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Stompbox Classics: Mu-Tron III

Premier Guitar Tom Hughes June 10, 2008 Mu-Tron III Welcome back to Stomp School. This month, we’ll conclude our “Stompbox Classics” series with the biggest, baddest, funkiest envelope filter of all-time – the Mu-Tron III. Debuting in 1972, Musitronic’s Mu-Tron III was the first stand-alone effects device of its kind, literally defining an entirely new...

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25 Most Valuable Effects

Vintage Guitar Magazine 25 Most Valuable Effects By Dave Hunter Vintage Guitar is marking 25 years of publication with a year full of features. This month, using data compiled for The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2011, we continue the celebration with a list of the 25 most valuable effects.   11. 1974-’77 Mu-Tron Bi-Phase...

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Mass Effect: The Top 50 Stomp Boxes, Devices and Processors of All Time

Guitar World Posted 11/26/2012 at 11:58am | by Chris Gill Has any piece of musical equipment proliferated more, or more rapidly, than the humble electric guitar effect unit? Though there is no official tally, suffice it to say that thousands of stomp boxes, effect devices and processors have been created for the electric guitar over...

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Envelope Controlled Filter

by Mike Beigel and Elliott Randall  (MIX Magazine 1980) Over the last decade we have seen innumerable new pieces of sound-altering equipment hit the market, the studio, the stage, …the pocketbook. In the article that follows, we will discuss one of the most important of these tools – the envelope controlled filter. As the technically...

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The Stomping Ground: Musitronics, Mu-Tron, and the Gizmotron

by Chris Gill Reprinted from Vintage Guitar Magazine September 1997, Volume 11 Number 12 mutron 3 Effects pedals would probably still be considered novelties instead of serious tools for professional musicians had it not been for the ambitious efforts of the Musitronics company in the '70s. Their impressive line of Mu-Tron stomp boxes boasted extremely...

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Beigel Sound Lab/Mu-FX Tru-Tron 3X Review

Beigel Sound Lab/Mu-FX Tru-Tron 3X Review
Charles Saufley August 03, 2014 Stompbox history is populated by crackpots and geniuses. But few pedal builders are as fit for inclusion in the latter category as Mike Beigel. In the early ’70s Beigel co-founded Musitronics, which built some of the most coveted and colorful effects ever conceived: the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase, the Mu-Tron Flanger and...

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More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Phasors

by Fred Ridder & Michael Beigel Phasor Mention the word "phasor" to most people and they will think you're talking about those nifty rayguns on Star Trek. Most any contemporary musician, on the other hand, would correctly identify a phasor as the most popular type of electronic sound modification device to come along since the...

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Mu-Tron Musitronics

Mu-Tron Musitronics from STOMPBOX - A HISTORY OF GUITAR FUZZES, FLANGERS, PHASERS, ECHOES, & WAHS by Art Thompson Miller Freeman Books, 1997   The '70s Just wouldn't have been the same without Rosemont, New Jersey's Musitronics Corporation, producer of such innovative and road-worthy Mu-Tron pedals as the Phasor II, Bi-Phase, Octave Divider Micro V envelope-controlled...

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