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Started by deadastronaut, March 14, 2014, 06:51:37 AM

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deadastronaut

you don't want to see the sauce believe me..its usually red (but not tomatoes) with lots of screaming involved.. ;D
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duck_arse

@ jd - it looks to me as though the arse-end of R4 is not connected.

@ whiskey - I wish I could wreck a pedal that badly.
the circuit output is not the input. the reverse holds true for the circuit input.

Jdansti

^You're right. Thanks for catching that. I'll repost.
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Jdansti

Here's my corrected layout:

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Mystica

I tried different LED's. I personally think that BLUE LED's sound the best.  :icon_biggrin: (I used the vero version from http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com)

seedlings

Quote from: Mystica on July 09, 2014, 02:04:57 PM
I tried different LED's. I personally think that BLUE LED's sound the best.  :icon_biggrin: (I used the vero version from http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com)

I am using ONE clear blue LED (in place of the two reds in xrock) and it sounds fantastic... but added a bass knob to a parallel input cap, and a tone section from the -->Pharaoh fuzz<--.  So, mine is a cobbled-together mishmash.  Waiting on some 9mm pots, then, if it turns out at least mediocre, I'll post pics.

CHAD

spyglass

#346
Quote from: deadastronaut on March 14, 2014, 06:51:37 AM
i ended up tinkering with Gus's ASDF  a bit, and went for a more heavy type groove :icon_twisted:.......

cleans up nice too 8)

i used a pregain as i just prefer the control of that...

cheers for the inspiration gus....lots of tweaking fun to be had.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaBkdysrX_A&feature=youtu.be


I couldn't help but hear these video's are recorded direct into a computer as opposed to an amp being miked,and this D.I. method seems common these days.You lose the organic sound of any pedal being demoed and I can't hear what this pedal really sounds like under this circumstance.It reminds when I used to record in the early eighties direct into my tape recorder.

seedlings

Quote from: spyglass on July 11, 2014, 11:56:29 PM
I couldn't help but hear these video's are recorded direct into a computer as opposed to an amp being miked,and this D.I. method seems common these days.You lose the organic sound of any pedal being demoed and I can't hear what this pedal really sounds like under this circumstance.It reminds when I used to record in the early eighties direct into my tape recorder.

Sounds killer through a guitar amp.  I'm close to finishing an actual pedal, and will try to post a clip.

Through a valve amp.

CHAD

deadastronaut

#348


''I couldn't help but hear these video's are recorded direct into a computer as opposed to an amp being miked,and this D.I. method seems common these days.You lose the organic sound of any pedal being demoed and I can't hear what this pedal really sounds like under this circumstance.It reminds when I used to record in the early eighties direct into my tape recorder.''


its small enough to breadboard in 5 minutes, try it... ;)
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WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

#349
DA I agree this is one hell of a fun circuit. It's extremely tweakable and as you can see from all the responses it's well liked. I have now built it ten different ways and have played it on MANY amps and guitars. I took my final pedal to Guitar Center and those guys where swarming like sharks to play it. It sounds good on single coils and humbuckers. It sounds good through solid state and tube amps. One guy took it and cranked it up full bias and was doing Jack White style solos and i had to pry it out of his hands. I have only found one time it sounded bad... through a line 6 modeling amp, but only on some amp model settings. I may make a revision to mine and change the red leds to blue or pink. There is not enough difference between the two clipping sections. Seems like others have come to that conclusion too.

seedlings

#350
This build has different eq:





Post clips maybe tomorrow.

CHAD

Jdansti

Related to the question of pedal to direct box vs pedal to amp, here's some info on how a pedal behaves:

http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/What_Does_a_Pedal_Sound_Like

The take away for me is that every make of amp is going sound different with a given pedal.
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seedlings

Through a tube amp, but at a low volume   :icon_rolleyes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKq2KTOf0J4

CHAD

karbomusic

Used my X-Fuzz at my gig Saturday night FYI. Worked just wonderfully. :)

rutabaga bob

Nice demo!  Thanks!
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lightcycle

I'm looking to build Whiskeymademedoit's modified circuit on page 16 of the thread (http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=106498.msg980055#msg980055)
However, having two switchable output sections seems a bit overkill to my untrained eye. What would the principal difference between the sections be, and would the difference be enough to warrant building both in?
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Cozybuilder

The JFET output stage gives a little warmer sound, its nice to have the option. Both sound incredible- breadboard it up, see what you prefer. This is a very versatile circuit, well worth the effort to build it.
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lightcycle

Thanks Cozybuilder, I feel as though I'm running out of front panel estate so I hoped to save a little space by omitting the switch. I actually haven't tried the circuit on breadboard yet, upon hearing the samples I immediately started laying out a vero layout. I think I'll maybe have to breadboard first and try it and see which output I prefer.
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bluesdevil

I ended up ditching the dual x fuzz/x rock thing because I didn't like the abrupt note decay I was getting with the x Rock on the breadboard.... I decided to just concentrate on the X Fuzz instead.
When I was playing around with X Fuzz I found I liked it without the 220k that's around the second transistor.... I don't know technically why, but it sounds louder and more dynamic to my ears. Also I increased the output cap to .56uf to thicken it up.
I really love it, thanks D.A.!!
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seedlings

Quote from: bluesdevil on July 29, 2014, 04:48:33 PM
I ended up ditching the dual x fuzz/x rock thing because I didn't like the abrupt note decay I was getting with the x Rock on the breadboard.... I decided to just concentrate on the X Fuzz instead.
When I was playing around with X Fuzz I found I liked it without the 220k that's around the second transistor.... I don't know technically why, but it sounds louder and more dynamic to my ears. Also I increased the output cap to .56uf to thicken it up.
I really love it, thanks D.A.!!

I was getting abrupt note decay on the breadboard until I turned the 5088s around properly.  The decay will be great when wired properly.  I'm good at not wiring properly though.

CHAD