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Vintage clone theory's on ebay?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by grygrx, Nov 9, 2006.


  1. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz!

    Dec 24, 2003
    Columbia, MO
    I've noticed a big spike in the availabilty of the vintage version of this pedal on ebay (for pretty low prices). Goes to show how a reissue can in some cases hurt the vintage market. Besides the vast difference and size and some of the modern inovations in the new one (regular power, true bypass) has anyone had the chance to A/B the two and see how they compare?
     
  2. Well, how about this; if you're in the vintage market, this certainly ain't hurtin!

    :D

    Sean
     
  3. playibanez

    playibanez

    Apr 3, 2006
    U.S.
    nevermind i totally misread his post..
     
  4. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger

    Feb 21, 2006
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    I've thought about it, but the only ones I've ever seen are on eBay. and, since I'm perfectly satisfied with my new Clone Theory, I'd rather not buy one.

    I'll wait until someone sells one to my local shop, and then I'll be all over the opportunity to demo it :D

    EDIT: Found the link to the old site I found a few months back. It's just guitar demos of the old Clone Theory, and you really can't tell how it would sound on bass. Interesting, regardless!

    http://www.modezero.com/clone-theory.htm
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Almost picked up an original a while back in NYC for $100 out the door. I just didn't want to carry it around all day and then to a Broadway show.
     
  6. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger

    Feb 21, 2006
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    And this is why you're not the King of Clones :p
     
  7. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    ...yet...
     
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    He isn't, but those seven weird-looking kids he has in that protein solution in the bathtub in the basement will be, one day.
     
  9. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger

    Feb 21, 2006
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Sounds like a bootleg brewery to me.

    Honestly, it sounds like that'd would make a killer beer. :D
     
  10. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz!

    Dec 24, 2003
    Columbia, MO
    damn hijackers and your chit-chat!
     
  11. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger

    Feb 21, 2006
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    If it makes you feel any better, we're keeping your thread up at the top of the forum by posting nonsense :D

    Any particular reason why you're interested in the vintage Clone Theory? The price isn't much different.
     
  12. Davrosnomates

    Davrosnomates

    Jul 26, 2006
    If you wanna hear a vintage clone theory, listen to just about everything Joy Division/New Order have ever done. It pretty much is Hooky's sound.
     
  13. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz!

    Dec 24, 2003
    Columbia, MO
    Was curious about sonic differences, and seeing them in the same price range made me curious.
     
  14. sonicvi

    sonicvi

    Jun 10, 2005
    Houston, TX
    The old ones are pretty noisy. I had one about 10 years ago.
     
  15. pharaohamps

    pharaohamps Commercial User

    May 30, 2006
    Garner, NC
    Owner, Disaster Area Designs / Alexander Pedals
    I've owned and repaired the old ones, and I'm an EH dealer can have sold new ones. All in all, the new ones a a bit quieter, and have the true-bypass switching which is nice. The new ones are also stereo, and the stereo setup is a bit different than the dry out / clone out on the old ones.

    Personally, I'd much rather have a Stereo Polychorus. Oh, wait - I DO have a Stereo Polychorus! I win!

    Matt Farrow
     
  16. zazz

    zazz

    Feb 27, 2004
    Cebu
    ok....so apart from

    a smaller footprint
    works off a 9v adapter or battery
    less noise
    true bypass
    cheaper with a gaurantee

    what have the romans ever done for us!!
     
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