Mutron Phaser used by Lee Perry

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Post by congo dahabu » Mon May 28, 2001 5:24 pm

childran, i dont seem to find notes about the good old phaser on the message board! what about the mutron L$p (Lee Scratch Perry) used?

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Post by interruptor » Tue May 29, 2001 3:47 pm

I repost a message by Swinging Chad from the old board where the phaser is beinging termed "an early demo model": <BR>--------------------------------------------------------- <BR>According to "People Funny Boy" Scratch used <BR>these in the early days of Black Ark &#40;1973-75&#41;: <BR> <BR>- Alice mixer &#40;Scratch: "They weren't professional machines they were only toys"&#41; <BR>- Grantham spring reverb <BR>- Roland Space Echo RE201 <BR>- Marantz amplifier for instruments <BR>- AKG drum mic for vocals <BR>- Teac 3340 1/4 inch 4-track recorder <BR>- Teac 2-track recorder for mix down <BR> <BR>In 1975 he added some new equipment: <BR>- Soundcraft mixer &#40;replaced the Alice&#41; <BR>- Mutron phaser &#40;an early demo model&#41; <BR>- better mics <BR> <BR>- Around 1979 he was given a Teac 1/2 inch 8-track recorder but he didn't like it and almost never used it. <BR> <BR>If you want to see Scratch working this stuff at Black Ark get the video "Roots Rock Reggae" from <BR>Shanachie. And the book "People Funny Boy" by David Katz is a must also. In the course of telling Lee Scratch Perry's life story he tells the whole story of Jamaican music. The best book ever on reggae. <BR> <BR>In discussing Tubby Katz says that his equipment was mostly handmade and can't really be duplicated. <BR>-------------------------------------------------------

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Post by johnp352 » Thu May 31, 2001 12:49 pm

That looks like a Mutron Bi-Phase to the left of the board in the movie. the evil vintage pimps who hoard and broker efx have made these very expensive lately. What is a good alternative? <BR> <BR>I love this segment of the movie..the look on Scratch's face when the section gets it right on the second take is worth the price of admission. <BR> <BR>Does anyone here know..is that Boris Gardiner playing bass in the Black Ark session?

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Post by Nematod » Tue Jun 05, 2001 9:55 am

The Big briar 12 stage phaser is quite good , ive used one a couple of times. as far as i know it also does the 2 phaser thing like the mutrons but im not sure.

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Post by Swinging Chad » Thu Jun 07, 2001 11:33 pm

Yes, that's Boris on bass!

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Post by johnp352 » Fri Jun 08, 2001 12:08 pm

thanks Chad..I just received the LSP book..and there it was too. <BR>And as "Mr Music" was never released..I am starting to use Boris' wicked line as the base &#40;NPI&#41; of a new dub I am working on. After watching that sequence too many times, i could NOT get it out of my head..so i recorded my own version.

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Post by Looter » Sun Jul 07, 2002 9:32 pm

Check out the one-of-a-kind prototype of a RACKMOUNT Musitronics Bi-Phase. If only I had the 2k to burn.. <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.mu-tron.org/list.html" TARGET="_top">http://www.mu-tron.org/list.html</A>#proto <BR> <BR>Kevin

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Post by Mike Zee » Mon Jul 08, 2002 12:10 am

geeeeeeeeeeeeee, man, Kevin, <BR> <BR>'quote' <BR>item #002 : "Phase Synthesizer" Bucket brigade Flanger prototype 1973 <BR>price : $20,000... now : $14,999! <BR>description : Only one prototype , never manufactured, used by Larry Coryell. This was the first bucket brigade flanger ever made. It has controls and pedal controls for all parameters <BR> <BR>'/quote' <BR> <BR>grrrrrrrrrrrrrr, heh heh heh <BR>justa 15 granZZZZZZZZZ.... who in hell would buy this. maybe some national museum or something ... lol <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR>for this cash I can have all the pedals in the world ... sorta'speak. and why would you want all of them <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR> <BR>but even these rack units for 2k, .. I don't know. If I had 2k to spend I'd get something different these days. oh well.... <BR> <BR>later, <BR> <BR>respects, <BR> <BR>/Mike Zee

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Post by aleph » Mon Jan 06, 2003 2:15 pm

I can tell you about the mogerfogger phaser <BR>that the 2 output are not in real stereo <BR>but produces a auto pan effect <BR>It sounds quite hot and the cv's are really usefull <BR>for dubwise

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Post by Neil C » Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:38 pm

I've just seen 'Roots, Rock, Reggae' &#40;a must for any dub fan&#41; and the phaser Scratch is using is clearly not one of the production models. It shares definite similarities with the production bi-phase - but 1&#41; the body is a different shape 2&#41; It is mostly white/cream &#40;difficult to be sure which&#41; whereas the production models were blue &#40;or purple in one batch&#41; 3&#41; And it says Super Phasing on it and not Mutron Bi-phase. <BR>However the rotary pots, the switches and the style of lettering and the style of lines seperating areas of the phaser - they are all very much like the production models. <BR>In short in RRR the evidence that it was a pre-production model is clear to see. <BR>Fascinating to see how Scratch 'played' it as the track was being recorded.

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Post by Melotones » Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:46 pm

Check this out: <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.topictracker.org/" TARGET="_top">http://www.topictracker.org/</A> <BR> <BR>A nice story on the space echo and lee perry! <BR> <BR>respect.

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Post by Neil C » Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:22 pm

I can find this substantial summary of Lee Perry: <BR><A HREF="http://www.topictracker.org/index.php?& ... 27%2BPerry" TARGET="_top">http://www.topictracker.org/index.php?& ... 3;Perry</A>. <BR> <BR>on the very interesting site you lead us to <BR> <BR>but not specifically about the space echo - and wouldn't you be better putting info about the space echo in the sub-section of this forum dedicated to the space echo OR info about Lee Perry in the sub-section dedicated to Lee Perry?

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Post by baldhead » Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:12 am

Greetings, <BR> <BR>Here's the story about the space echo: <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.topictracker.org/index.php?& ... ace%2BEcho" TARGET="_top">http://www.topictracker.org/index.php?& ... 43;Echo</A> <BR> <BR>respect.

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Post by baldhead » Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:28 pm

Greetings, <BR> <BR>Here's the story about the Mutron Bi-Phase. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.topictracker.org/Mutron_Bi-P ... effectunit_" target="_blank">http://www.topictracker.org/Mutron_Bi-P ... e_foot_ped al_phase_shifter_Mutron_Bi-Phase_effectunit_</a> <BR> <BR>Respect

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