Shin-Ei Companion Wah Surf Hurricane Sirene Multi Effect Pedal 70's
Really great and rare vintage pedal.
Made in Japan in the 60's-70's. Backwards Wah, with Siren, Hurricane, and Surf effects.
Also works as a volume pedal. This has to be one of the worlds first multi effects pedals, containing wah, volume, wind, surf and siren effects!The Wah has a unique sound and response and actually operates in the reverse of a normal Wah! Toe down on the treadle is actually the maximum bass setting and heel down is the treble end of the wah's sweep.
Hurricane (pitch controlled hurricane/tornado sounds),volume (normal volume pedal), wah (funky 70s "growl-y" wah sounds!), surf (like "hurricane" but volume controlled). and the last choice is a switch called 'siren' which is a sine wave rising and falling.
Notable musicians who have used the
William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain famously used the FY-2 and a Shin-ei Companion Fuzz/Wah extensively on their 1985 debut album, Psychocandy.
Colin Greenwood of Radiohead (can be heard on "Exit Music (For a Film)" from OK Computer and "Myxomatosis" from Hail to the Thief, and also in live performances of "The National Anthem" from Kid A and "Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box" from Amnesiac)
Ross Knight of Cosmic Psychos
Nick Tyler of Driveblind
Adrian Lendon of Red Riding Quartet
Andrew Wilson of Die! Die! Die!
Joy Division- various members
Jon Wilson-Father One
Christian Bland-The Black Angels
Mick Destiny - The Demon Drink