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silver box o' death

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:45 pm
by Damien_82
What is it?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:30 pm
by trashcan_afterthought
umm i remember jeff talking about it in some interview or something...its some sort of special guitar pedal someone made. its used on carjack fever. i'm pretty sure thats what he said. oh wells

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:43 am
by Cynical_Satan
From the archives of the HD board:


It's a distortion pedal that was built by our friend Rob Skinner here in Seattle -- it was modeled after the Zvex Fuzz Factory (I think Rob calls his pedal the Fuzz Face). Anyway, he let me borrow a prototype model, which is a big unmarked silver box with two switches and four knobs. It makes the craziest, out of control distortion and squealing feedback, which quickly made me a pariah with the rest of the band anytime I even made a motion toward it. I discovered that if you plug in an instrument cable into the input, but *don't* plug in an instrument into the cable, the box itself becomes a tone generator. This is how I got all those squealing "Defender" (remember the original Defender video game? anyone?) sounds in the second verse of the "Carjack Fever."

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:17 am
by Damien_82
thanks, guys.