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What Was Ice Cube
From timtub–(at)–ol.com Sun Apr 5 11:04:45 CDT 1998
Article: 96003 of alt.guitar.amps
From: timtub–(at)–ol.com (TimTube)
Subject: Re: The Cube
Date: 5 Apr 1998 14:41:01 GMT
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In article <6g7l9g$ph--(at)--gtnsc03.worldnet.att.net>, Alan Thompson
>Are you referring to the “Ice Cube”? – I know a little about those. If not,
>just ignore my response!
The original Ice Cube was a little ice cube shaped device that plugged into the
reverb input and output on Fender amps. It merely connected the input and
output jacks, there may have been a resistor in there. This converted the
reverb circuit into a cheesy harsh sounding overdrive. You can get the same
effect with a wire w/ 2 RCA jacks. There was a later version that allowed you
to switch between reverb and overdrive, and may have had some controls.
A great amp can make a lousy guitar sound great.
A lousy amp will make a great guitar sound lousy.