PTD Mini Bone manual?


Does anyone know if there is a Mini Bone manual? I just picked one up used would like to know how the switches work. Thanks.


Sorry to bump an old thread but I am too looking for a Mini-Bone v2 manual. Links don't seem to work any more.


The P-Man

Not sure whether there is a manual, can't remember whether one came with mine but, to be honest, the info on his site is a useful starting point and the rest is trial and error. It's a bit of a learning curve but IMO, there's no substitute for spending some time learning settings intuitively..

Controls include:
Vol: Muchos on tap.
Gain: Useable from end to end
Mood: From overdrive to distortion to fuzz to greasey spit to octaves on the wound strings to trumpet ,french horn and trombone splat.
Bore: From Fat to skinny
Range: sets the mood knob range. Hi or Lo
and Top: 3 way selectable presence


I know karate. Voodoo, too.
From an older thread:

PTD mini –bone

paul trombetta design Pleasant Hill, California

Happy NPD and thank you.

The mini should go first in your chain or after true bypass effects only.

Power on standard Boss style center - power supply. (PP2+, DC Brick, etc…)

Power consumption: 2ma

mini-bone V2 controls:


Muchos on tap. Protect your hearing.

Gain: Useable from end to end. Start with the gain at noon. Great horn sounds come from low gain settings.


From overdrive to distortion to fuzz to greasy spit to octaves on the wound strings to trumpet, french horn and trombone splat. (the Mood biases the circuit and

Some static is normal)

NOTE: the Mood is cleanest at 7:00, Range switch Hi

You can “tune it in” between the detents too. Try it from 7 - 9:00

Bore: From Fat to skinny. The Bore controls the fatness of the whole circuit. Start with the Bore at 12:00.

For “Bone” sounds, low octaves and ring mod effects crank the Bore to 5:00.

For overdrive and more focused fuzz, try 9:00.


Range switch: Sets the Mood knob range. (above gain. Hi - left, Lo - right)

The most dramatic change in Mood occurs from 7:00 to 12:00 when range is set “Hi”

Explore these positions one at a time, and adjust the bore to hear it’s affect on the sound.

Slowly turn the mood up and you will hear it get more fuzzy.

Note: Turning the Bore up or down has much affect on the mood.


3 way switch above Vol. Left: norm, mid: bright, right: dark

These are sample settings, let your ears direct you!


Mood Range switch: Hi (Left: mini)

Gain 10:00

Mood 7:00

Bore: 7:00

A Fuzz setting I like:

Mood Range switch: High
Gain 2:00- 5:00
Bore: 10:00
Mood: 10:00

Horn lead lines: Use your neck pup with guit vol. maxed, Gain at noon or so.
Mood Range switch: low (down BM/ right miniV2)
Bore: 5:00
Mood: 12:00

At these settings, your wound strings will do octaves and octave + a 5th down that you can control with your Vol. knob.

The Range switch in low position takes the mood knob into sputtery blown amp territory.

In most cases, the higher the gain, the crazier the effects.
But low gain settings between 8-11:00 can give some strange Ring moddish effects too!

It might even “lock into feedback” Look for my “secret synth” video on Youtube

No matter how the settings are, you can always roll your Vol. back for edgy overdrive, and spanky cleans.

You will notice your circuit and anything that could move is rubberized.It is simple to remove if service is ever necessary.

Protect your hearing!


Disrespected Elder
Thanks Ban, I just looked that up to post myself as it is worth saving.

The best "manual" is to experience it and explore.

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