Friedman BE-OD Pedal  [traced]

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Post by screamingdemon »

Hoe do i connect bs250 in series with a germanium. Can anybody help with a layout or a schematic.

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I made the version that sells pedalpcb and does not have any noise, neither in high gain settings :hmmm:

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You mean the Brown betty that,s the one i orderd.

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Thermionic Distortion

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Post by Razvan S. »

Just finished mine also. The owner is very pleased!
ZTX951 version (thanks Bajaman!), very nice for low gain and everything in between(which is what he wanted, not over the top stock), and I also made the internal trimpot, external.
Left everything else stock.
Thank you all! (and thanks Alex from tagboardeffects!)
(this is my 121st build)

Some pics and a youtube sample (Peavey 6534+ / Carvin DC200C)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z94MOrpFNVE
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Post by roseblood11 »

Clean built! But seven knobs without any lettering?

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Post by caspercody »

Nice build!!

What do you use to hold the vero board in place?

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roseblood11 wrote:Clean built! But seven knobs without any lettering?
How bout 10 knobs, with lettering?

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Post by FeVeR2112 »

Time to get the deluxe in a new thread and prepare the dissection table!

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Post by jalmonsalmon »

I made one of these with a pcb I did on OSHPARK and it is not noisy at all... pedal rocks in fact. No oscillation at all and I am using the 1N5817 diodes all the way around, red LEDS. Was using it today thru a Mesa Lonestar classic and it gets that nice krang thing going :applause: Tossed a clone of a soulbender in front and WOW... talk about notes singing LOL

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Post by bucksears »

Yep, saw that yesterday and got on the email notification.
Curious if the channels are going to be identical, or if one channel will be lower gain like the original. Would be cool to have the option of two BE circuits, or two DS, OR one DS/one BE.

Really looking forward to it and will order when available.

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Post by jalmonsalmon »

bucksears wrote:
Yep, saw that yesterday and got on the email notification.
Curious if the channels are going to be identical, or if one channel will be lower gain like the original. Would be cool to have the option of two BE circuits, or two DS, OR one DS/one BE.

Really looking forward to it and will order when available.
BE-OD Deluxe, tight on a knob instead of a toggle, looks like a winner if you like over the top gain.
IMHO I would rather stick with just a single BE-OD and toss a boost in front.

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Post by Optical »

jalmonsalmon wrote: BE-OD Deluxe, tight on a knob instead of a toggle, looks like a winner if you like over the top gain.
IMHO I would rather stick with just a single BE-OD and toss a boost in front.
You're not wrong...

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Post by bmxguitarsbmx »

Optical wrote:
jalmonsalmon wrote: BE-OD Deluxe, tight on a knob instead of a toggle, looks like a winner if you like over the top gain.
IMHO I would rather stick with just a single BE-OD and toss a boost in front.
You're not wrong...
..Unless you want less gain on one channel. Just saying

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Post by bucksears »

Anybody tried running one of these with a 500K gain pot instead of 1M?
I did that with a Dr. Boogey years ago and that made a big difference in the range I could work with; I plan on trying that with this and the DS-OD.

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bucksears wrote:Anybody tried running one of these with a 500K gain pot instead of 1M?
I did that with a Dr. Boogey years ago and that made a big difference in the range I could work with; I plan on trying that with this and the DS-OD.
not much difference,it also depends how you set the trimmer internally,but probably you will get more control with a log pot instead of the linear one.

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Post by bucksears »

Got in on the first batch - they've sold out already. Should be here on Monday, but the build docs aren't updated yet.

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Post by equinox »

Got my board last week and populated over the weekend.

Buggs released the build docs, so they are available!

I will be building EXACTLY per docs as baseline and see how it turns out and report back.

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Post by equinox »

Got it all built! However, not working. Something is off (I think wiring), but it's too late I'll troubleshoot tomorrow.

Bypass works. When I click the pedal on, the left LED lights up, but hear popping and fluttering when strummed, but not real signal. Pressing the right switch, the LED doesn't come on and no output at all!! When I hit the strings harder, I can see the 2 internal LED's light up, so it appear input signal is getting to them! I think something wrong with the wiring.

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