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Started by joecool85, March 19, 2020, 02:47:30 PM
Quote from: paelgin on March 29, 2020, 09:38:42 PMThanks for posting that. Looks cool, might try it.Which diode is the LED and which is the 4148?Can two general purpose NPN transistors be configured as the darlington, or does the sound depend on the characteristics of that particular transistor?Phil in gorgeous Young Harris, Georgia, USA
Quote from: paelgin on April 16, 2020, 06:17:16 PMWell, I just finished assembling and testing my building of this pedal. My thought process about how to build it went through several different versions. Since I had this little box that I thought would work (boy it is really tight), I decided against my original plan for a perfboard construction. I decided for point to point in free air. Now all I have to do is insulate everything and fold it into the little box. Here is a picture.It really does have almost clean tones when the gain is dialed down. And it gets really gritty when up! I need to adjust the volume (output level) when I change the gain, but for testing, I just suffered... Because I am mostly a rhythm guitarist, I probably won't use this full on, although for some boogie-woogie (Key to the Highway shuffle, for example) I might use it. Also attached is a voice memo converted to mp3 that I made while testing. I think I will try this on my bass. That might be pretty cool!Thanks for posting the schematic and construction tips. It's a fun little project. I added an off-on switch since I got non-switching jacks although I think I could have gotten one that connects the -9 volt (ground) lead only when plugged in (but I was in too much of a hurry to research and think it through).Phil in gorgeous Young Harris, Georgia, USA