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by howmuch
28 Jun 2020, 12:34
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Xotic - AC Booster [ goop-alarm ] [traced]
Replies: 129
Views: 37138

Re: Xotic - AC Booster [ goop-alarm ] [traced]

https://www.freestompboxes.org/download/file.php?id=35312&mode=view Hi aionios, Thanks for the tracings. That clipping section in the AC Booster doesn't look quite right to me. D5 is doing nothing and might as well not be there. It would make more sense if D1 and D4 where reversed as in the second ...
by howmuch
02 May 2020, 16:35
Forum: Pimp-My-Cheap-Pedal
Topic: Mosky Brown, a Pinnacle II clone
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Mosky Brown, a Pinnacle II clone

Hi, Out of interest, what JFETs are they using in the Mosky? I very much doubt they are J201s since they are only manufactured in SMD now (MMBFJ201). And it seems that carefully selected J201s with the right pinch-off voltage and biased correctly are hard to substitute in a pedal like this. Probably...
by howmuch
13 Dec 2017, 17:20
Forum: Software Room
Topic: StripMagic 0.1b
Replies: 85
Views: 76856

Re: StripMagic 0.1b

I'm having a problem running this. I just get the Java console giving an exception error. Any ideas? Latest Java (1.8.0_151-b12) OpenGL 4.4 Windows XP SP3 Java console output Java Web Start 11.151.2.12 x86 Using JRE version 1.8.0_151-b12 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM ... Missing Permissions manifest at...
by howmuch
19 Nov 2017, 17:05
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Help me identify this SMD transistor
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Re: Help me identify this SMD transistor

Could it be an MMBT5089 - NPN general purpose?
by howmuch
16 Nov 2017, 17:31
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Joyo - Ultimate Drive v2 [schematic]
Replies: 18
Views: 5252

Re: Joyo Ultimate Drive v2 schematics [schematic]

Referring to your Rev04 schematic, here's some more errors I think
Your C9 should be 1uF.
Your R8 is actually 10k.
There is an extra 470k to GND after the buffer's 1uF cap.
by howmuch
16 Nov 2017, 03:10
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Joyo - Ultimate Drive v2 [schematic]
Replies: 18
Views: 5252

Re: Joyo Ultimate Drive v2 schematics [schematic]

Alberto, thanks for posting the complete schematic. However, your clipping section is still not quite correct. Check out my partial schematic of the clipping section here - Joyo - JF-02 Ultimate Drive "2010" MISTAKE ... and how to fix that diode. Please check it again carefully. I think you'll find ...
by howmuch
13 Nov 2017, 15:09
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Joyo PowerSupply 2 schematic [schematic]
Replies: 22
Views: 6262

Re: Joyo PowerSupply 2 schematic [schematic]

FYI A very good value-for-money isolated power supply is the Harley Benton PowerPlant Junior (not the bigger one). Outwardly, it looks similar to the T-Rex Fuel Tank Junior. The gutshots here show that it has 5 secondary transformer taps, each with their own bridge rectifier and regulator. It's odd ...
by howmuch
04 Jul 2017, 10:56
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Mad Professor 1
Replies: 40
Views: 10541

Re: Mad Professor 1

I notice on Spin Semiconductor's "Free DSP Programs" page that there's a free "Reverb plus flange plu 4-pole low pass" (sic) program for the FV-1. Now, if there was a "Reverb plus Flanger plus Phaser" program in this pedal, with the Flanger and Phaser switched via external control footswitches - the...
by howmuch
21 Jun 2017, 15:28
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Tech21 SansAmp PSA-1 PCB traces and schematics [traced]
Replies: 38
Views: 20223

Re: Tech21 SansAmp PSA-1 PCB traces and schematics [traced]

darn, the EPROM reader does not work, it always reads the upper and lower 4 bits the same :( and of course it's 20ys old with no support... I had an old parallel port Dataman that was doing something similar. I opened it up and found some trimmers for adjusting voltages at test points. After a bit ...
by howmuch
20 Jun 2017, 15:52
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Mad Professor 1
Replies: 40
Views: 10541

Re: Mad Professor 1

rmroza wrote: Stay Tuned!
Yep, still tuned...

If you've changed your mind, any chance of some gutshots?
by howmuch
04 Jun 2017, 15:37
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Mad Professor 1
Replies: 40
Views: 10541

Re: Mad Professor 1

Hi BJ, Thank you for your generous input here and elsewhere on this forum. Always a great insight. I don't suppose you could talk us through your aims as you went through the design process, in terms of distortion/harmonic characteristics and that all important EQ that you mentioned. Could you expla...
by howmuch
02 Jun 2017, 18:07
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Mad Professor 1
Replies: 40
Views: 10541

Re: Mad Professor 1

... I may take this apart and trace it completely to understand the design. It would be excellent if you did. :applause: And if you need any help, just give us a shout. That pedal sounds really good. ... I wonder if say the Mighty Red Distortion pedal is the same distortion ... Not sure if the Migh...
by howmuch
23 Mar 2017, 18:38
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Joyo - JF-02 Ultimate Drive "2010" MISTAKE [schematic]
Replies: 32
Views: 25913

Re: Joyo - JF-02 Ultimate Drive "2010" MISTAKE [schematic]

Hey, just wanted to post a follow-up on my experience with this pedal. I have the same PCB version and bought my pedal at some point last year. When I took it apart today, the diode was going the correct way. So it seems they did (at some point) figure out the issue. Same here.. Just wanted to shar...
by howmuch
22 Aug 2015, 17:07
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Fulltone - OCD [traced]
Replies: 570
Views: 181299

Re: Fulltone - OCD [traced]

Just wanted to put some light on how exactly the clipping transistors and the germ. diode are connected. I have a V4 here on my bench and I see that Source and Gate are connected together (trannies are 2n7000). So we have S+G and D, where D corresponds to the striped end of a normal diode. ---->|--...
by howmuch
04 Jul 2015, 16:13
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Help understanding bright boost circuit just before a pot
Replies: 9
Views: 4290

Re: Help understanding bright boost circuit just before a po

You could use this calculator to look at the high-pass shelving filter you're referring to (aka treble peaker)
http://www.ax84.com/contrib/filtercalc. ... rc3=Submit
by howmuch
29 May 2015, 18:13
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Joyo - JF-04 High Gain Distortion [schematic]
Replies: 13
Views: 22560

Re: Joyo - High Gain Distortion [schematic]

Here's the Joyo JF-04 High Gain Distortion schematic at a finer resolution for better viewing.
by howmuch
14 May 2015, 10:20
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Can you mod an old Peavey Bandit 112 solo series?
Replies: 22
Views: 14537

Re: Can you mod an old Peavey Bandit 112 solo series?

It was fun to try a "shootout" of a number of well-known overdrive pedals recently. The winner was the cheapest of them (a £20 Behringer). We had 20 people try the pedals in a "blind" testing scenario - 19 out of 20 of us chose the Behringer! Out of interest, which of the many Behringer pedals are ...
by howmuch
09 Apr 2015, 10:49
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: List of Joyo Pedal Clones
Replies: 100
Views: 314615

Re: List of Joyo Pedal Clones

To help fill in some blanks and confirm the list on the first page, a nice person at Joyo has said the following: JF-01 Vintage Overdrive = IBANEZ TS-808 JF-02 Ultimate Drive = Fulltone OCD JF-04 High Gain Distortion = Marshall Shredmaster JF-05 Classic Chorus = IBANEZ CS-9 JF-11 6 Band EQ = MXR 6 B...
by howmuch
13 Mar 2015, 01:11
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Joyo - JF-04 High Gain Distortion [schematic]
Replies: 13
Views: 22560

Re: Joyo - High Gain Distortion [schematic]

This is a GREAT sounding pedal IMHO. Love it. Here's a picture of mine. http://s4.postimg.org/mp2kfsykp/Copy_P1030459.jpg And here's the schematic. Let me know if anything's wrong. http://s2.postimg.org/wofcxg7tx/Joyo_JF_04_HGD.jpg Looks like Joyo got it spot on with this one. No mistakes that I can...
by howmuch
10 Mar 2015, 23:02
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Danelectro - CV-1 Cool Cat Vibe
Replies: 17
Views: 11361

Danelectro Cool Cat Vibe tweak

For anyone with a Cool Cat Vibe who feels they are not getting a great univibe throb, read on. FYI - I have the newer version with the added volume trimpot. I'm not bothered by the warm up delay. What I was most bothered about was the "Very nice, but not quite there" sound I was getting. It was grea...