Lovepedal electronic "break-in? Truth or Fiction?

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  1. Craftmatic

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    I may be using the wrong term, "break-in" and I can't remember which threads I read it in but I think even Sean mentioned it. Almost implying some sort of "settling" of components happens the more you use it. Did I image this - or is it verdad?
     
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    very true. But only with Super Mojo "waiting list" brands....I read it on the Internet.
     
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    Are you serious? If so, can you elaborate? How do transistors break in? Also, which are the Super Mojo "waiting list" brands?
     
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    Seriously, I read something about this on TGP. Unless it was a running joke, but it didn't seem like it. Gosh, if only MAGICboy would fly in here and save the day!
     
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    :knitting
     
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    I sense some crank yanking going on.
     
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    Doesn't surprise me at all...

    sounds like more genius "marketing" to me. ;)
     
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    By golly, I'm going to find those posts, if it's the last thing I do!:BITCH
     
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    I really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really doubt it.

    Really.
     
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    Problem here is that unless your cables are pointing the right direction and your pick is from vintage tortoise the pedal won't break in correctly.
     
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    Oh, I don't doubt that you read it here.

    I think you were the one getting yanked.
     
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    http://analogman.com/ts9silv.htm


    These power capacitors work and sound best after they are "formed" at working voltage, so the tone of the pedal may improve with use. The spec sheets for the power caps we use state that the characteristics are stabilized after 100 hours of running. Or simply leave it connected to a power adaptor overnight to get all the caps happy, and use it often, for best tone!
     
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    I heard from a great amp builder that amps break in (compentns, caps). So yeah, probably ALL electronics settle in and open up a bit. But it's quick. Don't keep it past the return policy waiting for it to break in to decide it you like it! That is BS my friend.
     
  17. Craftmatic

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    I knew I read it here. Check this out, a quote from Sean, himself:

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showpost.php?p=4609389&postcount=7

    I've pasted the quote from the above post:

    "I talked to Sean on the phone Sunday about the new COT50...Sean also told me that components of both current versions will still break in (sonically) w/ time, just like older COT50's..."
     
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    That only works if you use pure silver solder. Oh... and a blue LED. :D

    bw
     
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    the BEST way is to store all of your caps on a breadboard under continuous voltage...

    ;)
     

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