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by fosnal1950
30 Aug 2011, 07:46
Forum: Announcements and Forum Rules
Topic: freestompboxes.org is back
Replies: 147
Views: 220787

Re: freestompboxes.org is back

Thanks for all you effort putting it online again. I didn't know I would miss it this much !!
by fosnal1950
25 Jul 2011, 15:22
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Craig Anderton Clarifier Preamp
Replies: 15
Views: 3502

Re: Craig Anderton Clarifier Preamp

This is how I connected it : from output Pickups to input clarifier and then output to output guitar. So it functions as my tonecontrol. It gives you a low impedance out. It even works to drive the poweramp ( El84) of my small 15 watt diy amp and is incredibly silent then . This works great for reco...
by fosnal1950
25 Jul 2011, 14:49
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Craig Anderton Clarifier Preamp
Replies: 15
Views: 3502

Re: Craig Anderton Clarifier Preamp

Unless I'm missing something this circuit No WoRk as shown. :popcorn: Phil. You must be right of course but the strange thing is it has been functioning for years in my Les Paul. Must take it out tomorrow then ! [img] [IMG]https://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1429/clarifieringuitar001s.jpg[/img] Upl...
by fosnal1950
16 Jul 2011, 10:28
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: OKKO Dominator [traced]
Replies: 151
Views: 53341

Re: OKKO Dominator [traced]

You made another mistake imho. Go over the circuit very closely again .
by fosnal1950
11 Jul 2011, 07:42
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Craig Anderton Clarifier Preamp
Replies: 15
Views: 3502

Re: Craig Anderton Clarifier Preamp

Years ago I made a couple and ceramic caps were fine for me.

https://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/68 ... 11sma.jpg/

V+ and V- are there because I used two batteries for maximum headroom.
by fosnal1950
31 May 2011, 15:56
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Retro Channel - The Fuzz [traced]
Replies: 93
Views: 25605

Re: Retro Channel - The Fuzz [traced]

Document contains no data !

Is there another link ?
by fosnal1950
12 May 2011, 13:53
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Diamond - Compressor [new gut shots added] [traced]
Replies: 142
Views: 45981

Re: Diamond - Compressor [new gut shots added] [traced]

I was having a look at the TC Sustain the other day, and was considering designing a PCB and vero layout for it,
Please do Mictester ! I have been wanting to build this one for years but haven't got the time unfortunately.

Would be great if you could post it here !

Alf
by fosnal1950
22 Apr 2011, 07:11
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Repair help! Elk Twin Amp 50 (gutshot heavy)
Replies: 27
Views: 8619

Re: Repair help! Elk Twin Amp 50 (gutshot heavy)

Looks very much like a Guyatone . Don't use the Atlas oil caps anymore, they're all leaky .
by fosnal1950
20 Apr 2011, 15:12
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: sola sound / colorsound wah gutshots
Replies: 22
Views: 11257

Re: sola sound / colorsound wah gutshots

That blue pot is is Bourns , conductive plastic , but probably linear taper.
by fosnal1950
08 Apr 2011, 07:45
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: BAJA Real Tube Drive pedal project [verified]
Replies: 789
Views: 83124

Re: BAJA Real Tube Drive pedal project [verified]

I have attached my steroid TS clone is anyone is interested.
Yes , I am ! Have you got the pcb for it as well , would be great.

Alf
by fosnal1950
01 Apr 2011, 13:45
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Yamaha - CO-01 Compressor [schematic]
Replies: 8
Views: 4767

Re: Yamaha-CO-01 compressor [schematic]

I used to have one of those , quite good more headroom than the Dynacomp which couldn't take a hot signal very well.
by fosnal1950
29 Mar 2011, 14:18
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Hughes & Kettner - Rotosphere [schematic]
Replies: 104
Views: 55001

Re: Hughes & Kettner - Rotosphere [schematic]

No , it's not very noisy but a bit too much to my liking.

But I do like its sound especially the point where the brake starts to kick in or when it accelerates.

One of my favourite songs to play with it is "rocky mountain way" with a nice grinding distortion that's where it can really shine.
by fosnal1950
27 Mar 2011, 09:09
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Hughes & Kettner - Rotosphere [schematic]
Replies: 104
Views: 55001

Re: Hughes & Kettner - Rotosphere [schematic]

I think it's much too complicated to clone imho , just buy a secondhand one. I have one, it's a favourite but what I would like is a better signal to noise ratio. It should have a separate inputlevel and outputlevel.

And changing the tube is a bitch !
by fosnal1950
27 Mar 2011, 08:58
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Dunlop - JBF-3 Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face [schematic]
Replies: 161
Views: 100885

Re: Dunlop JBF-3 Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face [schematic]

But remember it's just an endorsement , it doesn't make you play and sound like him straight away.
Practising is what you need or maybe one of those talent boosters.

This isn't meant personally :D
by fosnal1950
23 Mar 2011, 16:18
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Diaz Amps
Replies: 51
Views: 17376

Re: Diaz Amps

Try using 12AU7's in V1 instead of 12AX7's really turns the gain down
Yeah but this could be a bit too much , I would suggest 5751 tubes as V1 . Great tubes for this position if you don't want to go too low in gain.
by fosnal1950
20 Mar 2011, 09:53
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Demeter - Compulator [traced]
Replies: 244
Views: 61604

Re: Demeter - Compulator [traced]

That looks absolutly great Mike !

Does it sound as good as it looks ?
by fosnal1950
20 Mar 2011, 09:32
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: New Vibrato idea
Replies: 12
Views: 2519

Re: New Vibrato idea

What kind of waveform is suitable for a vibrato
What I like best is the sinus wave !! for a very smooth tremelo but I hardly ever see it used. Mostly it's triangle or square wave for a choppy trem.

For beautiful oldfashioned tremelo use the sinus !
by fosnal1950
08 Feb 2011, 16:58
Forum: Diodes & LEDs
Topic: Let's have a chat about Silicon clipping diodes
Replies: 53
Views: 15360

Re: Let's have a chat about Silicon clipping diodes

I do not think a diode can sound "smooth and dynamic".
+1

I wouldn't call a voltage swing between 0 and 0.5 volts dynamic.
by fosnal1950
04 Feb 2011, 13:57
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Yamaha - E1010 Analog Delay [schematic]
Replies: 9
Views: 5324

Re: Yamaha E1010 Analog Delay [schematic]

Yes, please do, could you make the shots hi quality ? I'm very interested.

Alf
by fosnal1950
21 Jan 2011, 09:10
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Aria - RE-101 Super Sustainer [schematic]
Replies: 15
Views: 4478

Re: Aria-Super Sustainer- RE-101 [schematic]

If I spot it correctly there's an opto coupler so it must be a compressor. So not a dynacomp design. What's written on the opamp ?