The resurrection of the legendary Binson Echorec multi-head drum echo
“Driving force behind Pink Floyd’s Pompeii performance.”
The Binson Echorec was so cool we had no choice but to bring it back. And we wanted to bring it back right. We wanted to take all the goodness of that huge Binson Echorec and squeeze it down into a standard sized stompbox without losing anything. In fact, in addition to not losing any of the qualities that made it such a compelling musical device, we wanted to EXTEND its capabilities because the original Binson hinted at possibilities that it couldn’t realize. We’re talking about variable delay time! We thought, “What if we had the same four playback head concept but could stretch the delay time out beyond the 300mS of the original Binson?” Then the rhythmic patterns suggested by the various combinations of those four playback heads could really come to life!
The Swell knob controls the number of repeats regenerated - from a single repeat of each playback head to infinite repeats.
The Tone control tilts the EQ of the repeats from dark and fat to bright and thin. Dark settings makes the repeats sit in the background. Bright settings emphasizes the attack, great for playing off the syncopated rhythms of the multi-head arrangement.
The original Echorec had a maximum delay time of 300ms. The delay time on the Catalinbread Echorec goes from about 40ms -1000ms. And the cool thing is you can twist the Delay Time knob in real-time to get speeding-up / slowing-down, spaceship warp landing sounds!
Mix knob goes from full dry to full wet giving a lot of flexibility to use the Echorec in a variety of situations, even wet/dry rigs by setting the Mix full wet.
The original Echorec had a 12 position switch which controlled the various playback head configurations. Since the original was mechanical with the disc only able to go one speed, not all combinations were available for use. The Catalinbread Echorec changes all that. With the ability to vary the delay time on the single playback head, we were able to include all combinations, which include rhythmic patterns not available before.
Used Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face Mini, no box, manual, or power supply, in excellent condition. Light cosmetic wear, velcro on bottom, fully tested, all working properly.
?Over the course of ’69–’70, Jimi Hendrix appeared at his most noted live appearances—Live at Woodstock, Live at Berkeley, and Live at the Fillmore East—using a mysterious red Fuzz Face Distortion with white knobs. That fuzz box sounded like a completely different animal from any of the other Fuzz Face pedals in Jimi’s arsenal, snarling with a far more aggressive, biting tone.
The pedal itself has been lost to history, but its unmistakably unique tone lives on in the recordings of those three iconic shows, and Hendrix aficionados have tried to cop that sound for years. We are happy to say that their tonal quest can finally come to a glorious end.
Poring tirelessly over all of the different customized circuit designs Jimi used over the years, our engineers narrowed down this elusive fuzz tone to a version of the Octavio® circuit that didn’t have the octave up signal. After making a few tweaks, they nailed it with the Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face Mini Distortion.
Now, you can get the same Fuzz Face tone Jimi used to woo the masses at some of his most famous performances. It comes in a pedalboard-friendly Fuzz Face Mini housing, complete with an AC power jack and an on/off status LED.
? The Atlas III is a medium-gain preamp booster. While staying relatively clean and transparent, the Atlas III adds subtle color and harmonic overtones, which become more apparent as you increase gain.
Specifically created for pushing the front end of tube amps, the Atlas III was designed to do so in a rich, warm way; while adding a touch of sparkle in the highs, and never muddying up the lows. The net result is a very natural sounding gain, without over-emphasizing any specific frequency range. The Atlas III obtains this tasteful organic coloration via its discrete preamp design.
The gain control is completely useable throughout its full rotation. Plenty of gain to overdrive your amp's tubes, without melting anything (probably).
Inside of the Atlas III you will find a mini switch which allows you to select the phase of the pedal's output, in or out of phase with the input source signal. This is extremely helpful when using a multiple amp set up, and for studio situations where phase becomes an extremely important factor.
The Atlas III is completely hand-soldered and handmade in Portland Oregon to the highest degree of quality possible. These are truly artisan-crafted tone devices, sparing no detail within or without. The Atlas III utilizes true-bypass switching via the heaviest duty mechanical footswitch available, while your tone is transferred via quality open-frame Switchcraft jacks. Open one up and you’ll see an unparalleled display of craftsmanship; with immaculate hand-soldered PCB, detailed military-spec wiring, and custom Spaceman heavy-duty battery connector. On top of the USA-cast aluminum enclosure sits a durable, engraved vinyl faceplate and vintage dim-able indicator light. This pedal is truly built to last a lifetime.
The Chrome Edition Atlas III features triple-plated "show chrome", vintage Daka-Ware control knob, and heavy-duty vintage Aerospace dim-able indicator. The Copper Edition features double-plated polished copper, oxblood vintage-reissue control knob, and vintage dim-able indicator. The Light Blue Edition features a sparkle metallic light blue powder-coat, vintage-reissue control knob and vintage dim-able indicator. The Black Edition features a textured black powder-coat, vintage-reissue control knob, and vintage dim-able indicator.
? The Spaceman Orion Reverb has landed.
Orion is a true analog spring reverb, and at only 6 ¼ by 4 ¾ inches, it’s the smallest real spring reverb pedal this solar system has ever seen. Finally, real analog reverb that will fit on your pedal board!
To customize your tone, Orion features four control knobs with wide ranges. Dwell allows you to dial in how hard you push the dual springs, for splashy surf tone or a mellower spring sound. The Tone control sweeps between bright and dark reverb tones, effecting only the reverb signal. Mix your desired dry to wet ratio with the Blend control, while Volume adjusts the overall output level of the pedal.
There is no spring splash when stomping on the Orion; and stage interference from kick drums and bass amps won’t affect your sound. However, if you truly wish to confirm Orion’s springs, a swift kick to the front side of the pedal will give you that classic tank crash.
Powered by a standard 9 volts DC, Orion makes it easy to add to your pedal chain. Sounding both classic and unique, the Orion Reverb offers out of this world inspiration, without digitizing your tone.
The Spaceman Orion is completely hand-soldered and handmade in Portland Oregon to the highest degree of quality possible. These are artisan crafted tone devices, sparing no detail within or without. Orion utilizes true-bypass relay switching, while your tone is transferred via high quality open-frame jacks. The inside hosts an unparalleled display of craftsmanship; with immaculate hand-soldered PCB’s and detailed military-spec wiring. On top of the custom USA-cast aluminum enclosure sits a durable, engraved vinyl faceplate and blue jewel indicator light. This pedal is truly built to last a lifetime.
The Black Edition Orion features an industrial textured black powdercoat; Black anodized aluminum knobs; Blue jewel indicator; and is limited to only 99 signed and numbered pieces. The Copper Edition features real copper plating; vintage aerospace indicator; custom engraved knobs; and is limited to only 33 signed and numbered pieces. The Polished Edition Orion features a mirror polished finish; blue jewel indicator; custom engraved knobs; and is limited to only 55 signed and numbered pieces. The Silver standard Edition features a raw aluminum, unpainted enclosure; plastic knobs w/ aluminum caps; blue indicator jewel; and is limited to 199 signed and numbered pieces.