Throbbing Gristle’s Chris Carter reports that “Our only (and as far as we know the last) surviving original Gristleizer died today, it was Cosey’s own model from 1977.”
“We were about to start running some LFO test on it for Charles Howes, who is designing and making the new Gristleizer reproductions, when it spluttered and stopped working. No amount of coaxing, fiddling, tweaking, encouragement and new batteries would revive it. Pretty good going for a 32 year old hand-made unit but a sad day nevertheless.”
If you’ve got ideas on how to resuscitate the Gristleizer, leave a comment on Chris Carter’s photo at Flickr.
About The Gristleizer:
Carter’s original Gristleizer units were based around the Roy Gwinn ‘GEP’ design published in Practical Electronic and sold in kit form (just the PCB & components) by Phonosonics in the UK in 1977. This LINK takes you to the current location of the schematic (look under Effects\PE Stuff\Guitar Effect). Carter added some mods and designed a new case and made units for himself, the band (TG) and friends.
via the Synthtopia Flickr Pool