Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

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Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby pandadandan » 05 Mar 2008, 10:25

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All culled from this here auction in Japan:
http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n63091562

Schemo is a little blurry but I guess it's better than nothing!
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Re: Shin-Ei Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby marcao_cfh » 05 Mar 2008, 15:45

Here's a better version of the schematic.
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Re: Shin-Ei Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 06 Mar 2008, 08:31

And another one:
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Also,
For more photo's of Shin Ei's, among which a couple of hurricanes, surf to:http://www.dirk-hendrik.com/shin-ei.html
Sorry. Plain out of planes.

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Re: Shin-Ei Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby Kaos » 08 Mar 2008, 23:39

i've got another name for shin-ei for you
i've got a broken hurricane wah from a friend which looks exactly like the companion hurricane wah 2 but labeled clear sound
he wants me to build a vox mccoy wah with some mods into it
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Re: Shin-Ei Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby cortezthekiller » 11 May 2009, 05:29

Hey,
I've had a maestro siren surf wah pedal I got given to me a while ago which I repaired by comparing the wiring to a similar pedal.
But something never sounded quite right in the wah section and it sat there sadly.
The schematic posted cleared up some wiring messed up on.
Thanks for the post, the pedal sounds quite nice now.

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Re: Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby sean k » 17 Nov 2009, 20:36

Took me ages to finally find this schematic and I should have come here first to save myelf the hassle. Plain old fuzzes or wah's kinda bore me but add sirens and earthquake sound and I'm a happy man.
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Re: Shin-Ei Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby Sickle » 18 Nov 2009, 02:10

cortezthekiller wrote:Hey,
I've had a maestro siren surf wah pedal I got given to me a while ago which I repaired by comparing the wiring to a similar pedal.


Maestro?!

Can you post pics of this pedal please?!
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Re: Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby cortezthekiller » 07 Feb 2010, 18:47

I'll take some pics of the crusty beast and try to have them up by this evening.
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Re: Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby Electron Tornado » 07 Feb 2010, 22:58

The wah-surf-wind-siren pedal has been sold under a number of different brand names. I had an HA-9P by Honey from around 1968 that I sold. True vintage effects pedal.The siren was so cheesey it was almost comical, but the surf and "tornado" functions were very cool. A Cry Baby or Vox sound much better for a wah-wah, however.

Here's some more info on these pedals:

http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/apollo/ha9p
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Re: Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby Puguglybonehead » 26 May 2010, 05:03

So has anybody out there tried to clone one of these yet? I'm tempted to try, myself. I'd bid on one on Ebay, but the auctions on these always finish pretty high $$. I tried out one of this type (not sure which brand it was called) at a Long & McQuade garage sale back in 1976. Sounded incredible! Every cool whitenoise/pinknoise sound effect you'd ever heard on early Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath albums and the like. The Surf and Tornado sounds were the best. Sadly, didn't have the cash for it back then. (being a high school student at the time) Would definitely like to give cloning this thing a go.
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Re: Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 26 May 2010, 06:53

I just have one.
Cannot subscribe to the mythical mojo around the thing. In the end it's just a cheap japanese wah.
Sorry. Plain out of planes.

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Re: Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby borislavgajic » 26 May 2010, 11:26

Dirk_Hendrik wrote:I just have one.
Cannot subscribe to the mythical mojo around the thing. In the end it's just a cheap japanese wah.

:applause: :thumbsup I really like to hear comments like Dirk's from time to time.......instead of mojotastic talk!

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Re: Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 26 May 2010, 13:21

In this 1977 add as well. Prce is in Dutch guilders, about half a USD.
http://www.dirk-hendrik.com/temp/advert ... l_1977.pdf
Sorry. Plain out of planes.

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Re: Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby celadine » 27 May 2010, 02:20

Well... A cheap wah with noise generator and oscillator... Hmm. If you put an oscillo-fuzz

http://www.freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=822&start=20#p92824

in a wah and add another(!) switch for a noise generator, that would be close enough.
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Re: Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby Puguglybonehead » 21 Jun 2010, 01:49

Dirk_Hendrik wrote:I just have one.
Cannot subscribe to the mythical mojo around the thing. In the end it's just a cheap japanese wah.

Well, hey, it's not like I would want to pay more than $50. for one in an ebay auction or anything. It's not about 'mojo'. I don't subscribe to that with pedals, at all. I consider all effects pedals to be mostly novelty. Cheap lipstick-pickups (modern $15 clones - not 'vintage') going into almost any clone of a Marshall 18-watt is all the mojo required. I almost never use any effects, except for the odd bit of novelty.
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Re: Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby Bernardduur » 09 Dec 2015, 13:50

I have a companion version of this (big pedal version with the treadle and the knobs next to each other) and after an ELCO change and adding a DC jack it is quite workable.

I LOVE the wah wah on this pedal. It is just so FAT; dunno why but I like it more then the Vox and Crybabies I used
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Re: Shin-Ei - Surf/Volume/Hurricane/Siren wah

Postby !@#$%^&* » 11 Dec 2015, 07:20

can someone draw a wiring diagram for the honey ha-9? ive got one im trying to restore but it has 4p4t roatary switch (smaller type)
a wiring diagram of the switching,circuitboard and knobs wiring would speed up fixing this. thanks.
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