Eric writes: "Metasonix introduces an all-new effect pedal which is aimed at the "Butt Guitarist" crowd. Because guitarists deserve, and WANT, some anus-stretching.
"The Metasonix TX-2 is entirely made of vacuum tubes. To be specific, three type 4BN6 beam modulator devices. They were intended for
use in crummy TV sets as FM detectors, and were NOT meant
for audio processing applications. They SUCK. Really, really, badly.
"...The third tube provides an extra way of modulating the
distortion. Basically, it is wired as a very bad bandpass
filter. Filter center frequency is controlled with a "Vactrol"
type optical resistor, and swept continuously with a low-frequency
oscillator built into the TX-2. The sweep may be disabled by
turning down the SCREW knob or by plugging an unassigned 1/4"
plug into the CV IN jack. If the latter is done, the SCREW
knob will tune the filter manually, giving a vast range of
NAUSEATING tonal effects not obtainable with any of the existing
effect pedals on the market. Anal lubricant is not included."
The Butt Probe costs $549, in a Ltd edition of 100, and comes complete with a manual illustrated by our very own Dave Lovelace. Sound samples on the Metasonix site.
UPDATE: Dave is selling his Butt Probe here.