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General Questions / Re: Suggest-a-fuzz
« on: March 05, 2021, 01:59:05 AM »
Really appreciate the suggestions! I'll definitely check them all out.

Thank you.

General Questions / Re: Suggest-a-fuzz
« on: March 04, 2021, 01:20:43 AM »
Thank you, I'll check it out

General Questions / Suggest-a-fuzz
« on: March 02, 2021, 02:31:01 PM »
Hi all

Like probably everyone else here I "need" a new fuzz and was hoping for some suggestions please. I'm looking for something that ticks the following boxes:

1. Thick Big Muff style fuzz
2. Distinctly fuzz (not distortion)
3. Does the fuzz face glassy clean tone when you roll back the volume (so probably germanium based)

I realise I may be asking for something that doesn't exist but if anyone can point me in the right direction I know I'll find them here.

All suggestions very welcome.

Thanks as always

Open Discussion / Re: Any Expandoria users here?
« on: February 16, 2021, 04:28:22 PM »
Thank you for the replies. I did wonder if maybe the 'envelopness' on the Expandoria may be a bit on the subtle side. Thank you for confirming.

The general concept of "more gain with more attack" would be easy enough to implement, details depend on the circuit you want to apply it to. For example, take a Tubescreamer and any old envelope follower that drives a LDR and an optocoupler. Put the resistive part of the coupler parallel to the 4,7k resistor of the gain stage.
When you hit the strings, the envelope follower will drive the LED of the coupler, the resistance decreases and the gain of that stage increases.

You make it sound so easy! This sounds like exactly what I want to do but I just don't have that level of know-how. I don't suppose you could link to an envelope follower schem that would work could you?

Open Discussion / Any Expandoria users here?
« on: February 14, 2021, 07:56:18 AM »
Hey gang

I really like the idea of an envelope based drive pedal (the harder you play, the more gain you get).

I've read that the Bixonic Expandoria does this but I can't find anything on YouTube that demonstrates this aspect of the pedal. Just wondering if anyone here has one and can confirm that they do work like this?

Any suggestions for other drive pedals that might fit the bill would be very much appreciated as well. I'm naturally looking to build my own rather than buy a ready made so extra points if there's a project available. :)

Thanks as always.

Open Discussion / Re: Univibe suggestions
« on: January 10, 2021, 04:35:07 AM »
Thank you Gordo. Really great info and enormously appreciated.

I'll check out the Harbinger for sure.


Open Discussion / Univibe suggestions
« on: January 09, 2021, 03:15:43 PM »
Hi gang

I'm looking for some suggestions for a kit for a classic Univibe please. I'm ideally looking for a maximum of three knob without any extra bells and whistles (no need for a vibe/chorus switch etc). Does such a thing exist?

All suggestions very welcome.


Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Squealing RAT
« on: September 20, 2020, 12:03:57 AM »
Audio probe it first.

Probe the circuit? As the problem disappears when the circuit is engaged surely the issue has to be with the switch or off board wiring?

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Squealing RAT
« on: September 19, 2020, 01:41:19 PM »
Hi all

I recently dug out an old Rat pedal I built some time ago. When switched on everything works great but when bypassed it's outputting a very audible whine. The whine changes pitch when I turn the tone knob and gets louder when (you guessed it) I turn the volume knob. This short video should hopefully demonstrate things.

As it's only affecting the bypass signal I'm thinking that the 3pdt may have gone bad so will try replacing it. Just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions before I start taking it apart.

Thanks as always!

Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: September 08, 2020, 03:26:35 AM »
I've been obsessed with UK band Idles for the last couple of years. Heavy, weird and really catchy...

I absolutely love these guys!
I was devastated when they had to cancel their LATAM tour because of the covid pandemic
God knows when I'll be able to see them live (and I truly fear Joe will lose his voice in a few years)

Ahh sorry you didn't get to see them. They've recently announced UK and Europe tours for next year and I'm sure they'll be over your way asap too.

It's worth the wait, I saw them five times last year and they just got better and better.

I'm with you about Joe's voice though, I just hope he's looking after it!

Open Discussion / Re: I never told you guys....
« on: August 25, 2020, 01:53:17 AM »
Amazing work. Congratulations dude.

Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: August 24, 2020, 02:01:00 PM »
I've been obsessed with UK band Idles for the last couple of years. Heavy, weird and really catchy...


Some tasty pedal boards too...

Open Discussion / Re: Reverse Killswitch
« on: August 24, 2020, 11:20:53 AM »
Wonderful news!

Thanks guys. I'll report back when it's done. Please don't hold your breath though  ;)

Thanks again

Edit: last question (for now) - using the above wiring diagram and having the pot in the push position, would the signal pass as normal or would it be cut?

Open Discussion / Re: Reverse Killswitch
« on: August 24, 2020, 04:51:35 AM »
You world need a normally closed switch rather than normally open.

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Ahh ok. And there's no way to add a toggle switch my normally open switch to make it normally closed? (I'm assuming not).

Edit: I found this diagram which uses a pull pot but I'm not sure how accurate it is. Can anyone make sense of it?

Open Discussion / Reverse Killswitch
« on: August 23, 2020, 04:05:32 PM »
Hi all.

I recently gave my Strat a makeover and part of the process was to install a killswitch in place of the tone knob I removed as below...

The killswitch works great and is wired like this...

I've no idea if it's possible but I'm now hoping to install a toggle switch that reverses the effect of the killswitch so that the signal is cut until the switch is pressed.

Just wondering if any of the many smarter than me people around here could show me how I might go about wiring this?

Thanks as always guys.

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