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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.