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I used to have an E-H Zipper Envelope follower. I regret selling it
at a garage sale for $20. I was stupid.
I still have an original issue MXR Blue Box that I bought for $16 at
my local music store. I was told last year that New York studio
musicians were paying $300 for the things.
I also have a TC Electronic Booster Line Driver. I've had lots of
offers for it and always wondered why until I found out that one of
these boxes is actually just like a channel in a certain high-end
mixing console. Engineers use them as mic preamps by plugging a mic
into the XLR in on a load unbalancer, then plugging that into the XLR
on the BLD, then they take the line out from the BLD and re-balance
that going into the mixer or tape recorder. It's really quiet and
is more suitable for goosing the front end of a tube device - it's
distortion is kind of anemic, so the boost mode is what most people
want it for.
Oh, and also I have a Boss pedal DD3 delay. That's a fun looping
device. I use that one a lot on synth leads in conjunction with an
Ibanez Swell Flanger a friend loaned me.