Elka Reverb III (Dizzy Tone content)

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Elka Reverb III (Dizzy Tone content)

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Here's one you don't see every day.
An early amp top, multi effects unit by Elka, made sometime in the early '70,s in Italy.

All 3 effects (Reverb, Tremolo and Dizzy Tone) are pretty neat but the one I was most interested in is the Dizzy Tone.
From pictures I found online it appeared it was a hybrid Ge/Si version of the classic circuit which, on closer inspection, indeed seems to be the case.

I'll do a full dissection soon and post a schematic here when I have one drawn up.
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Re: Elka Reverb III (Dizzy Tone content)

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Wow, very cool!

That reminds me, I have a similar Elka footswitch in my parts bin. I should dig it out and try to figure out what it's for. :hmm:

Ps: nice tele too! :tu:
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Re: Elka Reverb III (Dizzy Tone content)

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Thanks, that Tele is a keeper for sure!
It's a ridiculously lightweight Japanese Fender from the 80's with original WRHB's.

The Elka is a really interesting piece of gear, it might be a while before I have the time to do a full trace, but I'll post the schematic here when I get a chance.
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Too kool!!!
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Re: Elka Reverb III (Dizzy Tone content)

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Wow, what a find. Looks like a decent sized verb tank too. This definitely deserves a demo!!
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redeyeflight wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 6:57 pm Wow, what a find. Looks like a decent sized verb tank too. This definitely deserves a demo!!
Will definitely do that when we're reunited.
Back in Spain now, left it in the Netherlands after a quick emergency stopover.
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