One day, Zappa came into the UMRK tech dungeon where Arthur was working and noticed an old Systech Harmonic Energizer and remarked that he really loved the sound of that box with his guitar, but it was so noisy at the settings he liked, he gave up on it. Call 888.653.1184 Spontaneous Audio Son of Kong (Demo Deal), Skip to the beginning of the images gallery. We took advantage of our location by exploring Asia. "While mixing Willie Nelson's 80th birthday concert, I used the Son of Kong on all of Neil Young's direct acoustic guitar tracks to add a fantastic body and presence to the sound. Spot a Better Price? HOW MANY of the songs "must you like" to play in a band. It’s a pedal I’d dreamed of making for years, though I never would have done it as well. Each device is handcrafted in Nashville, TN, using only high quality parts and components in order to achieve truly stellar sounds. For Zappa’s ’78 tour, he created custom on-board electronics for Steve Vai, Ray White and Ike Willis’ guitars. The EQ alone is worthy of it's own pedal, but the ability to get different gain settings makes this an essential tool for any time I record guitar. It's amazing how many ways there are to use this thing!" 5 seater pedal boats for a day of family fun. For Sale: Bass Guitar Strings and Accessories, The TB Bazaar: Gear For Sale from our Sponsors, For Sale: Double Bass Amps, Strings & Accessories, Wanted: Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories, Wanted: Double Basses, Amps & Accessories, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. or. Spontaneous Audio Devices strives to develop and produce unique musical tools to inspire creative artists. When it comes to getting the best gear, your tastes are probably pretty particular. Why I love being part of Breeze! Sloatman went back to the drawing board and finally miniaturized the beast to an elegant pedal-sized enclosure, and Son of Kong was born. EQ/Gain pedal and DI of massive sonic proportions. - Buddy Miller, Producer/Guitarist. Be the first! By having this pedal, it's like having new amps, too." Our son learned to ride a bike early in Hong Kong where we were both teachers. With 20 dB of available gain in the EQ section, the Son of Kong lends itself to being dynamically overdriven. The eq is incredibly usable for both guitar and bass in dialing in a room. It was 1976 and Arthur Sloatman was repairing all things musical and electronic as a technician at the old Valley Sound on Sunset Blvd. Dad catches 2-year-old son stepping on truck's gas pedal Duration: 00:46 7/2/2020 Truck driver Anthony Bye has been taken his two-year-old son, Easton, on trips with him. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Frank Zappa sent in a busted ARP 2600 synthesizer vital to the recording of Zappa’s Zoot Allures album. Please fill out the form below and a Vintage King Audio Consultant will contact you with a ship date for the Spontaneous Audio Son of Kong (Demo Deal).

For sale is a Spontaneous Audio Son of Kong Gain/EQ pedal/DI. Frank used Sloatman’s EQ circuit to “tune” his guitars to the resonant frequency of whatever room he happened to be playing. Whether you play guitar, bass, hammond, or theramin, are a musician, an engineer, or producer, you will benefit from…, The Son of Kong is a one-pedal volume and tone-bending powerhouse.

The Pedal Son of Kong is an EQ/Gain pedal and DI featuring two switchable channels of gain with the Zappa EQ hard wired in the Channel 1 signal path while Channel 2’s EQ is switchable in or out. That's where you come in!

Throughput to feed additional pedals or for amp switching. The Son of Kong is a one-pedal volume and tone-bending powerhouse. See details. Sloatman fixed the ARP and Frank made him a tech at his studio, Utility Muffin Research Kitchen. TalkBass utilizes technology from //Commerce that may give us a small affiliate commission on purchases made via links on our site. After some thought, he dug up his old plans for Zappa’s EQ and set about modifying it for his own needs. © 1993 - 2020 Vintage King Audio All Rights Reserved. With 20 dB of  available gain in the EQ section, the Son of Kong lends itself to being dynamically overdriven. All Our Pedal Boats are Proudly Designed, Molded and Assembled in Small Town USA. Vintage King can help answer any and every question to help you make the right decisions for your sound. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. The gain staging essentially gives you 3 on tap options while playing. On checkout, it may look like you are selecting a ups shipping method, but the item will be shipped via equivalent FedEx method. 2 switchable channels (V1 and V2) with up to 15 dB 0f clean gain at V1 and up to 35 dB at V2.

The amount of distortion is going to be determined by the amount of signal coming in … Please. Jack was 5 years old when we signed up for our first cycling holiday with ‘Spiceroads’, a cycle tour company based in Thail Click here to learn more! Spontaneous Audio Devices is pleased to unveil the Son of Kong – an EQ/Gain pedal and DI.

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Provides an almost limitless array of clean and distorted tones. Ireland’s SON (aka Susan O’Neill) combines her soulful, husky vocals with a unique loop pedal technique, whilst adding guitar, trumpet, harmonica and whistle in her mind-blowing solo performances. Supporting Members list unlimited gear with no listing fees in the Classifieds, get instant Keyword Alerts, and get Free Shipping at the TalkBass Store. This pedal has amazing tone capabilities. No one has written a review yet. BTW, since I posted that, my pal Tom Menrath from Vintage King turned me on to the Son of Kong pedal, from Spontaneous Audio devices. - Jacquire King, Producer"I don't know another EQ that does exactly what it does...plugging into it with no EQ just seems to sound better." He consulted some audio circuit design books and created his own narrow band low noise filter. Thank you for your support! Questions? For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Once you submit your review, please check your email and verify your address to have it posted. It’s made by ex-Zappa tech Arthur Sloatman. The 5 pedals were labeled from left to right: Mandolin, Orchestra, Expression, Soft, and Forte (the Forte pedal was the standard damper sustain pedal). Sloatman studied the mystery box and figured out it was indeed a parametric EQ with a very sharp bandwidth. He showed it to Zappa who ultimately had Arthur install a two-band version in his stage guitars. Conveniently runs on a single 9V battery or up to 40V from an external power supply for increased head room and pristine transient response. Output, Throughput, and DI can all be used simultaneously. Wing & Son pianos were sometimes equipped with an optional 5 pedal mechanism that mimicked the tones of various string instruments like the mandolin, guitar, zither, harp, and banjo. The first version, dubbed "Kong," was a giant box many deemed too large to be practical. Terms and Conditions | Privacy and Security | Accessibility. Free shipping to the lower 48 US states on orders $99 and up. Discussion in 'For Sale: Effects and Pedals' started by Savasmooth, Jan 14, 2017. Let the pro audio world hear your voice with a review of the Spontaneous Audio Son of Kong (Demo Deal). Fast-forward thirty some years and Arthur was playing with his own band and finding himself dissatisfied with his guitar sound. ), the BL wants us to wear matching t-shirts with the band logo, 10 Classic Basses You Need to Play Before You Die. Gold Supporters see zero ads! We’ve labored long and hard to bring you a transformational pedal that spares no expense in quality and function. This not only allowed Zappa to produce a wide assortment of studio sounds live, it also gave him massive sustain and total control over feedback, which he used to great effect. (Zappa, of course, was the best-known user of the Harmonic Energizer.) DI (Low Gain) mode will provide more….

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The best gear advice always comes from those who use it the most. The pedal son of kong is an eq gain and di featuring two switchable channels with Zappa hard wired in channel 1 signal path while 2s or out. The amount of distortion is going to be determined by the amount of signal coming in from your instrument. Super-flexible, fully parametric EQ with 20 dB of boost/cut, available to V1, V2, and the DI. - Byron Gallimore, Producer"This is the pedal I have always been waiting for." 55 dB maximum possible gain to your amp’s front end!

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