Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by chrismellotron, May 30, 2013.
Is your chromebender silicon or germanium? And which iteration of BBB is that?
It's a BBB07 if I'm not mistaken and the chromebender is a germanium one (I'll have to double check that too)
Which lovepedal fuzz is your favorite?
And while I'm at it, here are most of my Lovepedals:
The black and gold dragon and the chromebender are the ones I like better, but in the end, I like them all!
"All For NONTS"
My beloved FAT RAT is returning from Modest Mike Spiers via USPS...
White LEDs replacing Si clippers...
18V Turbo FAT RAT action awaits
Especially when it comes to being a gluttonous and
I've become a proficient ahole!
Don't have to even try anymore, just comes naturally
Looking for suggestions on this. HK gave this Codtone to me and it sounded pretty massive and crazy when it got here but there was something intermittent happening. Got it fixed and now it sounds like a great OD but not the Superfuzz variant it's supposed to be. @Tom Von Kramm played it too. Ideas? Changing transistors maybe? Thanks!
A loaded question, if one wanted a fuzz pedal to experiment with, where would you start? I know there are so many variants and I know nothing about them. Prefer under $10, definitely under $150, bonus points for able to order new with amazon for putting on my Christmas list in a few months versus clueless family members trying to find it in a smaller GC.
DOD Carcosa would be a good start.
Yeah, that sounded nothing like any FY-2 variants I've tried. It doesn't sound bad, it just sounded like an OD. My first troubleshooting would be to see if one or both of the transistors have any legs touching and shorting out, because it sounded to me like one of the gain stages wasn't working properly.
I think that was the initial problem if I recall what Ben at British Audio told us. Maybe I've got to try swapping some stuff but I'm guessing something else is out of place. Thanks Tom! Hope you made it home okay? Great pics from the road!!
I'm no expert. But after Tom mentioned this I looked and the transistor on the left does appear to have crossed legs. maybe try sliding a thin piece of guitar pick between there and see if that helps.
It's incredible, isn't it?
I'm so glad I picked one up. It sounds massive! The SM is on its way back to Zak. Something's broken.
Lately I've been playing a lot through the Princeton; something in its upper mids and somewhat mild treble response flatters fuzz tremendously. I'll make a clip eventually.
Gott love the care that went into this "prototype."
Thanks brudda'! Will try.
Okay, so it's weird. It looks like two legs of separate transistors are touching at the same solder point but there's hardly any room at that spot to split them. It actually looks like it's where they were recently fixed. Anyways, may go back in the closet. Codtone is in Australia and that's too expensive to ship for a gifted pedal I already put $27. into.
I was wondering about this spot in particular:
35FB459F-6DCA-4652-AC5D-B17247C65D7A by johnetone posted Jul 6, 2018 at 6:23 PM
Ah! Yeah, they aren't touching there but good catch.
Ben from Codtone is looking at it. He says most definitely should not sound like an OD.