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Clyde Deflowers DCSmusic

Posted in GAS with tags , , , on November 3, 2009 by dcsmusic
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Fulltone Clyde

With my recent burst of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), I’ve decided it may be beneficial to others to post my own blog. I haven’t entirely decided on a particular topic, and so I’ve left the title somewhat open.

If I can figure out how to post some sample audio clips tonight, I will do so and update this post. Cheers.

For now I will post reviews on gear I’ve acquired over the past year or so and list any short commings. With this post I will kick it off with my personal favorite purchase of the year….rat ta tat tat ta tat tat ta tat…..

The Fulltone Clyde Vintage Voiced (White enclosure) Wah Pedal.

Okay to kick it off this a buttery tone with great useable bandpass set-it forget it and come back to play with it later positions. The treddle “stiffness” can be taylored to the users preference for heavy feet or those who like to leave a wah in a set position. It is sturdier then a brick sh*t house (which their seem to be alot of in my city), as is the enclosure.

So at first I plugged my Takamine GX-200 straight into the pedal, and the pedal into my Traynor YCV-40 (c/w 6L6WXT’s and an Eminence Red Coat 12″ Governor speaker.) What hit my ears next was a clean bypass signal, no tone-sucking, no noise, completely transparent.

Upon engaging the effect my mouth began watering and my sphincter clenched shut for fear of being sucked into a 70’s porno and a big shaft perpotrating me from behind. Seriously, this thing has all out tone. I’ve had crybaby’s before in the past, and their is just no similarity between the two.

The Clyde has some awesome where’s my nose spray positions that are emphasized by the grit channel on the amp. We’re talking 70’s zappa here. It’s very responsive and I found it to be easy to tune the reasonance to the melody played.

If you are looking for a great sounding, versatile wah, look no further, but be prepared for the sphincter exercises this thing can lead to after extended use.