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Single knob pedals
« on: November 11, 2019, 05:54:21 PM »
So I have an enclosure I really like but have repurposed the effect into a multi.  What can I put in there instead?  The labelling is nonsensical so that wont affect what goes in there and it can only have 1 control as it's covered in envirotex so drilling more holes is out.

My only veto is fuzz I'm just not a fuzz guy so it would be wasted on me.  So apart from fuzz what circuit should I put in there?

Almost forgot it's a 1590B

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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 06:06:22 PM »
You could do a:

Boost
Little angel chorus
Single knob delay
Phase 45 or 90
Compressor

Any of those might be cool.
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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 06:07:45 PM »
I'm rather fond of my SHO, so long as you don't need to adjust it on the fly its great.

The Alcapulco Gold is a somewhat crunchy overdrive/boost thing, if you want some more dirt options.

The Phase 90 is a classic, if you don't mind mortgaging a kidney to get a matched set of JFETs (of course you could do any phaser in 1-knob style, but that's up to you)

The orange squeezer is subtle but tasty if you want some classic old school compression fun (or misbias the hell out of it and it becomes a very odd little dirty boost)

The small clone and little angel choruses are both designed as single knob'd, depending on your preferences there


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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 06:11:56 PM »
The Alcapulco Gold is a somewhat crunchy overdrive/boost thing, if you want some more dirt options.

The Phase 90 is a classic, if you don't mind mortgaging a kidney to get a matched set of JFETs (of course you could do any phaser in 1-knob style, but that's up to you)

Both of these are really great options I forgot about the gold. Also I probably have a matched set of transistors for that phase if you need them. No kidney needed ;-)
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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 07:35:02 PM »
I have a bunch of single-knobs that might work for you.  They all have switches, but if you are looking to fill a hole, you can always hardwire it in one setting.  I think that a one-knob vibe or chorus would be pretty cool there.

Message me if you want any more info on any of the circuits!

http://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=29717.msg287725#msg287725

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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 11:45:38 PM »
If you have a stepping bit you can drill through envirotex.

But thereís a lot of good options mentioned here.

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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 12:48:16 AM »
The Little Angel is a two knob job....

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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 01:26:43 AM »
1776 Rub-a-Dub! One knob reverb.
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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2019, 01:42:18 AM »
Concentric pots for more fun? :D

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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2019, 01:58:33 AM »
My suggestion is whatever effect keeping only one knob and all other controls fixed or with trimmers.
Maybe a RAT with gain and filter at 100% and only the output outside. For some heavy drones.

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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2019, 02:17:56 AM »
The Jawari is a super cool project. Some might consider it a fuzz but I think itís itís own thing

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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2019, 12:53:12 PM »
Some good ideas here thanks chaps.  Im leaning towards a phase 90 I think.  There was a boost in there originally but Im building a multi boost pedal and putting them all in one box to save me swooping them on my board all the time.

I've just finished a rub a dub and have a penny royal chorus in the build pile so I don't think they're what I'm after either.  Compressors are out because I can't use the damn things, that's the one type of pedal that sounds good to me when other people use them but terrible when I try.

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Re: Single knob pedals
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2019, 03:42:29 PM »
My go to one-knob, non-fuzz, is the Speaker Cranker. Yes, just another Electra, but it always sounds good.
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