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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:54 am    Post subject: Swell organ knob effect Reply with quote

Look at this crazy thing. Joe probably knows all about this but I saw the knob for sale at that high euro Brede UK shoppe for $125. I love the idea of spring loaded pinkie controls. The guitar looks like a backwoods Russian model, but with a James Bond death machine kind of brutal elegance.

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The Strato De Luxe was one of the many Framus guitars to possess the ‘Organ Effect’ knob, often referred to as the ‘Swell Knob’, the ‘Organ Tone’, the ‘Orgeltone’, or occasionally just ‘the Spigot’; AKA that hook shaped thing that you see underneath the bridge pickup and to the right of the volume control. Basically a reverse wired, spring-loaded volume pot, you hooked your pinky underneath it and controlled the volume whilst playing, making it swell like a Hammond Organ. You can hear it in action here on a 1968 Framus Sorento at around 0:39 seconds in. It’s an interesting effect and it’s nice to see that it wasn’t just Vox who were the only ones coming up with bonkers ideas at the time.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think stewart had one of these jazz-shape frami.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, mine didn't have the swell knob though. Nice guitar, but the neck was huge.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome guitar and I'd like to feel one of those knob organs swell between my fingers.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
I'd like to feel one of those knob organs swell between my fingers.


pfftt hahahahhaha
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