A FINE TOOTH COMB
Apologies for a technical inaccuracy in yesterday's post on The Aphex Twin. I said that there was no analogue equivalent of the digital five-comb filter, which obviously isn't correct:
(Note the multi-coloured retro plastic finish. This particular beauty is currently on eBay with a reserve of £1500. Apparently, it used to reside in Rick Wakeman's studio where it was used to devastating effect on "Journey to the Centre of The Earth"...until his hair started thinning.)
A bit more research threw up some other, older analogue comb-filter devices such as The Nit Comb (a filter favoured by the likes of Thomas Dolby and Guru Josh):
This vintage early Seventies model is The Afro-Comb:
It was hand-made by a small American company and only a handful were ever built. Customers included Moog-abusing Stevie Wonder collaborators Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff of Tontos Expanding Head Band:
A classic dual-purpose piece of kit that's ideal for fattening-up oscillators and untangling unruly Lou Reed style perms.