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    Moniker guitars

    their guitars will blow you away for the money - and then the fact that they are custom is the icing on the cake. take a look on their site at the gallery of work that they have done - i think that speaks for itself. as far as how they feel, the necks run a little bit on the thicker...
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    Aren't all buffer pedals created equal?

    the first thing I did when I got some high end measurement gear for my lab was debunk some of these myths for myself because i was as confused about what actually sounded good. heres what i found - (curious to see how it compares to your experience aaron) opamp based buffers made from a TL072...
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    Aren't all buffer pedals created equal?

    I'd say given your rig a buffer at the front of the chain would be a good idea. The buffers in effect pedals themselves when they are on of varying quality in terms of how long of cable / how many pedals they will power the signal through without high end loss. As far as audible...
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    Audio transformer question on pin outs

    that would also work - definitely would want to make sure the signal before the splitter is a buffered lower impedance output. glad to see it says just that right on that datasheet!
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    Audio transformer question on pin outs

    something like this will work well for you and be relatively inexpensive: http://www.geofex.com/FX_images/TransformerSplitter.pdf
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    Audio transformer question on pin outs

    hey cisspcism, i can help you out with this - but i need a little context :-) - which Jensen model are you looking at? - which iso box design are you looking at and - do you want a balanced out or a mono 1/4" isolated out? Mike
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    Starting a new hobby: DIY Effect pedals.

    RE DMMs - the harbor freight meter is a bit inadequate to have around as an 'only' DMM. my choice for a $50 meter is the Extech EX330. Here's a meter shootout from a respected EE Blogger if you want to dive REAL deep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoeUgMFLyAw being an EE as my...
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    Starting a new hobby: DIY Effect pedals.

    my first electronics project was a fuzz face in high school and it led me to go to school for EE and work on music gear for a living...so yeah it's pretty addictive. ill echo what has been said: www.DIYstompboxes.com is your forum for tech discussion Small Bear Electronics has all of the...
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    Marshall style pedal for Morgan AC-20

    that amp sounds so good to begin with all by itself:-) since its already overdriven, IMHO i would go with more of a lower gain OD or boost that has EQ controls available. i think the Barber Gain Changer would be a good call for this application. using the EQ you'll be able to dial in more...
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    Tubes and varying ouput?

    Adamdc - you probably have a bad tube if the output is much lower. it happens with tubes - ive gotten bad ones out of the box from every major manufacturer. that being said, JJ's are my go-to brand. let us know when you get a new tube how it sounds....
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    Tube screamers - what makes one better/best?

    hey folks from this thread....im working on the project I talked about to demo the tubescreamer mods / components - new thread here: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/1491947
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    The most versatile tube screamer ever...tech article

    The Maxon/Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-9 and TS-808 are the most popular pedals of all time, and the most cloned and tweaked. It's no surprise that misconceptions abound about the pedal and what it can and cannot do. Endless numbers forum threads have been started discussing the virtues of different...
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    Loud pop when engaging EHX soul food

    there have been a few threads on this topic. the (non-soldering) fix is to run it in 'buffered bypass' mode and the pop goes away.
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    Who can fix my OCD

    OP - if you snapped a clear internal shot of the circuit board and posted it there may be some clues on there with a burned component or two.
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    Gain Boost: does this pedal even exists?

    to echo what midwayfair said, this isn't electronically possible from a pedal. you cant crank the amp for more grit without feeding it a bigger (louder) signal. the only way to do this would be via a footswitch that changes the circuitry inside of your amp. there are some really great...
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    Who can fix my OCD

    hmm 18V and even a power surge well above that shouldnt bother it too much... contact fulltone - often companies will repair their out of warranty products for a reasonable fee. your friendly local amp/guitar tech can also probably take a look and fix it.
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    Gain Boost: does this pedal even exists?

    usually gain and volume are volume are considered the same thing - so im not sure i understand the question. do you mean turn up the amount of distortion without changing the volume level and EQ? if the answer is yes - then you are in the market for a low gain overdrive. the pedal I know...
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    Re-Branded Mooer Pedals?

    Companies like Joyo and Mooer will often sell their products to another company and 'white label' them - meaning same product, different brand name. I'm sure thats what happened here. They are probably completely identical and made by the same factory who makes Mooer, just a different final...
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    Boss CE-2 clipping problem

    hey Andrei, how are you powering it? make sure you have a fresh battery or power supply feeding it. You can get clipping (the bad kind) if the battery is low. i dont have lot of experience stacking this pedal, Im also bumping this so some more folks will chime in.
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    help me talk to my guitarist about his pedals

    the fact that the bass player and drummer have talked about it and the bass player is the OP speaks to the severity... :-) from what has been said: record another option is to borrow someone else's entire rig - amp and pedals. just to give him a totally different take on what he could...
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    To Mod the OCD....

    its pretty amazing how powerful the mind can be...
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    Op Amps in Drive Pedals - tech article

    Mike - just to clarify you aren't meaning to straight swap it in - this would require rewiring correct? (308 isnt pin compatible with typical dual op-amps) how often do you find people really like the op-amp distortion when all 4 (IIRC) of the KOT diodes are switches out? just curious.
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    Op Amps in Drive Pedals - tech article

    Not a dumb question at all! It was well suited (back in the day) for being a precision amplifier for sensors. There were a lot of biomedical, instrumentation (like a DMM or oscilloscope) and industrial applications for this type of chip. It was also well suited for sample-and-hold circuits...
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