Catalinbread began working on an oil can delay (later to be named the Adineko) about the same time they were working on the Echorec. They identified a number of very cool behaviors of the old units, though the differences could be dramatic from unit to unit, or day to day (even hour to hour based on the temperature of the oil). The positive behaviors were a cool, bright, but dark sounding echo with a vibrato modulation that lined up with the echo time, and a repeat quality that had a 'fog' that hovered in unique way. You will notice that each of the Adineko cases have been aged. It just seemed fitting for this, which is inspired by the old oil can effects, to look physically weathered and a bit stained.
As Catalinbread always strive to do when making something old, new again, they want to honor the old experience and expand upon it. The Adineko is no exception: the murky warble of the old units, traditionally only achievable when the oil's thickness is incorrect, can be conjured a twist of the VISCOSITY knob. The warm echo quality has an expanded range of delay time (TIMING knob), more so than any oil can unit could ever hope to achieve. The dual playback head is continuously balanceable (BALANCE knob) to favor one head over the other for interesting syncopation feels. To get acquainted with the Catalinbread Adineko, plug it in by itself (without your other pedals). Start with a simple clean sound from your amp. The Adineko can achieve authentic oil can sounds, but is designed to mode the mechanical concept and deliver results well beyond what was possible with the original units.
To dial an authentic oil can sound:
- TIMING to 9-10 oclock
- VISCOSITY to 9-10 oclock
- REVERB to the verge of self oscillation
- BLEND to 12 oclock
- BALANCE to 12 oclock
Now you’re hearing all of the hallmarks of an original oil can unit. A relatively short echo time on two taps, a vibrato in concert with the delay time, and a reverb that sounds like low lying fog coalescing upon the verge of a self-oscillating resonant point. To get more of the vibrato sound of a Tel-Ray Deluxe Organ Tone, use the above settings but turn the REVERB down and the BLEND up to taste
- Oil can delay pedal
- Must be powered with a center-negative, regulated 9V DC external power supply.