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Metasonix TX-1 Agonizer: Unacceptable Edition

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks

    Just thought I'd share the love.
  2. I'm a Metasonix junky.

    I wonder if anyone here has had the privilege of using one of those giant, beastly shagging shagger amp heads.
    ...Probably a long shot as there were so few made.

    Some people say the old TM-5 is an absolute gift to a bass guitar.
    I've never had the pleasure of that one.

    The TS-21 Hellfire Modulator is absolutely sick as a bass fuzz/waveshaper.
    I would imagine its little siblings TM-1, R-53, and the waveshaper in the S-1000 Wretch Machine based on the same core circuit are similar.

    TM-3 is an amazing dual oscillator +variable stability sub osc.
    I have never heard a fatter chunk of oscillation in all my years of synthesis.
    It's akin to the old Mixtur Trautonium oscillators.
    You can run audio into it's FM inputs and it will oddly sync to your playing.

    R-54, R-52, and R-51 sound amazing in series.
    The sound just gets more buttery saturation and colorful character as you add each of these to the chain.