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PAiA 5720 Motion Envelope Follower Filter

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bassbeater, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. PAiA 5720 Motion Envelope Follower Filter

    I just wanted to share... I got this pedal in a mysterious box of bass related items that was included w/ vintage ampeg 8x10. Its brown and looks frankensteinian. You probably wouldn't give it a 2nd look, but it is above and beyond the nastiest most dialable enveloper I've ever played. It's so sick. It can sound like a synth, like vowels, like auto wah, like marshmallows on a chainsaw, etc...

    If you see one, get it, even if you just want to resell it to me:D
  2. slam

    slam Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    Yeah I built one of these and I think it is one of the better filters that I have. I think it is based on a circuit by Craig Anderton that was released commercially in the 70's. Can't think of the name right now.

    Anyway, I can highly recommend the kit to anyone handy with a soldering iron. I dont really use it so much anymore because it is a bit fragile and I have a multitude of filters to choose from.

    I used to use this in combination with a dod filter and it gave me the wierdest tone. Pretty much a reggae dub tone, but when that filter opened up Lookout! :eek:
  3. You'll be pleased to know that I'm rewiring mine to make it more reliable, and I'm trying to replace the right tweak-knob with a foot pedal.:D
    It could be sonically irresponsible, and I'm sure it will weigh alot, but the idea is too tempting.
  4. slam

    slam Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    Sounds like a plan. Send me a pic when you get it finished.
  5. Ear Goggles

    Ear Goggles

    Feb 12, 2017
  6. Ear Goggles

    Ear Goggles

    Feb 12, 2017
    Greetings from Dallas,
    I just happen to have a 5720 in very clean condition. I think the battery wire is loose, something totally minor. Case is very clean. Strong paint and not a bunch of chips. Non-smoking home. Worked perfectly until batt wire came off so must sell it 'used' as is what, 50 years old? Very low miles on it.
    Will take a reasonable offer.
    Everyone have an incredible day!
  7. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    since the 5720 isn't true bypass, have any of you guys experienced that compared with a true bypass loop pedal the output of the 5720 is quite a bit lower than the original signal?
    Bassbeater likes this.
  8. I run mine on a Boss LS-2 loop and blend it back in.

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