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Sound Quality

This unit doesn't sound very good, but I love the sounds for their nastiness. There is no bypass, the volume is dropped significantly, the octaves have trouble tracking, which causes jumps (not much worse than the BOSS OC-2). As with most actavers, you can only play one note at a time. I run it in the effects loop of a Professional Music Products Super Buffer Amp, which gives me bypass, as well as a gain booster to compensate for the drop in volume. When I run it through distortion/overdrive, the volume loss is not apparent. I have found it tracks best with thinner sounding pickups, and the tone is clearer also.

Reliability/Durability

It must be near 40 years old, and still works, but I've never seen another one, and I've searched the internet. I haven't had any troubles, I would trust it.

General Comments

I do not know what the designer intended this for, but I get the impression is was made for clarinet. I got it in a leather zipper pouch, with parts of a terrible-sounding King Vox microphone. It sounds very cool with distortion, good for thickening up the sound. It was given to me as junk, but I have been enjoying it ever since.

 

If anyone knows anything about this unit, please e-mail me.




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