Author Topic: Echo Base and humbuckers  (Read 2542 times)

Hupla

Echo Base and humbuckers
« on: August 13, 2010, 05:59:11 PM »
Ok so im just doing up the echo base now With taylor's fantastic PCB and I have already done the mod for humbuckers that replaces the two 47k resistors with 22k ones and Im just wondering if I shud still bother leaving out the 2 diodes? As I heard that helps aswell?
Completed builds: BSIAB2
Pedals to build: Dr.Boogey, TS-808

Slade

Re: Echo Base and humbuckers
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 06:14:06 PM »
Yeah, do it, it helps with high gain humbuckers, I have almost no distortion in mine after taking the diodes out and at infinite repeats it still sounds great ;)

Hupla

Re: Echo Base and humbuckers
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 06:19:24 PM »
thanks slade ill just leave them out then. but if it sounds crap i know who to blame ;)
Completed builds: BSIAB2
Pedals to build: Dr.Boogey, TS-808

BoxOfSnoo

Re: Echo Base and humbuckers
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 09:19:40 PM »
I left mine in, after changing the resistors.  Why don't you put them on a switch?
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Hupla

Re: Echo Base and humbuckers
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 07:56:56 AM »
I left mine in, after changing the resistors.  Why don't you put them on a switch?

Ah I just dont want loads of switches on it. Im leaving out the tails switch too. If I badly need it, it's only an afternoons work.

Do you have them on a switch though? Id be interested in hearing the difference with and without?
Completed builds: BSIAB2
Pedals to build: Dr.Boogey, TS-808

BoxOfSnoo

Re: Echo Base and humbuckers
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010, 08:38:32 AM »
I left mine in, after changing the resistors.  Why don't you put them on a switch?

Ah I just dont want loads of switches on it. Im leaving out the tails switch too. If I badly need it, it's only an afternoons work. 

Do you have them on a switch though? Id be interested in hearing the difference with and without?

No I initially had taken them out before I lowered the resistors, but ended up putting them back in. For my JB pickup it's just about right. I figure an analog voiced delay wants to have some distortion on the repeats, and this is subtle enough that it still sounds good when clean.
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