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MUSICAID CLAP TRAP

A rare early analogue Musicaid Clap Trap in good cosmetic condition and very good working order.  There are...

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A rare early analogue Musicaid Clap Trap in good cosmetic condition and very good working order. 

There are minor scuffs and scratches to the finish, and some pitting and bubbling to the paintwork, but as you can see from the photos, overall it’s in pretty good condition. One knob is missing its white cap.

There are very few analogue Clap Traps in existence. Famously-used (and abused) by Throbbing Gristle and The Human League among others…

Sonically it offers a wide range – from huge oceanic crashing waves of noise to rhythmically-challenged helium finger pops (thanks, Ensemble control) – there’s also occasional near-realistic electronic claps in in amongst the myriad options. This is a very early unit and is pretty wild compared to the later ones – some ear-piercing resonance at higher settings make this a contender for serious techno-abuse.

Check the YouTube demo of a later Simmons unit we sold in 2013 – they’d tamed/refined it a bit by then: the one for sale here is definitely wilder:

 


It is always possible with vintage equipment that crackly pots/sliders may develop over time when equipment has not been used – even during shipping – this can usually be easily rectified either by a few turns or in extreme cases, with suitable switch-cleaning spray.

It is a UK 240v model: the plug will be removed before shipping unless the buyer requests otherwise (except 110v countries where a step-up transformer will be required – not included in sale). 

 

 

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