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by graemey
11 May 2015, 18:07
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Bigfoot FX Magnavibe [traced]
Replies: 176
Views: 46637

Re: Bigfoot FX Magnavibe [traced]

Nocentelli wrote:Check all the resistor values around the wobbled stage, it should be unit.
:oops:
Yes, had one wrong! Thanks for the leg-up!
by graemey
10 May 2015, 21:40
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Bigfoot FX Magnavibe [traced]
Replies: 176
Views: 46637

Re: Bigfoot FX Magnavibe [traced]

Hi,

No, there is a drop in volume without the buffer (and with it).
The probe test I did only proved the the buffer on it's own was unity or above.
by graemey
10 May 2015, 20:39
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Bigfoot FX Magnavibe [traced]
Replies: 176
Views: 46637

Re: Bigfoot FX Magnavibe [traced]

I have just built the buffered version from the vero layout on this thread (unverified). The effect works, but is low in volume. I used an audio probe to listen between guitar and buffer to amp, and volume levels were good, so I'm assuming it's not the buffer. I used 2N 5089 transistors, and the pin...
by graemey
16 Mar 2015, 20:43
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: FAL - Treble booster from 1967 [schematic]
Replies: 35
Views: 14697

Re: FAL - Treble booster from 1967 [schematic]

Quick work PinkJimi, I'm impressed!
by graemey
15 Mar 2015, 22:39
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: FAL - Treble booster from 1967 [schematic]
Replies: 35
Views: 14697

Re: FAL - Treble booster from 1967 [schematic]

Transistor is an NKT 216.
Board measures about 60mm x 75mm.

I dug out some old notes I made a few years ago when I built copy for a freind, Hope you can read my hand writing...
by graemey
15 Mar 2015, 11:52
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: FAL - Treble booster from 1967 [schematic]
Replies: 35
Views: 14697

Re: FAL - Treble booster from 1967 [schematic]

Here's mine if it helps...
by graemey
05 Jan 2014, 18:09
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: EHX - Echoflanger self-oscillation Yes or No?
Replies: 3
Views: 2193

Re: EHX Echoflanger self-oscillation Yes or No?

Hi, mine goes into self oscillation. Adrian Belew used that feature of the pedal in King Crimson.
Trimpot adjustment?
by graemey
20 Mar 2012, 17:16
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: Lovetone Big Cheese [verified]
Replies: 38
Views: 2737

Re: Lovetone Big Cheese [verified]

I used the above vero layout to build a Cheese Source box.
(that's a Big Cheese and Brown Source in one box)

Turned out nice!

by graemey
30 Aug 2011, 08:21
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: Lovetone Big Cheese [verified]
Replies: 38
Views: 2737

Re: Lovetone Big Cheese [verified]

Can someone post the vero layout again please? it's dead at the moment.
I really would appreciate it :P
by graemey
02 Apr 2011, 14:01
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]
Replies: 125
Views: 35052

Re: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]

Looks like we're gonna have to do one with onboard buffer (and perhaps a charge pump?). How is the high-end with the buffer to your ears Graemey? Electromatic thought it was a bit much. If a treble cut is needed that would make it at three knob preamp. The high end sounded nice to me. I suppose it ...
by graemey
02 Apr 2011, 11:56
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]
Replies: 125
Views: 35052

Re: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]

[quote="electromatic"] Anyways, just wanted to chime in, that the nocturne with Dynasonic pickups reacts WAY better with a buffer in front. I just put the pedal on my mini-board, with an older Korg DT10 pedal at the front... WHOA. Holy-high-end-recovery-bat-man! /quote] Just tried mine with Marshall...
by graemey
02 Apr 2011, 09:43
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]
Replies: 125
Views: 35052

Re: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]

I thought it was a bit too obvious - and I was right. Then I honestly don't have a clue. It's a simple hi-pass filter. It simply has to work! :hmmm: That's what I thought. I'm gonna try it today with my Marshall Vintage Modern Head. Great amp to dial in some nice valvey tones. See if I can hear the...
by graemey
01 Apr 2011, 20:03
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]
Replies: 125
Views: 35052

Re: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]

I still can't get mine to make any difference to the sound. I have checked the pot, wiring etc and even tried different value caps but nothing. As I said earlier, the original Nocturne tone has a subtle but noticeable effect, my build tone knob does nothing. :scratch: You do have the lug 1 and 2 co...
by graemey
01 Apr 2011, 18:13
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]
Replies: 125
Views: 35052

Re: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]

I just want to say that I verified the layout. :applause: +1 yep verified! :applause: Dork, how is the tone control on yours? I still can't get mine to make any difference to the sound. I have checked the pot, wiring etc and even tried different value caps but nothing. As I said earlier, the origin...
by graemey
30 Mar 2011, 20:01
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]
Replies: 125
Views: 35052

Re: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]

Just finished a rough build and compared it to the real Nocturne. I used my Gretsch 6120 with TV Jones classic filtertrons and my Vox AC30. Sounds pretty much the same :applause: The tone control is indeed subtle on the Nocturne, but it does provide a useful bass-cut. The tone control on my build is...
by graemey
30 Mar 2011, 16:12
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]
Replies: 125
Views: 35052

Re: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]

Perfect, thanks electromatic! :applause: I inserted the values in the vero Layout, I hope I made no mistakes (I´ve done it really quick) Thanks for your help Bajaman, Electromatic, graemey, capsercody and reneshelle :hug: I love it here :mrgreen: Some Pictures of the Dyno Brain or/and the Atomic Br...
by graemey
28 Mar 2011, 20:05
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]
Replies: 125
Views: 35052

Re: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]

Resistor drawing has loaded in upside down!! :oops:
by graemey
28 Mar 2011, 20:04
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]
Replies: 125
Views: 35052

Re: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]

Okay, I have just managed to remove some of the silicon from the board and I'm sure I have all the correct resistor values. I have started to build an attempt at this from Reneshelle's nice looking vero layout but I noticed that the 1st 10uf cap may be the wrong way around? Is that right? Hopefully ...
by graemey
28 Mar 2011, 16:16
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]
Replies: 125
Views: 35052

Re: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]

Dork, I just re-read your first post and you also had a "Brain Seltzer"
They must be the same pedal. Just looking at the pictures you comped together, those resistors could have the same colour banding. perhaps it is a trick of the camera flash?
R1 and R2 certainly look like 10k to me.
by graemey
28 Mar 2011, 16:07
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]
Replies: 125
Views: 35052

Re: Nocturne Brain Seltzer Classic [traced]

Dork wrote:@graemey: Could it be that your friends Pedal is a Dyno Brain? This resistor looks different!

Ah, good question... It is an early one and is actually called a "Brain Seltzer".
Perhaps this version has been renamed the Dyno Brain?

Do you know the difference between models mate? :hmmm: