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by guiltyspark
17 Jul 2008, 01:29
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Catalinbread - The Silver Kiss
Replies: 29
Views: 11309

Re: Catalinbread - The Silver Kiss

Catalinbread is great at cramming a bunch of parts into a small box-

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by guiltyspark
27 Jun 2008, 23:07
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Landgraff - Wah
Replies: 18
Views: 3180

Re: Landgraff Wah??

I would say there's a 1000% chance it's a vintage Clyde circuit tuned by ear.

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by guiltyspark
25 Jun 2008, 14:07
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)
Replies: 512
Views: 84775

Re: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)

audioguy wrote: I'll play with it more when my wifes hot friend leaves and I can crank it up and suck at full volume without feeling like a dork!
:lol: :lol:

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by guiltyspark
23 Jun 2008, 18:41
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Eric Shannon - Helios OD
Replies: 9
Views: 2220

Re: Eric Shannon - Helios OD

Always wondered what was in these. What's the IC?

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by guiltyspark
19 Jun 2008, 22:54
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]
Replies: 463
Views: 170006

Re: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]

Try OPA2277 in this, horrible specs but it really gets "that" sound in my clone, though I used two OPA277 on a Brown Dog. I picked it over OPA627, AD843 and a few other garden variety op-amps. Then again maybe it's all the ceramic caps I used... Funny, I've also used this chip in a few bu...
by guiltyspark
16 Jun 2008, 23:49
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)
Replies: 512
Views: 84775

Re: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)

Gotcha. Pardon my ignorance. Yeah, maybe this is out of my league. I have built a pedal for the record, but not from scratch. I've always done the kits. Looking at the board it is a nice cram job. I've never worked with a PCB that's so tight. I see what you mean. Hey, I'm not try to discourage you ...
by guiltyspark
16 Jun 2008, 15:21
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)
Replies: 512
Views: 84775

Re: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)

No, what I was referring to is accidentally soldering two traces or pads together that shouldn't be. As it's a small board with a lot of parts the traces are close in spots, at least on mine. Solder bridges have the effect of making the pedal NOT WORK and can be hard to find as they're soldered over...
by guiltyspark
16 Jun 2008, 04:11
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)
Replies: 512
Views: 84775

Re: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)

I did exact parts, Panasonic caps will do ya. Use the V or B series, 50v. or 63 volt. AVX or Wima are probably as good or better. Some of the resistors are only avail in metal film (to my knowledge), Soulsonics schem is pretty specific. Watch closely for solder bridges on this board if you're a noob...
by guiltyspark
16 Jun 2008, 02:18
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)
Replies: 512
Views: 84775

Re: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)

I used a PCB made from Baja's layout. Lotta parts, that would be a pain in the ass to perf in my book.

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by guiltyspark
15 Jun 2008, 16:27
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Blackmarket FX - Overdrive ( CJOD Clone ) [ goop-alarm ]
Replies: 159
Views: 36911

Re: BlackmarketFX CJOD Clone (un-gooped)...

I'm still shaking my head when I think of the descriptions of the CJOD from all the 'sniffers who claim they've got "Golden Ears". :scratch: :mrgreen: I have to say that cracks me up too. I don't claim to have the best ear, but the the second I plugged in a 'burst Eternity I knew it was T...
by guiltyspark
15 Jun 2008, 01:04
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)
Replies: 512
Views: 84775

Re: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)

My Build compares nicely with an original Klon. Not identical but close enough. Baja and Soulsonic should be applauded for their hard work and willingness to share. Morecowbell started the ball rolling, so kudo's to him too. His schem was actually pretty close, best we had at the time. The klon is k...
by guiltyspark
11 Jun 2008, 05:43
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)
Replies: 512
Views: 84775

Re: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)

Try Digikey for the Panasonics and power chip-

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by guiltyspark
29 Apr 2008, 15:46
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]
Replies: 463
Views: 170006

Re: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]

Larger output vol-pot = less bass and lower mids and more treble or more load down = less highs and more bass With a larger output pot the load down of the last circuit stage is not as high as with a smaller pot, same for the input of the following device (FX or amp). This load down effect is simil...
by guiltyspark
29 Apr 2008, 03:55
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]
Replies: 463
Views: 170006

Re: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]

Larger output vol-pot = less bass and lower mids and more treble. JHS :hmmm: And what is the technical background for this claim ? :hmmm: analogguru I'm curious about this too, please fill us in, JHS. My clone is growing on me, this seems to be a good circuit. Anyone else think it needs a little mo...
by guiltyspark
26 Apr 2008, 19:23
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Lovepedal - COT50
Replies: 161
Views: 46219

Re: Lovepedal - COT50

I have a real COT 50 Red here, can't say I'm all that devastated by it. I'd say it sounds like what it is-a modded treble booster w/clippers on the end. Guys sure seem to like it tho, Sean must have sold hundreds (thousands?) As far as Lovepedals go, I like the E better for my tastes.

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by guiltyspark
26 Apr 2008, 19:07
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]
Replies: 463
Views: 170006

Re: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]

Ok, now I have linear pots for both vol and gain. The linear definitely works better for the volume. I noticed Deaj used a 250k RA on his build. Does the larger pot increase the gain or just give a smoother transition?

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by guiltyspark
25 Apr 2008, 17:09
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]
Replies: 463
Views: 170006

Re: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]

Thanks guys, think I'll try that. My builds pot tapers are the opposite of that, audio on the volume and linear on the gain. If anyone wants to get fancy w/diodes, I mentioned the ones in a post above that came from digikey. These have a reverse voltage of around .72v and are amber with a yellow str...
by guiltyspark
25 Apr 2008, 00:36
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]
Replies: 463
Views: 170006

Re: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]

I built one of these using Torchy's GGG layout and the MA2c856.. diodes from Digikey. I used a 1uf film cap on the output, left the 1st set of diodes always on and switched the 2nd set. Didn't put in the treble boost trim. My build sounds good but isn't real loud, you really have to crank the volume...
by guiltyspark
16 Apr 2008, 16:58
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Moolon - Class A Boost
Replies: 44
Views: 7192

Re: Moollon - Class A Boost

Looks like it has all the right stuff. Never seen black circuit board material before-

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by guiltyspark
14 Apr 2008, 22:49
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]
Replies: 463
Views: 170006

Re: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]

Thanks AG, 1uf it is. Hopefully the removal of the mojo electrolytic/film cap combination will not affect the tone of my build too much! :lol:

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