One of my regulars brought this in. He bought it for partly nostalgic reasons. It was in pretty good nick. All I did was PAT test, clean heads and change tape. The original send/return jack on this model is a 3 pole stereo TRS jack like an insert jack on a mixer channel. The extra, non standard jack next to it had been wired to the playback head mix. From here you got the echoes without the original. Presumably the owner wanted a tape delay for some reason. There was a bit of flutter from the direct drive induction motor but it kind of adds to the character of the effect. For a circuit that uses all 741 op-amps it had very little background hiss. Nice bit of vintage gear.
The Effects Freak website says:
“The vintage Pearl Distortion DS-06 made in Japan (1980s). It has a six way selector for spectrum mode, this is like a parametric EQ for different tonal variations, different sonically than your basic tone knobs. A level to vary the amount of this EQ in the signal — then a separate out level and a control knob for the amount of distortion, very versatile pedal for its day and now for that matter.”
“Great distortion unit from the 80s. These Pearl pedals are top quality. The Spectrum part of the pedal has a six function rotary knob which provides for a variety of tones. Very similar to the Rat on one setting and like the Boss DS-1 on another.”
Includes new 9V battery. Can be mains adapter powered, 9V centre -ve.
Fully tested and working.
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