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BRENT

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« on: February 17, 2004, 06:09:30 PM »
I heard this on a recording and lately found out what phaser it was.  This thing sounds better than any flanger I have yet heard.  Anyway, does anyone know what phaser would be close sonically to this?  The song I heard it on is Sonic Youth's Diamond Sea on the Washing Machine album.  Thanks in advance :)

Dan N

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2004, 09:27:58 PM »

travissk

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2004, 10:18:29 PM »
The only thing I know about this is that it's big and really expensive. I would also like to know more info on related sounds... I guess what I'm trying to say is "bump :D"

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2004, 10:51:58 PM »
One review says the schematic is inside the unit.  You could try emailing one of the reviewers and ask them to make a copy of it.

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2004, 05:20:06 AM »
I've got the schematic that is inside of them.  It isn't complete, however, because it doesn't show any of the multiple switch connections.  I did correspond with someone who actually owned one.  They were supremely kind and went to the trouble of tracing out the switch connections for me.  I built up the basic circuit on a breadboard and never got around to wiring up the switches or figuring out the 36 volt power supply.

I owe some other people on this forum some schematics, I can send my info out to someone if they want to work on it at the same time that I make copies of these other things.  It's not a simple circuit at all.  I think there are somewhere near 35 transistors, not an IC in the circuit.

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2004, 06:28:02 AM »
I have never seen one of these units, but from HC it seems there is a fuzz effect on it also.  I am only interested in building the phaser part of the circuit.   If anyone could send me the schem that would be great.  Hmm, no IC's......... :?

toneless

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2004, 09:31:24 AM »
Diamond Sea is a wonderfull song!I didn't knew that this sound came from a flanger...!And no ic's??? :shock:

toneless

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2004, 09:45:07 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2004, 02:48:12 PM »
It's not a flanger, but more of a swept filter/phasor effect.

Picture a phasor that's way more vowelly sounding, so it ends up going "yoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoy"

It's very vocal/formant sounding, and not like a typical phasor. It's a very cool effect that not many other pedals with give you.

They are huge, hard to fix and way too expensive.

Line 6, are you listening?

(yes, you are! :)

Roger

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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2004, 04:26:08 PM »
How do you insert a figure when it's not on a website?  I have the schematic from the inside of the pedal but I'm not sure how to insert it in here...

Ry

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2004, 06:49:31 PM »
Hey Ry, could you please send the schematic to my email adress?  

Thanks for the photo link Toneless, it matchess my Ludwig gold sparkle grill drum set perfectly!

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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2004, 05:15:55 AM »
no problem, I don't see your email address listed in your profile...

Ry

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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2004, 06:07:26 AM »
Oh man, what an oversight on my part.  Now my email is listed.  Don't know what I was thinking :oops: thanks Ry.

dr

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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2004, 07:24:14 AM »
could I get a copy as well?....I have a friend who may still have a dead one in his attic-.......hmmm.........

puretube

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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2004, 07:28:08 AM »
ah, Ry: could I enlist for that e-mail, too?

thanx in advance

puretube@freenet.de

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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2004, 07:36:03 AM »
Ry - Please add me to your email list for this one, too? 8)

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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2004, 07:46:17 AM »
Ry

Schem please!

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puretube

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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2004, 08:21:04 AM »
thank you, RY: now that is a nice big schematic for the reversers...

Marcos - Munky

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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2004, 08:25:12 AM »
Could you put me in the list?
munkydiy@hotmail.com

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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2004, 08:42:40 AM »
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now that is a nice big schematic for the reversers...


Hahaha, yeah, it took me a LONG time to build it on a very large breadboard.

Ry