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Human Gear ANIMATO

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

  1. 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. 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

    It's a japanese boutique manufacturer.

    The Animato isn't produced anymore and has been replaced by the Animato Forte.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

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    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.
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
  6. lowmid


    Feb 2, 2005
    on the page jazzad gave there is a pic of a hotcake bass!!!! by crowther
  7. Oh yeah! What's that all about? I can't find them on any u.k. or us sites.
  8. 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
  9. EKEulogy


    Jul 10, 2007
    Yeah, but does it REALLY sound that good?
  10. almix12


    Apr 3, 2008
    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
  11. kaputsport


    Nov 14, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    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...
  12. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    It's a pretty good muff-sounding pedal.
  13. almix12


    Apr 3, 2008
    i don't understand what could make it that good for the trouble of getting one
  14. I wanna hear clips when you get it!
  15. kaputsport


    Nov 14, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    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...
  16. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
    40,800 yen = $ ?
  17. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    At one point that would have been about $325 but I think it's closer to $400 now.
  18. Syeknom


    Oct 17, 2004
    Leuven, Belgium
    $384.91, says XE
  19. kaputsport


    Nov 14, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    Atypical, not a typical...
    It came out to $386.40... Very close though.
  20. this thread just reminded me i have an animato tucked away somewhere

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