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by Whoismarykelly
14 Dec 2011, 16:49
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Fairfield Circuitry - The Unpleasant Surprise
Replies: 29
Views: 9795

Re: Fairfield Circuitry - The Unpleasant Surprise

Digging the sound samples very much on this one. Gotta disagree on the "untraceable" four-layer board comment though. If it's analog, it's traceable. A better way to say it would be "not tracable by posting pictures of the circuit board on a web forum for knowledgable folks to guess ...
by Whoismarykelly
22 Nov 2011, 02:45
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Rogue Sound - Hatchet Harry & Blind Mary
Replies: 26
Views: 4570

Re: Rogue Sound - Hatchet Harry & Blind Mary

Must have been a good deal of change from the original if they cut it down to a two-transistor circuit.
by Whoismarykelly
06 Oct 2011, 21:28
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: JHS - Sweet Tea
Replies: 46
Views: 12480

Re: JHS - Sweet Tea

coldcraft wrote:you see how the enclosure has ".... copper" written on the inside? they have all their powder coating done by PPP.
Thats a big part of the industry now though. Even big names (by boutique standards) get stuff done by them.
by Whoismarykelly
06 Oct 2011, 18:40
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: D*A*M - Red Rooster
Replies: 145
Views: 35976

Re: D*A*M - Red Rooster

Yup. Although some actual DAM pedals use an odd switching configuration where the LED and pulldown resistor are wired to one side or set of lugs on the 3pdt and the remaining lug is grounded. But I dont see that here.
by Whoismarykelly
06 Oct 2011, 18:37
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: JHS - Sweet Tea
Replies: 46
Views: 12480

Re: JHS - Sweet Tea

Man that big board looks paper thin!
by Whoismarykelly
03 Oct 2011, 14:44
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: D*A*M - Red Rooster
Replies: 145
Views: 35976

Re: D*A*M - Red Rooster

Hi guys, noob here... :P How do you guys how to wire the bypass switch? From what i see, it doesn't seem to look like the normal wiring of a bypass switch. Do you mean how the builds posted on this page switch the LED with the middle column of lugs and the signal switching on the outside columns? A...
by Whoismarykelly
18 Sep 2011, 21:50
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Fuzzhugger - Algal Bloom [gut shot] [traced]
Replies: 55
Views: 21205

Re: Fuzzhugger - Algal Bloom [gut shot] [traced]

You can see that he put glue in place to keep the pots from spinning if they loosen but if he wants to make it rugged why not just have a PCB with board-mounted pots. Accomplishes the same task much more quickly and consistently. or he could actually drill the holes for the mounting tabs that come ...
by Whoismarykelly
06 Sep 2011, 11:21
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: D*A*M FZ-673 [traced]
Replies: 62
Views: 21858

Re: D*A*M FZ-673 [traced]

Has anyone had any problems with this layout, or any secrets to it (especially regarding grounding?) I have built two of these now (using the same pots, but different jacks and switch), and both times there is only a bypass sound, but nothing for the fuzz... The only changes I've made are to use a ...
by Whoismarykelly
08 Aug 2011, 01:00
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: 2N5133s with wildly varying hfes
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: 2N5133s with wildly varying hfes

I bought a bag of 100 2N5133 from a surplus shop a few years ago and they were what I would call "real" 70s 2N5133 while the Smallbear are more recently manufactured transistors made from a fairchild die lot I think. I had some from SBE and they didn't sound the same as the ones I got from...
by Whoismarykelly
24 Jul 2011, 21:44
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Empress - Multidrive
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: Empress - Multidrive

culturejam wrote:That looks awfully complicated for a dirty box. :hmmm:
Its several dirt boxes with many routing and tone shaping options I believe.
by Whoismarykelly
19 Jul 2011, 14:41
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Skreddy - Mayo
Replies: 317
Views: 80736

Re: Skreddy - Mayo

"Real market value" is whatever someone is willing to pay, as we all know. I don't think anyone will pay $1100. I have seen quite a few boutique and vintage pedals in the past year relisted over and over again, with price drops each time. Some people have no idea what they can get so they...
by Whoismarykelly
14 Jul 2011, 00:57
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Skreddy - Mayo
Replies: 317
Views: 80736

Re: Skreddy - Mayo

That's what Marc said it was. He only ever made 25 as I recall, so they are very rare. This is the Mayonnaise MK II made within the last year. The last time I saw an original Mayonnaise go for sale it brought a little over $600, comparable to what a real Triangle brings. This price is a bit ...exce...
by Whoismarykelly
24 Jun 2011, 07:37
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Bearfoot FX - Model H [traced]
Replies: 48
Views: 8769

Re: Bearfoot Model H [traced]

I still get a kick out all these "Hiwatt sound" in a box pedals. Do the guys designing really know what a Hiwatt sounds like or does everybody just base their Hiwatt sound opinion from Pete at Leeds (Which isn't a very good representation of the Hiwatt sound in my opinion)? :slap: Same. I...
by Whoismarykelly
14 Jun 2011, 03:57
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Oberheim - VCF-200 pedal (sample & hold - filter)
Replies: 7
Views: 4734

Re: Oberheim VCF-200 pedal (sample & hold - filter)

The noise source is absolutely key in determining the frequency range and "randomness" of the filter. A really noisy 2n2222 for example tends to get locked on certain frequencies which gives the pedal a really unique electronica sound. Something more even gives the classic pulse. Buffering...
by Whoismarykelly
29 May 2011, 21:09
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: BJFE - SBEQ [Tracer's Fund] [traced]
Replies: 58
Views: 13390

Re: BJFE - SBEQ [Tracer's Fund] [traced]

I had one a while back and it was a nice sounding pedal. One of those "last 5%" pedals in terms of getting a sound but it was nice with my esquire. Helped fatten things up a bit and let me tame treble too.
by Whoismarykelly
25 Apr 2011, 18:38
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Emma - PisdiYAUwot?
Replies: 42
Views: 10455

Re: Emma - PisdiYAUwot?

Any sort of three-band EQ would work. Just look for the least lossy design and tweak the cap and slope values to taste.
by Whoismarykelly
25 Apr 2011, 15:34
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Emma - PisdiYAUwot?
Replies: 42
Views: 10455

Re: Emma - PisdiYAUwot?

Take the Reeza schem and set the bias control fixed at max. That keeps everything tight and punchy. Then yank the tone stack and drop a Guvnor stack in its place. That would proably get you workably close. The Pisdi is really just a more aggressive version of the reeza to my ears and the addition of...
by Whoismarykelly
10 Apr 2011, 23:14
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Spaceman - Gemini III
Replies: 87
Views: 23908

Re: Spaceman - Gemini III

freq67 wrote:I'm just wondering how long it takes until someone kicks or stomps of the LED???? :shock:
That looks more like a neon to me but I dont know how you would power one in a pedal.
by Whoismarykelly
08 Apr 2011, 17:24
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: D*A*M FZ-673 [traced]
Replies: 62
Views: 21858

Re: D*A*M FZ-673 [traced]

Well we would all like to be in a situation where people are scrambling to just buy calendars with pictures of our pedals on them :lol:
by Whoismarykelly
07 Mar 2011, 05:06
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Bearfoot - Honey Bee [traced]
Replies: 57
Views: 21239

Re: Bearfoot Honey Bee [traced]

whats with all the spots for missing components? They can probably built a mighty red distortion on the same board among other BJFe circuits with similar architecture. Im LOLing at the construction. Here is a quote from Donner: "Yes there is a whole team on this. If it was just me I wouldn't e...