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People who have built or have a Tractor Beam question
« on: July 23, 2018, 06:54:59 PM »
With the pedal engaged but I am not playing anything I can hear a very low level phasing. Anyone else experiencing that ?

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Re: People who have built or have a Tractor Beam question
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 07:06:02 PM »
That's pretty typical of a lot of analog phasers, I've found. As long as you don't have excessive noise being amplified through the effect I would just accept that as normal.
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Re: People who have built or have a Tractor Beam question
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 07:37:04 PM »
+1. Very low level.  Nom Nom is the same.

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Re: People who have built or have a Tractor Beam question
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 07:10:28 AM »
The pedal will phase when engaged, so your ambient noises in your signal chain will be phased and you will it.  I don't think the tractor beam itself adds much to the background noise.  I probably hear more noise in my Mobius Strip and Blueprint pedals than I do in the Tractor Beam.

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Re: People who have built or have a Tractor Beam question
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2018, 04:15:59 PM »
Thanks All, it is indeed very low level, I am glad it is correct for this pedal, gives me a little confidence boost as I am getting parts for a Matchless 2 Channel. And I appreciate a forum where people help/respond even to someone who is new doesn't post a lot. I'm amazed/confused/irritated when I post a question on a forum (that is not easily googled/searched for) and it gets a number of views but no one has any input  ??? Oh well, thanks again, I think I am going to make either the triplet of alpha dog next.

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Re: People who have built or have a Tractor Beam question
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2018, 06:56:20 AM »
I haven't made the Triplet (yet), but I really like the Alpha Dog because it has a lot of tweaks to the sound.  Whichever one you build, let folks know how it comes out for you!