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Re: Emmons String Machine (triple fuzz w/ pickups)

From: Buddy
Date: 17 Mar 2002
Time: 15:57:23


First, I'd like to thank you for the compliment. It doesn't get any better than that. As for the String Machine: (1) I can't say how many were made as I was not in the business end of the Emmons Guitar Company but at best it was relatively few. (2) I don't remember the exact year they came out but I used it on a 1975 recording so it would have to have been a year or so before that. (3) The Foxx Tone Machine was my choice because of it being the distortion unit I was using for my work at the time. (4) I have no recollection of the settings or functions. I used it solely for string sounds. Three rods mounted vertically on the end of my guitar, and attached to those rods were three horizontal rods with single pole pickups that swiveled over the strings I chose for the harmonies. Most of the time I used strings 4, 6, and 10 for wide inversions and a fatter sound. (5) I used it mostly for demo sessions but the song I mentioned above was Canon in D Major on the Flying fish label. The album title is Buddy Emmons / Steel Guitar and referred to it as the "Rainbow album."

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