1970s Dan Armstrong Blue Clipper

This is a vintage 1970’s Dan Armstrong Blue Clipper electric guitar effects pedal. Considered by some to be the precursor to the MXR Distortion +, the Blue Clipper was made by Musitronics Corp. (Mu-Tron) the company perhaps best known for their colorful envelope filter (the Mu-Tron III), amazing octave divider and great phaser units. The Dan Armstrong small effects unit line, which were denoted by color, includes; the Orange Squeezer, Green Ringer, Purple Peaker, Red Ranger, the Blue Clipper, etc., all of which were designed to plug directly into the guitar or amp. Constructed from extruded aluminum square tubing riveted with painted cover plate, this extremely simple distortion effects unit has a male hard-wired 1/4″ output jack and a single mini-toggle control. With incredible and uncontrollable fuzz, this is a seriously raw pedal.