I’ve been itching to talk about this for a while. Old Blood Noise Endeavors (OBNE) is a new pedal company started by Brady Smith. Brady Smith was also one of the major guys behind Walrus Audio who I absolutely love. Looks like Brady partnered up with Seth McCarroll and formed OBNE. You know.. great things are going to come of this!
Right now, they’re offering one pedal – the Black Fountain Delay. Before analog bucket brigade delays, there were *oil can* delays. This was a portable option for tape delays. I heard about these.. but knew very little about them. I found this page that explains it incredibly well. Check it out.
So, the guys at OBNE wanted to replicate that sound found in the Morley EDL, Tel-Ray Model 10 and Fender Echo-Reverbs. The big characteristic is the *wobble* of the delay. A little different than vintage modulation. Their Black Fountain Delay offers the following controls – Time, Feedback, Mix, Fluid and 3-way toggle for delay mode (Modern, Organ and Vintage).
Check out this great video:
They also put a more *typical* demo of the pedal… I’m digging this style…
Currently the OBNE Black Fountain is only available at their website for $199. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on these guys. Let me know what you think by commenting below!