Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by chrismellotron, May 30, 2013.
Yep, or just de-solder it and keep it.
I love my PTD BM GTX, but I have to say the Hooligan's simple layout, size and price make it a very desireable bauble, especially knowing you can have the brightness back (or fine-tune it with other caps). It was pretty rad stock and my Spark usually punched it right on through anyway.
Yes, the great base tonality of the Hooly and the WTF make them fun to mod, it sounds great with a wide variety of caps. I keep thinking that Paul's circuit with a FAC would kick all kinds of ass.
BTW, I LOVE the way the stock cap sounds with single-coils and gold-foils so I don't question J. Rockett's choice of using this cap at all, in fact that is why I went with a toggle instead of clipping out the cap because I couldn't bear to lose that tone with my 27 Tele.
I get squidgy posting so many replies, but we're pretty ON topic, yo? I'm not familar with FAC caps, but a Google search didn't really get me to anything that seemed adjustable, or ??? What kind of capacitor is it?
Also wondering if there's any room on the sides that could work and retain battery placement? Up top probably too crowded and lower, probably argues with the battery, so probably not, but I don't have it here, cause I gave it to my friend and he ruvs it.
A FAC is a cap network like what Orange Amps uses or Gibson's Varitone, basically you have a 5-position click pot with a different value cap at each location. I think there is a way to use an SPST toggle for this mod by soldering the toggle directly to the board. This would allow you to keep the battery option, and use a cheaper switch, but I haven't sussed it out yet...
Which is what the Rotobone features, isn't it? Two rotaries, one for selecting input and the other for selecting output capacitor.
See, 'cause Paul is way smarter than me, he's thought of it already!
Ima put the cap/toggle on long leads and just tape 'em to the outside of the case. Then use a socket for the cap and have a pile of caps next to my picks.
Of the ones I've played, the Ge I6W9 is pretty coarse.
preceded by paul with his Velocitine, i think.
So, I've not spent a lot of time in the deep (expensive) end of the fuzz pool except for my DAM stuff. When Paul canceled the list and my place went away, I decided I had to check out PTD. Anyway, ended up with a BettaBone (a BMGT and a Kush in a single box). Wow, this thing is DEEP. First off, it really doesn't like active electronics (the Renaissance guitar I wrote up elsewhere). It's not bad, it just doesn't do many of the tricks its known for. Secondly, I just get lost moving between settings, then forgetting how I got there before-that's a LOT of knobs and switches, and while the instructions are somewhat helpful, I'd love to know what Mood and Bore are actually doing?
It's especially funny that the Nebula came out this week, too. So now I've got a Spaceman in the mail (neatest PCBs ever done) and a PTD in the basement (goop poured all over things like a blood bath). Just seems ironic!
Oooooh, look what came today (well yesterday, but I forgot to post yesterday)! Won't have a chance to get into it until this weekend.
I have to admit I'm pretty excited about taking this one home tonight. I've been wanting to explore the Tone Machine branch of the fuzz family tree for a while now. Hopefully, I'll have @basicaudio 's version soon, as well.
jEXT fOXX by misa posted Jul 12, 2018 at 12:31 PM
the goop in a PTD is useful to those of us whose fuzzes get banged around regularly by baggage mishandlers & other varied sources of heavy travel- & gig-orientated irritations/dangers.
also, it's not real goop, and can be quickly removed:
just ask paul.
Right. It's a rubber conformal coating, and not a "traditional" "goop."
I realized it was more than cosmetic when I realized how carefully the wires were tacked down and so on. Still, it LOOKS like a black bat was massacred in there. Just a different approach and I'm not dissing Paul, more amused than anything. It IS good to know it can be removed if the time ever comes to need to repair or replace a part.
Has anyone ever built a "Fuzz in a Bottle"?
It has since been rehoused, but I had a multi-fuzz in an upside down cake pan.