Catalinbread - Naga Viper  [traced]

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Hey! Just got this yesterday. It's a great sounding Range-master derivative, with a lot of control over the sound. More of a dirty boost with a "fullness" control of sorts (RANGE) than a treble booster, although those sounds are in there. The nasty stuff on the back of the pedal is not Catalinbread's doing, it's my failed attempt at desoldering that jack there. When I got the pedal, it was a clean PCB :)

The schematic is hand-drawn, and it looks kind of funny at the input, so if somebody would like to redraw, go right ahead :D

The one value I'm not sure of is the little blue cap circle in the last pic (blurry pic).
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jwpartain1 wrote:The nasty stuff on the back of the pedal is not Catalinbread's doing, it's my failed attempt at desoldering that jack there. When I got the pedal, it was a clean PCB :)
That should be fixable with some deflux or lighter fluid and a toothbrush ;)
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A clear pic or a description of what's printed on the cap would help alot, if you'd like some of us to identify the last part value there ;) Nice work otherwise! :thumbsup
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Post by theblackman »

lyrics from sweet leaf by black sabbath on the pcb there haha. looks very well made too..

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I edited the OP to include the photos as attachments. :thumbsup

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Thanks culturejam. There are no markings on the blue cap, that's why I haven't got it. BTW I figured that the brown caps were labeled in micro Farads, they used labeling like 683K.

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Cool, then the schem is wrong.

Ignore values 103 micro F and 683 micro F. Use culturejam's correct method of labeling them :)

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Post by Didi&Stulle »

That little blue capacitor might very well be a 47pf "smoothing" cap as it can be found as optional cap in ROG's Whisker Biscuit. It reduces the amount of treble for a a more "velvet-like" sound as they (ROG) say.

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That blue cap is most likely < 1n, based on it's position in the circuit.

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Very interesting. I am wondering about the empty Axial Electro Caps slots.

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as drawn, the range pot is shorted by the 2 connections going to the input capacitor.
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:slap:

Sorry guys, the RANGE pot is the coolest part, too..

I'll make some time tomorrow to look it over again.

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Post by okgb »

Thanks , i was getting ready to build a range master but held off once i saw the viper
released , why not add the extra controls .

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it looks as if the junction of the 3n3 and 1n should not connect to the Pot, and the pot should go to ground instead. it is similar to the runoffgroove omega.
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Yes, you are right. The pedal uses Neutrik jacks (I Neutrik) that are grounded when a cable is not plugged in, thus I was having issues differentiating some of the input/ground connections.

It is similar to the Omega, you're right. It'll still be a few days before I have the time to go over everything thoroughly.

I'll tell you what though, it sounds great :D

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Post by okgb »

When i asked about the viper in the requests section i got this reply ,
hopefully helpful to this discussion

Re: adding to the germanium booster
by RnFR » 31 Aug 2011, 00:52

lame!
http://apocalypseaudio.blogspot.com/201 ... drive.html

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okgb wrote:When i asked about the viper in the requests section i got this reply ,
hopefully helpful to this discussion

Re: adding to the germanium booster
by RnFR » 31 Aug 2011, 00:52

lame!
http://apocalypseaudio.blogspot.com/201 ... drive.html
i think he was just pointing out the name similarity.

A Naga Viper was a record holding hot pepper of a hybrid sort. I think it held the most previous record that was recently broken.
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coldcraft wrote:A Naga Viper was a record holding hot pepper of a hybrid sort. I think it held the most previous record that was recently broken.
I'm pretty sure the new winner was a Guatemalan Insanity Pepper.

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http://apocalypseaudio.blogspot.com/201 ... drive.html

Sorry can't edit these , but the full and correct link

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jwpartain1 wrote:Thanks culturejam. There are no markings on the blue cap, that's why I haven't got it. BTW I figured that the brown caps were labeled in micro Farads, they used labeling like 683K.
They're there but very difficult to see. My eyes are barely good enough when wearing contacts. You've gotta get just the right angle of light to see them.

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