In this new video I’m looking at the Elastic Mattress, TDY and Patriarch from Past FX.
Past FX’s Spectrum Collection feature clones of the Buffalo FX range. Pedals that have all been reviewed here on Gilmourish. Sadly, Buffalo went out of business a few years back.
The TDY is a faithful take on the Tube Driver and what to my ears sound like the 2006 and present version of the BK Butler version. It has a slightly scooped mid range, with a fat low end and a nicely rounded top. It responds incredibly well to your picking dynamics and pickups.
The Patriarch is based on the early 90s Civil War Sovtek Big Muff. The pedal has an onboard mid range booster and low cut control, for more presence. Compared to the Civil War, the Patriach has a bit more gain bit that same throathy character, with tons of sustain.
The Elastic Mattress in one of Past FXs unique pedals and not part of the Spectrum range. It’s a take on the mid 70s 18V Electric Mistress, with impressive accuracy. A blend control allows you to dial in the preferred amount of the effect. No volume drop and a very low noise floor.