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by monkeyxx
10 Jun 2018, 13:06
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Cornish G2 - Guts, Schematic, Layout (from Tracer's Fund) [traced]
Replies: 240
Views: 117195

Re: Cornish G2 - Guts, Schematic, Layout (from Tracer's Fund [traced]

Mine has the buffer.

The pedal is un-usable if built to the suggested "trace."

We can argue about it all day but it simply doesn't sound right. In fact, very wrong.

I was getting ready to throw it in the trash before I decided to tweak the caps. Now it sounds great.
by monkeyxx
09 Jun 2018, 14:50
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Cornish G2 - Guts, Schematic, Layout (from Tracer's Fund) [traced]
Replies: 240
Views: 117195

Re: Cornish G2 - Guts, Schematic, Layout (from Tracer's Fund [traced]

There's just no way those caps could be right in my build. The pedal sounded broken. I am using the correct pot values.

Even 20 minutes on YouTube looking at real G2 will show you they don't sound like "that."
by monkeyxx
08 Jun 2018, 12:10
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Cornish G2 - Guts, Schematic, Layout (from Tracer's Fund) [traced]
Replies: 240
Views: 117195

Re: Cornish G2 - Guts, Schematic, Layout (from Tracer's Fund [traced]

I wrote a post about my findings with the DIY G2 circuit. In my opinion there are a number of common problems.

Rather than re-type I will just link to it here:

https://dantonewac.blogspot.com/2018/02/ ... uilds.html
by monkeyxx
26 Feb 2018, 14:13
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Cornish G2 - Guts, Schematic, Layout (from Tracer's Fund) [traced]
Replies: 240
Views: 117195

Re: Cornish G2 - Guts, Schematic, Layout (from Tracer's Fund [traced]

Sorry I put an extra zero in there. Diodes vary, but my 1N695 measure around .27 to .29 V on the diode tester on my multimeter.
by monkeyxx
25 Feb 2018, 21:11
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Cornish G2 - Guts, Schematic, Layout (from Tracer's Fund) [traced]
Replies: 240
Views: 117195

Re: Cornish G2 - Guts, Schematic, Layout (from Tracer's Fund [traced]

I settled on some 1N695 NOS diodes in my G-2 build. Same as "Harmonic Percolator" apparently. Sounds really nice, and better than some other options I tried. forward voltage is a little higher, maybe .0268V or something. So I guess that's a tiny bit more gain, and maybe a tiny less treble. That's fi...
by monkeyxx
10 Jan 2018, 23:00
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Emerson Custom Guitars E-M Drive. [traced]
Replies: 84
Views: 33259

Re: Emerson Custom Guitars E-M Drive. [traced]

2N5088 works for me. MPSA18 did not work at all.

I think I might add a 47 uF filter cap since I'm so averse to hiss and noise when I box it up.

Using Iviark mojo layout. PIO caps and all. I love those fukkin thangs.
by monkeyxx
27 Jul 2016, 01:23
Forum: Stuff Seen for Sale
Topic: Honey Bee Overdrive CLONE for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 3983

Re: Honey Bee Overdrive CLONE for sale

Hi Bjorn thanks for the reply! I built a modified version of your Snow White wah with a few little mods here and there, and this is for personal use only, I will never sell it, it's an incredible circuit. I called it the "Player White Wah" I got a little bit faster attack with a diode swap and a var...
by monkeyxx
10 Jun 2015, 21:51
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Fulltone - Bass Drive [traced]
Replies: 82
Views: 46403

Re: Fulltone - Bass Drive [traced]

great job!
by monkeyxx
26 Feb 2015, 20:57
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: Bare Bone Klone (no charge pump)
Replies: 94
Views: 13532

Re: Bare Bone Klone (no charge pump)

what is the purpose of the 12 volt Zener diode in the power supply on this schematic? I've built one like this and any time I raise the gain on the second op amp above the 68K resistor in this schematic, I risk the "motor boat" effect, sounds like a tremolo. Even raising the feedback resistor of U2A...
by monkeyxx
13 May 2014, 18:47
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: EHX - Big Muff Pi 1977 & 1978 version [schematic]
Replies: 109
Views: 50369

Re: EH - IC Big Muff, 3003B. [schematic]

oops I think the statement "watch cut under R17" is an error, you are right I don't think there is a cut track there.
by monkeyxx
31 Jan 2014, 04:47
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Skreddy - Mayo
Replies: 317
Views: 75518

Re: Skreddy - Mayo

impressive! I love the mini pedals.
by monkeyxx
31 Jan 2014, 03:27
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Skreddy - Mayo
Replies: 317
Views: 75518

Re: Skreddy - Mayo

I don't know how you fit a big muff in that tiny enclosure but...hell yeah!
by monkeyxx
30 Jan 2014, 03:34
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Skreddy - Mayo
Replies: 317
Views: 75518

Re: Skreddy - Mayo

check for shorts on the board or any exposed wires, even tiny fibers or tiny dabs of solder can create a short. make sure the board and the soldering are really clean. Look really closely when inspecting, maybe with magnification.
by monkeyxx
16 Oct 2013, 17:31
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Cornish Bypass buffer [traced]
Replies: 68
Views: 29445

Re: Cornish Bypass buffer [traced]

Just use one of the verified layouts. They're a little different for some reason, maybe traced from different pedals?

I bet BC239c would work just fine

https://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/i ... 199.0;wap2

(scroll down to RG Keen post)
by monkeyxx
05 Aug 2013, 23:08
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Zvex - Woolly Mammoth [traced]
Replies: 519
Views: 140703

Re: Zvex - Woolly Mammoth [traced]

Glad to hear it! Yes this one's kind of special I think..nothing else quite like it.
by monkeyxx
03 Aug 2013, 20:46
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Zvex - Woolly Mammoth [traced]
Replies: 519
Views: 140703

Re: Zvex - Woolly Mammoth [traced]

An audio taper pot is what you should try. More "finesse" in lower volume settings might be just right for your bass rig compared to linear taper. Only change the value of the pot if you want to change the tone. If it's still "too loud" add a resistive pad near the output for a decibel subtraction o...
by monkeyxx
02 Aug 2013, 18:46
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Zvex - Woolly Mammoth [traced]
Replies: 519
Views: 140703

Re: Zvex - Woolly Mammoth [traced]

use a different pot taper for more low volume range, or, just pad the output with two resistors right before the volume pot (voltage divider)
by monkeyxx
04 Jul 2013, 02:30
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: EHX - Big Muff Opamp 1977 veroboardlayout
Replies: 21
Views: 18995

Re: EH - Big Muff Opamp 1977 veroboardlayout

what are you talking about? VOLUME, TONE, SUSTAIN (gain)

bias must be adjusted for each of the 4 transistors. yes you can dial it different ways by doing this and all the other usual tweaks.

you've got a lot of learning to do. good luck with it, it can be fun :P
by monkeyxx
10 Jun 2013, 04:31
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Fulltone - Bass Drive [traced]
Replies: 82
Views: 46403

Re: Fulltone - Bass Drive [traced]

I love the build quality of fulltone pedals!