SoloDallas The Schaffer Replica Pedal
A brief history. The original Schaffer-Vega Diversity System (SVDS) was conceived by Ken Schaffer around 1975, and it was the first reliably working and beautifully sounding wireless system for musicians or in general, stage performers. Previous, different sounding wireless microphone systems pre-dated the SVDS, and were manufactured by the Vega Corporation in California. However, their best system didn’t work too reliably (fade-outs, police and taxi dispatch calls!) and its sound was nothing to cherish especially at high decibel rock n’ roll sound levels. So Ken Schaffer added his own inventions and genius and the Schaffer-Vega was born.
Early adopters of the SVDS include Rock & roll Pioneers like AC/DC, Black Sabbath,Aerosmith, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Foghat and many, many more. During the late 1970s and early 1980s over 1,000 units were sold.
What made the SVDS sound so good? The Schaffer-Vega system introduced a process called ‘companding.’ A compander (or, compressor-expander) was built into the system with a powerful clean boost.”
The Schaffer Replica™ faithfully reproduces the audio section of the original device responsible for some of the fattest, most recognizable and successful guitar tones ever heard and put it in a pedal format.
Here's a short list of some of the artists that used the original SVDS:
AC/DC, Aerosmith, America,Bay City Rollers, Beach Boys, Billy Joel, Black Sabbath, Bob Seger, Bob Weir, Bob Welch, Bootsy Collins, Boston, Chic, Clarence Clemons, Derringer, Earth Wind & Fire, Electric Light Orchestra, Elvin Bishop, Fleetwood Mac, Foghat, Foreigner, Frank Zappa, Heart, Heatwave, Janis Ian, Johnny Guitar Watson, Kansas, Kiss, L.T.D., Mahogany Rush (Frank Marino), Mandre, Nektar, Pat Travers, Peter Frampton, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Randy Bachman, Rolling Stones, Rufus, Stephen Stills, Steve Miller, Steven Van Zandt, Styx, A Taste of Honey, Thin Lizzy, Tom Petty, Todd Rungren, Van Halen (Eddie), Yes, ZZ Top,The 5th Dimension, The Grateful Dead.
The Schaffer Replica™ Pedal Version is the TSR packaged as a stomp box. With full analog circuitry, it is a 1:1 faithful replica, providing the same TSR sound to its user
- Authentic Schaffer-Vega Diversity System sound!
- Fully analog audio circuitry
- Full compander
- Compression & Expander
- Clean boost
- 110/220 VAC Power supply included