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Re: Space Station Re: the finite nature of things

I had a Space Station and man I loved that little
pedal.  However, I sold it when Digitech added a lot
of the functionality that the Space Station had to the
2120 processor.  The good thing about the 2120 is that
the peramiters were tweakable, unlike the Space
Station so there was less of that "oh, that's the
Space Station 35 preset" thing going on.

I sold my 2120, but if you can find one on ebay, I
highly recommend it.  Great preamp tone too, IMO.


--- Legion <legion@helpwantedproductions.com> wrote:

> Just wanted to add my $.02 (or $250-300 as the
> market seems to be :)) for
> the Spacer Station. Last summer I picked one up for
> my Guitar/Not Guitar
> all Guitar Synth shows for a local festival. 
> IMO the pedal is built just fine. I haven't used it
> much but it traveled
> well and worked flawlessly. I have had to tighten
> the screws on the rocker
> pedal to make it a bit more usable but that's the
> only maintenence. 
> I too would prefer if it ran off a battery but it
> doesn't so what can you
> do. The wall wart isn't that big so it's pretty
> practical to use among
> other pedals with a bit of planning. I used two
> volume pedals, the Space
> station, and a SKB pedal bag full of stomp boxes all
> into a DL4 delay (for
> looping) which ran on it's own wall wart. one good
> multi-outlet strip and
> some layout work and I was fine and not tripping
> over wires. 
> The Space Station has a few tricks but needs to be
> used sparingly IMO. The
> strings settting is cool but not nearly as
> interesting as something like a
> midi guitar triggering some analog pads or a Roland
> VG8 type thing. The
> multitap arpeggiators or ring mods etc make good
> "werid noises" but as a
> synth guitar player I have to say that gets old
> quick too if that's all
> you're doing. So while it's got some great stuff in
> there it also run the
> danger of being a Novelty" if you overdo it. Just
> IMO.
> The best thing about the Space Station is that it's
> small and you *don't*
> need a specific guitar or GKwhatever pickup system.
> Plug a hondo or $150
> danelectro into the 1/4" and you're ready to rock
> (or Soar as the case may
> be :)). There is NO tweaking on it whatsoever but at
> least you get the
> exporessino pedal so you can do *some* sweeping,
> etc. With a bit of
> practice and some basic composition skills anyone
> can make a good
> "weird" guitar synth/noise type song and in my world
> that's a good thing
> :)
> Is it worth current market value (Seems t be about
> $200-$300 depending on
> who's selling)? I'd say given what guitar things go
> for, yes. Anyone
> remember the Korg G5 bass synth unit? Those sold for
> $99 too at one point
> on blow out. In this day an age of Boutique $300
> fuzz boxes the Space
> staion offers something unique and compact. You can
> get similar effects
> with a trashy Zoom 505 if you just want weird pitch
> shifting, delays'
> etc. but the Space station goes the extra mile and
> again , it's all-in-one
> nature makes it a cool box for someone looking for a
> compact bit o'
> weirdness.
> I don't use mine much at all these days but I keep
> it in it's box ready
> for action. Given what it does and what it's worth
> I'd say it's either a
> vintage $$ sell piece or a keeper. 
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