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K3yPr0gg3r

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Re: CherryBomb Transistors and Other
« on: June 20, 2018, 07:03:21 PM »
Hi,

I'll keep this brief. 1. I'm going to use the 169, 184, and 109 for the CherryBomb transistors. Is there a certain order? 2. I have no 200pf for C3. Any problem using a 220p?

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Re: CherryBomb Transistors and Other
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 07:43:54 PM »
WORKING CIRCUIT!! Yaay Me.
A few notes to first timers building this. It's a nice sounding circuit, and worth the time (and $) to build. 1. I used a 220p for C3, and my build still worked. When EQ knobs are at minimum it does seem a little bassy, but maybe that's the orginal circuit. I got anything from a LP filter overdrive sound to a HP classic 60s/70s Rock sound just by messing with the Treb/Bass knobs, and my guitar volume.
2. I did invest in the BC169 / BC184L , and BC109s (which I had already). *Special Note* BC169 & 184L need leg twisting, (make sure none of the legs touch!). 109 goes in reverse.
3. No squealing with this build. Brian's update fixed all that. With mine I did find that towards the end of the Gain it went from Overdrive to a flat out High Gain monster, so mind the volume on your Amp!
Hope this helps the new builders...