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by Barcode
31 Aug 2011, 00:00
Forum: Stuff Seen for Sale
Topic: Seen on Ebay K-O-T pfffttttt
Replies: 25
Views: 7497

Re: Seen on Ebay K-O-T pfffttttt

Thanks for the kind words! No, I think I'm not being clear. I think the KOT is overpriced for sure. I'm just saying that it isn't because it's 'just' a modified BB. DAM pedals bring big bucks, and they are 'just' cloned fuzzes. I dont disagree with the argument, just the conclusions it is based on. ...
by Barcode
30 Aug 2011, 18:02
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Sola Sound - Tonebender MkIII [schematic]
Replies: 141
Views: 84988

Re: Sola Sound - Tonebender MkIII [schematic]

Has no one ever figured out that volume drop some of us have even when shorting the output resistor? I've got one on my bench right now that a friend of mine built and neither of us can figure out why there is a volume drop vs. the bypassed signal. I've seen it mentioned in some build reports on ton...
by Barcode
30 Aug 2011, 16:17
Forum: Stuff Seen for Sale
Topic: Seen on Ebay K-O-T pfffttttt
Replies: 25
Views: 7497

Re: Seen on Ebay K-O-T pfffttttt

I did a search after looking at those Ebay ads that appear at the top of posts. King Of Tone pedals for $360.00 to $435.00 for what is essentially two modified Marshal Bluesbreakers in one box. What sort of morons buy these? Is there more than one born every minute? I'm not gong to defend excessive...
by Barcode
02 Aug 2011, 15:42
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: Joyo - JF-05 Classic Chorus [schematic]
Replies: 29
Views: 28155

Re: Joyo Classic Chorus- looks like they dropped the ball! [schematic]

The leads on the ICs are oxidized. It looks to me less like workmanship issues and more like someone did some damage.
by Barcode
14 Jul 2011, 21:57
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]
Replies: 463
Views: 170790

Re: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]

slim_blues_boy wrote:hi, anyone know where to get MA856 beside from effectsconnection?
if I buy from effectsconnection, I must pay using western union, and the fee is quite expensive.
why? they take paypal... and credit cards...
by Barcode
06 Jul 2011, 15:21
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Durham - Crazy Horse [goop-alarm] [traced]
Replies: 179
Views: 41148

Re: Durham - Crazy Horse [goop-alarm] [traced]

drewl wrote:Just replaced a bad footswitch in a "Mucho Boosto"

Had to bust it away from the goop it was glued to.
guts?
by Barcode
01 Jul 2011, 23:13
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Fulltone - OCD [traced]
Replies: 570
Views: 197454

Re: Fulltone - OCD [traced]

I find that the more i turn up the gain, the more compressed it gets. I keep the gain around 1 to 2 o clock, sounds more open that way. yeah thats what i use max, but the sizzle already annoys me when i turn the gain down to 0 :| try tweaking R2 to a higher value, that will reduce the signal going ...
by Barcode
01 Jul 2011, 23:12
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Freekish Blues- Alpha Drive
Replies: 226
Views: 58242

Re: Freekish Blues- Alpha Drive

Just noticed this on the FB page...LOL!

"All pedals in the Custom Shop line will be "hand-wired" using U.S.A boards. And Yes, made in a basement and also now in a Garage."
by Barcode
01 Jul 2011, 22:24
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Fulltone - OCD [traced]
Replies: 570
Views: 197454

Re: Fulltone - OCD [traced]

maybe i should add that i play an epiphone casino with p-90s and they have a lot of output. Guessing that is most of your problem... try tweaking R2 to a higher value, that will reduce the signal going into the opamp and maybe smooth out your issues. Then if you find a value you like you can put it...
by Barcode
01 Jul 2011, 21:21
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Freekish Blues- Alpha Drive
Replies: 226
Views: 58242

Re: Freekish Blues- Alpha Drive

I just bought a alpha drive. Can anyone tell me if I can use a 12v or 18v power supply with out damaging the pedal? Thanks to any one who could answer this. best bet would be to open it up and look at the caps. the electrolytic caps should usually have a voltage rating written on them. (i think thi...
by Barcode
30 Jun 2011, 21:38
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts
Replies: 69
Views: 12619

Re: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts

I thought somewhere he stated he had developed this as an original circuit, but I don't quite see that description on the website. To me, that's the only law he broke. But I'm a person who doesn't need a law to dictate my character. Yeah, that's my point. Technically, he hasn't broken any laws. Eth...
by Barcode
29 Jun 2011, 23:25
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Paul Cochrane - Timmy [traced]
Replies: 581
Views: 176922

Re: Paul Cochrane - Timmy [traced]

I was using the bass as an example, both tone controls interact with the gain. For the bass knob, just swap the outer lug wires and it will function as the original Timmy does.
by Barcode
29 Jun 2011, 23:05
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Paul Cochrane - Timmy [traced]
Replies: 581
Views: 176922

Re: Paul Cochrane - Timmy [traced]

Thanks guys. I know about the treble cut feature, but shouldn't it have full treble when turned all the way clockwise like the bass knob? It works opposite from the bass knob that's why I was thinking something's wrong. So the treble knob is supposed to control the gain as well? That's a pretty wei...
by Barcode
28 Jun 2011, 23:29
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts
Replies: 69
Views: 12619

Re: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts

Rehousing the circuit and re-branding it could fall under trademark dilution, I think. I don't see how. Joyo's trademark would be unaffected as it is not being used at all. Trademark dilution usually refers to people using a slightly varied version of the same trademark in order to use customer con...
by Barcode
28 Jun 2011, 23:20
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts
Replies: 69
Views: 12619

Re: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts

yeah, the car analogy is a weak one but its one we always seem to go to :) by the way, an auto warranty in the US is only ever void if the modifications done can be proven to have caused the warranty issue. One of the few good laws we have here for consumers. Otherwise manufacturers are legally boun...
by Barcode
28 Jun 2011, 21:10
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts
Replies: 69
Views: 12619

Re: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts

The concept is legal but scratching/removing of the brand-name on the circuit board is where trouble might start, especially in the states. You can buy how ever many cars you want and sell them for profit, but if you start scratching off VIN numbers or replacing the manufacturer logo with your own ...
by Barcode
28 Jun 2011, 21:03
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts
Replies: 69
Views: 12619

Re: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts

He must have some type of supplier. Perhaps one of his FB dealers. They must order the BBE and Joyo pedals at cost for him somehow. There's no way I believe that he is paying full price for these pedals. He is already trying to goose as much profit as possible from these(by not building from scratc...
by Barcode
28 Jun 2011, 20:11
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts
Replies: 69
Views: 12619

Re: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts

reneshelle wrote:I think the BBE knobs look pretty. Maybe he has some for sale for cheap?
*snicker*
by Barcode
28 Jun 2011, 19:24
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts
Replies: 69
Views: 12619

Re: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts

Well I think it's much more absolute than what we're debating here. In the US, the only law he broke was false advertising, which is considered fraud. He can't say they're original circuits when they're not. Everything else is slimy and disgusting, but legal. He would have been better off to go the...
by Barcode
28 Jun 2011, 17:35
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts
Replies: 69
Views: 12619

Re: Freekish Blues Betty Boost Guts

Uhm...Say again? Builders such as Analogman, Keeley, etc. buy pedals, mod them and resell at a profit. The difference is, they are up front about it. FB was claiming they were his own designs , even going so far as to say that JOYO ripped HIM off. He has said nothing about any BBE connection as of ...