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Airis savage drive: based on what?
« on: May 16, 2019, 01:28:27 PM »
A friend asked me, if I heard of the Airis savage drive and if I could possibly built him something along those lines. Obviously he was shooting for a clone, but I have found next to nothing about it online.

It's a 4-knob drive pedal (vol, drive, bass (tight), tone (bite)) using one IC (likely an opamp) and 2 transistors, so I'm thinking it could be some kind of cranked tubescreamer.

https://www.airiseffects.com/store/p1/savagedrive.html




Any input? Thanks
« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 01:37:37 PM by m-Kresol »
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Re: Airis savage drive: based on what?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 02:35:13 PM »
PedalPCB has a clone board available, and the schematic in the build docs.

Its vaguely Screamer-ish, though no clippers, and a bit more control in the first op-amp stage.

https://www.pedalpcb.com/docs/WonderDrive.pdf
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Re: Airis savage drive: based on what?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 02:48:29 PM »
Fun challenge!  I looked through a few build docs on Aion electronics, because he has so many drives.  The only one I found that didn't have any pF caps and one op-amp was Maxon/Ibanez SD-9 Sonic Distortion. Also, looks like diodes are taken out, i.e.,  permanent lift mode.

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Re: Airis savage drive: based on what?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 06:44:42 PM »
Actually, this circuit looks a lot like the Ibanez Black Noise, without the clipping diodes and gyrator tone control. It pretty much sounds exactly like it too:

(maybe just buy a Black Noise for way cheaper?)
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Re: Airis savage drive: based on what?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2019, 12:49:58 AM »
thanks for all the input guys. Will have a look at your suggestions
I build pedals to hide my lousy playing.

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