Legendary effect unit. Serviced and working well. These are incredible devices and unlike anything else we've found - go from subtle phase shifting to wild flanging to completely out there, speaker-shredding crazy.
Legendary effect unit. Serviced and working well. These are incredible devices and unlike anything else we’ve found – go from subtle phase shifting to wild flanging to completely out there, speaker-shredding crazy.
Offered for sale on behalf of an experienced US tech who has done the work on the unit themselves.
An original Marshall Time Modulator A-5002 for sale
In excellent working and cosmetic condition. The DBX cards have been recapped and calibrated. Comes with US 120v PSU and pigtails.
Offered for sale on behalf of an experienced US tech who has done the work on the unit themselves.
IMPORTANT: As a brokerage item the buyer has 14 days from receipt to raise any concerns, after which they accept full and final responsibility for the item purchased and the funds are released to the seller.
MORE TIME MODULATOR INFO:
Designed in the late seventies by Steven St. Croix, these all-analogue units were way ahead of their time with sonic performance that remains exceptional to this day. It is a truly legendary effect that represents the pinnacle of analogue circuit design – see below for some of the history of how it began as a bet (yes, really).
These feature two analogue delay modules with a maximum delay of 52 ms each. Tony Visconti used one on David Bowie’s late 70s recordings (eg the main ‘Ashes To Ashes’ riff). Stevie Wonder used his on ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’ and ‘Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants’ and an MTM that was used in the signal chain to treat James Earl Jones’ voice to create Darth Vader’s distinctive flanged voice effect. Martin Hannett used his so extensively in the studio (most famously with Joy Division) that Martin Moscrop of A Certain Ratio told us they used to refer to it as the Marshall Time Waster…
Given its history and recording pedigree, it should be more than clear that this is a very versatile and fabulously-deep box of tricks that will surprise and inspire you: by no means is this just another me-too flanger..
Not always the simplest effect to operate: the various delay/phasing/flanging type effects from this analogue rack seem limitless and – unlike other modulation/delay racks we’ve used – controls interact in unusual ways and are not necessarily intuitive. It rewards perseverance with some amazing sounds, but treat it with extreme caution and operate at modest volume levels – the levels of feedback that can emanate from this thing can destroy speakers, not to mention your ears!
SHIPPING & TAX:
This item is located in the USA. The listing excludes tax, which may be payable depending on your location. If you have any questions, please get in touch and we will do our best to help.
Worldwide shipping is available and is arranged between the buyer and seller after payment is has been made.
Brokerage Sale on behalf of a client. If you have gear that you want us to look at selling on your behalf then please see our Commission & Consignment page for more information and get in touch to discuss your requirements.
As a brokerage sale, payment will be made to us but will be held in escrow for the seller until the buyer confirms satisfactory receipt of the item. IMPORTANT: The buyer has 14 days from receipt to raise any concerns, after which they accept full and final responsibility for the item purchased and the funds are released to the seller. Full terms available on request.
We only sell items by brokerage with trusted clients who understand their gear. That said, it is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm details provided in the listing by the seller are to their satisfaction – if you have any questions at all please let us know before we arrange shipping.
Excellent with minor signs of use. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.
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