Author Topic: How did dey dood dat?  (Read 777 times)

Sooner Boomer

How did dey dood dat?
« on: July 02, 2018, 02:20:36 PM »
I was given a Danelectro Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive v2 to play with.  What makes this pedal versatile is the series of DIP switches in the battery compartment.  You can switch in Blue LED clipping, Red LED clipping, FET clipping, and gain boost.  Apparently no schematics are (easily) available.  The blue and red LEDs seem to be straightforward - I assume they are switched in or out of a feedback loop in an op amp.  The other two, the FET clipping and gain boost have me a bit puzzled.  How do you switch in/out what I assume is some sort of fetzor valve-type of clipping with an SPST switch?  Same question with gain boost.

I really like this idea.  I think I'll incorporate it into my next pedal build, switching in Ge diodes, Si diodes, and Blue/Red LEDs.  I might put a second switch in to switch different value caps in for tone shaping.
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FiveseveN

Re: How did dey dood dat?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 03:33:11 PM »
FET clipping probably refers to some MOSFET clipping arrangeement: http://www.muzique.com/lab/zenmos.htm
The gain boost mode is most likely no diodes = pure opamp gain (and at some point, distortion).
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Re: How did dey dood dat?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 06:39:36 PM »
I was given a Danelectro Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive v2 to play with.  What makes this pedal versatile is the series of DIP switches in the battery compartment.  You can switch in Blue LED clipping, Red LED clipping, FET clipping, and gain boost.  Apparently no schematics are (easily) available.  The blue and red LEDs seem to be straightforward - I assume they are switched in or out of a feedback loop in an op amp.  The other two, the FET clipping and gain boost have me a bit puzzled.  How do you switch in/out what I assume is some sort of fetzor valve-type of clipping with an SPST switch?  Same question with gain boost.

I really like this idea.  I think I'll incorporate it into my next pedal build, switching in Ge diodes, Si diodes, and Blue/Red LEDs.  I might put a second switch in to switch different value caps in for tone shaping.

dude, its a timmy pedal. google timmy schematic, and there ya go!
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Re: How did dey dood dat?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 08:55:59 PM »
I was given a Danelectro Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive v2 to play with.  What makes this pedal versatile is the series of DIP switches in the battery compartment.  You can switch in Blue LED clipping, Red LED clipping, FET clipping, and gain boost.  Apparently no schematics are (easily) available.  The blue and red LEDs seem to be straightforward - I assume they are switched in or out of a feedback loop in an op amp.  The other two, the FET clipping and gain boost have me a bit puzzled.  How do you switch in/out what I assume is some sort of fetzor valve-type of clipping with an SPST switch?  Same question with gain boost.

I really like this idea.  I think I'll incorporate it into my next pedal build, switching in Ge diodes, Si diodes, and Blue/Red LEDs.  I might put a second switch in to switch different value caps in for tone shaping.

dude, its a timmy pedal. google timmy schematic, and there ya go!

That takes me way back, and I could be remembering wrong, but didnít they change the circuit once they were called out on it?

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Re: How did dey dood dat?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 09:47:41 PM »
nope. far as i remember, its an exact clone of the timmy pedal. there's an article on it on revolution deux if memory serves. for all intents, its just a tricked out version of something else with different clipping, tho my memory fails at the moment as to what.
but i think i'm right. doesn't mean i am. ever  :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: How did dey dood dat?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 01:42:09 AM »
Thanks for the replies so far.  So no one knows how to switch the effects in with an SPST switch?
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Re: How did dey dood dat?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 03:15:51 AM »
if ya mean the diode clipper(s)? put 'em on a bus and switch it to ground, the sides that would go to ground normally. ya could put 'em all together with the sides going to ground to one side of an spst and the other pole of the spst to ground.

or you would need one for each clipper, i'd have to see the specific circuit.

maybe i'm misunderstanding?
let me read the original post again ;)

try this





its pretty much just two dip switches, so you can make the top or the bottom of the wave clip symetrically or not. it just switches in both halves of another diode clipper in the feedback loop.
not sure if this totally matches your pedal, its 3:15 am and i'm wayyyyy too lazy to search the archives.

hope this helps mate
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