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Solidgoldfx NU-33 Vinyl Engine Pre-Order

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Solidgoldfx NU 33 Vinyl Engine Pre Order

Solidgoldfx NU-33 Vinyl Engine

Black Bobbin partnered with Solidgoldfx to bring you this exclusive NU-33 finish. Inspired by the label of the records released in Chicago during the height of the golden era, the Chess Blue finish looks great on this instant classic. Black Bobbin also added the project number ‘0016’ and out logo to the design. Grab one of these exclusives while you can. Now available the Solidgoldfx NU-33 Vinyl Engine Pre-Order

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There are very few things that Black Bobbin enjoy more around here than guitars and records. What could be more satisfying than putting your mitts on your favorite instrument or spinning a record and watching the needle drop on a limited color pressing?

Black Bobbin love vintage guitars for very much the same reasons Black Bobbin love listening to vinyl. While they might not play as great as a shiny new high-end, precision built custom axe, their magic lies in their flaws. Every ding and scrape tells a story, every little bit of player wear and lacquer checking lends a feeling and leads to inspiration. The same goes for records…. a little bit of noise and static pops add ambiance, allowing the listener to get lost in the music while mesmerized by the rotating platter… it’s not so much about fidelity but rather warmth and texture to create a mood. Black Bobbin set out to combine our love for guitars with our love for records and the result is the NU-33.

Named after the Greek letter symbolizing spatial frequency and the RPMs of a turntable, the NU-33 is a lo-fi Vinyl modulator like no other. Designed to capture the vibe of some our favorite records such as a particularly worn out copy of Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality and an original pressing of Led Zeppelin I with just the perfect amount of static, the NU-33 serves up chorus and vibrato mixed with tastefully engineered hiss, crackle and pops to give your riffs just the right touch of vintage flair. The controls allow you to choose how much or how little flutter to add to your tone, color it with 2 additional filter modes, shape it with 3 different waveforms and dial in the mix with an analog blend; you can easily make this pedal sound as pretty and lush or as dark and sombre as you please.

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Once Black Bobbin were finally happy with the way it sounded, it was time to pepper it with all the fun bits! Crammed in this little box is a manual mode to create a doubler ranging from 15ms to 50ms, an internally assignable expression pedal/CV input, multi-function footswitches for tap tempo and speed ramping, top jacks, relay-based true bypass switching, and a hold-to-skip function with 3 selectable speed presets to create a unique sonic stutter.

Well, with all that said, and whole lotta painstaking work leading up to this point, the NU-33 is finally here and all that’s left to do is to get lost in its immersive waves and textures.

Speed:This knob adjusts the speed of the LFO, from low and slow, to warble fast. The speed can also be manipulated by using an expression pedal. (See Dipswitches)

Flutter: This knob adjusts the width of the chorus/vibrato effect. When set fully counter-clockwise, the NU-33 enters into manual mode, where the delay can be swept with the Speed knob from 15ms to 50ms for a doubling effect. The flutter can also be manipulated using an expression pedal. (See Dipswitches)

Ramp – See: Tap/Hold Ramp Footswitch: The ramp is a momentary feature. This allows you to speed up or slow down the LFO by holding the Tap Tempo/Ramp switch. With the knob in the center position, the Ramp feature is off. Turning it down from the noon position ramps it down, while turning it up from noon position ramps it upward. The distance the knob is from the noon position determines how quickly the speed will ramp up or down and return to its original position.

Hiss:This knob controls the amount white noise that is mixed in with the effect. The hiss can also be manipulated using an expression pedal. (See Dipswitches)

Blend:This center-detent knob blends the wet and dry signals. The center is a 50/50 mix for chorus effects while turning the Blend fully clockwise turns the NU-33 into a Vibrato.

Level:This is a master volume of the pedal and can boost or cut the output. 

Wave:This three-position switch changes the LFO waveform. When switched to the left, the waveform is a combined sine wave wiggling up and down a triangle shape, center selects a traditional sine wave, and the right selects asawtooth wave.

Skip See: Bypass/Hold Skip Footswitch: This toggle switch provides three tempo presets for the Skip function. The left position selects long (937ms), the center position selects medium (625ms) and the right position selects short (312ms).

Color: This toggle selects filter modes.  The left selects a low pass filter for darker sounds and the right position selects a high pass filter. The center position bypasses the color filters.

Crackle:This toggle adds random vinyl-like pops and crackle to your signal when set to the right.

Bypass/Hold Skip Footswitch – See: Skip-Turns the effect on and off. If you hold the foot switch down while the effect is on, you will momentarily engage the Skip function, endlessly looping the signal left in the delay buffer until the switch is released.

Tap/Hold Ramp Footswitch– See: Ramp– This footswitch allows you to tap in the speed. When the switch is held down it ramps the speed up or down, depending on how the ramp knob is set.

Pricing and Availability

Solidgoldfx NU-33 Vinyl Engine is available for Pre-Order. First batch available for order JAN 15-31, 2021 only

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Habit by Chase Bliss: A Happy Accident Machine

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Habit by Chase Bliss A Happy Accident Machine

In this video, I check out the new Habit pedal by Chase Bliss. It’s an experimental delay pedal that allows you to randomly re-introduce audio from the last three minutes into your current music.

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Eventide

Discover a World of Swirling Sound with the TriceraChorus Pedal

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TriceraChorus Pedal – A World of Swirl

Reverberating with lushness like the jungles of the Cretaceous Period, TriceraChorus by Eventide is an innovative pedal that features three chorus voices and three unique effects. These include Bucket Brigade-style chorusing plus MicroPitch detuning for a thick stereo spread in addition to pulsing waves modulation on your instrument or voice!

The “Swirl” footswitch has never been easier–it adds psychedelic flanging paired up nicely with phasing when turned outwards (clockwise) while spinning counter

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Inspired by the classic Chorus and Stompbox sounds of yesteryear, Tricerachord captures that lushness with its Bucket Brigade style chorusing paired up against Eventide’s MicroPitch detuning for an effect that will have you feeling like Rick Wakeman in his prime!

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TriceraChorus is an innovative pedal from Eventide that combines a rich Bucket Brigade-style chorus with MicroPitch detuning, stomping through the lush jungles of a lost period in time. This pairing produces crystal clear phasing and flanging tones like you would only hear on fossilized recordings found deep within Cretaceous Period earth!

The Swirl footswitch adds psychedelic Univibe style effects for plenty more sonic possibilities to explore without ever having to play around too much with knobs or confusing settings menus when there are so few buttons this guy has left after we finished counting teeth first thing out of necessity because let’s face it: most people

Deep Modulation & Dreamy Textures

TriceraChorus has three chorus voices: Left, Center, and Right, which can be detuned to add even more depth. A three-phase LFO modulates the delay times for these voices, producing a dazzling movement across the stereo field. The combination of the three modulated delays creates a huge wash of chorus reminiscent of that big, dreamy 80s sound.

  • Three independent chorus voices: Left, Center and Right
  • Three chorus types: Chorus, Vibrato, Chorale for a wide array of tonal possibilities
  • Dedicated “Swirl” footswitch capable of generating psychedelic flanging, phasing and Univibe-style tones
  • Five presets loaded at your feet with dozens more available with Eventide Device Manager (EDM) software
  • Dual-action Active Footswitch is latching or momentary.
  • Rear panel Guitar/Line Level switch for matching levels with guitar, synths, FX loop or DAW interface
  • Map any combination of parameters to an expression pedal.
  • Use a single aux switch to tap Rate or a triple aux switch for easy preset changing (up/down/load).
  • MIDI capability over TRS (with MIDI to TRS cable or converter box) or USB (with MIDI-host controllers)
  • Multiple Bypass options: Buffered, Relay, DSP+FX or Kill dry
  • Catch-up mode helps dial in your sound when toggling between presets/parameters.
  • Eventide Device Manager PC or Mac application for software updates, system settings and creating/saving presets

A Trifecta of Tone

TriceraChorus is a three-in-one monster of sound. With its arsenal of effects, it’s no wonder why this pedal has been called “the perfect chorus.

In “chorus” mode you get lush and heavenly choruses inspired by classic rackmount units like the Tri-Chorus effect for rich analog depth with just enough movement; when set to oral Mode instead that same powerful tone gets more complex adding warbly qualities which can be customized per your needs through tweaking knobs on each side (including detune). The vibrato setting produces an even better alternative type derived Ripple™ – especially if combined with Swirl

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Black Bobbin Launches Cusack Music Resound Reverb “Night Sky” Pre-Order

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Black Bobbin Favorites Reverb Pedal

The Cusack Music Resound is a digital reverb pedal based around the popular Spin Semiconductor FV-1 microprocessor. It comes loaded with eight different reverbs, the ability to save up to eight presets, and an “Extend” switch to help create complex ambient landscapes. Beyond great reverbs, the Resound is also capable of rich chorus, freeze, 12-string simulation, and near infinite decays!

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  • Separate Live and Preset modes.
  • Parameter 1: Varies by program (see manual).
  • Parameter 2: Varies by program (see manual).
  • Decay: Controls how long the reverb effect lasts.
  • Level: Boosts or cuts the overall output signal from the pedal. Noon is unity gain.
  • Mix: Controls the dry/wet mix. Fully CCW is 100% dry; noon is 50/50 dry/wet; fully CW is 100% wet.
  • Program: Switches between the eight different reverb programs. Program names are located on the front of the pedal. The manual contains more detailed descriptions of the programs, including the functions of Parameters 1 and 2.
  • Cascade (used in combination with Extend): Controls whether new notes are added to the extended reverb or not. Left is off; right is on.
  • Trails: Controls whether the reverb effect completes or not when the pedal is bypassed. Left is off; right is on.
  • L / Bypass: Engages/disengages the pedal (live mode), or engages/disengages the left preset (preset mode).
  • R / Bypass: Engages/disengages the pedal (live mode), or engages/disengages the right preset (preset mode).
  • Extend: This switch maxes out the decay, which varies by program (see manual). Press once to turn on (large LED blinks fast), and once more to turn off.
  • Stereo Out / Expression In: This is the right output jack marked by the empty triangle. It can be used as a stereo output, or an expression pedal input. The functionality is controlled by internal jumpers.

The Cusack Reverb is Black Bobbin’s favorite Reverb pedal, and can easily replace many other pedals on your board. The Freeze function and 8 bankable presets really make this a must-have for anyone looking for multi-verb options!

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Pricing and Availability

Cusack Reverb is available now for pre-order.

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