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Open Discussion / Re: NPD: no need for any more Chorus pedals
« on: August 28, 2023, 04:39:28 PM »
That's bananas! Good score  8)  What delay chip is it using?

XVIVE MN3007 reissue at 15v

Open Discussion / Re: JHS relaunches Ross pedals
« on: August 27, 2023, 05:26:41 PM »
This whole palava left me more than cold.

Reissues of Ross pedals arent worth £169, and each one has an equivalent from another vendor I would rather purchase, especially at the price

I used to own the "v3" Chorus, inc all blue and the black with yellow label Distortion. 
Chorus was £15. I true bypassed it. I recorded some early stuff with it in my teens.
I them 4 years ago for about 10X what I paid for them  Its a CE-2 ish chorus, big wow!
The Disto went for £97.

I think I won :) especially as I dont miss them, and if this hypes the originals up, it wont be the first time I havent maximised on profiteering and I am sure I will live 

Open Discussion / Re: NPD: no need for any more Chorus pedals
« on: August 27, 2023, 05:14:49 PM »
Very very cool. I spied 126 resistors. If it gets cloned, good luck with that! it looks like it has lots of possibilities there.

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It does absolutely everything and more. Except stereo :)
Apparently there are like 350 parts, and up to maybe 400 in the other units. Its insane.

Open Discussion / NPD: no need for any more Chorus pedals
« on: August 27, 2023, 05:02:25 PM »
Another day another chorus pedal. This time, the Asheville Music Tools ACV-1

To say this one is special would be an understatement. I have been looking into the AMpT Asheville pedals for some time but never pulled the trigger as in the UK with the import fees itís kinda insane. Also I was waiting for the flanger which was the last release and the video demos left me colder than I was expecting - I said to a friend at the time I actually prefer the chorus.

I picked this up locally, so local the guy was just down the road and dropped it round by hand - good service! It was significantly cheaper than acquiring one new. The box is standard but it comes in a nice suede bag thing which was cute.

The pedal itself is a marvel of engineering and no I havenít had time/courage to take it apart. Suffice to say there are many hundreds of SMD parts ripe for Behringer to clone here. The fact they squeeze all this into a standard Hammond case is beyond me. The efforts for shielding and signal screening while a bit rustic on first glance clearly are effective (theres copper tape round the I/O ribbon, and a laminated metal sheet under the jacks).

The sound itself is continuously varying - the LFOs are beautiful and distinct. It is capable of chorus flanging and doubling in much the same way the Lovetone Flange with No Name is/was (Iíve got one of those too so I know what I am hearing is legit).

I havenít found a dud sound, it can go to the borders of oscillation not quite as crazily as the Lovetone unit but very much in the same realm of warble-siren. For classic 80s chorus this has it all in spades and so much more. I cant think of a chorus tone you couldnt acheive here, and with the mix control you can also go pure pitch vibrato.

My only critique is two fold: I have a strange affection for stereo and this is mono. Also it would have been cool to have a second footswitch to replace the polarity switch (similar to the original FoxRox TZF, again one of my favourite permanent collection).

Bottom line is this is the crŤme of analog chorus modulators in a surprisingly compact package and if you can afford one please buy one cos no oneís cloning this anytime soon. For me the online videos didnt do this justice, and perhaps dont do the other pedals in the line justice either. I will certainly jump on the delay if I ever see one more affordable than new....

Build Reports / Re: Some builbs
« on: August 11, 2023, 02:57:44 AM »
OS-2 was my first dirt pedal probabably like 25 years ago
I actually own two Boss originals cos I sometimes have a fly board and its such a part of "me" as a sound - I always come back to that as my filth setting irrespective of whatever other multitude of dirt pedals I have around (which is a couple dozen probably).

Really cool builds.

PS: Sorry to hear you arent feeling stellar.
Ill add to the pile at the risk of this becoming "sad pedal builders anonymous" that this year has felt particularly challening for me. While I wouldnt say I am clinically depressed I have felt a struggle. Not sure if its cos I turn 40 (tommorrow.... :( ) and am aware of mortality (parents declining health and repeat oncology surgeries) or the fact my cat has been on the watch list for at least 3 years now and thats coming to a head...or other stuff that I probably dont want to write here regards my closest family. But hey, Ive started collecting and modding cheap guitars and thats been nice. I dont build many pedals at all these days which I do miss and maybe adds to the sads a bit.

Build Reports / Re: Aion Neurotron / Lovetone Ring Stinger
« on: August 07, 2023, 04:56:40 PM »
If I built it again I would leave it out, the levels are well matched but I didn't know this going into the build.

re-read the accompanying literature, I missed that first pass some weeks ago.
Yeah I honestly dont think its needed, but thats a more elegant approach than the totally redundant super volume boost found on the "string ringer" clones

Open Discussion / Re: Anyone here mod guitars? Wierd ground issue
« on: August 07, 2023, 04:23:12 PM »
Ironically,  I just gutted and did some fancy wiring on a very cheap strat copy, with super 4p5t switching, coil tapping, series/paralleling and have literally zero issues. And yet, this 2 pickup single toggle was a bear.

Build Reports / Re: Deadend FX Reflektor / sib! Echodrive
« on: August 07, 2023, 04:21:27 PM »

Build Reports / Re: Aion Neurotron / Lovetone Ring Stinger
« on: August 07, 2023, 04:19:39 PM »
cool. curious how and why you implemented a level control?

Open Discussion / Re: Humbucker coil splitting advice adventure
« on: July 21, 2023, 05:30:19 PM »
What does the auxiliary switch do?  Otherwise it seems very Ibanez-ish.

series / parallel switch

Open Discussion / Re: Humbucker coil splitting advice adventure
« on: July 21, 2023, 04:23:30 PM »
I got it figured out

Cheers if you had a look and were (at first, maybe) as confused as me!

Open Discussion / Humbucker coil splitting advice adventure
« on: July 21, 2023, 03:01:15 AM »
Hi all

I am intrigued by the Charvel DK24 HH pickup switching options.

I have scoured the internet for a wiring diagram and happened across this

My issue is I dont have the original pickups to play with (which are expensive SD units)
I do however have some Duncan Design 4-wire humbuckers to experiment on!

Main problem however seems to be the way the hot and coloured wires work on the Duncan Designs
The SD have the North Start (Black) as Hot, and the South Start (Green) as ground
The Dunc Design have the North Start (Black) as Ground, and the South Start (Green) as hot

Would it be so simple as, following the wiring diagram, swapping around the green and black wires?
I assume this, if it worked, would just mean the positions as it relates to the specific "inner/outer" coil that was active might just be flipped over from pos 2 and pos 4 on the selector switch...?

I am hopefully reliably informed that all humbuckers have the same "orientation" of the coils meaning North is always slug, South is Screws

Any help would be much appreciated as Ive never attempted wiring something so complicated and the diagram isnt exactly the best (!)


Open Discussion / Re: Anyone here mod guitars? Wierd ground issue
« on: July 08, 2023, 05:20:40 PM »
pretty interesting right here

Im not the person youre after but those are some nice looking COB clones
Are you able to share any details on that?


Open Discussion / Re: Anyone here mod guitars? Wierd ground issue
« on: July 02, 2023, 03:16:40 PM »
So are you saying that you wired two different sets of pickups straight to the output jack and the popping still happens with both sets? If that's the case, it doesn't seem like the issue is in the guitar at all.

well, theyre in the guitar and I did resolve it with a body grounding solution, so I think it was in the guitar so to speak.

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