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 Post subject: Electra effects pedals
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:38 pm 
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Hey!

I've been thinking of picking up an Electra compressor pedal, and I was wondering if there's anyone out there who's had experience with one. Also, I see other Electra pedals and rack-mount effects devices show up on eBay from time to time. Have any of you used/loved/hated any of these? Would it be worth sending in pics and reviews to add to Electraman's site?

Thanks in advance for any good advice or fun reading!

Matthew


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:11 pm 
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No one's *ever* tried an Electra stompbox?

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 Post subject: Electra Compressor Pedal
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:30 pm 
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Okay, I know no one responded, but I can tell that people are viewing these posts, so I thought I'd let you all know that I did win an Electra Compressor pedal on eBay and got it about a week and a half ago. I was severely disappointed to find that, even with the level all the way up and the sensitivity all the way down, the pedal cut about a fifth of the signal coming out of my X-330, making it virtually useless in my setup. :down:

It did sound alright going into my digital home recording device ( Boss BR-8 ), but I really wanted a compressor I could use live. To be honest, I was hoping it would be the same circuit Electra used in the MPC compressor module, but it certainly didn't seem that way. Therefore, long story short, it's already been re-sold on eBay. And I only lost $2!

Not a bad price to try it out, though!

Hope you're all enjoying your weekend! :D

Matthew


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:57 pm 
I have seen aria and aria/diamond stompboxes, but I´ve never seen any electra effects.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:07 am 
I sold an Electra chorus box to Emerald City Music in Seattle complete with silver carrying case. Decent sounding unit but nothing really great


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:25 pm 
I've had quite few of them over the years. Some good some just O.K. I haven't had them since the early-mid eighties so my memory is not that good. Seemed like some of the delays were pretty good.


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 12:21 am 
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I've just won an Electra EQ stompbox, which is my top want in an fx chain. It looks like a 3-band with sliders, i'll let you know how it works out.

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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 7:58 am 
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I almost bid on that EQ, but I couldn't justify it as I have a Boss EQ that works just fine. I did win the Electra Pedal Driver power supply thing a few weeks back. Kind of cool, if not very interesting.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:40 am 
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Well, it seems like the Electra EQ is not nearly as strong as the Boss GE-7. It's not the difference between 6 bands and 7, it just seems to have less effect.

If anyone cares, I could record some samples for comparison and post them. Then again, not too many of these Electra pedals around anyhow. I would have to recommend the Boss unit to anyone looking for an EQ pedal, since they're a great pedal, easily available new or used.

The Electra pedal makes a nice vintage prop tho...


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