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Timmy Manual PDF ?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by loosebrace, May 19, 2011.

  1. loosebrace

    loosebrace Member

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    Hey folks,

    Can any one point me to or email me a PDF copy of the Timmy Manual?

    Thanks

    Mcgverb at g mail dot com
     
  2. ZeroChan

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    I don't think there's one. There was a letter that comes with the pedal that Paul wrote though.
     
  3. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    2-page PDF file: http://rjsanders.com/amps/Tim-Timmy.pdf, about a year ago

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  4. Mark

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    I'm just starting to get into more knob twisting and would like to know what the switches on my Timmy do? I believe the version in that PDF is an older version?
     
  5. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    which switches? there's only one toggle switch on the later Timmy, which i haven't tried yet.

    yes, the PDF file on my site is for the earlier one, which has two DIP switchpacks inside the pedal.

    enjoy
    :cool:
     
  6. Mark

    Mark Member

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    Yeah, you're right. I'm at school, so I don't have it in front of me. What's that switch do?
     
  7. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    dunno. also don't know if that switch replace the 2 DIPs inside:huh...we'll have to wait for someone else to happen along:waiting

    :cool:
     
  8. Geosh

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    Yes, the switch is the same as the ones previously found inside. It just changes the diode clippers in the circuit. I think the center is symmetrical, and then one direction is asymmetrical and the other is a more compressed symmetrical mode.
     
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    Up: Assymetrical
    Middle: Stock Symmetrical uncompressed
    Down: Symmetrical compressed
     
  10. Mark

    Mark Member

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    so it would seem to me that the middle position would be most favorable if I'm already running a compressor?
     
  11. taco-man

    taco-man Supporting Member

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    Not necessarily.
     
  12. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    "Compressed" in this case refers more to the type and amount of gain you're getting. An op-amp distortion can be altered by what you put in the negative feedback loop. Having negative feedback kick in suddenly creates a hard distortion, more gradually, like from asymmetrical diodes is less hard and having no negative feedback makes it more of a clean boost. So the switch changes the diodes and how the circuit reacts to input volume. You've gotta try it to see which way works best for you!
     

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