Author Topic: Your preffered Asymmetrical clipping config  (Read 175 times)

Vesperado

Your preffered Asymmetrical clipping config
« on: April 26, 2021, 11:43:49 PM »
Looking to make a few pedals clip more like a tube amp would. Before proceeding further, I was curious to see what guys on the forum find to work best for them;

(a) extra diode
(b) mixed spec diode pair
(c) chain of diodes
(d) chain of mixed spec diodes
(e) neither: opamp driven hard

Also, if there is a specific spec, clue me in!!

idy

Re: Your preffered Asymmetrical clipping config
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 01:45:46 AM »
Single MOSFET, gate tied to drain.
Single MOSFET, gate tied to drain, with diode anode attached to source.

First gives clipping in both directions but asymmetric, second lets the opamp clip in one.

antonis

Re: Your preffered Asymmetrical clipping config
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 03:11:40 PM »
Single 1.8V Zener..
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