Dragonfly/Drag'n'fly History

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Dragonfly/Drag'n'fly History

Post by The Captain » Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:43 pm

As with when I started the the 1966 history, just getting the basics down to start with...

No#1 May 2003

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Thought I'd saved the guts pics form the recent auction for this...I didn't! Can anyone who did send em me pretty please. I never took guts pics after I originally made it.

No#2-5 June 2003

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No#6-8 October 2003
  • First Drag'n'fly's
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No #9-12, December 2003/April 2004

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No#13-16, April 2004/July 2204

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No#17-18, July 2004

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No# 19-20, August 2004

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No#21-27, November 2004/April 2005

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No#28, May 2005

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No#29-30, April 2005

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No#31-35, July 2005

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Yo, Cubba I think you have #31?!?! Is it grey or green?

No#36-48, August 2005/December 2005

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No#49-54, January 2006

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No#55, January 2006

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No#56-65, April 2006/May 2006
  • As No#36-48
No#66-75, May 2006
  • As No#49-54
No#76-80, July 2006/August 2006
  • As No#36-48
No#81, August 2006

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No#82-93, August 2006/October 2006

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No#94-131,October 2006/April 2007

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No#132, November 2007

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No#133-134, November 2007

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No#135-136, November 2007

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No#137-138, November 2007

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No#140, November 2007

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No#141, November 2007

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No142-143, November 2007
  • As No#137-138
No#144-161, November 2007

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Re: Dragonfly/Drag'n'fly History

Post by CALI68 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:42 pm

Love #55!!! 81 is cool too.



-Chris
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Re: Dragonfly/Drag'n'fly History

Post by JP30 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:45 am

Dragonfly / Drag'n'fly was Monster Fuzz/Filth? before it took up the name "Hybrid fuzz"?
8-) looking at the #9 - 12 they were titled "Hybrid Monstrous Fuzz" :hihi:


I love my Drag'nfly. it's the biggest, filthy-est Fuzz that I got. "MONSTER FUZZ" :freakout:
kick all the rest of Fuzzface type pedals Aaawaay :fu:
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Re: Dragonfly/Drag'n'fly History

Post by starlingbrothers » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:31 pm

I've loving all the history and photos that the Captain is posting. With frugal times ahead I'll be the voyeur and not the buyer for a while so these listings are a welcome port of call in the stormy weather.....
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Re: Dragonfly/Drag'n'fly History

Post by Frobisher » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:31 pm

This:

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Is MINE!

I ordered this pedal from David in 2003 - and is the first 'small box' Drag'n'Fly - it says so in David's own fair hand! Its been gigged, recorded with and enjoyed for the last 5 years so has picked up a couple of paint chips along the way. The super-bright blue LED (David's suggestion for dark stages) is very useful for guiding passing aircraft into land and for lighting up the rest of the pedal board - don't look directly at it or you can actually hear your retinas burn.

Quite simply - as I said back in 2003 - this is the best Fuzz box ever made. It never ceases to amaze me and its one of my fave things in the world. I wouldn't part with it for anything.

Keep up the great work, David (and one day, I'll get that Arbiter PowerBooster pedal over to you to analyze!!!).
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Re: Dragonfly/Drag'n'fly History

Post by mrpicard » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:02 pm

Hi Dave, I have a few questions just to clarify some of the details:

1. You have the "first" Drag'n'Flys, number 6-8, as being made in October 2003. However, I have the green one as being made in September 2003. Which is the correct date?
2. You have the green Darg'n'Fly, numbers 19-20 as being made in August 2004. However, I have that green one as being made in August 2005. Which is the correct date and does the photograph match the pedal you are referring to?
3. With regards to the pedals in the 21-27 number range, I have that first one as being made in January 2005, the second one was made in August 2005. Therefore, you may want to check your date range.
4. The photograph you have of the circuit board for numbers 29-30 was actually taken some time at the end of May 2005. Maybe you were working on them past April 2005?
5. With regards to your numbers 26-48 that second photo I have as being made maybe in April 2006. The blue one I have as being February 2006 (but I am not 100% sure).
6. The first photograph you have in the number 94-131 seems to be of a pedal built in August 2006. Therefore, do you have the right pedal photo for this date range?
7. With regards to number 132, I actually have that pedal in the photo as being made in October 2005. Which is the correct date and does the photograph match the pedal number?
8. With regards to number 141, I have the pedal in the photo as being made around February 2008. Therefore, does the photo match the pedal number you are referring to?
9. With regards to numbers 144-161, I have that pedal in the photograph as being made in August 2006.

What I am not too sure is if all the pedals in the photos exactly match the numbers you are referring to or have you used some photos to give an example of the pedal you would have made. Anyway, just checking the exact details :-)

Thanks :-)
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Re: Dragonfly/Drag'n'fly History

Post by cubba » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:30 pm

The Captain wrote: No# 19-20, August 2004

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No#21-27, November 2004/April 2005
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No#31-35, July 2005

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Yo, Cubba I think you have #31?!?! Is it grey or green?
Hey Cap'n, just caught this thread today.
Yes, I do have #31, which is the std. grey hammerite finish and decal,
identical to #21.
The board looks just like #19,
with the tranny set (AC128/BC108) that #21-27 has.

This pedal has been the sole fuzz on my board for over 2 yrs. now,
sitting in pole-position where it likes it best (just like that other roadhog, Speed Racer).
It's OK, that makes it easy for me to unplug after the gig
and I never forget to unplug it (I only use it with a carbon battery)
since it's in that position.

I have other D*A*M pedals but this is the one that gets the call on a regular basis.
It's just a perfect live fuzz tone for what I do.

:crackjam:
What gets me is all the tweaking,
just crank that bitch and be done with it! -- duende
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Re: Dragonfly/Drag'n'fly History

Post by skybone » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:29 pm

No's 120 - 124 were the Black enclosure with White script, limited run of 4.
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Re: Dragonfly/Drag'n'fly History

Post by skybone » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:20 pm

Black & Cream 'Fly (No.'s 120 - 124)
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Re: Dragonfly/Drag'n'fly History

Post by The Captain » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:34 pm

Cheers Muzz!!! :badteeth: Tasty looking pedal eh. You got one of those, right?
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