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I own the original and have also reverse engineered it a couple of times over the past two decades. I bought this one just to compare it and it holds up. Would definitely suggest this if you want yo save over a grand on an original.
Such a great pedal. It is finely dialed in, with an abundance of sounds I kive the drive circuit, and this is the most expressive Runaway Feedback ever. Do not hesitate on this pedal.
This is now my go to Bass overdrive. It's got just enough of what I'm looking for. Just Right!
Sounds awesome and very versatile as a boost.
This preamp is incredible! The best way to get a tube guitar sound when recording (short of micing my amp) but this is quiter and more customizable. Also, shipping was fast and the item arrived in perfect condition!
Clari(Pirate) is easy, versatile and quick to dial in when I want to add a layer of antique warble to my tone. I was up and running within a few minutes. I expect I'll reach for this pedal more often than some of the more feature-rich lo fi pedals I own because 1) a delay is right there 2) I almost never want to bother with the fine-tuning (VHS or transistor radio? Degraded tape or faulty wiring?) other pedals specialize in.
The Mid-Fi Electronics Clari(Pirate) was my first pedal from the brand, but certainly wasn’t be the last. If you read reviews or watch demos, you know there’s a quirky charm to Mid-Fi. For some, this is the draw as much as the anticipation of wonderfully inventive sounds. The Clari(Pirate) does not disappoint in either category. The build is solid and professional and the sounds are truly magical and inspiring.
I was in a bit of an obsessive overdrive search for a minute and through countless overdrive boutique pedals I've tried, this one always seems to come out on top. It has two channels and the light break-up (blue) channel is pretty much perfect to me. It sounds like a lot like Black Crowes rhythm guitar (Amorica). Crunchy and warm. It's great. A little pricey, but definitely worth it in my opinion.
I love a good chorus pedal and have owned at least 8 across the range from the classics to more modern.
The Fideleater is it's own special beast. It can do a beautiful standard, analog chorus. It can be subtle or lush in the ways you know chorus.
But this pedal is so much more. I enjoy using the random waveform at subtle levels of chorus or vibrato to get an almost warped tape style to my guitar. Similar to what the Walrus Juliana can do. The other waveforms are something to experiment with and can probably find 'that sound' you had in your head.
I love the untie switch. It completely changes the paradigm of the pedal. It causes an unexpected explosion of modulation glitches at the higher levels and you can get twinkling bursts similar to the EQD Rainbow machine when stomping it on and off at the right times. Turning up the depth and frequency can get self oscillating chaos with a touch of delay/repeating to it all.
All in all it's a mad pedal and I think playing with it yourself is the only way to discover the musical madness it can produce.
I can't fault it but would enjoy a version with presets; however that would take a lot of effort to achieve. Stereo would be interesting too.
There are a few pedals that are among the wildest ones I’ve ever come across, and the Vena Cava Filter is definitely near the top of the list. Auto Filter, Ring Mod, and Distortion all squeezed into one beautiful looking package. You can dial things down for fairly classic distortion, subtle crunchy auto wah, clangy ring mod, or any combination of the three, but it’s the massive sound of all three interacting that really makes this pedal an exciting, unique machine for me. For huge chaotic solos, massive filter swells, rad rhythmic mayhem, or heaps of other sounds, it’s really such a cool machine. I’ve been exploring mine for over a year now and I’m still finding new and exciting settings. Despite the wealth of options, I t’s super easy to dial in some fun sounds. TLDR: if you love unconventional effects that reward exploration, definitely give this one a try.
I got to try out this pedal when I was visiting my friend in his studio.
My god it's so fun! I never thought I would want a ring modulator pedal in my rig for christ-sake! At first I won't lie the pedal is intimidating and my friend (who is a producer) tried explaining the ins and outs of a ring modulator pedal. I didn't catch most of what he was explaining about how it works. But like with any pedal the best way is to just go in blindly and start messing around. So I did.
Snd let me tell you: this pedal was clearly designed with guitarists and songwriters in mind. It's not just experimental for experimentation's sake. There's a riff in all of these settings. When my friend let me use his we immediately started working on this strange swamp-grunge robot track. It was so inspiring!
It also works really well for finishing off a song in a really rowdy way descending into a wall of noise. I can't wait until I have a chance to grab one of these for myself and experiment with the multitude of noises this box offers!
Had to borrow a pal of mine’s for this review and I didn’t want to give it back. Great distortion here, can get a range of organic to shred with this unit. For sure worth the money. The sounds you can get out of this won’t disappoint, design and build quality are top tier as well. I hope by the time you’re reading this I’ve grabbed one for myself!
I love that I can use this as a workhorse for my primary chorus pedal but also get into weird and wild territory when I want to explore. The aesthetics are top notch, as is the build quality. I enjoy looking at this thing just as much as I do listening to it,
Nothing like it on the market as far as I know. Great variation of sounds without being complicated. This pedal goes from classic chorus and vibrato to crazy out of this world detached from reality sound mangle.
I have a lot of love for a good phaser and the Recovery is one of the best.... For me, the Swoosh has to cover the lows and highs evenly, with the highs never sounding glassy and sterile, speed and intensity have to be adjustable from very slow to wild and fast. This phaser can do all that and much more. Different phasing modes, a second phase stage and a tremolo that ranges from subtle to stutter.
This is no classic stadium rock phasing, this is the real deal! Would I change anything about the pedal? Certainly not the sound...
My only wish would be that the second footswitch could switch its function between the existing tap tempo and an on-off switch for the second phase stage and the tremolo.
Conclusion: Recovery unlimited, a phaser for real phaser fans. Can get wild and psyched!