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tol

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karate shop harmonic energizer parasitic oscillation?
« on: November 11, 2011, 07:08:15 PM »
Hi folks! I built two Slap Chops with no problems. I gave them to musicians as gifts. I believe one immediately sold his to fund a Strymon purchase  :(

Anyway! I wanted one for myself and built a Karate Shop. It works great unless I max the gain and try to get some of the wild distortion this effect is capable of. When it distorts it is very unpleasant and has a nasty decay that sounds very similar to a tube amp with parasitic oscillation problems.

Has anybody else had similar issues with the Karate Shop?

rps-10

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Re: karate shop harmonic energizer parasitic oscillation?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 07:50:07 AM »
I'll try with the one I built. Never really maxed the gain as it jsut gets too loud.

Will test and get back with results.  -- only issue I havewith mine is that it pops loudly when activated, depending on what pedals it's in front of or behind. So I need to test it out anyway. (I built the buffered version)