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*** Finally I have the rare and elusive Schumann Electronics Lion***

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by mjac28, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    After years of looking and waiting I finally have a Schumann Electronics Lion distortion pedal a quirky pedal from an even quirkier pedal builder these were discontinued years ago and rumors of the company restarting production have been just rumors but somehow there still is a website for Schumann Electronics?.




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  2. Mingus Addict

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    hmm, that one looks different from other's I've seen...

    worth it?
  3. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Mingus I just bought it should be here next week and you are right some of the ones I've seen are much shorter it's a pedal I have really wanted for some time now.
  4. father of fires

    father of fires Supporting Member

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    Interesting.

    Paging Mr. Grrryyyygrrrixxxg.

    You'll have to forgive my spelling.
  5. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    I know who you mean and he is the resident expert on Schumann Electronics pedals
  6. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz!

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    Mr. Schumann is was nothing if not inconsistant. I assume this was the one thats been floating around ebay recently?
  7. Laurent

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    +1 Where did you find this rare, elusive pedal?

    Congratulations on your find.
    would love to read your audition comments.
  8. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    On eBay gulp
  9. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes sir is mine a lemon?
  10. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Sounds like I've been chasing unicorns :)
  11. DeltaPhoenix

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    From what I know of Schumann, I think I would rather spend my money on newer stuff that is built upon/improvements of his work.

    I hope you dig your Lion though!
  12. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz!

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    No, I don't think so. I say 'floating around ebay', because I have an standing search for things like this and had seen it listed, and re-listed. I think the Lion is a solid dirt pedal, that only really suffers from the fact it needs a special power supply. If that isn't an obstacle, and you like the sound in the demos... you got a good deal!
  13. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    I just love his story and his pedals were killer.I love these quirky pedals from builders like him. I have a Frantone Thunderhead Bass Booster that I bought from Laurent that is just insane.
  14. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    And you sir are the reason my obsession started for one of his pedals I must have read every one of your posts a hundred times and then that character Slade got in the picture and got some people's hopes up. I just felt sorry for the people that sent pedals in for repair and never got them back. I have wanted one of these way before I joined Talk Bass but I wasn't going to pay a stupid amount for one.
  15. MSUsousaphone

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    Sub'd. Can't wait to hear your thoughts......though I hope they don't make me want TOOOOO much. :bag:
  16. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    I'll probably get my heart broken after all these years it never turns out nice :)
  17. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    I feel like the guy who just won a mint condition 78' AMC Pacer :)
  18. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    I have the pedal and I found a place for it in my chain thanks to the ingenious design of having the in and out jacks on opposite sides I had to get creative. The pedal is not what I thought it would be to me it's more of a dirty boost than distortion pedal unless by distortion they mean it can drive any amp into submission and make the sound distorted?this thing has a ton of volume and gain on tap and I won't even touch the boost button all of the controls are interactive so it took some getting used to but I found a setting I like. The pedal really sounds good with my tone hammer and rusty box it gives the sound a nice full texture and I just bought another B3K so that should really sound good overall I'm very pleased with the pedal and I'm glad I finally got one.



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    Wow, that a serious pedal board.
    Do you have a permit for this thing?

    Nice to see my old Thunderhead being used.
  20. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks I had the stand and pedal board built recently I'm missing two pedals that should be here soon and then I can take pictures of the full board I will finally be done finally.

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