Author Topic: DOD Meat Box & Buzz Box  (Read 9833 times)

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DOD Meat Box & Buzz Box
« on: May 10, 2012, 09:10:45 AM »
We need versions of these 2 classic, short-lived, underappreciated pedals with horribly labelled controls. Originals go for a fortune on ebay. I  miss these circuits greatly and would love to build (and tweak) them. Some design improvements like true bypass and simplified layout would easily surpass the originals. They are a noise maker's wet dream.

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Re: DOD Meat Box & Buzz Box
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 09:42:00 AM »
I don't know if this helps or not, but here you go.  It's hard to get solder side pics of these; however, i can if you tell me what you need to see.


These links take you to the Talkbass forum.

Meatbox
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f36/dod-fx32-meat-box-guts-829595/

here is someone elses Meat Box. It's different from mine, but they have the other side of the board.  http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l169/marcello252/FX/DSCN1897.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l169/marcello252/FX/DSCN1898.jpg


Buzz Box
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f36/dod-fx33-buzz-box-guts-829592/

Gonkulator
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f36/dod-fx13-gonkulator-modulator-guts-829593/

Punkifier
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f36/dod-fx76-punkifier-guts-829596/

And while you are at it ;D
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=244322&d=1326057023
« Last Edit: May 10, 2012, 10:18:39 AM by icecycle66 »

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Re: DOD Meat Box & Buzz Box
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 10:56:22 AM »
Holy Crap! nice ice. This should be enough for the TALENT to get to work.
*hint*cough*hint*

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Re: DOD Meat Box & Buzz Box
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 01:37:13 PM »
Digitech will usually just send you the factory schematic if you ask for it. They've sent me several. And the response time is insanely fast.

And not that it's a very popular pedal these days, but I have drawn up a true-bypass version of the FX-55B that I plan to do something with eventually. I plan to do maybe the American Metal or the Boss Mega Distortion as well. I think we need to bring back crossover distortion!  ;D

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Re: DOD Meat Box & Buzz Box
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 07:24:22 PM »


And not that it's a very popular pedal these days, but I have drawn up a true-bypass version of the FX-55B that I plan to do something with eventually. I plan to do maybe the American Metal or the Boss Mega Distortion as well. I think we need to bring back crossover distortion!  ;D
nice.  i dig the nasty noisy especially with glichy bass. i notice that the vast majority of projects are "tone" boxes. but i seek out the wacky and vomit inducing.

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Re: DOD Meat Box & Buzz Box
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 03:33:55 AM »
There's a thread over at FSB with a schematic and the manual. Looks like it uses a non-standard sub-harmonic generating chip.

Love this bit from the manual (their caps not mine):
WARNING: DO NOT WEAR RED AND ADJUST THIS CONTROL ABOVE ONE O' CLOCK UNLESS YOU ARE A SERIOUS MATADOR

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Re: DOD Meat Box & Buzz Box
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 03:23:19 PM »
Another endorsement for the Meatbox from me.
A fantastic pedal for bass, now almost mythical status - could see it being very popular.

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Re: DOD Meat Box & Buzz Box
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 01:50:04 PM »
Digitech will usually just send you the factory schematic if you ask for it. They've sent me several. And the response time is insanely fast.


This is correct, I just asked for the gonkulator schem and in the time it took me to make a cup of tea it was in my inbox :)