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by Electric Warrior
15 Nov 2020, 09:40
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: EH - Big Muff Pi ( Ram Head, Early Version )
Replies: 151
Views: 62506

Re: EH - Big Muff Pi ( Ram Head, Early Version )

A friend of mine just gave me his to repair, and it is this version exactly, even same brand of caps. I wonder where this one fits in the timeline? I haven't seen these values listed in the usual version schematics (though maybe I just missed it somewhere). Kitrae thinks the pots in these are usual...
by Electric Warrior
20 Oct 2020, 19:47
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound - Power Boost / Overdriver
Replies: 186
Views: 118831

Re: Colorsound - Power Boost / Overdriver

I've got a version of this from the 90s, no master volume, a friend won it in a guitar magazine competition and gave it to me. It has 'prototype' written inside the casing in pencil, which fits I guess with a magazine giveaway. Pots are dated 95. The question I have, I guess is- are they all like t...
by Electric Warrior
01 Aug 2020, 09:53
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Zonk Machine - middle transistor is silicon ??? trim pot
Replies: 33
Views: 12409

Re: Zonk Machine - middle transistor is silicon ??? trim pot

BMS1971 wrote: 08 Jul 2020, 17:39 Hello
I cannot find any information about the first transistor TIA02618. Any datasheet available?
Cheers
Benoit
There's some info in this catalog:
https://archive.org/details/TNM_Semicon ... 9/mode/2up
by Electric Warrior
28 May 2020, 16:49
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Vox - V816 Distortion Booster: GE an SI versions! [schematic]
Replies: 16
Views: 4670

Re: Vox - V816 Distortion Booster: GE an SI versions! [schematic]

Here's a neat version. I can consider it confirmed now :D
Thanks again to Rafmax!
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by Electric Warrior
21 May 2020, 12:22
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Vox - V816 Distortion Booster: GE an SI versions! [schematic]
Replies: 16
Views: 4670

Re: Vox - V816 Distortion Booster [schematic]

Nightraven confirmed my schematic. His unit has a 2.5µF instead of a 1.6µF, but I think other than that it's identical with the one I traced.

Thanks to nightraven and rafmax for helping me with this.

Enjoy!
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by Electric Warrior
05 May 2020, 13:48
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Vox - V816 Distortion Booster: GE an SI versions! [schematic]
Replies: 16
Views: 4670

Re: Vox - V816 Distortion Booster [schematic]

No, the germanium unit only has two transistors. They omitted the first stage, kinda similar to the WEM/Rush Pepbox, but with additional tweaks. Actually the article no. in the 1965 US catalog is V86. I guess could have been the UK version as it appears the US version was still in the works in Oct/N...
by Electric Warrior
04 May 2020, 12:50
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Vox - V816 Distortion Booster: GE an SI versions! [schematic]
Replies: 16
Views: 4670

Re: Vox - V816 Distortion Booster [schematic]

The red ones come with two different circuits: One is germanium and FZ-1 based, the other uses a MK1.5/Fuzz Face topology, but it's different from the american version of which you posted the schematic.
by Electric Warrior
11 Apr 2020, 07:45
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound Carlsbro - Wah Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 10
Views: 2257

Re: Colorsound Wah fuzz [schematic]

You misidentified the transistors. Q1 is actually Q2. Sorry, I went from left to right in the designation. If I change the current amplification of both BC238BP transistors in my simulation to 300 and take the resistance values from the Fuzzface Simulator, I get nearly the values you measured in yo...
by Electric Warrior
10 Apr 2020, 21:57
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound Carlsbro - Wah Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 10
Views: 2257

Re: Colorsound Wah fuzz [schematic]

You misidentified the transistors. Q1 is actually Q2.

Collector voltages are approx. 1.2V and 3.58V in my Wah Fuzz Straight - pretty much exactly what I got out of the caclulator:
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Sounds good with none of the problems you have. 3.15V on Q2C should still be ok...
by Electric Warrior
09 Feb 2020, 17:09
Forum: Pedal Debugging & Troubleshooting Support
Topic: HELp! Silicon Fuzz Face Clone Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: HELp! Fuzz Face Clone Issues

I assume that the gain of the 2N2222 is too low for this application. I have found the following recommendation for this circuit: Transistors are BC108 or BC107 matched around 260 hFE for both Bias Q 1 Col lector to 1.35V, Q2 Collector to 5.75V For this selection, the BC107 and BC108 transistors mu...
by Electric Warrior
23 Oct 2019, 20:45
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Effective, safe and lasting method against scratchy pots
Replies: 12
Views: 2620

Re: Effective, safe and lasting method against scratchy pots

Not a very attractive solution, considering how much the value of a vintage pedal is lost due to changed components. I get your point and it would be fine with a modern pedal. For the old one i would at least do my best to prolong good function of the old pots and am therefore wondering about the b...
by Electric Warrior
23 Oct 2019, 19:59
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Hornby (Skewes, JHS) Selectatone T.B.2 (Treble/Bass Booster)
Replies: 37
Views: 13812

Re: Hornby (Skewes, JHS) Selectatone T.B.2 (Treble/Bass Boos

probably 0.1µF for both. It's confirmed for the silicon version.
by Electric Warrior
28 Aug 2019, 21:40
Forum: Pedal Debugging & Troubleshooting Support
Topic: Tone Bender II transistor bias issue
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Tone Bender II transistor bias issue

he suggested readings in the build doc are - Q1: C -8.5v B -0.05v E 0v With both trims at 100% - Q1: C -9.33v B -0.001v E 0v The base voltage of Q1 is determined by the collector base leakage current that flows through the 100 Kiloohms resistor between base and ground. Your read base voltage ist to...
by Electric Warrior
17 Aug 2019, 22:42
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Zonk Machine - middle transistor is silicon ??? trim pot
Replies: 33
Views: 12409

Re: Zonk Machine - middle transistor is silicon ??? trim pot

Yes sir, exactly. There is a "D8" code on the "Fuzz" pot. RS (Radio Spares) UK potentiometers use only two digits. The first digit is a letter from A to L representing one of the twelve months of the year. The second digit is the last digit of the year of production. So, the “D8...
by Electric Warrior
30 Jun 2019, 11:07
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Zonk Machine - middle transistor is silicon ??? trim pot
Replies: 33
Views: 12409

Re: Zonk Machine - middle transistor is silicon ??? trim pot

There's a fun article on the Zonk here: https://www.vintageguitar.com/23068/hornby-skewes-zonk-machines/ "Skewes translated that cultural shift into a business; with his wife, Madge, he founded his own musical-instrument company in ’65, from his home in Garforth, in West Yorkshire – far from s...
by Electric Warrior
18 Jun 2019, 19:58
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Zonk Machine - middle transistor is silicon ??? trim pot
Replies: 33
Views: 12409

Re: Zonk Machine - middle transistor is silicon ??? trim pot

? The guy that had it before me is a very talented tube amp builder and actually pulled the 2N4061 and replaced it with an OC71, because he couldn't find any schematic or evidence of this version, so he thought it was an aftermarket repair/mod. I don't blame him. Ergh, you sure he's not a hack? :sh...
by Electric Warrior
10 Jun 2019, 13:20
Forum: Announcements and Forum Rules
Topic: https
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

https

My browser keeps complaining that the connection with this site isn't secure and advises me not to submit my password. Could we have a https version, please?
by Electric Warrior
08 Jun 2019, 08:08
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Tone Bender MKII - Sustain
Replies: 5
Views: 3611

Re: Tone Bender MKII - Sustain

What does the original ad for the Supafuzz say in the Marshall Amp book, a "full 19 seconds of sustain" or something like that? How'd they measure that I wonder. :shock: First version had a modified Tone Bender mkI circuit. http://www.bigmuffpage.com/The_Tonebender_Timeline_2.html But by ...
by Electric Warrior
12 May 2019, 09:20
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: BC183L
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: BC183L

Hi, Lately I've gotten really into Fuzz Face building again which is lot's of fun. I've got a great selection of transistors, both germanium and silicon, but this far I've been unable to get my hands on some BC183L's. I've got both B's and C's (built a very nice BC183C FF today :-) but I'm curious ...