#1
Hi All

Was looking through my old brother in laws stuff today (christmas lol) he passed away like 4 years ago but was an awesome guitarist... I always get out his old gear when visiting my sister to keep it in good nick...

Anyway I found this most random pedal.... Its a yellow box... With a sticker saying:

"Holden Superior Sound"
"Holden Sound Industries Ltd"
"New Zealand"

Now what is weird lol is that it only has one input/output jack.... and a foot switch.

I mean there is only "ONE" jack.... One... Not Two... As in you could put your guitar into it... But there would be nothing coming out?

Anyone have any idea what this could be... Without an input-output thing I dont see how it could work???

Just got some pictures of it (camera sucks but you get the idea).... Any ideas??




#2
I have no idea what it could be...a quick look on google revealed that it's made by a bloke named Ron Holden who also used to build amps that got rebranded in Australia as WASP amps.

It also states that Holden Industries are currently inactive, so unless you get some luck here I don't know what you're gonna do...

Have you opened it up and had a look inside, might provide some tips?

You might wanna send an email to these guys: http://www.ozvalveamps.elands.com/

You probably won't get much luck, cause they seem to specialise in the amps themselves, but it can't hurt to try and they seem to be the only people who really know who Ron Holden is/was

EDIT: The guy below me is smart...I reckon it's probably a footswitch for one of his amps
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Last edited by idiotbox919 at Dec 24, 2009,
#3
Footswitch for changing between channels?
Just needs plugged into an amp at the back?

Sorry to hear about your brother dude, mine passed away 12 years back
#5
Quote by whoomit
Footswitch for changing between channels?
Just needs plugged into an amp at the back?

Sorry to hear about your brother dude, mine passed away 12 years back


I was actually thinking it might be a footswitch too... but doesn't seem likely IMO.
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#6
I'm thinking it could easily be a tap tempo switch.
If when you press the knob it comes back up (unlatching), it's probably tap tempo,
If it clicks in place when you press it then it's probably a channel changing switch.
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#8
I pulled out his old amp to have a look, I didnt know that some foot switches used normal leads. He has a Fender Blues Deluxe, Im thinking he might have lost the original and got this Holden guy to build him a replacement...

Whats the tapping tempo and how does it work?