Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread, no?



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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby ck3 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:28 am

actualidiot wrote:But not quite good enough or?

I posted a mini review and link to a clip a few pages back. :hello:

The Zander Cafetiere outlasted a Frederic Effects Utility Perkolator during a recent gear purge. The all-silicon skronk was more to my liking, and its bypassed diode mode interacts in a more pleasing manner when boosting heavy fuzzes. My only complaint is that there is excessive hum, electrical noise, and intermittent RF interference when the max fuzz mode is engaged. Given the wiring looks a bit messy and noises in question are tempered by rolling off my guitars' volume knobs, I wonder if the circuit is properly shielded, though other rig-related factors could be at play. I seldom engage max fuzz, so the noises don't detract from the overall utility of the pedal. It still sees action from time to time when rotated onto my board.

My current Harmonic Percolator variant of choice is the JDM Pedals Little Steamer, which improves upon the original circuit in a manner that increases versatility and lowers the noise floor without neutering anything. Don't pay mind to any dad rock-ish demos on YouTube. While it can certainly chime out blooz wankery, the Little Steamer also crackles, rumbles, and roars equally well. I uploaded a demo on Soundcloud earlier this year.

Has anyone tried the Blue Dinosaur Electronics Coffee Grinder? Its feature set looks appealing in much the same manner as the Little Steamer's. The price is a bit rich for my blood at the moment, but may be within reach when I have income again.
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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby echorec » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:24 pm

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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:32 pm



No reason to go through Reverb when you can just get it directly from dminner here:

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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby echorec » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:43 pm

Chankgeez wrote:
No reason to go through Reverb when you can just get it directly from dminner here:

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=57530


I looked for that in the search engine, but since he didn't type 'Percolator', it didn't come up.
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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:00 pm

:thumb:
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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby ck3 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:45 pm



So many possibilities in that enormous enclosure (cue Chankgeez TWSS comment :p).
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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:42 pm

:idk: ;)
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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby Chankgeez » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:25 am

Alice: balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me
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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby ck3 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:34 am

Those HP-2's have been selling out on a weekly basis on Reverb for the past month, so someone around here must own one by now. If so, we want deets. Pronto. :hello:

[edit:] There's a dad-rockish YouTube demo by Gear Lizard that seems to demonstrate the versatility and noise floor of the HP-2 decently, though it will leave viewers hoping for Shellac riffs unfulfilled.
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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby mathias » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:11 am

I saw one of these HP-2's in a video on Instagram and didn't know what it was, but I know that the sound made me go "whoa"

What do all you Harmonic Percolator fiends think about the Even Anguish compared to to-spec Harmonic percolator clones? I'm really digging mine, and it might be my guitar, but it doesn't behave like I've heard HPs sound, at all. It is thoroughly on my board as my distortion sound, though, because I dig it so much.
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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby karmablock » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:56 pm

Cathy from Datachoir did a demo
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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby mathias » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:59 pm

That was it! Totally rad!
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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby oldangelmidnight » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:14 pm

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The Pig Pile sounds fantastic. I've tried a few variations on the Percolator and this one seems to nail what is essential to the circuit while giving useful and interesting options. Plus it looks amazing.
The prototype is fun to play around with. Most of the switches only make subtle changes. I like the treble bleed on lower-gain settings.
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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby Chankgeez » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:22 pm

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Re: Been a while since we had a HARMONIC PERCOLATOR thread,

Postby codetocontra » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:46 pm

Pig Pile looks great. Almost grabbed one but too many gain pedals in my possession right now. Your opinions make me wish I had anyway.
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