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MOD Kits Persuader Tube pre-amp Build

Started by Casey4s, May 24, 2011, 08:34:27 PM

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Casey4s


I was asked to build this tube pedal a few weeks ago and had a lot of fun with it.  I finally got the wrtie-up and demo video fiished.




Here's the write up on the build and a video/sound clip.

http://www.guitarkitbuilder.com/content/kit-review-persuader-tube-drive-pedal

J M Fahey

VERY nice, congratulations.
Post the schematic if you wish.

joecool85

Sounds great and really cool that it only uses 9v to power the tube but stills gets a nice crunchy overdrive.
Life is what you make it.
Still rockin' the Dean Markley K-20X
thatraymond.com

HENK

Hello!

Nice One!

The schematic is in the Review...

Is it possible to post the Drawings of the Layout???

Greets Thilo

Casey4s

Thanks for the kind words guys.  Working in that little box was a challenge in itself for my 63 year old eyes, my hats off to you regular pedal builders.

joecool85

Quote from: Casey4s on May 25, 2011, 10:52:02 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys.  Working in that little box was a challenge in itself for my 63 year old eyes, my hats off to you regular pedal builders.

You're 63??  Wow, I seriously thought you were a young whipper snapper like me (26).
Life is what you make it.
Still rockin' the Dean Markley K-20X
thatraymond.com

Casey4s

#6
Life is over when you stop learning, not necessarily when you reach a number.

I just took this pic of myself 2 minutes ago, Rock & Roll jeans and a "Nazareth" T-shirt, singing "hair of the Dog" to myself.



For the folks who are unfamiliar with Nazareth and "Hair of the Dog"  here's a video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4JjXPe2B4M

joecool85

Quote from: Casey4s on May 25, 2011, 01:11:57 PM
Life is over when you stop learning, not necessarily when you reach a number.


Kudos for actually living that way and I totally agree.
Life is what you make it.
Still rockin' the Dean Markley K-20X
thatraymond.com

crane

#8
Quote from: Casey4s on May 25, 2011, 10:52:02 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys.  Working in that little box was a challenge in itself for my 63 year old eyes, my hats off to you regular pedal builders.
Nice sound, although not quite what I'm used to hear from a tube circuit.
The box is quite big actually - you shouldn't complain. I have to handle electronic components that ar 0.02" by 0.01'" small at work - not that's a challenge (although not connected to guitar electronics)
Not sure if these are 0201 or 0402 but still - just to give you the feeling:


Just a curiosity - how long does the battery last - it's having a rough time heating the filament. My guess - 2-4 hours of playing, depends on battery itself.

Casey4s

Quote from: crane on June 01, 2011, 04:33:37 PM
Quote from: Casey4s on May 25, 2011, 10:52:02 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys.  Working in that little box was a challenge in itself for my 63 year old eyes, my hats off to you regular pedal builders.
Nice sound, although not quite what I'm used to hear from a tube circuit.
The box is quite big actually - you shouldn't complain. I have to handle electronic components that ar 0.02" by 0.01'" small at work - not that's a challenge (although not connected to guitar electronics)
Not sure if these are 0201 or 0402 but still - just to give you the feeling:


Just a curiosity - how long does the battery last - it's having a rough time heating the filament. My guess - 2-4 hours of playing, depends on battery itself.

About 2-3 hours of full on use, if my batteries were fresh to start with.

Yeah my old eyes can't work that small anymore.  I wear one of those visors with the magnifier in front, like Leo Fender, just to seee my hands. 

This week I get to build the MOD (Amplifiedparts.com) 102 SE Amplifier kit. I am much happier in a regular amp chassis LOL, and this is all true "point to point" wiring too.  I am puttining it in a small combo cabinet instead of the head though.

joecool85

Quote from: Casey4s on June 02, 2011, 08:26:57 AM
This week I get to build the MOD (Amplifiedparts.com) 102 SE Amplifier kit. I am much happier in a regular amp chassis LOL, and this is all true "point to point" wiring too.  I am puttining it in a small combo cabinet instead of the head though.

That's neat.  If you don't mind sharing, we'd all love to see that when it's done too.
Life is what you make it.
Still rockin' the Dean Markley K-20X
thatraymond.com

Casey4s

Quote from: joecool85 on June 02, 2011, 08:35:53 AM
Quote from: Casey4s on June 02, 2011, 08:26:57 AM
This week I get to build the MOD (Amplifiedparts.com) 102 SE Amplifier kit. I am much happier in a regular amp chassis LOL, and this is all true "point to point" wiring too.  I am puttining it in a small combo cabinet instead of the head though.

That's neat.  If you don't mind sharing, we'd all love to see that when it's done too.

I'll post it in the proper forum when it's finished. It takes a while for the Editor to approve the article and shoot the video, so it' will be a few weeks before it's published and posted.

joecool85

Quote from: Casey4s on June 02, 2011, 08:51:01 AM
I'll post it in the proper forum when it's finished. It takes a while for the Editor to approve the article and shoot the video, so it' will be a few weeks before it's published and posted.

Sounds good, I look forward to it.
Life is what you make it.
Still rockin' the Dean Markley K-20X
thatraymond.com

Casey4s

Quote from: joecool85 on June 02, 2011, 12:50:47 PM
Quote from: Casey4s on June 02, 2011, 08:51:01 AM
I'll post it in the proper forum when it's finished. It takes a while for the Editor to approve the article and shoot the video, so it' will be a few weeks before it's published and posted.

Sounds good, I look forward to it.

I,ll start a thread in the "Tube" forum section later about the build.

Here's some of the raw photos of building the new chassis, and a few of the cabinet I am re-using from my Champ. I will only actually USE a hand full of all those pics though.

http://s238.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/Casey4s/GKB/MOD%20102/?start=all