Lovepedal - Purple Plexi 800 [goop-alarm]  [traced]

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Anybody familiar with this pedal? I read somewhere (maybe here) that its a COT with an EQ on the front end and clean boost on the output. I don't want to degoop it, cause I love its sound. A buddy at work knows how to run the PC board xray machine so will probably take a look at it there. Just curious what's under that black sh--..... :scratch:

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And how would the sound be affected if you degoop it?

If what scares you is the possibility of destroying the circuitry, one of the things folks here have deomnstrated is that degooping one of these aparatus is easy and safe.
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Post by TragicTravisty »

how does one go about degooping?

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If you have a pedal that you think sounds really good, test it on the cheapest solid state amp.
Since when are Lovepedals gooped?
TragicTravisty wrote:how does one go about degooping?
Degooping Recipes
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Fuzzer wrote:And how would the sound be affected if you degoop it?

If what scares you is the possibility of destroying the circuitry, one of the things folks here have deomnstrated is that degooping one of these aparatus is easy and safe.
The sound would be affected if I bust it. Yeah, I know its repairable, I've been a level 3 repair tech for 20+ years, its just this pedal is the best Marshall-inabox I've played, and it was kinda pricey, so.... I'll probably do an xray this week. What's the best degoop recipe for this hard epoxy (see pic)???
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modman wrote:If you have a pedal that you think sounds really good, test it on the cheapest solid state amp.
Since when are Lovepedals gooped?
TragicTravisty wrote:how does one go about degooping?
Degooping Recipes
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Thanks for the link, modman. I think it sounds the best thru a low-power tube amp with a little PT breakup (gave up on SS amps long ago).

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Post by Cow4prez »

i find it cute that lovepedal is now smd. Now the TGP can categorize his pedals in the same class as behringers and danelectros except for the mojo sounding goop.

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modman wrote:If you have a pedal that you think sounds really good, test it on the cheapest solid state amp.
Since when are Lovepedals gooped?
All the hand built Lovepedals are gooped... always have been.
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Post by Lovepedal Detective »

That goop is nothin. You can get that off easily. Use a very small screwdriver as a chisel.

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Post by PmCimini »

sandmannn69 wrote:
Fuzzer wrote:What's the best degoop recipe for this hard epoxy (see pic)???
PP800-p1.JPG
errhmm... that looks like a relay.... you dont want to ruin it.

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PmCimini wrote:
sandmannn69 wrote:
Fuzzer wrote:What's the best degoop recipe for this hard epoxy (see pic)???
PP800-p1.JPG
errhmm... that looks like a relay.... you dont want to ruin it.


errhmm...look at the second picture.

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its just this pedal is the best Marshall-inabox I've played, and it was kinda pricey, so....
Play more ...
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seniorLoco wrote:
its just this pedal is the best Marshall-inabox I've played, and it was kinda pricey, so....
Play more ...
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Greg_G wrote:
seniorLoco wrote:
its just this pedal is the best Marshall-inabox I've played, and it was kinda pricey, so....
Play more ...
:roll:
:applause: :mrgreen:
:scratch: Play more???? Stompboxes??? Any suggestions...

This stompbox doesn't sound like a pedal-it sounds like an amp!
BTW, here's an x-ray of the board.
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I think that's as far as I'm going with this one. Chiseling off epoxy on an SMD board is not worth the risk.

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Post by analogguru »

Cool.... I never thought of becoming doctor once in my life.... looking at x-ray pictures.

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Post by bajaman »

Go AG - i bet you have a working schematic up before the week's end :lol: :wink:
By the way - thanks to Sandmannn69 for the brilliant X-ray photo - keep up the good work.
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Post by Bernardduur »

Hmmm, when a patient of mine get such a dark spot in a lung Xray I would be quite concerned.......

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Post by Cow4prez »

that x-ray view is great. I'm not good at looking at smd at all, but it looks like there is 8-pin IC op-amp. Also looks like hidden are 5 resistors and 3 caps.

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bajaman wrote:Go AG - i bet you have a working schematic up before the week's end :lol: :wink:
Negative..... I am too busy at the moment to be able to use some time for dissecting dildos....

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Post by borislavgajic »

From now ,I won't ask pepole to post photos of pcb.....just say..:please could you post some X-ray of your PCB....or paint some oil on canvas of your fx :blackeye ........


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