Frank used Sloatman’s EQ circuit to “tune” his guitars to the resonant frequency of whatever room he happened to be playing. Each device is handcrafted in Nashville, TN, using only high quality parts and components in order to achieve truly stellar sounds. The amount of distortion is going to be determined by the amount of signal coming in … We took advantage of our location by exploring Asia. That's where you come in! After some thought, he dug up his old plans for Zappa’s EQ and set about modifying it for his own needs. The first version, dubbed "Kong," was a giant box many deemed too large to be practical. or. All Our Pedal Boats are Proudly Designed, Molded and Assembled in Small Town USA. Our son learned to ride a bike early in Hong Kong where we were both teachers. Conveniently runs on a single 9V battery or up to 40V from an external power supply for increased head room and pristine transient response. The gain staging essentially gives you 3 on tap options while playing. It was 1976 and Arthur Sloatman was repairing all things musical and electronic as a technician at the old Valley Sound on Sunset Blvd. It’s made by ex-Zappa tech Arthur Sloatman. Why I love being part of Breeze! Provides an almost limitless array of clean and distorted tones. This not only allowed Zappa to produce a wide assortment of studio sounds live, it also gave him massive sustain and total control over feedback, which he used to great effect. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Click here to learn more! TalkBass utilizes technology from //Commerce that may give us a small affiliate commission on purchases made via links on our site. The amount of distortion is going to be determined by the amount of signal coming in from your instrument. Vintage King can help answer any and every question to help you make the right decisions for your sound. The best gear advice always comes from those who use it the most. For Zappa’s ’78 tour, he created custom on-board electronics for Steve Vai, Ray White and Ike Willis’ guitars. Output, Throughput, and DI can all be used simultaneously. The pedal son of kong is an eq gain and di featuring two switchable channels with Zappa hard wired in channel 1 signal path while 2s or out. The Pedal Son of Kong is an EQ/Gain pedal and DI featuring two switchable channels of gain with the Zappa EQ hard wired in the Channel 1 signal path while Channel 2’s EQ is switchable in or out. On checkout, it may look like you are selecting a ups shipping method, but the item will be shipped via equivalent FedEx method. Be the first! Spot a Better Price? Questions? Frank Zappa sent in a busted ARP 2600 synthesizer vital to the recording of Zappa’s Zoot Allures album. Fill out the form below and we'll be in contact with you shortly. This pedal has amazing tone capabilities. For sale is a Spontaneous Audio Son of Kong Gain/EQ pedal/DI. Thank you for your support! Sorry, this product is currently unavailable. Spontaneous Audio Devices is pleased to unveil the Son of Kong – an EQ/Gain pedal and DI. Supporting Members list unlimited gear with no listing fees in the Classifieds, get instant Keyword Alerts, and get Free Shipping at the TalkBass Store. When it comes to getting the best gear, your tastes are probably pretty particular. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. For assistance in better understanding the content of this page or any other page within this website, please call 888.653.1184 during normal business hours. Discussion in 'For Sale: Effects and Pedals' started by Savasmooth, Jan 14, 2017. ), soooo...now the BL wants us to wear matching t-shirts with the band logo, 10 Classic Basses You Need to Play Before You Die. 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For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Super-flexible, fully parametric EQ with 20 dB of boost/cut, available to V1, V2, and the DI. Sloatman fixed the ARP and Frank made him a tech at his studio, Utility Muffin Research Kitchen. See details. 2 switchable channels (V1 and V2) with up to 15 dB 0f clean gain at V1 and up to 35 dB at V2. Jack was 5 years old when we signed up for our first cycling holiday with ‘Spiceroads’, a cycle tour company based in Thail