This ex-demo pedal comes to us from the personal collection of Brett “Burgs” Kingman, Brett is Australian guitar royalty and a YouTube pioneer. He has toured the world working & recording with such Australian icons as James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Ross Wilson, Renee Geyer, Jenny Morris and shared the stage with the likes of Tina Turner and Robert Palmer, just to name a few.
Check outs Brett’s YouTube demo/review and if you like what you hear, this is your chance to buy the actual pedal from the video.
While Chrome was king in the 70’s the 80’s would send the effects pedal world into a radical change. This period proved challenging not only for the Lubow brothers, but also for other notable brands. Many either sold or went out of business. Japanese effects such as BOSS were dominating the market and new technology was putting session musicians out of work. Despite these challenges many agree that the 80’s is considered the pinnacle of the Electric Guitar.
The giant chrome enclosures were soon discontinued and replaced with the Slimline and Black Gold series. The primary change to the design was the height of the bottom enclosure. This greatly helped with portability. Still, musicians were asking for smaller pedals and Ray came up with the Compact series which utilized a clever internal slide pot instead of the famed optics. The internal design helped prevent dirt and other debris from getting inside and helped reduce costs so that they could remain competitive. These are considered the first “Mini” sized Wah and Volume pedals to hit the market.