Is the universe conspiring to force me to buy a Foxx Tone Machine?

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Is the universe conspiring to force me to buy a Foxx Tone Machine?

Post by ElephantDNA » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:35 am

So I've tried to order two different octave pedals this week and both times they were out of stock and purchase refunded. Am I just supposed to just get this over with already and go for the Tone Machine reboot?

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Re: Is the universe conspiring to force me to buy a Foxx Tone Machine?

Post by marqueemoon » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:59 pm

ElephantDNA wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:35 am
So I've tried to order two different octave pedals this week and both times they were out of stock and purchase refunded. Am I just supposed to just get this over with already and go for the Tone Machine reboot?
I’m having a nearly identical experience except with phasers. #2 seems to be a Pedal Of Unknown Availability too.

I would not buy anything new Dano due to the Prop 8 support, but lots of good options out there. I’d probably get a Greer Super Hornet.

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Re: Is the universe conspiring to force me to buy a Foxx Tone Machine?

Post by jorri » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:49 pm

Maybe, I only looked at a Palisades for overdrives recently as an obvious choice to avoid any GAS or research listening to godawful demos. Then all the £130 used ones dried up, forced to investigate which overdrive i actually want and seems like a Hudson Broadcast now. Well, then the 24v limited was sold out, investigated further and 9v is better because you can use at 24v anyway, whereas the limited version can't change ETC ETC. and, well i think its what i wanted over anything else (arriving tomorrow)

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Post by Jaguar018 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:20 pm

I got the Warm Audio version of the Foxx and holy hell that pedal is a beast. Nice and cheap, comparatively.
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Re: Is the universe conspiring to force me to buy a Foxx Tone Machine?

Post by Pacafeliz » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:15 am

Jaguar018 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:20 pm
I got the Warm Audio version of the Foxx and holy hell that pedal is a beast. Nice and cheap, comparatively.
Please tell me/us more!!!
I've been SO oogling about one of these, it's turning into GAS!!! :blush:
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Post by ElephantDNA » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:16 pm

I almost pulled the trigger on the warm audio one but I ended up going back to a source audio fuzz I've had for a while. Some of their models aren't great but the big muff and zvex mastodon ones are pretty decent and the octave seems to be getting the job done on the sections where I need it. At least until I GAS for something else!

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Post by Maggieo » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:19 am

Go buy a used French Toast off of Reverb, if you like it, go find a used 3699 Fuzz.
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Post by ElephantDNA » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:59 am

Maggieo wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:19 am
Go buy a used French Toast off of Reverb, if you like it, go find a used 3699 Fuzz.
I'm too snobby to ever use a french toast.

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Post by Maggieo » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:48 pm

ElephantDNA wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:59 am
Maggieo wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:19 am
Go buy a used French Toast off of Reverb, if you like it, go find a used 3699 Fuzz.
I'm too snobby to ever use a french toast.
Then stay away from the FOXX clones, because the French Toast is the actual FOXX Tone Machine in a wee enclosure. Or are you kidding?
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Post by ElephantDNA » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:16 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:48 pm
ElephantDNA wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:59 am
Maggieo wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:19 am
Go buy a used French Toast off of Reverb, if you like it, go find a used 3699 Fuzz.
I'm too snobby to ever use a french toast.
Then stay away from the FOXX clones, because the French Toast is the actual FOXX Tone Machine in a wee enclosure. Or are you kidding?
Kind of half-kidding I guess. I just think that those dano pedals look ridiculous. The difference between $40 and $140 isn't big enough for me to use that thing. It's all good. Everyone is in this to do something that interests them that they find gratifying in some way. Buying and or using something called a french toast or looks like a plastic souvenir is not just on my to-do list. To each their own, that kind of the whole point of music, right?

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Post by Maggieo » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:32 pm

ElephantDNA wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:16 pm
Kind of half-kidding I guess. I just think that those dano pedals look ridiculous. The difference between $40 and $140 isn't big enough for me to use that thing. It's all good. Everyone is in this to do something that interests them that they find gratifying in some way. Buying and or using something called a french toast or looks like a plastic souvenir is not just on my to-do list. To each their own, that kind of the whole point of music, right?
Yeah, I get it. I'm guilty of hearing with my eyes and not my ears. Like, that Tele has to be butterscotch or it's just wrong!

I like the French Toast, I've got three of them, because:

1. They sound great
2. The enclosures are crap and can break.
3. Cheap as chips.
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Re: Is the universe conspiring to force me to buy a Foxx Tone Machine?

Post by Nick and the Noise » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:27 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:32 pm
Yeah, I get it. I'm guilty of hearing with my eyes and not my ears.
True, that's why I can't get on with the Soul Food (and honestly a lot of other EHX). There should be a market for replacement cases of popular ugly pedals. ;)

I do have the MXR La Machine, and although it's a Foxx Tone Machine clone, it's dialled in a bit differently. It's quite undynamic and misses the craziness of what I hear in other versions like the 3699. It's super buzzy (even more than a Muff) and perhaps should be called the MXR Doom Machine. But I like it enough to not upgrade to something more vintage accurate.

Anyway, I've yet to see if Danelectro's supposedly transformation from flimsy "cheap plastic stuff" to overpriced "boutique faux relic'd retroware" works out for them.

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Post by Jaguar018 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:51 am

Nick and the Noise wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:27 pm
True, that's why I can't get on with the Soul Food (and honestly a lot of other EHX). There should be a market for replacement cases of popular ugly pedals. ;)
There IS a market for this and people out there that do it. You just have to be willing to pay the $$$ and have a somewhat standard pedal that isn't impossible to rehouse. For example, I was able to rehouse a Klon KTR, but not a Nux Pedal.

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Post by ElephantDNA » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:32 pm

For whatever reason 25 years into this and my main goal seems to be to take expensive gearhead equipment and make it sound like I'm a teenager from the 60's or 70's. It's a very odd and specific pursuit, so I don't blame anyone who isn't on the same track! :D

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Post by ElephantDNA » Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:04 am

It's funny I ended up just going to that source audio and it's been fine. It's the OFD which might the ugliest pedal in history to be honest. Drummer is like what is that? Super weird looking but it's a distortion with a blend knob which it turns out ended up being what I need here. I've got it set with the Octavia model with some clean coming through and it's getting the job done. Guess it's the good thing about having a collection.

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