For sale is a piece of effects pedal history, a clean, working example of the first guitar pedal ever produced, the Rocco Tonexpressor. This is a volume/tone pedal designed by Anthony Rocco for Epiphone in the late 1930's.
The design was based on a car's accelerator pedal, as you can see. This pedal is stamped "A 24" under the treadle, this very well could be the 24th guitar pedal ever produced!There is an excellent write up by Deke Dickerson from Guitar Player magazine on this pedal. The pedal does work (which is rare for these), though you sometimes have to jiggle the input jack for the tone controls to work. There is a slight volume drop with the tone controls. It is in used shape showing wear from use, but nothing too bad for a pedal that is almost 100 years old. I have been holding onto this for a few years, but it is time for me to part with it. Don't miss out on this one! Please check out my other listings, and thanks for looking! If you live anywhere else and have an address in the U. This means that unless things like the box, manual, or power supply are specifically mentioned in the listing, you will not receive them. See my other listings for power supplies and adapters. The item "RARE 1930's Rocco Tonexpressor by Epiphone Guitar Volume/Tone Effect Pedal Steel" is in sale since Saturday, July 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Effects Pedals\Wah & Volume". The seller is "boingosaurus_music" and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech republic, Finland, Malta, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Malaysia, Aruba, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Sri lanka, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, Russian federation.