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by Whoismarykelly
28 Feb 2010, 18:09
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Toneczar - Openhaus [traced]
Replies: 365
Views: 126808

Re: Toneczar Openhaus [gutshots and schematic] [traced]

Has anyone besides abfack actually built one of these? :scratch: Seems like the builder himself was concerned with instant doom after the schematic came out, but I'm thinking there is only one clone at the moment. Its a much larger undertaking than building a tube screamer clone so that will probab...
by Whoismarykelly
27 Feb 2010, 22:26
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Sitori Sonics Brownies and Cream
Replies: 51
Views: 7985

Re: Sitori Sonics Brownies and Cream

I know paying for the GGG PCB covers the licensing fee for the layout but I dont know if any of that goes to the original circuit designer. GGG may have handled that licensing at a flat rate or there may not be any at all.
by Whoismarykelly
27 Feb 2010, 22:25
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Redwitch - Fuzzgod
Replies: 21
Views: 6062

Re: Redwitch - Fuzzgod

Just to post an update to the first post in this thread — the pedals I was talking about were the older chrome models. The new Red Witch stuff has been redesigned to meet RoHS requirements and is extremely clean on the inside. None of my comments above apply to the current products.
by Whoismarykelly
27 Feb 2010, 07:59
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Sitori Sonics Brownies and Cream
Replies: 51
Views: 7985

Re: Sitori Sonics Brownies and Cream

Received one of these in a trade the other day and as usual I opened it up just to check the build quality and see what was what. The outside looks very professional. The inside... not so much. It doesn't take a genius to spot the General Guitar Gadgets BSIAB2 PCB inside this $168 distortion pedal....
by Whoismarykelly
23 Feb 2010, 06:38
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Sitori Sonics Brownies and Cream
Replies: 51
Views: 7985

Sitori Sonics Brownies and Cream

Received one of these in a trade the other day and as usual I opened it up just to check the build quality and see what was what. The outside looks very professional. https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v697/nitefly182/P1010807.jpg The inside... not so much. https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v697/ni...
by Whoismarykelly
21 Feb 2010, 07:10
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Sola Sound - Tonebender Mark II Professional [schematic]
Replies: 692
Views: 271021

Re: Sola Sound - Tonebender Mark II Professional [schematic]

Dont worry about the 'textbook values.' They didn't test them back then so you shouldn't stress about it too much now. Try socketing and swapping and see what you get out of it. I have a test rig with sockets that I use to match sets for my pedals and it should the difference between all the gain ra...
by Whoismarykelly
19 Feb 2010, 01:48
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Rogue Sound - Savage Henry (DAM related)
Replies: 26
Views: 5519

Re: Rogue Sound - Savage Henry (DAM related)

Maybe it's an old transistor, In my Phase 90 the PNP comes in that exact same package, don't know the classifier, though; maybe some manufacturers adopted the TO-92 later. And I could swear I've seen them in the flip-flop sections of some BOSS pedals, or BOSS knockoffs. Not sure. That package is ca...
by Whoismarykelly
19 Feb 2010, 00:16
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: D*A*M - Professional Fuzz Sound
Replies: 123
Views: 19475

Re: D*A*M - Professional Fuzz Sound

If you reverse the polarity of all the polarized parts you can sub NPN germaniums right into this circuit. Its not NPN itself that causes the noise, its trying to wire up a PNP circuit as negative ground. OC140 are generally very high quality transistors so your build with them will likely be quiete...
by Whoismarykelly
17 Feb 2010, 21:14
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Rogue Sound - Savage Henry (DAM related)
Replies: 26
Views: 5519

Re: Rogue Sound - Savage Henry (DAM related)

Well you have guts and photos so its not really a request. Its the same layout as a meathead with some different values thrown in for the resistors and caps. At first glance the input cap is much larger than a meathead and the first transistor is definitely different. I have seen zetex mosfets in th...
by Whoismarykelly
17 Feb 2010, 06:50
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: WTB: AC125 transistors
Replies: 2
Views: 793

WTB: AC125 transistors

Im looking for some AC125s if you've got 'em. Would be happy to buy a bunch or a set if you have them. Whatever works as long as they are viable for a tonebender. Thanks!
by Whoismarykelly
12 Feb 2010, 02:57
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Magnatone Varistors [found/sold]
Replies: 8
Views: 6309

Re: Magnatone Varistors [found/sold]

I have a Magnatone TC1 chassis with the vibrato circuit if you want a full set of varistors and some other original parts like transformers, etc...
by Whoismarykelly
05 Feb 2010, 07:56
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Sola Sound - Tonebender Mark II Professional [schematic]
Replies: 692
Views: 271021

Re: Sola Sound - Tonebender Mark II Professional [schematic]

Very cool to see there that close. After buying two Peaks (one for at the office, one at home) I haven't gone back to the RG Keen method. The RG Keen method is probably a little more accurate but with Germaniums and the amount of conditions that apply, I use the peak as a building block and my ears...
by Whoismarykelly
21 Jan 2010, 08:17
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: BJF - Honey Bee Overdrive degooped [traced]
Replies: 491
Views: 121353

Re: BJF - Honey Bee Overdrive degooped [traced]

sevinisthenumber wrote:im beyond that... thats why im stumpped.....
Time for an audio probe :hmmm:
by Whoismarykelly
20 Jan 2010, 03:37
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: BJF - Honey Bee Overdrive degooped [traced]
Replies: 491
Views: 121353

Re: BJF - Honey Bee Overdrive degooped [traced]

Johan mentioned a few days ago that I should post this project. I have built and verified the board, although I have not had time to dig into it. EDIT FOR CLARITY: THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS THE SCHEMATIC FROM THE DEGOOPING PROJECT. Project document: YellowShark.pdf The PCB image should be printed at 6...
by Whoismarykelly
15 Jan 2010, 21:59
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Moolon - Class A Boost
Replies: 44
Views: 7591

Re: Moolon - Class A Boost

What is that bitchin' technique he used for the solder lugs? They're like one piece inset to the Garolite? The Gold on Black looks positively regal inside the box! The designer for Moolon [and 1/2 owner] has brought an artistic aesthete to every pedal and guitar they fabricate. It leaves the the &q...
by Whoismarykelly
11 Jan 2010, 22:40
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Toneczar - Openhaus [traced]
Replies: 365
Views: 126808

Re: Toneczar Openhaus [gutshots and schematic] [traced]

I dont have a pedal to take apart and help you or I would have. Maybe i'm way off base here, but when this particular project got going, didn't you ask abfackeln: "How about the polite request on the bottom of the pedal that asks that photos of the PCB not be posted on the internet..." :s...
by Whoismarykelly
11 Jan 2010, 21:46
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Toneczar - Openhaus [traced]
Replies: 365
Views: 126808

Re: Toneczar Openhaus [gutshots and schematic] [traced]

Seems like the OP just built his clone and that was that. No more info. :( Think before you speak...... You've likely noticed that I've been quite active in another project, inside and outside of this forum. Also worked with kusi in fine-tuning the schematic (he did the real work); attempting to va...
by Whoismarykelly
11 Jan 2010, 20:24
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Toneczar - Openhaus [traced]
Replies: 365
Views: 126808

Re: Toneczar Openhaus [gutshots and schematic] [traced]

Seems like the OP just built his clone and that was that. No more info. :(
by Whoismarykelly
10 Jan 2010, 20:14
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Moolon - Class A Boost
Replies: 44
Views: 7591

Re: Moolon - Class A Boost

That pulldown resistor wiring is actually pretty cool. I had never thought of doing it that way.
by Whoismarykelly
10 Jan 2010, 18:36
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Moolon - Class A Boost
Replies: 44
Views: 7591

Re: Moolon - Class A Boost

From the layout there it looks like three of the same circuit in parallel with different input and output caps to control the three frequencies that are boosted.