D*A*M SOLA SOUND COLORSOUND WAH-WAH/WOW PEDAL

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D*A*M SOLA SOUND COLORSOUND WAH-WAH/WOW PEDAL

Post by Sage » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:04 pm

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I bought this from Dave in 2008 when he placed it up for grabs in an eBay auction.

I have nicknamed this baby "420" (after the date it was built.) :tu:

Here is the original eBay item description for this item:

"This is a vintage 1970's Colorsound case (apparently it was a swell pedal) that has been totally re-built into a Wah pedal that is along the lines of the very early Sola Sound wah/wow pedals.

It features a hand cut stripboard circuit loaded with high quality carbon composition resistors, BC components and a two matched NOS Mullard capacitors, a custom hand made “Colorsound specs” Inductor (made by Stuart Castledine), a specifically gain selected set of BC transistors, BC184L & BC182L all lovingly assembled in true Sola Sound style with single point grounding, Cliff audio jacks along the best stomp switch known to man, an Eaton Cutler Hammer DPDT. The wah potentiometer is a high quality Bourns piece that is the best option for good tone & long longevity that you could use in Colorsound style enclosure.

Tone wise it is a little different to a stock Colorsound Wah. You still have that huge sweep but the transition is somewhat smoother and not as abrupt from bass to treble. The frequency range seems way more extended over say that of a Cry-Baby or a Vox wah which makes a great wah to use with a heavily saturated or dark fuzz boxes and amps.

I acquired the enclosure many years ago now and was told when I received it that is was NOS and had never been used. It is certainly in truly excellent condition, I would say mint except for two tiny marks on the right hand side (see pics) personally I’d say its had a some use but very little at all."

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Gotta love this "born-on" date! :bong2:

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It truely is an amazing piece of kit that will be moving on to a new home soon due to the mounting bills my wife has been racking up with her pregnancy of our second child.

:marx:

So I figured I would open up a spot for it in the "One-Offs" section for archiving purposes.
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Re: D*A*M SOLA SOUND COLORSOUND WAH-WAH/WOW PEDAL

Post by pigeontoe » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:22 pm

That is very nice indeed. :marx: pm'd
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Re: D*A*M SOLA SOUND COLORSOUND WAH-WAH/WOW PEDAL

Post by skybone » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:58 pm

Schwing!

You really can't beat Colorsound Wah's, but a D*A*M/Sola Sound Wah? :badlove:
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Re: D*A*M SOLA SOUND COLORSOUND WAH-WAH/WOW PEDAL

Post by molokaio » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:07 pm

astonishing... i bet this one plays great!
Any chance to hear some clips? Stu & the captain teaming up for wah world domination.. uhm.. that's a good idea... anthony?! *hint hint*
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Re: D*A*M SOLA SOUND COLORSOUND WAH-WAH/WOW PEDAL

Post by get_with_it » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:42 pm

I'm listening !

also haven't forgotton the germanium wah/fuzz thread !
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Re: D*A*M SOLA SOUND COLORSOUND WAH-WAH/WOW PEDAL

Post by molokaio » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:56 pm

:drool2:
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Re: D*A*M SOLA SOUND COLORSOUND WAH-WAH/WOW PEDAL

Post by skybone » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:16 pm

molokaio wrote:that's a good idea... anthony?! *hint hint*
+1!
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Re: D*A*M SOLA SOUND COLORSOUND WAH-WAH/WOW PEDAL

Post by germanium mash » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:49 am

skybone wrote:
molokaio wrote:that's a good idea... anthony?! *hint hint*
+1!

+1 for me too. And a few extra for my friends,please. Build it,build it...
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