Interfax Harmonic Percolator Brown / Tan

Interfax Harmonic Percolator Brown / Tan

Interfax Harmonic Percolator Brown / Tan
Harmonic Percolator Exact physical and electrical duplicate. Is a distortion pedal that was made in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1970's. It used a silicon NPN transistor and a germanium PNP transistor in a design that passes even order harmonics while suppressing odd order harmonics. These even order harmonics are more pleasing to the ear than odd order harmonics. This is the original circuit, not someones interpretation of it. It is a discreet transistor complimentary Darlington circuit different than any other fuzz / distortion pedal. The left slider is the input gain or distortion control and the right one is the Balance control.

The input is on the left and the output is to the right when looking down on it. This is opposite pedals of today but in its time this made sense. Left to Right - the same way you read. This handmade duplicate of the original 1970's pedal employs the same obsolete number Germanium transistor, not a common reproduction. New old stock 2N404A's are very hard to find and the market for fake knock off electronic parts is very large.

The Harmonic Percolator It is not'tweeked' or'improved' in any way as those are marketing terms. (Op Amps were never used in Percolators) The silicon transistor was potted in the originals to discourage people from reading the number on it. It was a Fairchild 2n3565. Also used are the exact same number obsolete Germanium diodes.

They are not the common 1N34 or 1N60. Same type capacitors also are used. Mylar, Silver Mica, Tantalum, and Ceramic. The slider controls are the same as used in the original.

These New Old Stock parts have the original packing slip dated February 19, 1968. New sliders are unavailable but if you stomp one to death contact me as I have replacements. Three original pedals were dismantled to help create this duplicate.

One Percolator was totally dismantled, all its parts removed and measured. At Rockhaus Guitars and Jay T. For trusting your pedals to me! There are no hidden parts, no mis-labeled components, nothing unusual beyond the circuit itself! Legendary guitar-abuser Steve Albini (Shellac, Big Black, Rapeman) uses a Harmonic Percolator for some of those Guitar noises he gives birth to!

This is known to be the same circuit version he uses! At low settings the Harmonic Percolator will give you added sustain without'coloring' your sound. Higher settings will give a mean distortion that performs well with multiple notes. These duplicates are in the exact same case and finished with a super tough powder coating in the original tan and brown style.

This is a faithful duplication of the effects pedals created by Ed Giese of Interfax Electronics in Milwaukee Wisconsin during the 1970's. An exact piece of classic effects down to the photo duplicate circuit board. The item "Interfax Harmonic Percolator Brown / Tan" is in sale since Sunday, December 15, 2019.

This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Effects Pedals\Fuzz". The seller is "theremaniacs_theremins" and is located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

Interfax Harmonic Percolator Brown / Tan