Author Topic: Extra attenuator a good idea?  (Read 5306 times)

jakku

Extra attenuator a good idea?
« on: April 24, 2011, 08:31:42 AM »
Hi, I think I'm gonna build this bad boy - I can even almost understand how it works!

But Im wondering, would it be any use to add a pot before the output, so you could drive the circuit without actually turning the volume up that much? Like, will this allow you to add some kind of 'drive' without boosting volume too much?

Thanks a lot,
J

jakku

Re: Extra attenuator a good idea?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011, 04:36:41 AM »
Anyone know? Or is this a stupid question?? Haha  :icon_biggrin:

CynicalMan

Re: Extra attenuator a good idea?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 07:48:27 AM »
That's a reasonable thing to add. I don't know how much distortion you'd get but it would do what you want to do.

jakku

Re: Extra attenuator a good idea?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 01:46:04 PM »
Yeah, I don't know either, probably not a lot. I've heard it described as a clean boost.

But what interests me about the idea is that some people have said they get extra sustain when it's cranked up. So maybe there's some compression to be had in the circuit! Anyway, I'll breadboard it when the time comes...

J

aron

Re: Extra attenuator a good idea?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 04:10:04 PM »
Try it and let us know.

Good luck!

Aron

jakku

Re: Extra attenuator a good idea?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 05:16:50 AM »
I will, thanks!

I can see myself getting very addicted to this...