I'm clearly going to put this at the top because I assume it's the part of most interest.
===========================================================Animato Schematic. Latest:Last modified 10/10/2014. Not Confirmedhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Lx-E88bAtEY1A1NG91dWRpbkU/view?usp=sharing
- Changed Q4 to a NTE103 to make a germanium compound pair, after some discussion on here and elsewhere.http://i.imgur.com/lbVGPUO.png
- Changed Q4 to a NTE128 after more careful observationhttp://i.imgur.com/iNMxHb0.png
- Original, not confirmed, will not work either (see above)
===========================================================For the schematic, pictures and details on how I've gone about this, click belowhttp://imgur.com/a/zLnM9
Hi guys, been a long, long time since I posted here.
If you are a Muse fan boy, you may either want to pay close attention or look away in pain. :lol:
I managed to secure myself an Animato. Just going on record to say it's horrible with guitar but on bass with an LS-2, I can understand why it is sought after. :cool: Very nice sounding distortion without the need to go crazy with the knobs on it.
So after spending >$520 on it and after successfully trying it out at full volume band practice, what do I do? Start taking it apart to see what makes it tick.
To save the effort of updating this everywhere, I'll link to my imgur album and let you guys know when I update it. Hopefully I can try and explain some of the things along the way.
I'm posting here because I've hit the point where I need everyone's collective experience to help confirm/correct the schematics. I won't be building it for another week or so while I wait for parts to arrive but naturally I'm a bit curious about some things, such as the NTE102's. I also don't have complete knowledge when it comes to whether it's a derivative of some other pedals (Proco Rat?) or what not.
If you have any questions, please ask. I want to learn from this experience too so if you notice I'm goofing up, please let me know. Maybe someone can knock this up quicker than I can but it's going to be difficult to tell if it will sound identical since there aren't many of these kicking around.