old school effect

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by nate22, May 13, 2004.

  1. nate22


    May 5, 2004
    I cannot for the life of me remember what this thing is called...

    usally a box of sorts w/ two antenna's stickig out of it...the closer you(or your guitar come to it) the more distortion/feedback effect it generates.....

    at least i think it's oldschool :)
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
  3. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    Theremin is what I'm thinking but that is not an effect; it is an instrument...the precursor to the synthesizer...
  4. nate22


    May 5, 2004
    Yes, thanks guys.
  5. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    nate - You making soundtracks for old horror movies ???

  6. nate22


    May 5, 2004
    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. no. Actually, I was thinking it might make a cool band name.
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Leon Theremin was a most interesting person. He actually invented the first color TV, among other things, and created an ingenious bugging device that was built into the US Embassy in Moscow. He ain't no Tesla, but he was a wild one.

    My suggestion - order a free copy of the catalog at www.elderly.com . Among the many, many, instruments they sell is the theremin and other wango-tango boxes that split your brain.