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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Quantum overdrive!!!

Yeah, you heard it. They've decided to use quantum technology to make an overdrive pedal. I know a bit about quantum mechanics (a very limited amount) and can't see what would make this so special.

http://www.acousticimaginearing.com/ <-- sound clips on here

To me, it sounds like any ordinary fuzz (note: fuzz). Can you say 'novelty value'?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-03-2009, 04:48 AM
 
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Re: Quantum overdrive!!!

Well, the sound clips don't make me want to buy one!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-03-2009, 05:31 AM
 
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Re: Quantum overdrive!!!

i think the work quantum sells it
i know i boight a bad horsie and jemin icuz of steve
buying a diamond spec op so ill just use distortion off that and i wanna rusty cooley overdrive



but ill ty everything
its just more "well ill use a big name or complicated work to sell crap"
and it sounds terrible


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-03-2009, 05:50 AM
 
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Re: Quantum overdrive!!!

the clips dont work for me, but i smell alot of snake oil
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-03-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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Re: Quantum overdrive!!!

Quantum theory (quantum mechanics) is the basis for all semiconductors, so if the box contains transistors diodes or ICs, the name is correct. With the invention of the transistor quantum technology became availalble to all.

However, a transistor that actually uses specific quantum effects has only been theorised, not yet built. For intance, the quantum tunnelling which the website mentions.

In this case quantum mechanics seem like a bit of a waste; the clips are poor, lot's of noise, bad website...a quantum leap into the past perhaps.
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