Orange Squeezer capacitors

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  1. bdhact1

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    Does anyone know the voltage rating for the four original 4.7 tantalum capacitors for Dan Armstrong's original Orange Squeezer? I'm trying to build one as close to original specs as possible.
     
  2. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    They don't need to be high, 10V or higher is fine, good luck!
     
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    Thanks Mike, Fellow Danburian! You are the best !
     
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    I have found through trial and error that the 50v tantalum capacitors give the fullest/fattest sound, and that the sound gets thinner as the voltage rating goes down. The two .047 mylar capacitors sound their best with a 100v rating; Which makes me curious what the original voltage ratings actually were. Could they possibly have been different with every device ?
     
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    no way a pedal would ever be seeing 100 volts...
     
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    50v or 100v for the mylars is fine.
     
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    AceBSpankin Prince of Ales Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    How do you bias the circuit after the build??
    Is it possible to solder the trim pot in reverse??
     
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    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    see my JUICER manual for how to bias an OS. Trimpot will work fine no matter way it's soldered in but may have to change CW to CCW (you will know).
     
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    Thanks Mike, I figured out by looking at a extra trim pot that there are 3 leads!!
    So even I could not screw the placement up, it only goes 1 way!!
    Thanks again
    Just checked the site and could not find the bais info?
     
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    AceBSpankin Prince of Ales Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Wow again!!
    Reading without comprehension, "manuals" not pedal descriptions!!
    Double Thanks Mike!!
    Your help here is much appreciated, above and beyond.
     

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