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Open Discussion / Octave > Envelope on bass... *that* sound
« on: December 22, 2017, 12:17:29 AM »
Finally played a bunch of my OC2 > my Source Audio Bass envelope filter last night on bass. I had one of those moments where I realized where half the sounds I have had in my head came from... or at least how to reproduce them. It's a total Mike Gordon of Phish sound through and through but you can also hear a lot of the synthy Stevie Wonder type bass as well.

Anyone else love this combo of effects?

I have a madbean nautilus and a merlin submarine that I need to try out. AS hard as I've tried, though, I feel like it's really tricky to get a good consistent autowah sound on bass with the nautilus. The Source Audio is all digital but sounds really good with minimal fiddling. I'm going to give the nautilus another run after the holidays, though.

I need to order these values and can't find them! Feel like  a noob. Any help?

Open Discussion / Creating a pedal level attenuator?
« on: October 08, 2017, 08:24:29 PM »
Has anyone ever added a stompswitch that raises the output or volume level of a pedal? Iíd like to put one in a bass preamp pedal so that I can raise the level for solos, etc. someone must have done this beforeóIím not even sure what terminology to use.

This seems like the right idea, but something that youíd have to put after he effect and not in between a board and volume pot:

Thanks in advance!

Open Discussion / Zirconia vs madbean 4:1 for bass?
« on: October 06, 2017, 04:41:20 PM »
I have a 4:1 that Iím building up right now but have always heard good things about the zirconia. Has anyone compared the two? Can anyone say what the differences are in terms of how heybwill sound Iím bass? Iím just looking for a little bit of an enhanced transparent pedal that will smooth things out and give a nice roundness.

Open Discussion / DOD 250 boards? Is anyone making them?
« on: October 03, 2017, 11:12:53 PM »
Is anyone making a DOD 250 clone board these days? Just played an original on bass and it was great. Would love to build one up.

Open Discussion / build tips? mudbunny/3 knob comp/fatpants in a BB?
« on: October 02, 2017, 06:14:37 PM »
Been working at a guitar shop and have been on more of an instrument/build kick lately. I'm getting the itch, though, and have a half built 3 knob comp (that afterlife with a blend, half built fatpants, and an old mudbunny board that is built up.

It's for bass... any ideas off the bat? THink I can fit it all in a BB box? I'm not thinking of using footswitches for all... maybe just the muff and boost? 

Open Discussion / Wiring diagram for older pedal switches w/ box jacks?
« on: October 01, 2017, 10:17:08 PM »

I'm fixing an old DOD 250. It's got one of those older switches with two prongs on one side and a single prong off of the other.  Can anyone tell me what this kind of switch is called and where I can find a wiring diagram for it?

One of these:

Open Discussion / Comp>boost no footswitch?
« on: January 19, 2017, 09:19:17 PM »
Compression and boost are the "always on" pedals on my bass board. I just ordered parts to build a 4:1 comp and a fatpants. I'm thinking of just putting them into the same enclosure with no foot switch. I have always been tempted to make pedals without a switch if they are always in but have always chickened out.

Has anyone else done this? Any regrets?

My bass board is usually: modulation>comp>boost>fuzz>sadowsky pre

Open Discussion / Creating custom bands in an EQ pedal?
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:52:35 PM »
Hey all,

So, I'm trying to wrap my head around this. If anyone can help point me in the right direction it would be appreciated. So, I want to create a bass EQ pedal that uses 5 custom bands based on popular bass preamps.

I have a 1776 effects six shooter board and on the BOM, it says to use to figure out how to create custom frequency bands. To do this, though, you have to enter the values of 2 caps and 2 resistors and then it will calculate the frequency. However, I have no idea how to determine the value of the caps and resistors, just the final frequencies that I want. How do I go about figuring this one out?

This is what I'm looking at:
40hz Bass
4khz Treble
500hz Mids
1 khz Low Mids
2.8khz Hi Mids

Is there anything on the current madbean roster that is similar to the Lavache/Electra? I have an electra drive that I really like but would love to build something similar that can go from subtle to more fuzz.

Open Discussion / Cardinal trem mouser bom?
« on: January 03, 2017, 08:04:54 PM »
Any chance anyone has a mouser bom for the cardinal trem? Some buddies at work want to dive in to pedal building and want to build Cardinals. They build guitars for a living and do a lot of soldering etc., so I think they'll be fine with this one.

Open Discussion / A good blend pcb? For bass?
« on: December 26, 2016, 09:36:25 PM »
Does anyone make a good blend pcb with a phase switch? The one over at Guitar PCB is out of stock, but it's also huge. I'd love to have simplified version for my board. Does anyone out there make one?

Open Discussion / New to Vero, what boards to get? Other advice?
« on: October 24, 2016, 06:18:47 PM »
Hey all... I've been building pedals for a few years but I have never used vero before. I have been taking a break from building pedals, but want to cook up a few preamps to use onboard for my bass. Looks like most of these need to be done via vero, so here I am. Looking forward to doing it and getting ready to order some supplies from smallbear. Can someone tell me what kind of actual board I need? I have 4 smallish projects all around this size:

Here's the smallbear link:

There are a few good guides out there, but if anyone else has any tips or can point me to some good information on working with vero, it would be much appreciated.


Open Discussion / Rullywow/King Tut problem
« on: January 22, 2016, 08:36:33 AM »
Any thoughts on this issue, guys?

I have a King Tut/Pharoah clone that Rully actually pop'd that I put together recently. I'm having an odd issue. IT works fine when I'm at home jamming along. However, at band practice when I have it in a chain, it will be great, then, I'll take a break and come back and the King Tut isn't passing sound. The led will be fine but it suddenly passes no sound after being fine.

Any idea what the issue might be?

WAsn't able to try it again when I got home last night, but I'm guessing that it will be fine.  Could something be building up that peaks after 15 minutes of playing?

The circuit sounds amazing on bass... a great dirty boost through a real fuzz... not sure what's going on here.

Open Discussion / Win a Dismal Ax guitar
« on: March 25, 2015, 01:55:22 PM »

Looks like Gwen, the person behind Dismal Ax guitars is trying to raise some cash for major upcoming dental work. To raise funds, she up a fundraising page on, and for every ten dollars you donate (up to $100), she will write your name on a slip of paper, and put it in a box for a guitar giveaway.

See more info on her site:

Iím sure that these guitars are not to everyoneís taste, but Iíve long been blown away by the rough beauty of the work. If youíve ever wanted one but just havenít had the cash, this is your shot for a chance and a way to help someone out.

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