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pigtronix polysaturator

Postby popstudioguitar » 23 Mar 2009, 01:04

Anyone ever open one of these ??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W269KQ4OY74

versatile pedal !!

from the literature:

an improved version of the overdrive found in the OFO Disnortion. Pigtronix added a Class A J-FET booster stage to the front end....Featuring a JRC4558 chip and the ability to run at up to 15 volts......
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby puppiesonacid » 23 Mar 2009, 04:58

i would love to see some pigtronix reversed, they have some very cool designs. thier adsr pedal, guitar synth, echolution...all very intelligently designed and provide what many pedal companies lack: creativity....
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby Brettski » 02 Jun 2009, 03:08

I've been gassing over this pedal for six months. I keep finding other things to buy that I think I need more at the time. I'd love to see some schematics or vero layout for this thing so I could waste a bunch time and money and have it not work :slap:

Oh, and this is my first post. You guys have a great forum here, and I've learned a TON from reading your conversations. I feel like a pervert voyeur not participating.
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby Ang3lus » 19 Feb 2011, 12:20

I got one of these i bought some time ago, didn't use it that much, do you guys want me to post some gutshots ?
i can do it tonight i reckon
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby Liquids » 19 Feb 2011, 13:45

Ang3lus wrote:I got one of these i bought some time ago, didn't use it that much, do you guys want me to post some gutshots ?
i can do it tonight i reckon


The answer is always yes! Please do.
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby Ang3lus » 19 Feb 2011, 16:52

sure, i'll get to it in an hour or so
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby Ang3lus » 19 Feb 2011, 18:14

here you go

if you want more just let me know


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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby RnFR » 19 Feb 2011, 18:42

nice shots, thanks! :thumbsup what would be even better, would be if you could slide off those connectors for the wiring and take a few more shots of the top, then unscrew the board and get some shots of the underside. then some nice person out there might be able to perform a trace. :wink: thanks again!
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby Ang3lus » 19 Feb 2011, 19:20

i'll get to it, seems like its fastened by the control knobs, but i'll try later today.
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby Ang3lus » 19 Feb 2011, 19:37

got to it :)

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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby jwpartain1 » 12 Mar 2011, 04:51

Mmm.. Can I get you to take some pictures in better light with all of the connections disconnected on the component side? They just pull straight out (did the same thing with my Philosopher's Tone). Maybe take the pics with the macro setting on your camera, if it has one as well.
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby RnFR » 12 Mar 2011, 07:08

look ma, no diodes! :wink: so i'd guess that 4049 is being used for disnortion.
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby mcaviel » 12 Mar 2011, 15:57

RnFR wrote:look ma, no diodes! :wink: so i'd guess that 4049 is being used for disnortion.

Yep, and opamps for active EQ for each band.
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby jwpartain1 » 25 Mar 2011, 13:44

:) Bump for pics of component side with the switch, input, output, and DC unplugged.

This pedal is really interesting. I'm also starting to trace the overdrive section of the Disnortion from pics a guy put up on here.
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby roseblood11 » 28 Dec 2011, 00:56

bumpbumpbump!
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby Liquids » 28 Dec 2011, 14:12

plenty of CD4049UBE circuits around...study them and the traces/compontents.

This should help you trace the EQ section which looks pretty standard to this at a glance Image.

The rest should not be hard either for anyone who has enough interest to put in the effort.

Shot that show component values for caps wouldn't hurt to finish the deed.
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby rs » 21 Apr 2012, 18:53

Hi to all,
does anyone have more info on this one? It's got an interesting tone.

Thanks.
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Re: pigtronix polysaturator

Postby Mr_Zap » 01 Jun 2012, 21:08

I Have one of these and I think it is very similar to a Red Llama or Tube sound fuzz.

But the tone stack is not like the 3 band Bandaxal because it uses an opamp for each band. I'm pretty sure. If someone could trace it, that would be a wonderful!



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I really don't know if I like it. The Red Llama sounds cool but the tone controls on this pedal make it sound super sterile. And the frequency peaks are in the wrong places, for me at least. But I'm kinda picky. Sort of.
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