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The Doomidrive is one of the few clones of the underappreciated Uni-Drive on the market today. By utilizing the original transistors and incorporating the circuit into a modern enclosure with rugged construction,
Davis has crafted a real prize for the vintage fuzz enthusiast. If you’re
looking to give overdriven tube amp tones a ton of bottom-end kick,
the Doomidrive delivers.
the sounds of the elusive Univox Uni-Drive are on your radar, but you’d rather
not spend hundreds of dollars acquiring
you need a modern, mid-scooped fuzz.
Creepy Fingers Effects
CREEPY FINGERS EFFECTS
By Jordan Wagner
If you’re a fuzz junkie, you’ve probably spent a minute or two lusting after
an Ampeg Scrambler. Ampeg introduced this now revered and infamous
unit in 1969. But while such players as Cactus’ Jim McCarty and Jorma
Kaukonen of the Jefferson Airplane embraced the Scrambler, Ampeg
discontinued it after producing only a few thousand units. These days,
original models in working condition can fetch over $1000, making the
Scrambler one of the rarest and most sought-after effects in existence.
In light of this, clones have been popping up to make the octave-fuzz
sounds of the Scrambler more attainable and affordable, among them
the Creepy Fingers Effects’ Pink Elephant. Creepy Fingers is run by Brad
Davis, bassist for the California stoner-rock outfit, Fu Manchu, who are
no strangers to great fuzz tones. And he does a fantastic job of accurately replicating the chaotic tonal nature of the vintage Scrambler design.
Looks that Kill
I knew I was in for a treat as soon as I slipped the Pink Elephant out of
its protective canvas bag. The pink sparkle paint job is an eyeful, and
it’s cleverly complemented by a bright pink LED that will eliminate any
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