Human Gear ANIMATO

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by AllodoX, Jun 9, 2002.


  1. AllodoX

    AllodoX

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    ANybody ever used this pedal ?

    Christian Wolstenholme of Muse has one, but there is very little information to be found on it..

    i know it's a distortion pedal, but that's about it.. some pages have info on it, but it's all in Japanese.. and since my Japanese isn't as good as it used to be.. well you get the idea ;)
  2. hvingsand

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    I just wanted to rescurrect this thread...

    Did you find anything about it? I can't find it on ebay, so it must be very rare! It would be nice if someone knew anything about it... It has to be good when Chris uses it :bassist:
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    It's a japanese boutique manufacturer.
    http://www2.gol.com/users/yagi/

    The Animato isn't produced anymore and has been replaced by the Animato Forte.
    I've never played them. For the price (over 250 for a pedal) you shouldn't have problems finding a more than decent US alternative.
  4. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

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    um... Bump?

    Has anyone here actually played through one of these? I've been toying around with the idea of getting one. I found one for sale and am very seriously considering buying it.

    I'm just interested to see what people have to say about them.
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  6. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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  7. lowmid

    lowmid

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    on the page jazzad gave there is a pic of a hotcake bass!!!! by crowther
  8. Max Roberts

    Max Roberts

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    Oh yeah! What's that all about? I can't find them on any u.k. or us sites.
  9. Grind It Out

    Grind It Out

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    back to the animato...
    i got bored and googled it and found 1 or 2 japanese sites that still have some in stock for 37,500 yen or so...if i saved the link i'd post it, but, the bottom line is they are still out there
  10. EKEulogy

    EKEulogy

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    Yeah, but does it REALLY sound that good?
  11. almix12

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    I havn't played them but they seem... silly.
    Unless it sounds heavenly, find an old sovtek big muff and bass it through that. That'll do for the muse sound.
    then all you need is a akai deep impact
    good luck with that haha
    ;)
  12. kaputsport

    kaputsport

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    Atypical, not a typical...
    I actually have a Muff, and Deep Impact... Sounds nothing like the nasally tone he gets. The Animato is not a silly pedal. I just bought one for 40,800 yen, shipped and insured from the one place in Japan that will ship to the US...
  13. Toasted

    Toasted

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    It's a pretty good muff-sounding pedal.
  14. almix12

    almix12

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    i don't understand what could make it that good for the trouble of getting one
  15. Amitio

    Amitio

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    I wanna hear clips when you get it!
  16. kaputsport

    kaputsport

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    Atypical, not a typical...
    Well, aside from being a very unique sounding pedal, I plan on using it in conjunction with Ocatvers, Flangers, Phasers, and Synths.

    I think it will perform well, and it'll be alot better sounding that any muff I have tried...
  17. whoatherechunk

    whoatherechunk Supporting Member

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    40,800 yen = $ ?
  18. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

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    At one point that would have been about $325 but I think it's closer to $400 now.
  19. Syeknom

    Syeknom

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    $384.91, says XE
  20. kaputsport

    kaputsport

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    Atypical, not a typical...
    It came out to $386.40... Very close though.
  21. MADChuudoku

    MADChuudoku

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    this thread just reminded me i have an animato tucked away somewhere

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