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by Bill_Mountain
07 Feb 2018, 18:29
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Vertex - Steel String Singer [traced]
Replies: 25
Views: 17036

Re: New Vertex Stuff. Anyone open any of them up? [traced]

Frank_NH wrote:Is that four battery "power supply" for real??? :slap:

Seems like a good idea from a marketing standpoint.
by Bill_Mountain
05 Feb 2018, 14:12
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Vertex - Steel String Singer [traced]
Replies: 25
Views: 17036

Re: Vertex - Steel String Singer [traced]

I read an article where he apologizes and then stated that all his pedals are made in an assembly house in batches. Not sure if they are clones or not though.
by Bill_Mountain
18 Jul 2016, 15:30
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Imagine a pedal gooped this way:
Replies: 10
Views: 5296

Re: Imagine a pedal gooped this way:

How much would it cost to fill the whole cavity with goop?
by Bill_Mountain
24 Nov 2015, 00:21
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: Zorg Effects - Glorious Basstar - Multiband od (for bass)
Replies: 26
Views: 3064

Re: Zorg Effects - Glorious Basstar - Multiband od (for bass

Looks and sounds great man. Good Job!

I absolutely would love to try one. What's the exchange rate in freedom bucks?
by Bill_Mountain
10 Jan 2015, 00:00
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Darkglass - Vintage Microtubes [schematic]
Replies: 48
Views: 39070

Re: Darkglass - Vintage Microtubes [schematic]

I really like this design. It's clean simple and it allows you to scoop your mids and run it direct because of the LPF. I knew this was good pedal but seeing this really shows how much Doug gets bass players and their needs.
by Bill_Mountain
26 Nov 2014, 15:31
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Coron - Over Drive [schematic]
Replies: 11
Views: 7793

Re: Coron - Over Drive [schematic]

Are there any other FETs that would work? MPF102? 2N5457?
by Bill_Mountain
07 Oct 2014, 13:44
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Carl Martin Contour & Boost Gut Shots
Replies: 5
Views: 2673

Re: Carl Martin Contour & Boost Gut Shots

I had really high hopes for this pedal with my bass but I kept overdriving it. Maybe mine was busted but I just assumed it had a ton of headroom because of the AC plug. It looks like there is a big boost at the input. That may have been my problem.

Thanks!
by Bill_Mountain
27 Aug 2014, 14:28
Forum: Stuff Seen for Sale
Topic: Pedal Projects needs your help!
Replies: 33
Views: 10432

Re: Pedal Projects needs your help!

You know...we all start somewhere. I probably have plenty of cringe inducing posts on many forums. I think a person is able to grow in a short amount of time and if the work ethic is there and the products are quality then I don't really care. But...these are just clones and as history shows kicksta...
by Bill_Mountain
14 Mar 2014, 13:29
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: MESA Grid Slammer tracing (schematic and vero layout inside) [schematic]
Replies: 24
Views: 11249

Re: MESA Grid Slammer tracing (schematic and vero layout ins [schematic]

I really don't see the point in building something like this in this day and age.

I guess it's just for Mesa fanboys.
by Bill_Mountain
16 Feb 2014, 00:42
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: MXR - Microamp [schematic]
Replies: 57
Views: 54354

Re: MXR - Microamp [schematic]

Well MXR just updated it with an eq. I love mine stock but I wish it went below unity gain. That would require redesign though.
by Bill_Mountain
23 Jan 2014, 02:12
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: One Transistor OD/DS (2N3866) Working
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: One Transistor OD/DS (2N3866) Working

1.2V peak-to-peak can bust eardrums. How loud you playing?
by Bill_Mountain
16 Dec 2013, 12:25
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Carl Martin - The Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 14
Views: 5644

Re: Carl Martin - The Fuzz - schematics, guts [schematic]

Thanks for this. I had considered picking one up to try with my bass but the price scared me a little bit. I also assumed it was a transistor fuzz.
by Bill_Mountain
11 Dec 2013, 20:19
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Fulltone - Secret Freq [traced]
Replies: 33
Views: 18059

Re: Fulltone - Secret Freq [traced]

darthoverdrive wrote:Is Fulltone known for gooping his pedals? I've been thinking about buying one of these for a while to trace out. I don't have any degooping skillz and would probably destroy it in the process though.
I've owned a few and none of them were gooped.

They were tightly packed though.
by Bill_Mountain
09 Dec 2013, 04:59
Forum: Absolute Beginners
Topic: Booster Idea Need Guideance
Replies: 8
Views: 11571

Re: Booster Idea Need Guideance

How is this project coming along?
by Bill_Mountain
01 Nov 2013, 02:23
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Way Huge - Green Rhino mk2 [traced]
Replies: 12
Views: 4423

Re: Way Huge - Green Rhino mk2 [traced]

crguti wrote:stack this pedal into a BDDI and start melting faces :twisted:
Indeed. That's my preferred use of TS style pedals.
by Bill_Mountain
23 Oct 2013, 13:47
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Zvex - Distortron [traced]
Replies: 59
Views: 20130

Re: Zvex Distortron [traced]

what about C7? does it measure 10n? ...i'm thinking about the BoR circuit: there are schematics around that indicate 100n (and 10n also) - i'm still not sure of which is the correct/best value thanks for your nice work! I believe they could be different values. I played a Distortron and BOR in the ...
by Bill_Mountain
22 Oct 2013, 21:25
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Taiwan Brown Ross Distortion, no diodes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2057

Re: Taiwan Brown Ross Distortion, no diodes?

Ask for a picture. No diodes would equal a boost until you exceeded the opamps headroom then the opamp will clip (which can sound nice in certain circumstances).
by Bill_Mountain
10 Oct 2013, 17:53
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Mesa Boogie - Throttle Box [schematic]
Replies: 89
Views: 81388

Re: Mesa Boogie Throttle Box schematics [schematic]

I just sim'd the graphic EQ portion and unless I messed up it didn't equate to much more than a bass boost.

The mid control is nice though!
by Bill_Mountain
10 Oct 2013, 13:41
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Abusing CMOS ICs for fun and profit
Replies: 23
Views: 11126

Re: Abusing CMOS ICs for fun and profit

I can never get CMOS pedals to sound good. Maybe I've blown a few inverters??? How can I tell? Will they still linear bias but sound all splatty and shit? Either way I'm always looking for a new project. Also...how is the decay on bassy notes? My Tube Sound Fuzz gets splatty with my bass on the deca...