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 #91305  by Bear62
 Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:40 am
Cowboy, Tiger and Aligator in a box!
 #91306  by tigerstrat
 Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:41 am
It's not an iPad... is it a Wii Fit?
 #91320  by Grateful Dad
 Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:02 pm

Taking a wild guess:

Is it a guitar effect box that controls bass, mids, treble, and gain along with buffer and eq footswitches?

 #91321  by mkaufman
 Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:11 pm

But more specifically: the box it outfitted with a vintage Ibanez 2622/AR500 pre-amp/EQ board. In addition, it has the Waldo buffer. This device allows me to add the pre-amp/EQ +/or buffer to any guitar, which is great considering my poor man's Cowboy doesn't have the pre-amp/EQ built-in like my AR500. To me, the Ibanez pre-amp/EQ was a key part of Weir's sound. I used it at last practice with the setting you see: lows & highs cut. I really liked it.

The box has clips so it can fit in the waist of my pants, or, the clips can be removed so it can be used as a stomp box. It has a 9-volt battery, or, it can be powered via 9v DC power. It's also true-bypass.

I designed it and it was built by Gary Brawer.

Last edited by mkaufman on Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:41 am, edited 3 times in total.
 #91324  by Grateful Dad
 Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:06 pm
Now if we could only make one of those gizmos to work as a remote control so we could improve Bob's mix in the mains at Further shows.......

:D :idea:
 #91326  by waldo041
 Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:21 pm
very cool mike!

 #91348  by Dozin
 Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:39 pm
Sweetness Brother! Does it work well?