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DjPsychic wrote: 08 Oct 2021, 14:37 [...] and added 9v jack apparently.
about this: a metal cased 9V jack?
that looked strange to me since i watched the pic the first time.

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I never saw what's inside Pickle Vibe, but is there any significant difference?
MAGICBOY VIBE - The MOST ACCURATE and righteous Uni-Vibe sounds to be had in a package this size.
Half the size of the next largest authentic sounding Vibe pedal. This is not a copy of the Uni-Vibe circuit, but rather a unique approach to generating those same lush swirling tones. Speed control on the outside with a large knob so you can turn it with your foot, intensity trim pot on the inside. The trim is a very sensitive adjustment, but once you get it dialed in to taste it's set it and forget it.
https://web.archive.org/web/20051028080 ... /fab50.htm
PICKLE VIBE - Righteous Uni-Vibe Sounds
True bypass, small footprint, huge sound..Delivers on thick, lush vibe sounds straight out of the sixties. This is not a copy of the Uni-Vibe circuit, but rather a unique approach to generating those same lush swirling tones. Speed control on the outside with a large knob so you can turn it with your foot, intensity trim pot on the inside. The trim is a very sensitive adjustment, but once you get it dialed in to taste, it's set it and forget it.
https://web.archive.org/web/20090906163 ... _vibe.html

Newer version of Magic boy from the one above.
http://tapesoundoctaver.blogspot.com/20 ... pedal.html
opamps - LMC6482IM, jfets - 2N5484 (SMD M6B), switching - 12F676, speed pot - 100k lin
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Intripped wrote: 08 Oct 2021, 20:30
DjPsychic wrote: 08 Oct 2021, 14:37 [...] and added 9v jack apparently.
about this: a metal cased 9V jack?
that looked strange to me since i watched the pic the first time.
Seller said he had enclosure painted and installed the jack :hmmm:

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karul wrote: 08 Oct 2021, 21:19 I never saw what's inside Pickle Vibe, but is there any significant difference?
MAGICBOY VIBE - The MOST ACCURATE and righteous Uni-Vibe sounds to be had in a package this size.
Half the size of the next largest authentic sounding Vibe pedal. This is not a copy of the Uni-Vibe circuit, but rather a unique approach to generating those same lush swirling tones. Speed control on the outside with a large knob so you can turn it with your foot, intensity trim pot on the inside. The trim is a very sensitive adjustment, but once you get it dialed in to taste it's set it and forget it.
https://web.archive.org/web/20051028080 ... /fab50.htm
PICKLE VIBE - Righteous Uni-Vibe Sounds
True bypass, small footprint, huge sound..Delivers on thick, lush vibe sounds straight out of the sixties. This is not a copy of the Uni-Vibe circuit, but rather a unique approach to generating those same lush swirling tones. Speed control on the outside with a large knob so you can turn it with your foot, intensity trim pot on the inside. The trim is a very sensitive adjustment, but once you get it dialed in to taste, it's set it and forget it.
https://web.archive.org/web/20090906163 ... _vibe.html

Newer version of Magic boy from the one above.
http://tapesoundoctaver.blogspot.com/20 ... pedal.html
opamps - LMC6482IM, jfets - 2N5484 (SMD M6B), switching - 12F676, speed pot - 100k lin
Not sure, can't find a clear shot of the "pre-smd" Pickle. I am tempted to grab the Magic Boy but price is a bit high.

Here a quote from the other forum

"i believe the lovepedal magic boy is a phase 45 with a univibe mode.
...

Exactly.
I marked in red the 6 differences between the magicboy and the Phase 45.
Quite funny, in the Magicboy PCB you can read "(C) 2004 JD Sleep"...

<Was requested to remove link 9/25/06>"

Interesting :hmmm:

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DjPsychic wrote: 09 Oct 2021, 00:03
Intripped wrote: 08 Oct 2021, 20:30
DjPsychic wrote: 08 Oct 2021, 14:37 [...] and added 9v jack apparently.
about this: a metal cased 9V jack?
that looked strange to me since i watched the pic the first time.
Seller said he had enclosure painted and installed the jack :hmmm:
i mean, it's ok to install a power jack, there's no problem here.
the problem is that the power jack that this guy installed is a metal cased power jack, that could easily cause electrical shorts, if it's not very well isolated from the pedal's metal enclosure.

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The Magic Boy (black or white) have the same circuit with depth trimmer as the Pickle. Yes, like every pedal, they will sound a little different and not have the exact trimmer settings. We recently&#65279; got a hold of the last batch of Magic Boys ever so, the Pickle Vibe is the only one currently offered. Thanks,

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Intripped wrote: 09 Oct 2021, 08:15
DjPsychic wrote: 09 Oct 2021, 00:03
Intripped wrote: 08 Oct 2021, 20:30
DjPsychic wrote: 08 Oct 2021, 14:37 [...] and added 9v jack apparently.
about this: a metal cased 9V jack?
that looked strange to me since i watched the pic the first time.
Seller said he had enclosure painted and installed the jack :hmmm:
i mean, it's ok to install a power jack, there's no problem here.
the problem is that the power jack that this guy installed is a metal cased power jack, that could easily cause electrical shorts, if it's not very well isolated from the pedal's metal enclosure.
I guess I was more puzzled by the choice of using a snap connector after going through all the trouble of installing the jack. (fyi Seller wants $180)

Thanks for finding that thread.

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