the legend of El Pescadoro surfaces..

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by TV the Wired Turtle, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    El Pescadoro, Luchador of the Seven Seas was apparently seen hanging out on the docks w the Reverburation Preamp in hand???
    .[​IMG]
     
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  2. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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  4. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Gretschie

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Those ARE great. I’d mentally pictured chickenhead knobs in the color of the knobs that he’s going with, however...
     
  5. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Live, chicken head knobs are the most irritating little mudderfluppers you could ever put on a pedal. You need to be able to step and turn a knob w your show so you can keep playing without looking like you are bowing to mecca.
    Chicken head knobs have full intent of denying you any satisfaction, going in the direction you wish them too.
     
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  6. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Never tried them on a pedal, but I can see that being an issue. I would imagine a nice little point on the back would fix that it would be the high spot and you would use that to adjust the knob. To bad, they aren't made that way.
     
  7. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Gretschie

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
    I agree w that. But aesthetically... :)
     
  8. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    they'd look good for a bout 4 weeks.. its white plastic w a metallic looking coating that scratches off. The knobs I have on the El Pescadoro on the other hand are meant for a chicago blues knod pedal and literally from Chicago, USA and SOLID bakelite. Here's the underside.
    [​IMG]

    some more extra wetness w the p90 guitwanger.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BoA8Asdl_-F/?hl=en&taken-by=thenocturnebrain
     
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  9. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    That's sounds great Tavo. Are there any videos of it on a more "regular"/ always on kind of reverb sound?
     
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  10. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

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    Sep 4, 2009
    uk


    Love the sound of Goree Carter, guess it'll have some of that vibe
     
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  11. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Gretschie

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
    They look great. I didn’t initially get the Chess imprint tie in. I was referencing the. chicken heads because they were on the original graphic template which looked super cool.
    I just can’t wait to get my hands on mine (and for the next demos).
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2018
  12. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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  13. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
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    I love those! Love that they say Chicago, that they are made in Chicago, and almost want them to string on my Christmas tree
     
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  14. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Its kind of screwy, there's the chess 45rpm knod but then the wacky 50's luchador style poster vibe...hence the name
    to steer clear of anything tied to the actual label.
    what I havent mentioned is what initiated the red knobs and the graphic "dial" around them. It was a 40's amp , a "vocagraph"
    w these awesome vintage red bakelite knobs and I went on a crazy hunt to find some and it led me back to the makes
    of dakaware still in business.
     

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  15. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I'll be doing a more full fledged vid soon.
     
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  16. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Gretschie

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
    There should be more thread action going on here while we’re waiting for this guy to ship...
     
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  17. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

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    Jul 6, 2014
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    hell yeah!!!
     
  18. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Gretschie

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
  19. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Looking for space on a pedalboard right now!
     
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