Vintage gear is the best!

I’ve got Fender amps from the 70s, Ampeg amps from the 60’s, tape machines from the 50’s, and instruments from the 40’s and 30’s in here. 

So today’s purchase was a “vintage” Zoom 505 from…1996?  These were nifty little portable guitar effects units for commando gigs, but their secret was some of the effects that could be used in the studio.  In fact, never mind guitar sounds - there was one particular auto-wah setting I was able to get on VOCALS in the studio that I’ve never been able to duplicate with any unit, at any price.  So when the first one crapped out, I found another one, which has now crapped out. 

I need that sound again, so I plunked down a whopping $42 to have a THIRD used 505 shipped today from somewhere in Florida.  Hey, we’ve got an album to finish here - money is no object!  No price is too high for great production! 

OK, maybe $43 would have been too high.