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SOLD Adineko Oil Can Delay by Catalinbread

Discussion in 'For Sale: Effects and Pedals' started by Stevorebob, Feb 19, 2018.


  1. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Price:
    $160
    Location:
    California
    Adineko Oil Can Delay by Catalinbread. Excellent condition, velcro, includes box. $160 shipped CONUS, PayPal, no trades.
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    From Catalinbread:
    Oil can delay units were manufactured by a company named Tel-Ray who later became better known as Morley.

    Oil can delay units were manufactured by a company named Tel-Ray who later became better known as Morley. Tel-Ray mostly focused on being the OEM utilizing their oil can technology (Patent US3530227 A), branding units for Gibson (GA-RE4), Fender (Dimension IV), Acoustic, etc. They employed an electro-static storage method where the signal is “recorded” to a spinning disk, a layer of oil (for years rumored to be a mysterious carcinogenic oil) prevented this signal from leaking into the air before a “pickup” moments later played back the signal recorded to the disk. Compared to the counterparts of the day (tape, drum, wire delay machines), their sound was more low fidelity, murky, often with a more consistent musical vibrato that correlated to the spinning disk speed. We like to describe the sound as mysterious. The Catalinbread ADINEKO pedal is an echo, reverb, vibrato pedal that faithfully models the sonic experience of these oil can units.

    From Reverb:
    Thick, rich, and flowing, the Catalinbread Adineko Oil Can pumps organic delay tone with features like a foggy vibrato Viscosity knob, precise reverb control, and a wide multi-tap delay spread. Designed on the rival technology of tape delay in the '60s, "oil can" delay actually incorporated a small metal can filled with oil to store electrostatic and produce a lustrous, hazy delay laden with reverb and haunting tremolo. The Adineko summons '60s haze with a few knob twists and adds a thick layer of atmosphere to post-rock, psychedelia, and ambient soundscapes.

    From Musician's Friend:
    Catalinbread began working on an oil can delay (later to be named the Adineko) in the Summer of 2012, about the same time they were working on the Echorec. They identified a number of very cool behaviors of the old units, though the differences could be dramatic from unit to unit, or day to day (even hour to hour based on the temperature of the oil). The positive behaviors were a cool, bright, but murky sounding echo with a vibrato modulation that lined up with the echo time, and a repeat quality that had a ‘fog’ that hovered in unique way.

    You will notice that each of the Adineko cases have been aged. It just seemed fitting for this, which is inspired by the old oil can effects, to look physically weathered and a bit stained.

    As they always strive to do when making something old, new again, Catalinbread wants to honor the old experience and expand upon it. The Adineko is no exception: the murky warble of the old units, traditionally only achievable when the oil’s thickness is incorrect, can be conjured a twist of the VISCOSITY knob. The warm echo quality has an expanded range of delay time (TIMING knob), more so than any oil can unit could ever hope to achieve. The dual playback head is continuously balanceable (BALANCE knob) to favor one head over the other for interesting syncopation feels.

    The Adineko can achieve authentic oil can sounds, but is designed to mode the mechanical concept and deliver results well beyond what was possible with the original units.

    To dial an authentic oil can sound:
    TIMING to 9-10 o’clock
    VISCOSITY to 9-10 o’clock
    REVERB to the verge of self oscillation
    BLEND to 12 o’clock
    BALANCE to 12 o’clock

    Now you will hear all of the hallmarks of an original oil can unit. A relatively short echo time on two taps, a vibrato in the concert with the delay time, and a reverb that sounds like a low lying fog coalescing upon the verge of a self-oscillating resonant point. To get the vibrato sound of a Tel-Ray Deluxe Organ Tone, use the above settings, but turn the REVERB down and the BLEND up to taste.

    Must be powered with a center-negative, regulated 9 - 18V DC external power supply.
     

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