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Skreddy Variants Information Thread

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Guitar Josh, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Skreddy

    Skreddy Member

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    If memory serves, the last 2 Mayonaises initially had 2 alternative transistors in them and were both recalled and made whole with the correct 2N5133's that I scavenged out of the prototype.
     
  2. sarumawashii

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    So is this a mod that Marc now offers?

    Also I have a little info on the Supa tone, It's not a lot but all I've got is that it's a grittier and more aggressive Big Muff of sorts. But still based off of the Supa Tonebender.
     
  3. Skreddy

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    The original Zero was made with a board that does not have a space for a mids switch. Later ones, which use the board from the Mayo, do have a pad for one; but it's a special-request thing. The flat-mids tone stack engaged in a Zero take it out of the alterna-doom genre and into the late 80's butt-rock zone.
     
  4. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon

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    To avoid confusion (if only my own), is a later Zero just a Mayo?
     
  5. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    The Zero uses different transistors than the Mayo and the Zero is generally more aggressive and tight while the Mayo is looser and fatter throughout. They aren't the same circuit.
     
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    So how does one go about getting this mod done? I got my Zero around christmas time, so does that qualify as a later model?
     
  7. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon

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    So then, same board, but different parts.
     
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    my supa tone will be here wednesday or thursday, i can't wait.

    :hump:
     
  9. Skreddy

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    Yeah; email me.
     
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    whateverdude Silver Supporting Member

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    i been buying pedals from marc for years, you can expect nothing less then top notch customer service.
     
  11. sarumawashii

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    You'll have to write up a review about that once you've gotten it. I should be getting one in a couple months as well.

    Just emailed you.:wave
     
  12. BrianPhase90

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    Love this thread.. I have a couple interesting Skreddies I'll post pics of soon.
     
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    This isn't really accurate Josh.
    Originally there was only one Lucky Charm (so it's not Lucky CharmS). It was built for "Last Nerve".
    I now have this pedal, and it does now have the Smokey Mod done to it, as noted on the back plate.

    Apparently Marc has now built 2 more Lucky Charms with the 2 trimpots that modern builds have, but the original was built in 2006.

    The Smokey Mod came about when I commented that the Screw Driver I had was a bit harsh and Marc insisted that I send it back, and he came up with that mod which later became standard... so before May 2006, all Screw Drivers were voiced brighter.

    I still have the first Smokey Mod and I also have the Screw Driver prototype.

    Here is a gutshot of the original Lucky Charm:

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    And here's the family.. first Smoky Mod Screw Driver on the right and the Proto on the left.
    The Proto has no trimpots and has more bottom end than the other 2.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. BrianPhase90

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    Heres another Lucky Charm.


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  15. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon

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    Don't tell me *I* am inaccurate when I post the very link where the information was sourced. Not to mention that nothing in your post contradicts the information anyway.
     
  16. rewog

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    Whoa.. settle down there fella.

    You said this was meant to be a collaborative information based thread !!, and you also said:
    "NOTE - MUCH OF THIS IS BASED ON MEMORY, WHERE I AM WRONG PLEASE CORRECT ME!!!"

    So I try to do that and fill in the gaps, and you start going off ?
    Geez ! Is it about a collection of accurate information on Skreddy pedals, or about you ?

    The link you posted makes no mention of, and has nothing to do with the Lucky Charm SD !
    And your text indicates there were multiple early SD's built with the Lucky Charm graphic, which is wrong.
     
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  17. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon

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    Now I see why people delete threads. You start something to try and help and you get this nonsense.

    I'm not going to hand hold you through it. The linked post is part of a discussion about the LC. End of story.
     
  18. Skreddy

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    Different graphics aren't what I'd necessarily call "variants." If I made a particular pedal with a custom graphic at a time when that circuit was configured a certain way, that's just the way I made it at that time. If somebody else sees a pic of that custom graphic and asks for another one, then the new one would be like however I was making them at that (later) time.

    I really have to stop with the custom graphics, and especially things that could rightly be considered somebody else's trademark (like ZoSo for example).

    I appreciate nerdery as much as the next guy, but I hardly think this type of information merits much passion and certainly not fighting.
     
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    I like all of Marc's graphics and desgins custom or stock, Thanks for chiming in Marc. Love my DSOTM Skreddy inspired Lunar Module that you were able to accomdate at my request.

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    His comment was "This isn't really accurate", as in "this information you posted isn't accurate". He never said "HEY, YOU'RE WRONG".

    You act like he insulted the color of your purse or something.
     

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