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Voodoo Lab - Bosstone

Postby RLBJR65 » 19 Aug 2007, 16:09

Anyone have the schematic? I heard it was the same as the Tennesee ShoSound version.

I did some work with this guy http://www.bosstone.net/dev/index.html He bought and registered the BossTone name a year or 2 ago.
Seemed like a nice guy with big dreams but he doesn't know sh*t about electronics didn't know how to wire the stomp switch up etc.

Wonder if he's using one of my pcb's? http://img514.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... ne3tg4.gif
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If anyone gets a chance please take a peek for me!
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Re: VooDoo Lab Bosstone

Postby MoreCowbell » 19 Aug 2007, 16:42

RLBJR65 wrote:I did some work with this guy http://www.bosstone.net/dev/index.html He bought and registered the BossTone name a year or 2 ago.
Seemed like a nice guy with big dreams but he doesn't know sh*t about electronics didn't know how to wire the stomp switch up etc.



Proof that he isn't really familiar with Bosstones....from his website....

There was a second version of the Boss Tone, manufactured in Nashville Tennessee by SHO-SOUND. The two versions sounded exactly the same but the latter used a slightly different circuit than the original.


ANYONE who has ever heard of built the CA and TN versions KNOWS that they sound different.
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Re: VooDoo Lab Bosstone

Postby vanessa » 19 Aug 2007, 17:35

RLBJR65 wrote:ANYONE who has ever heard of built the CA and TN versions KNOWS that they sound different.


He must be saying that because there would be people asking "is this the CA or TN version?". Then he can just tell them it does not matter because they both sound the same.
Watch, in a little bit he'll have both versions for sale. Then he'll claim "there's a little bit of a difference", months later "they sound completely different from each other".
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Re: VooDoo Lab Bosstone

Postby MoreCowbell » 19 Aug 2007, 17:56

vanessa wrote:
RLBJR65 wrote:ANYONE who has ever heard of built the CA and TN versions KNOWS that they sound different.


He must be saying that because there would be people asking "is this the CA or TN version?". Then he can just tell them it does not matter because they both sound the same.
Watch, in a little bit he'll have both versions for sale. Then he'll claim "there's a little bit of a difference", months later "they sound completely different from each other".


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Postby RLBJR65 » 20 Aug 2007, 02:16

There were at least 2 Nashville versions plus the CA.
The board is exactly the same for both TN models a few component changes though.
Schematic - http://img175.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... ownoa8.gif
Model 6248 Board- http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... ne3ml3.jpg
Unknown Model board- http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... mpsfv2.jpg

I must have built 4 or 5 and spent countless hours on the breadboard experimenting with almost everything.

BTW If you have built 1 with metal film resistors and Poly caps, just for shits and giggles try building 1 with carbon comp and good .01 ceramic caps. You will be very surprised at how much better it sounds! Also low gain SI transistors are a must if you want it to sound right.

I honestly thought the guy had given up! He is a guitar builder (or so he says) and from what I have heard a pretty damn good guitar player.
I really need to email him we had a gentlemans agreement. If he's using my artwork he owes me at least a new Bosstone pedal :D

>Watch, in a little bit he'll have both versions for sale. Then he'll claim "there's a little bit of a difference", months later "they sound completely different from each other".<

Maybe Vanessa but he has good ears and really HATED the CA.

My guess is that there could be a BossTone BassTone :wink:

Or maybe a Mahoney SmoothDrive :wink: :wink: Which is a modded FoolTone FullDrive [smilie=a_chuckle.gif] A modded clone of a modded clone of a... :ROFL

Or perhaps a Deacy Amp :wink: :wink: :wink: If he found someone to wind the correct transformers and a heaping pile of good GE's.
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Postby vanessa » 20 Aug 2007, 02:46

RLBJR65 wrote:
Maybe Vanessa but he has good ears and really HATED the CA.


Oh my lord! He hated the CA version? That's the one I loved... :cry:

That's the version [Bosstone] Pete Cosey used on Electric Mud (Muddy Waters)


RLBJR65 wrote:Or perhaps a Deacy Amp :wink: :wink: :wink: If he found someone to wind the correct transformers and a heaping pile of good GE's.


I did a couple of months research on that one Richard. If you want to know all secrets of the Deacy amp, pick my brain, pick my brain...

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Postby soulsonic » 20 Aug 2007, 04:08

I'm a little disturbed by the descriptor on the site "High Fidelity Audio ICs"
What kind of BossTone uses an IC?

Oh, and once again, a booteeker is claiming friggin' cheap-ass Alpha pots are some kind of a great thing.... If someone wants to impress me with fancy pots - howzabout using some Alps Blue Velvets? Or some nice industrial grade Clarostats? Or Allen-Bradley? Or CTS?
I mean c'mon, Alpha a boutique pot? These guys are clueless.
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Postby RLBJR65 » 20 Aug 2007, 22:17

To be truthfull I really don't like any version of the Bosstone. They are just to harsh for my ears. For fuzz give me a big fat mushy sounding GE FF and I'm in heaven! I guess a really talented player can make anything sound good :D

Vannesa I am kind of curiouse to know about the Deacy. Maybe it would be best to start a new thread though.

Soulsonic I did mention the guy didn't know sh*t :wink:
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Postby vanessa » 20 Aug 2007, 22:35

RLBJR65 wrote:To be truthfull I really don't like any version of the Bosstone. They are just to harsh for my ears. For fuzz give me a big fat mushy sounding GE FF and I'm in heaven! I guess a really talented player can make anything sound good :D

Vannesa I am kind of curiouse to know about the Deacy. Maybe it would be best to start a new thread though.

Soulsonic I did mention the guy didn't know sh*t :wink:


Okay here I go...
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Postby RLBJR65 » 31 Aug 2007, 03:56

Okay if anyone is interested I added most of the VooDoo Bosstone values to my drawing. Got some gut shots but I don't have permission to post them.
http://profile.imageshack.us/user/rlnjr ... nesym4.gif

The 1K added to the Attack pot is to prevent oscilation that you sometimes get when both pots are turned all the way down.
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Postby RLBJR65 » 24 Sep 2007, 13:01

For the record, I would like to make it publicly known that I currently have no financial or other connections to BossTone or its owner(s). In the past some of my intellectual property was provided to them freely. I also do not anticipate having any future dealings with BossTone or its owner(s).
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Postby Bernardduur » 24 Sep 2007, 15:04

RLBJR65 wrote:Okay if anyone is interested I added most of the VooDoo Bosstone values to my drawing. Got some gut shots but I don't have permission to post them.
http://profile.imageshack.us/user/rlnjr ... nesym4.gif

The 1K added to the Attack pot is to prevent oscilation that you sometimes get when both pots are turned all the way down.


Thanks man!

Anyone know if the VL Superfuzz is close to this design?
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Postby RLBJR65 » 25 Sep 2007, 00:37

It's suposed to be a modded bosstone but I've never seen gut shots.
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