Thursday, January 11, 2007

eBay pick of the day: E-H Attack Decay

Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay (1979)

This is along the same lines as the Boss Slow Gear / Guyatone Slow Volume pedals, although a little more involved.

With the titular Attack and Decay times being individually adjustable, this thing is capable of producing far more than simple "Reversed Tape" sounds. Think of it for what it is: with the balance knob turned completely clockwise, this is an AR envelope generator:

Short attack and decay settings will give you a koto sound; long attack, no decay for a bowed effect; no attack, long decay... well, that's what's happening with your guitar when the pedal's off anyway, but you get the idea.

Toss in an selectable "Edge" distortion circuit (on the back of the unit), and you've got yourself an interesting machine.



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