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Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2004 11:35 pm
by kerble
Hey,
Does anyone have any info on the home-made effects done by Os M?
I read about the tremolo fuzz in "Bat Macumba" being a sewing machine motor attached to the volume knob of a fuzz, so that when it ran, you could control the speed of the trem with the footpedal of the sewing machine. Yow!

I know that their brother built the pedals cause electric guitar stuff was possibly contraband or hard to get. Anyway, any thing?

Thnk
Faiz

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:32 am
by shloonk
bump

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:14 pm
by yaledelay
kerble wrote:Hey,
Does anyone have any info on the home-made effects done by Os M?
I read about the tremolo fuzz in "Bat Macumba" being a sewing machine motor attached to the volume knob of a fuzz, so that when it ran, you could control the speed of the trem with the footpedal of the sewing machine. Yow!

I know that their brother built the pedals cause electric guitar stuff was possibly contraband or hard to get. Anyway, any thing?

Thnk
Faiz



You know we have enough pedal makers here that someone should be able to build that sped-up-slow-down distortion pedal... I for one would want one... Any takers here PRF???

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gig-FX-Chopper-Trem ... 35b09c5af8

can this thing get close???

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:47 pm
by ldopa_chicago
yaledelay wrote:
kerble wrote:Hey,
Does anyone have any info on the home-made effects done by Os M?
I read about the tremolo fuzz in "Bat Macumba" being a sewing machine motor attached to the volume knob of a fuzz, so that when it ran, you could control the speed of the trem with the footpedal of the sewing machine. Yow!

I know that their brother built the pedals cause electric guitar stuff was possibly contraband or hard to get. Anyway, any thing?

Thnk
Faiz



You know we have enough pedal makers here that someone should be able to build that sped-up-slow-down distortion pedal... I for one would want one... Any takers here PRF???

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gig-FX-Chopper-Trem ... 35b09c5af8

can this thing get close???


This thing claims to be a clone of the Os M fuzz: http://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/D ... adpool.pdf

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:06 pm
by kerble
neat! thanks!

There's a bit of information on their gear in the book by Caetano Veloso called Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil. however, it's more about how electric instruments were contraband in Brazil in the 60's, and less about specifics.

that band got some wild-ass sounds on those records. plus, having a fifteen year-old guitar prodigy lay it down only helps.

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:14 pm
by ldopa_chicago
kerble wrote:neat! thanks!

There's a bit of information on their gear in the book by Caetano Veloso called Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil. however, it's more about how electric instruments were contraband in Brazil in the 60's, and less about specifics.

that band got some wild-ass sounds on those records. plus, having a fifteen year-old guitar prodigy lay it down only helps.


It's funny, I just came across that site yesterday. I remember thinking to myself, "What the fuck is an Os Mutantes fuzz? I didn't know they made their own gear. Their clones look quite legit. Their SHO, Fuzz Factory, etc are spot on, so the Os M fuzz might be fairly accurate.

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:14 pm
by Bernardo
Sorry I can't help, never paid much attention to them.

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:16 pm
by kerble
Bernardo wrote:Sorry I can't help, never paid much attention to them.


well then just tell me what you know about Brazilian Waxing.

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:18 pm
by Bernardo
Done with pliars.

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:19 pm
by kerble
ooh! how ethnic!

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:37 pm
by Bernardo
Pliars made out of bones.

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:53 pm
by kerble
hahaha.

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:59 am
by numberthirty
Bump




Seems like it's a one off. Very interesting.

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:17 am
by japmn
sounds a lot like a Super Fuzz to me.

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:08 pm
by Brinkman
This help?

Re: Os Mutantes Effects?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:03 am
by numberthirty
Since this came back up, right around 1:18 -