzz Switch:Adds high frequencies overtones to the sub-octave signal.

          Ring Mod: This section produces an output an octabe above the input when a sinle note is played, and the characteristic "ring mod" effect when 2 strings are played.

          Decay Rate: The rotary control affects the decay time of the ring mod and octave shift signal level.

          Sustain Fuzz: In this section special circuits detect the beginning and end of each note, and apply upper harmonics.

          Attack Rate: A rotary control varies the rise time of Sustained Fuzz signal. Notes can be sustained even though the original signal has dropped by more than 20db.

          Pedal Switches. The switches under the sliders combine the pedal control with the manual sliders. Selections of switches with pre-set slider positions enable the pedal to change treatments instantly.

          Solo/Strum: This switch alters the Hi-Fli's sensitivity to signal attacks and should be set to more sensitive for single notes (i.e solo).

          Bypass Mix Fader: This central slider controls the mix of the original and treated sound. In the high position only the input pre-amplifier is in-circuit. The bypass footswitch gives instant access to this position. The output from the Octave ****************ft, Ring Modulator and Fuzz Sustain sections are re-combined and go to the phase filter and modulator section.

          Control Modulation Selector: This knoob can be set in 6 positions

          Treatment Selector: There are six distinct modes of operation:-- Vibrato, two modes of Phasing, normal WAA-WAA(1 resonant peak) , WAW-WAW (six resonant peaks) a completely new sound, and finally MEOW (two sets of three resonant peaks moving in oppisite directions-really flippin wild!!

          Modulation Speed: This slider operates in the first 4 positions of the control modulation selector, proviving a fine frequency control.

          Modulation Ramp Time: Operates in positions 3 to 6 of the conrol modulation selector.

          Modulation Depth: Controls the depth of modulation applied to the phase filter

          Frequency shift: This controls the frequency domain in which the modulation waveform operates, being central for symmetrical modulation.

          L.E.D selectors: Two light emitting diodes show the movement of the modulation waveform.

          So these are the basis of switches and buttons and what function they perform, its a hard unit to learn and you can leave the switches in the same place with a great f#$%ing sound and turn it on again tomorrow and its doing something different , it really has a mind of its own. Defenately ahead of its time in my honest opinion.
          MAN for that kind of thing U got to go Back to the Old boxes from back when!! In those days we would bring are AMPS to the lake and wnen U tilt the Cab down by the water U can see the ****************in DENT it made! With the waves coming off it and Everything ****************!!!!! NOwadays they all play in there Dens and home bars or watever kind of **************** they get up to

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          • #20
            nope, still no HiFli
            I spotted a couple on eBay in the past 24 months,
            but far too expensive, last one went for 5200$
            I want a cheap HiFli, it originally cost 180

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            • #21
              the Synthi 100




              I'd play battle ship on that
              Love,
              Matthew

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              • #22
                he should be , these things are so rare nowadays
                there were several Synthi models, starting from Synthi A which was 189
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                • #23
                  I've seen 2 of these for sale on eBay last year, they went for $5200 and $7877...
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                  • #24
                    I've heard it's not really that cool, except as a piece of history.
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                    • #25
                      Awesome thread!

                      Too bad Gilmour didn't use it more extensively so we could hear what it can do.

                      http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=77

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                      • #26
                        synthi 100 has chessboards?
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                        • #27
                          Awesome thread!

                          Too bad Gilmour didn't use it more extensively so we could hear what it can do.

                          http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=77


                          That says a lot about what it can actually do, I think. If he barely used it, it can't be that good, can it?
                          Love,
                          Matthew

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                          • #28
                            That says a lot about what it can actually do, I think. If he barely used it, it can't be that good, can it?


                            Possibly. But that's so hard for me to believe. I've yet to hear anything Dave Cockerell engineered that I did not love. His stuff is legendary.

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                            • #29
                              if you want to hear the hi fli in action
                              check out
                              steve hackett's work on
                              The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
                              with peter gabriel

                              hackett was a master of the hi fli
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                              • #30
                                if you want to hear the hi fli in action
                                check out
                                steve hackett's work on
                                The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
                                with peter gabriel

                                hackett was a master of the hi fli


                                Thanks! That's an album I've been meaning to pick up for a very long time, but I keep forgetting about it when I'm out vinyl shopping.

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