Author Topic: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?  (Read 118969 times)

deadastronaut

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #60 on: August 16, 2010, 12:04:43 PM »
you fixed it!

gonna post any clips through an amp? I know the spaghetti monster I've got on my breadboard gets distortion just by being !@#$%^& LOUD! So loud, it boosts my SS clean channel into distortion  :icon_redface:
How does it work with speakers?

(p.s. compressor idea was just a thought: http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/humperdinck/223/comp.gif... that's the simplest one I could find and its WAYYYY too complicated. Your new design sounds great!)

yep . will set up my amp tomorrow and give it a go ok...cheers man..
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deadastronaut

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2010, 12:08:50 PM »
I went ahead and breadboarded it today and sounds really good Then I took another circuit from Bryan Whamplers advanced DIY effect pedals book, metal dist circuit and added the last part of the circuit to your layout and liked what I got. Still tweaking with it.

nice one paulyy...got any clips man!......gotta hear em...by law of this thread!.. :icon_mrgreen:

im off to the shops to treat myself to a well deserved beer .phewwww.....and  sit in the sun...i said sit!.. :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:

cheers guys...let us all know the results of your efforts...keep up the spirit of collaboration... :icon_mrgreen:
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Electron Tornado

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #62 on: August 16, 2010, 12:34:43 PM »
I mentioned this somewhere else, but just as a suggestion, try removing the gain pot and just use a toggle to switch between high and low gain, there's really no in between.

See if a gain pot like the Krank Distortus Maximus gives better control.

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arma61

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #63 on: August 17, 2010, 03:48:05 AM »
morning m8s (at least for Europe!)

as fas as the name is concerned I would like to suggest DREADNOUGHT (The battleship) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreadnought

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deadastronaut

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #64 on: August 17, 2010, 04:15:55 AM »
morning all....9.15 here....yawn!..stretch....yawn!.............
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Electron Tornado

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2010, 07:02:27 AM »
morning m8s (at least for Europe!)

as fas as the name is concerned I would like to suggest DREADNOUGHT (The battleship) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreadnought

If that's to long, name it after the battleship USS Missouri: "Mighty Mo", or "Big Mo".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Missouri_(BB-63)



Of course, if someone decides that's more of a Three Stooges reference, then you'd have to come up with "Larry" and "Curly" mods.   :icon_lol:
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culturejam

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #66 on: August 17, 2010, 10:41:21 AM »
Since this is a "hair metal" type sound, I'd recommend you call it Aqua Net.


deadastronaut

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #67 on: August 17, 2010, 10:42:31 AM »
by request, an amp demo of the 2 knob distortion....still on breadboard... :icon_mrgreen:

youtubes compression has made it slightly tinnier.(as always) :icon_rolleyes:.so ignore that..you get the idea!.....

http://www.youtube.com/user/100roberthenry#p/u/6/W_5SZVyUP-Y

enjoy..my cat didnt.. :icon_mrgreen:

anyone tinkered with it yet?

anyone see any flaws in the vero layout?

i am going to build this one anyway just to free up my breadboard so i can crack on with the original 2xj201 design....build it guys..you wont be disappointed...sounds excellent. to me anyway..:icon_twisted: :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted:



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culturejam

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #68 on: August 17, 2010, 10:48:29 AM »
Whoa. I'll have to break my 770DX out of the closet!  ;D

deadastronaut

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #69 on: August 17, 2010, 10:49:30 AM »
Whoa. I'll have to break my 770DX out of the closet!  ;D

yeah do it!.... :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted:
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culturejam

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2010, 11:00:39 AM »
With the "bright" on (in your demo), it sounds like Annihilator on their "Alice in Hell" album.  :icon_mrgreen:

deadastronaut

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #71 on: August 17, 2010, 11:04:22 AM »
With the "bright" on (in your demo), it sounds like Annihilator on their "Alice in Hell" album.  :icon_mrgreen:

yeah that kicks ass on the bright setting...this is definately going in a box.

just waiting on some nice jewel amp lights for it...well nice look too........ :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted:
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deadastronaut

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #72 on: August 17, 2010, 04:05:16 PM »
hi guys..i can confirm the vero .........ive built it...yay...

it all works fine and mean etc....

but when i unplug the guitar input and leave the effect on it hums.......any ideas on this little prob...???
it doesnt do it when plugged in!..........


@electron tornado. i tried it without the pot..and it screams..(oscillates like hell..lol.)..
the pot tends to keeps it under control...just to let ya know ..

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arma61

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #73 on: August 17, 2010, 06:10:16 PM »
With the "bright" on (in your demo), it sounds like Annihilator on their "Alice in Hell" album.  :icon_mrgreen:

silly question.......

where the "bright " switch come from ?! is it on the amp ?

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culturejam

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #74 on: August 17, 2010, 09:16:14 PM »
but when i unplug the guitar input and leave the effect on it hums.......any ideas on this little prob...???
it doesnt do it when plugged in!..........

Sounds like something isn't grounded properly.

Quackzed

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #75 on: August 17, 2010, 09:45:29 PM »
are you using a stereo jack for the input? for power off when unplugged? or do you mean unplug from the guitar with the chord still in, if so that seems normal, at least for high gain/fuzz type stuff...either way, thats not the intended use and shouldnt be a problem in use... can't think of a time when your gonna have it plugged into an amp with nothing at the input?..
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deadastronaut

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #76 on: August 18, 2010, 04:41:29 AM »
With the "bright" on (in your demo), it sounds like Annihilator on their "Alice in Hell" album.  :icon_mrgreen:

silly question.......

where the "bright " switch come from ?! is it on the amp ?



yep its on the amp..... not silly at all..
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arma61

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #77 on: August 18, 2010, 04:53:16 AM »
thx thought I've missed something along the way!

btw great f&^*ng demo.....  :icon_evil:  do you think I can get close to that sound (sound-wise not playing-wise  :D) with a strato and a Peavy Revolution? or your Marshall amp is "part" of that sound ?

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deadastronaut

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #78 on: August 18, 2010, 05:06:37 AM »
thx thought I've missed something along the way!

btw great f&^*ng demo.....  :icon_evil:  do you think I can get close to that sound (sound-wise not playing-wise  :D) with a strato and a Peavy Revolution? or your Marshall amp is "part" of that sound ?

Thx
Armando



cheer armando. i have no idea on the amp your using..but  this is a very different monster through an amp..

i suspect you will get a nicer hendrixy and bluesy sound when the volume is backed off too...using a fender etc....
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deadastronaut

Re: simple 2 knob hi gain distortion..collaboration?
« Reply #79 on: August 18, 2010, 05:11:56 AM »
are you using a stereo jack for the input? for power off when unplugged? or do you mean unplug from the guitar with the chord still in, if so that seems normal, at least for high gain/fuzz type stuff...either way, thats not the intended use and shouldnt be a problem in use... can't think of a time when your gonna have it plugged into an amp with nothing at the input?..

hi quackzed. no im not using a stereo plug,...im plugging the vero into my breadboard just to test and use its in/out/9v/ground..

i see your point of never having to use it that way, but my boogie isnt half as hummy in the same situation..

guess i'll have to look for any stray solder or something...hmmmm...strange...

btw i socketed the 2.2nf just to be able to change rather than solder in..could be switched!..rotary!..etc..hmmm..options..


heres the vero built..

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