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Idiotbox Repoman

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Dbass10, Feb 25, 2021.


  1. If you like the Repo Man soundtrack you might also like the tribute to the soundtrack. There are a couple of great covers on there. Mike Watt content too!




    As for the pedal, maybe a phaser?
     
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  2. DrMole

    DrMole Supporting Member

    Those colors are not the same...nor the layout of colors.
     
  3. Loring

    Loring Supporting Member

    May 4, 2017
    Ontario
    let's go eat sushi and not pay for it!
     
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  4. Peaveylover

    Peaveylover Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2019
    "Let's get out of this BAD AREA"
     
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  5. TrevorR

    TrevorR

    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    Yes, cool film!

    Now back to the OP... the name and controls scream “vintage tape echo emulator” to me!
     
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  6. Erik herman

    Erik herman Gold Supporting Member

    The blasteroid fuzz is also one of the best Earth Sound Research Graphic Fuzz clones out there, it’s Identical! Which is also the reason I moved it on, it had to be on its own power supply, it was a pain!
     
  7. Loring

    Loring Supporting Member

    May 4, 2017
    Ontario
    Party pooper lol
     
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  8. Dbass10

    Dbass10

    Oct 26, 2007
    Atlanta
    Y'all are welcome to keep right on with movie or Idiotbox related stuff as far as I'm concerned! Since I have a couple peoples attention, does anyone have any first hand experience with the Power Drive? I'm particularly interested in some of the low fi sputtery sounds it seems capable of. I've seen Mr. Excane's Power Boost demo, but that doesn't have the same control set. I've also seen DemosAfterDark's guitar demo, but couldn't get a real sense of how it would sound on bass.
     
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  9. Peaveylover

    Peaveylover Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2019
    You may have to take one for the team, but my opinion, not having played that particular pedal, but having played many with the same control/topology, you're going to get a middle of the road overdrive that won't sound appreciably different from a boss or MXR offering. I'm not saying the idiobox pedal is bad. I've never played it so I don't know. But it doesn't look particularly ground breaking or exciting, so chances are you will get a serviceable pedal that won't be too earth shattering. the voltage control might take things up a slight notch, but again it will most likely be a sputtery version of a pedestrian sound.
     
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  10. BassBrass

    BassBrass

    Jul 6, 2009
    Boston MA
    spoken by Duke the Punk, Dick Rude is his name and he wrote part of the script. "in the end, I blame society"
    "It's a lattice of coincidence, man."
     
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  11. Warlock_Surfer

    Warlock_Surfer

    Feb 29, 2020
    The life of a repo man is always intense.
     
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  12. Peaveylover

    Peaveylover Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2019
    We should organize a TB viewing of Repo Man on Zoom.
     
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  13. Dbass10

    Dbass10

    Oct 26, 2007
    Atlanta
    Took one for the team. Matt opened up initial purchases of the Repoman at $100 and I finally broke down and bought a power drive to check out as well. "I know a life of crime has led me to this sorry fate, and yet, I blame society. ..."
     
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  14. Peaveylover

    Peaveylover Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2019
    Here is Matt's reply regarding the echo

    "Hey! What I did was tie the repeat and speed controls for each echo together. Rolling them clockwise slows the delay speed and increases the repeats. So there is sort of more control than the dark waves 1f642.png "

    I just bought the last one.
     
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  15. René_Julien

    René_Julien Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Belgium
    That control scheme sounds interesting to a delay-junkie like me.

    I hope you have fun with it when it arrives.
     
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  16. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

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    Apr 11, 2021

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