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by ljn
07 Jan 2019, 09:57
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: 1973 Kasino U100-P repair question
Replies: 10
Views: 6385

Re: 1973 Kasino U100-P repair question

Hello everyone. It's been a long time. The amp is still working.
by ljn
05 Apr 2016, 23:29
Forum: Pedal Debugging & Troubleshooting Support
Topic: Tone Bender Mk.II - Help Needed
Replies: 32
Views: 2833

Re: Tone Bender Mk.II - Help Needed

I can definitely understand that.
by ljn
05 Apr 2016, 07:32
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Maestro - FZ-1 [schematic]
Replies: 81
Views: 66372

Re: Maestro - FZ-1 [schematic]

I've been experimenting with this circuit and have found that it's kinda like the Tone Bender MkI. What I mean is that it can be tuned in similar ways. For example, the 470k resistor on Q2 base can be tweaked to either increase or reduce the distortion. If your transistors don't have enough leakage,...
by ljn
16 Mar 2016, 09:19
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Seymour Duncan - Tweak Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 17
Views: 14595

Re: Seymour Duncan - Tweak Fuzz [schematic]

I just tried the resistor values suggested by holgar on my tweak fuzz. It sounds better than ever.
by ljn
11 Mar 2016, 04:56
Forum: Pedal Debugging & Troubleshooting Support
Topic: [Debugging] Sola Sound - Tone Bender Mark I
Replies: 135
Views: 1729

Re: [Debugging] Sola Sound - Tone Bender Mark I

Oh, and I get it now about the "loose" sound. It sounds like something's about to explode!
by ljn
11 Mar 2016, 02:55
Forum: Pedal Debugging & Troubleshooting Support
Topic: [Debugging] Sola Sound - Tone Bender Mark I
Replies: 135
Views: 1729

Re: [Debugging] Sola Sound - Tone Bender Mark I

The transistors I ordered from LIC pedals finally arrived today and they sound amazing in the pedal. I swapped out all of the resistors for vintage 1/2 watt carbon comps, installed a new 25uf electrolytic cap and tweaked the bias resistor on Q2 The one I settled on was a 330k that measured out to 39...
by ljn
11 Mar 2016, 02:48
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: VOX (JEN) Tone Bender - circa 1966 - 197(?) [schematic]
Replies: 55
Views: 40217

Re: VOX (JEN) Tone Bender - circa 1966 - 197(?) [schematic]

Every schematic and gutshot I've seen of this circuit has a 820 between lug 1 of the attack control and ground. If you tried a 8k2, it would be so distorted that it would barely pass signal (if at all ).
by ljn
10 Mar 2016, 07:45
Forum: Pedal Debugging & Troubleshooting Support
Topic: Tone Bender Mk. I
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Tone Bender Mk. I

I have a "matched" set of AC125 transistors on the way. They should be here tomorrow or the next day. Can't wait to give them a try! In the description, the hfe for each was specified as Q1 60-70, Q2 110-120 and Q3 90-95. There was no mention of leakage readings, but the seller assured me he tests t...
by ljn
10 Mar 2016, 03:22
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: VOX (JEN) Tone Bender - circa 1966 - 197(?) [schematic]
Replies: 55
Views: 40217

Re: VOX (JEN) Tone Bender - circa 1966 - 197(?) [schematic]

Glad to help. Just remember that in these fuzz circuits, a smaller value on the volume control will always cut bass.
by ljn
08 Mar 2016, 21:22
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: VOX (JEN) Tone Bender - circa 1966 - 197(?) [schematic]
Replies: 55
Views: 40217

Re: VOX (JEN) Tone Bender - circa 1966 - 197(?) [schematic]

Using the 47k resistor in parallel with the 500k volume pot cuts bass. If you use a 50k pot for volume, it isn't necessary.
by ljn
08 Mar 2016, 21:19
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Help with loose speaker magnets?
Replies: 2
Views: 1885

Re: Help with loose speaker magnets?

Thank you.
by ljn
08 Mar 2016, 03:29
Forum: Pedal Debugging & Troubleshooting Support
Topic: Tone Bender Mk.II - Help Needed
Replies: 32
Views: 2833

Re: Tone Bender Mk.II - Help Needed

Yeah. I actually used to think that Tony Iommy was using some sort of Tone Bender until I looked into it. It amazing what a studio can do, isn't it? Somehow I keep forgetting about those things. :scratch:
by ljn
08 Mar 2016, 01:21
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Help with loose speaker magnets?
Replies: 2
Views: 1885

Help with loose speaker magnets?

Hi,guys. I hope this is the right place for this. I acquired a pair of 12-inch speakers from a Crate amp today and after as one patching of the cones, they're still rattling. After a thorough inspection, I finally found the cause. Each one of the magnets is loose on one side. Is there a way to get t...
by ljn
07 Mar 2016, 23:39
Forum: Announcements and Forum Rules
Topic: Report Forum Problems and Make Forum Wishes Here...
Replies: 204
Views: 212228

Re: Report Forum problems here

Not really sure. I don't really see what I did wrong. Has this happened to anyone else on this forum? Thanks for reporting this, we will immediately take measures to avoid this in the future - our apologies. took me over a year to get good results due to the vast amount of misinformation about this...
by ljn
07 Mar 2016, 17:36
Forum: Pedal Debugging & Troubleshooting Support
Topic: Tone Bender Mk.II - Help Needed
Replies: 32
Views: 2833

Re: Tone Bender Mk.II - Help Needed

You may be right. I did read somewhere that he used a Mk.II, but that could've been someone who was just trying to boost the pedal's reputation. Can't remember where I read it, though.
by ljn
07 Mar 2016, 17:32
Forum: Announcements and Forum Rules
Topic: Report Forum Problems and Make Forum Wishes Here...
Replies: 204
Views: 212228

Re: Report Forum problems here

Not really sure. I don't really see what I did wrong. Has this happened to anyone else on this forum?
by ljn
07 Mar 2016, 04:49
Forum: Announcements and Forum Rules
Topic: Report Forum Problems and Make Forum Wishes Here...
Replies: 204
Views: 212228

Re: Report Forum problems here

Okay, I was mistaken. The insulting PM came from an administrator.
by ljn
06 Mar 2016, 22:47
Forum: Announcements and Forum Rules
Topic: Report Forum Problems and Make Forum Wishes Here...
Replies: 204
Views: 212228

Re: Report Forum problems here

Well, moderator or not, it was still unnecessary. This person was labeled as a moderator. I won't mention his name because I do have some common decency.
by ljn
05 Mar 2016, 09:54
Forum: Announcements and Forum Rules
Topic: Report Forum Problems and Make Forum Wishes Here...
Replies: 204
Views: 212228

Re: Report Forum problems here

Hello. I'd like to report that some of my posts were recently moved and I received a very insulting PM from a moderator. The movement of my posts was probably done for good reason in his mind, but the insults were definitely unnecessary. Thanks to that, I will not be posting on here again anytime so...