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    Default Re: Your most “bipolar” pedal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    But, that's more you than the pedal.
    It's sound doesn't change, just your mood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaubrummels View Post
    But that would be the whole thread then.
    the germanium fuzz pedals actually sound different, the rest probably not

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    Default Re: Your most “bipolar” pedal?

    Yeah... this could be any reason.

    Pedal performs differently (germanium fuzz due to temp or faulty component, other environmental change), our needs are different stage vs practice or we simply have a different opinion day to day! I think my example is mostly 2 and 3.
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    Default Re: Your most “bipolar” pedal?

    Sometimes digital delay wears on me because of it's clarity and I switch to an analog delay which fades into obscurity in a nice beautiful way,

    ..... then a few months later I play a digital delay and i'm like -listen to all that detail!!!

    and the cycle continues
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    Oh yeah, delay!
    I get one, I like it, then I hate it, then I sell it. Then a few months later I repeat the cycle. [See what I did there?]

    Finally I bought a really cheap one so it's not worth selling. Instead I just set it aside for a week or two.

    It's "so full and big!" vs "so cluttered and chaotic!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Locher View Post
    I believe that is why they started using silicon back in the day: consistent performance.
    A guy on another forum I lurk puts his ge fuzz face in the refrigerator all day before a gig! Swears it works.
    I haven't try, but it is not a silly idea : Once I had a great sound at a practise / sound check with a Ge MXR Vintage Dist+ (with a Wide Range HB Tele) and the next day it was very hot, I did some recording in that studio and it sounded like crap. I think the sound engineering did place the mic correctly but I suspect also the Germanium diodes.
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    Default Re: Your most “bipolar” pedal?

    And to answer the original question : I would say any flanger (MXR, Boss, Ibanez...) because I really love flanger but sometimes it just sound too much "Flanger", too typical I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    If you have finicky Germanium pedals, just build a micro thermal chamber enclosure with a pre heating element controlled by thermostat.
    This isn't as far-fetched as you might think. It's an idea I've had for quite some time. Back when I worked in a cal lab we had a Fluke 10-volt lab reference where the reference transistors were housed in a micro-oven. It was about two cubic inches. Somewhere around here I have some old AC128 germaniums that I was thinking about doing that very thing using a peltier device. The problem would be that it couldn't be battery powered as peltier devices, even tiny ones, draw a lot of power.

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