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by chris_d
05 Feb 2012, 05:33
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Zvex - Box of Rock [traced]
Replies: 382
Views: 113231

Re: Zvex - Box of Rock [traced]

dap9, i am thinking that you must have a wrong value(or values), or something miswired, or something broken.

On a stock build, with the gain control turned down all of the way, there should be practically no distortion. You shouldn't need to alter the circuit from its stock design for less gain.
by chris_d
24 Oct 2011, 23:32
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Not a stompbox, but interesting. (Electrix Filter Queen)
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

Re: Not a stompbox, but interesting. (Electrix Filter Queen)

Here is a new link for the images(they are zipped in .rar format) : http://www.mediafire.com/?woidb9c6gly7yx6

They are not really very excellent pictures, but my ancient camera doesn't really allow much more than that for detail/clarity, unfortunately.
by chris_d
24 Oct 2011, 22:57
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Not a stompbox, but interesting. (Electrix Filter Queen)
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

Re: Not a stompbox, but interesting. (Electrix Filter Queen)

Hmm, it was a .zip, not a .pdf, but yes, the link seems to have expired. :slap:

If i can find/remember where the hell i put those images, i will try to re-post them.
by chris_d
12 Oct 2011, 19:43
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: What Amp to build?
Replies: 16
Views: 2784

Re: What Amp to build?

My favorite build so far was putting the vox preamp from an AC30 into a pair of cathode bias 6V6s. I like a low tube count and a basic sort of structure, so i actually did the full AC30 top boost, with an IRF mosfet for the cathode follower. That worked out very well for what i built. Two 12AX7s, Tw...
by chris_d
01 Jul 2011, 18:53
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Looking for a 5PDT Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 2615

Re: Looking for a 5PDT Switch

You know what i think.

But i am curious to see what other folks here suggest, so, subscribed.
by chris_d
05 Apr 2011, 17:10
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Need a bit more from my 18W.
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: Need a bit more from my 18W.

18watt.com has lots of info. The subject used to come up often there, so a search should provide lots of thoughts. Depending on how much more will be *enough* more, you could get more dirt out by adjusting values. I didn't spend that much time on that myself, as the pedal solution was sooo much quic...
by chris_d
01 Oct 2010, 03:45
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Rare Matchless Schematics
Replies: 7
Views: 2372

Re: Rare Matchless Schematics

Have you seen the inside? I cant even find pics. Im sure it looks crazy, I had a lightning and it was nuts and thats pretty basic by comparison. BTW thanks Mono for posting that link. There use to be a site call Amplifier chassis pics or ACP and it had 100's of pics ......The JJ was one of them. I ...
by chris_d
08 Aug 2010, 18:52
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: What to build around a 5k primary OT???
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Re: What to build around a 5k primary OT???

A pair of 6550/KT88s with a high B+(like 600v-ish) will give you about 100w into a 5k OT. Just check the data sheets for the details. http://www.nj7p.org/Tube4.php?tube=6550 Or you could go the oversized OT route with a pair of 6L6GCs for 50-60w with more like a 450v-500v PT. There are lots of thing...
by chris_d
31 Jul 2010, 07:02
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Crowther Audio - Hot Cake Overdrive [traced]
Replies: 303
Views: 117097

Re: Crowther Audio - Hot Cake Overdrive [traced]

I don't think i have the Torchy one anymore. But here is the vero for the '77 version that i used when i made mine: http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/ulysses/ulysses_layouts/77OldCake/ulysses_77_oldcake_1_01.gif.html It is a good layout and an easy build. That is definitely a one of my fa...
by chris_d
31 Jul 2010, 04:37
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Not a stompbox, but interesting. (Electrix Filter Queen)
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

Not a stompbox, but interesting. (Electrix Filter Queen)

I picked up a few different Electrix effects back in the late nineties when guitar center cleared out their stock of them. https://img820.imageshack.us/img820/3681/electrixfilterqueensmal.jpg This one is my favorite of them. A very cool filter, with some nice features and a very nice sound. Anyhow, ...
by chris_d
30 Jul 2010, 21:13
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: two kits, which one?
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: two kits, which one?

I don't know about either of those vendors you mention, but IIRC Madbean(a member here) sells a Fuzz Factory PCB for a good price. EDIT: Yeah, here: http://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/index.html It is his project named "Zombii" The rest of the parts, i would just source from Small Bear or somewhe...
by chris_d
30 Jul 2010, 20:10
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: two kits, which one?
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: two kits, which one?

The Fuzz Factory is a good time. You can get some almost "normal" fuzz sounds out of it, and you can get some interesting octafuzz sounds out of it, and then you can get all kinds of wonderfully screwy velcro fuzz and bizarrely arpeggiating octave down sorts of sounds, and then a whole universe of m...
by chris_d
30 Jul 2010, 20:02
Forum: Stompbox Builder's FAQs & How To's
Topic: What might this pcb be from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: What might this pcb be from?

ckyvick wrote:its a zoom 505... not sure why he asked me when he knew what it was :scratch:
OH! Is must be an older one then!

Image

I was not familiar with those, only the newer ones with the display in the center of the effect.
by chris_d
29 Jul 2010, 14:50
Forum: Stompbox Builder's FAQs & How To's
Topic: What might this pcb be from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: What might this pcb be from?

Hides-His-Eyes wrote:I would guess it's from a zoom multi-effect or similar.

Ah. Or perhaps a Digitech RP-something. Two footswitches, four menu buttons, the jacks on top, that sort of thing.
by chris_d
29 Jul 2010, 14:35
Forum: Stompbox Builder's FAQs & How To's
Topic: What might this pcb be from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: What might this pcb be from?

Looks a bit like the main board of an old digital answering machine i have. :scratch:
by chris_d
27 Jul 2010, 23:39
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Suhr - Riot [traced]
Replies: 407
Views: 141759

Re: RIOT degooped [traced]

Very interesting. Not what i expected from the clips!

Thanks for making the effort!
by chris_d
25 Jul 2010, 20:37
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Zvex - Fuzz Factory [traced]
Replies: 941
Views: 191857

Re: Zvex - Fuzz Factory [traced]

I realized the other day that i had most of the correct bits to do one of these, so i popped one together yesterday, using Torchy's old vero layout. I used NTE102As for the germaniums, but otherwise stuck to the correct parts. I really enjoy it much more than i was honestly expecting to. It is capab...
by chris_d
25 Jul 2010, 17:44
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Zvex - Distortron [traced]
Replies: 59
Views: 20175

Re: Zvex Distortron [traced]

Thanks for this BrownMagic!

I will have to open up my BOR build at some point and experiment with these. :thumbsup
by chris_d
18 Apr 2010, 16:42
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Paul Cochrane - Timmy [traced]
Replies: 581
Views: 161911

Re: Paul Cochrane - Timmy [traced]

Back on topic: Should the bass and treble pot be linear? They now seem to work only one third of the full sweep. Or this normal or have I made a mistake somewhere? Thanks! They should be audio taper, i think. Make sure that you have them wired "backwards". They are utilized as "cut" controls. I.e. ...
by chris_d
16 Apr 2010, 19:36
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Paul Cochrane - Timmy [traced]
Replies: 581
Views: 161911

Re: Paul Cochrane - Timmy [traced]

Well for that matter, thanks to the internet, anybody can appear to be an authority, write anything (true or false) and post it for the world to see. It doesn't mean anything. I can't tell you how many pedals I've bought based on stellar reviews on the various sites only to find out that they are j...