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chorus, distortion, double chorus, modulation, TZF, unitard -

You remember the '80s, dontcha? Big hair, overstated eye-makeup, leopard print, mountains of blow, cheap groupies, and who could forget the image that has been burned into a minds and psyche (for better or worse):  painted-on hot pink unitards with what looks to be a malformed potato bursting from the nether-regions of the lucky guy who shoe-horned himself into that unitard. Lets not forget one of the most popular (and new for the time) effects of the '80s:  the chorus tone. This edition of Straight Jive will cover a little about the chorus sound, but most of all, we're gonna...

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cancer, charity, eterna, nuts, TCA, testicular -

 Just Nick made an incredible PSA video inspired by his TCA Eterna pedal. Be you a dude, chica, janitor, or otherwise unspecified you undoubtedly know someone who is a dude.  Watch this video and forward it to every dude you know.  Its for your health, and your health is good.  There for, it is for your good.  DIG!? Also, take a second to reach out and thank Nick for this act of kindness and compassion.  He's a good cat, and he's got balls so to speak.  If it wasn't already clear enough. http://nickjaffe.com

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benefit, eterna, friends, group, pedal, shimmer, tca, together -

 Straight photos in this edition of Straight Jive.  Hot from the TCA Eterna build party.  Dig it:

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cancer, charity, eterna, friends, pedal, reverb, shimmer, special, TCA -

I gotta start this edition of Straight Jive with a thick, veiny THANK YOU to everyone involved in the TCA Eterna Project.  Friends are an amazing byproduct of human existence, and this project would have remained a kind notion if it weren't for the incredible concept of friendship and the subsequent friends that are the result of the concept.  You know who you are.  And now, lots of other people will know who you are also. If you were one of the generous folks to contributed to the project and wound up with a neat little pedal, I wanna give...

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circuit, flanger, pedal, through-zero, tunnelworm, tzf -

Don in Portland, OR asks: "What is the difference between additive and subtractive flanging?" On the surface, this seems like a quick and easy question, but there's a lot more to flanging than meets the ear.  This edition of Straight Jive will be pretty in-depth, so if you're looking for a quick answer here it is: "Flanging" is the practice of mixing at least two identical signals, with a small delay applied to one or more of the signals.  This process creates a complex and incredible, albeit sometimes cheesy sound:  the swept comb filter. As their respective names suggest, additive...

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