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destro

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Rat clean boost mod
« on: May 19, 2017, 05:31:24 PM »
Anyone know how the clean boost is implemented a la the deucetone rat? I am assuming that it is no clipping diodes....
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somnif

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Re: Rat clean boost mod
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 06:01:14 PM »
Yeah if you look at the board, the clipping diodes are soldered to the switch itself, and the clean side is just a jumper.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 06:04:13 PM by somnif »

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Re: Rat clean boost mod
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 06:02:03 PM »
Yup, no diodes. It'll still be dirty, and able to fuzz out but the lower end of the distortion pot will have just a bit more range

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Re: Rat clean boost mod
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 06:11:30 PM »
Yeah, when I read clean boost, I was trying to wrap my mind around how simply removing the diodes would remove the distortion. Thanks for the clarification, DGWVI and somnif

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Re: Rat clean boost mod
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 08:36:46 PM »
It definitely doesn't remove the distortion, just takes away the compression the diodes add, but the opamp is already being driven into distortion. It's a cool sound, though. A little harsher than a Turbo Rat, a little louder, and up to about 9o'clock on the distortion pot will give you a cleanish boost.
It may just be a placebo thing, but I also feel it stays a bit more dynamic through higher gain settings

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Re: Rat clean boost mod
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 11:48:23 AM »
Repeating what's  already been said, this reminded me of a recent TGP thread where a Pro Co rep responded:
"On the Deucetone we also have a no diode setting which we call the clean rat, although it's not anywhere close to clean."

https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/which-rat-mod-is-this.1806107/