Modded Bluesbreaker pedal clip

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Deaj, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Deaj

    Deaj Member

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    Pedal gain close to full, tone at 12 o'clock.

    Guitar is an alder strat with a maple/maple neck, bridge PAF pickup.

    Amp is a Fuchs ODS-50 combo w/ an EVM-12L speaker.

    Mic is a SM57 - recorded in Sonar7 - recorded dry, reverb added before mixdown.

    Playing is my fault. :D

    Mississippi Queen
     
  2. gibson08

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    NIIICE!! Great sounding clip!, Always a good jam tune!
     
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    Damn dude, that sounds great!!! One of my all time favorite songs from the past. Where did you get the backing track?
     
  4. jonathansuhr

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    Wow! This is the king of modded bluesbreakers ;)
     
  5. Ed Reed

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    what was the mod?
     
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    Thanks! :)

    The backing track had been posted in the Members Soundclips section a couple of years back. I'm a pack rat. :D Here's a link to the backing track:

    Mississippi Queen backing track
     
  7. Deaj

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    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    Wish I could get MY BB to sound like that!!
     
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    Sounds very nice, in fact I like that sound a lot more than the "modded Bluesbreaker" ;) I owned.
     
  10. Deaj

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    ;) :D

     
  11. Deaj

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    The stock BB circuit is just a few simple tweaks away from being an astoundingly good sounding OD.
     
  12. playon

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    Sounds good, I heard some of the other clips you posted on another board... how does your modded version work for milder overdrive?
     
  13. Guitar Josh

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    Any tips for a guy that can use a soldering iron but can't read a schematic?
     
  14. jdandry

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    I have a Original BB and the switch is going out and on the input jack , the plastic little casing outside the pedal broke. Where can I get a replacement jack and switch? Thanks- John
     
  15. 59Vampire

    59Vampire Silver Supporting Member

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    sounds great thanks for posting
     
  16. Deaj

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    Thanks! :)
     
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    Here are a few pics:
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    ...and here are my project diagrams for this project:

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    I used metal film resistors throughout.
    Caps shown in yellow are metalized polyester film.
    C10 actually takes up more space than is shown on the layout. I bend the leads under the cap
    so that the traces terminate as shown. The cap will take up most of the space between
    C9 and C11.

    I've found that a 250K reverse audio taper gain pot provides more linear control.

    The schematic does not show R3 (LED indicator resistor), switch, I/O jacks, or power jack wiring.
    See wiring diagram below.

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    The only thing I'd request from builders is that you not build this circuit as product for sale. You're certainly free to do so legally but it wouldn't be nice. You may certainly feel free to modify the circuit and use that to build and sell product. I'd prefer, however, to keep the circuit represented in the images/files above as a freely available DIY project and reserve all rights to financial gains from the use or implementation of this circuit. Thanks all!

    Enjoy! :)
     
  18. steelplayer

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    Deaj,
    You sir, are my new modding Hero.

    Seriously man, many thanks for sharing the great info. MUCHO inspirational! Your last few posts about mods have definitely gotten me back into the modding groove.

    best to ya man!:BEER

    Larry
     
  19. Deaj

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    You're welcome! :BEER
     
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    I think it sounds great at the verge of breakup. I'll try to record some more audio at a low gain setting this week and post it here.
     

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