New look for Zendrive

turtleheadblues

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I know its mean not to post a pic but I got a ZD yesterday and it now has a metal faceplate with the logo and text on it. Looks stainless steel and changes with light and angle changes.

VERY cool new look. Maybe Alf can post a pic.
 

WailinGuy

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My Zendrive is from one of the earliest batches made. I kind of like the white faceplate. It has a unique, understated appearance.

BTW, does anyone know if the Zendrive can safely be run at higher voltage, such as 18 volts?
 

ahermida

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Originally posted by Jim Salman
My Zendrive is from one of the earliest batches made. I kind of like the white faceplate. It has a unique, understated appearance.

BTW, does anyone know if the Zendrive can safely be run at higher voltage, such as 18 volts?
it can run at 18V but I don't think it will buy you much. I designed to run at 9V so people didn't have to debate which voltage to use or get new power supplies etc.

Alf
 

EL34

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I received mine about 2 weeks ago - it also has the silver faceplate....looks great. Crazy good pedal too....:dude
 

monacosis

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Just got mine today and it's great! just what i was looking for. Thanks again Alf!

here's a shot with another new box: FX Engineering MOAB (Mother Of All Boosts) clean boost. they make a great pair.



mike
 

tga-3

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Originally posted by ahermida
yes, The Mos and the Zendrive 2 will also have new looks.

Alf
Alf,
Still lovin' my Zendrive. Going to see Robben Ford in October with John Mayall, word is Robben is playing a Les Paul thru his Zendrive and Super Reverb on this tour. I'm in the second row, can't wait! Any idea on when the Zen 2 will start shipping.
Thanks,
Rick
 

WailinGuy

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(from Alf) it can run at 18V but I don't think it will buy you much. I designed to run at 9V so people didn't have to debate which voltage to use or get new power supplies etc.
I decided not to try 18V. Last night I opened up my Zendrive and noticed there is a 100uF/10V electrolytic cap on the circuit board. I measured 9V across it (with the pedal being powered by a fresh 9V battery). I'm afraid to exceed the voltage rating of that cap.

Here's another question: I also noticed that there is what appears to be a typical socketed 8-pin dual op-amp (with the lettering blacked out so I can't tell what the stock op amp brand/type is.) Can you recommend some alternate op amps to try out? In my case, I would be willing to trade off some gain to get better dynamics and note definition.
 

drolling

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Originally posted by Jim Salman
there is what appears to be a typical socketed 8-pin dual op-amp (with the lettering blacked out so I can't tell what the stock op amp brand/type is.) Can you recommend some alternate op amps to try out? In my case, I would be willing to trade off some gain to get better dynamics and note definition.
And it is amazing what a difference swapping an op amp can make. I'm not interested in tweaking the voicing of my Zendrive, but recently got an eternity w/a TLO72 to replace the stock (unmarked) chip. Really does make a huge difference.
 

WailinGuy

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I'm not interested in tweaking the voicing of my Zendrive, but recently got an eternity w/a TLO72 to replace the stock (unmarked) chip. Really does make a huge difference.
Speaking of the Eternity, I've been seriously considering ordering one. How does it compare with the Zendrive? Which would you say is more touch-sensitive? Which sounds more "amp-like"?
 

drolling

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Originally posted by Jim Salman
Speaking of the Eternity, I've been seriously considering ordering one. How does it compare with the Zendrive? Which would you say is more touch-sensitive? Which sounds more "amp-like"?
very different animal. eternity's not a low gainer. I rarely set the drive on mine past 9 o'clock
 




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