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Messages - Raulgrell

The Newcomer's Forum / Re: First Overdrive Pedal
May 28, 2007, 02:35:13 PM
I had an initial investment of about 40€ (just about 50$), with which I bought:
A digital multimeter (with ohm, A, V, hfe and forward drop voltage measurments);
A soldering Iron;
60/40 solder;
a length of wire;
crocodile clips;
and a de-soldering pump.

Then, I cheated a bit- took apart an old computer, an old radio, a few other random electronic devices and kept some switches, wire, jacks and speakers... saved some money XD
Tubes and Hybrids / Re: Fetzer-Valve/Tube Preamp
May 28, 2007, 07:56:43 AM
I'd prefer a SS power amp in order to keep the design more simple in design and maintenance terms, as well as reducing it's cost and volume.

I'm sure there are a few ss power amp designs that are extremely faithful to the sound produced by the preamp. The idea I put forward would still allow for the overdriving of a tube (or possibly 2) to produce the warm harmonics one gets from tubes.
Tubes and Hybrids / Fetzer-Valve/Tube Preamp
May 27, 2007, 08:02:17 PM
Inaugurating this discussion board, and bringing an idea for a pre-amp...

I was considering powering a tube with a tube emulator... The Fetzer valve ( as part of a solid-state pre-amp which then powers a tube preamp, which finally leads to a transparent as possible SS power amp and finally the speaker.

Has this been tried before? Does it sound viable?