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I really enjoyed discovering this pedal :D
« on: July 27, 2014, 05:51:19 PM »
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I'm sure these guys are not new to you people but today was my first encounter with their offer and this one stood out. A couple of concepts used and tuned brilliantly, I'm lovin' it :) What do you guys think?

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Re: I really enjoyed discovering this pedal :D
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 05:58:07 PM »
WTF! Who's gonna trace this so I can build one?  ;D  Very cool indeed!

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 06:01:41 PM »
WTF Indeed!!!  :o

Sounds like a PLL, Envelope follower, and Distortion all in one!

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Re: I really enjoyed discovering this pedal :D
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 06:45:07 PM »
Seems like an excellent one trick pony pedal.

In a way its odd though, you take a pedal with a very general, almost generic (but good) sound (like a tubescreamer) and a million guitarists can use it without getting accused of plagiarism. Then you take a pedal like this, with a very pronounced sound, and one famous guitarist uses it and forever everyone else who uses it will get accused of trying to sound like that guitarist.

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 07:33:49 PM »
This was compared to an Ugly face with a LFO mod in another thread here. Wonder how true that is.

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 08:46:52 PM »
That is really in the same alley than the Uglyface, but the envellope transient can go much faster.........stunning!!!!

All the control seem to interact in the same manner aswell.
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Re: I really enjoyed discovering this pedal :D
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 02:51:31 AM »
Definitely an Uglyface, with different vactrol, LDR/LED combo.

Get a Machette from Rej.

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Re: I really enjoyed discovering this pedal :D
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2014, 04:00:28 AM »

Definitely an Uglyface, with different vactrol, LDR/LED combo.

Get a Machette from Rej.

Any suggestions for alternatives. Im thinking putting it on a 4p3t when i get my machette

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Re: I really enjoyed discovering this pedal :D
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2014, 07:26:52 AM »
yeah it was me that likened it to an ugly face
its certainly a cool sounding box
Great for noise / experimentation / ambient though

if you wanna get in to the ball park then for sure the Machete PCB is the way forward

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Re: I really enjoyed discovering this pedal :D
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2014, 02:39:20 PM »

Definitely an Uglyface, with different vactrol, LDR/LED combo.

Get a Machette from Rej.

Any suggestions for alternatives. Im thinking putting it on a 4p3t when i get my machette

I think it would be somehow tricky to have those LED/LDR options on a switch, without an uBer amount of wiring, but it can be done.

You would need to have each combo, or the actual LED/LDR mounted on the switch adn then route the wires to those pads on the pcb. It can be done. Easily.... not sure ;)
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2014, 03:14:01 PM »


Definitely an Uglyface, with different vactrol, LDR/LED combo.

Get a Machette from Rej.

Any suggestions for alternatives. Im thinking putting it on a 4p3t when i get my machette

I think it would be somehow tricky to have those LED/LDR options on a switch, without an uBer amount of wiring, but it can be done.

You would need to have each combo, or the actual LED/LDR mounted on the switch adn then route the wires to those pads on the pcb. It can be done. Easily.... not sure ;)

I was thinking about rolling my own vtl and mounting on a strip of vero and then I guess 12 sets of wires to a switch would get a bit messy.
Something like this:

Sorry for the crappy pic, I drew it on my ipad after a few beers...

What would affect the sweep more, the led or different ranges on the ldr?


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Re: I really enjoyed discovering this pedal :D
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2014, 04:43:02 PM »
Your drawing makes sense, pretty much how i viewed it, but if you'd like to choose between only 2 LED/LDR combo, you could simply use a On/On 3PDT toggle.

To be honest i have no idea of wich of the 2 will have the most impact. The LDR is probably the dominant factor. Again here you have place for lots of experimentation because not only the LDR will make a difference in behavior but also how you set the trimpot.

I just don't have time right now to experiment with different combo, i'm already back logged with everything i have to crank out until i fly away... :-\
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Re: I really enjoyed discovering this pedal :D
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2014, 05:15:58 PM »
Seems like an excellent one trick pony pedal.

In a way its odd though, you take a pedal with a very general, almost generic (but good) sound (like a tubescreamer) and a million guitarists can use it without getting accused of plagiarism. Then you take a pedal like this, with a very pronounced sound, and one famous guitarist uses it and forever everyone else who uses it will get accused of trying to sound like that guitarist.

Funny, exactly what I was thinking.

That being said, I would build something like this in a heartbeat if something similar was available.

I mean, you can't even play dotted 1/8 note delay times without getting compared to Gilmour or The Edge. It is what it is.