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Preamps and Effects / Re: distortion with lots o sustain?
« on: January 12, 2012, 09:39:42 PM »
I read somewhere that Billy Gibbons from ZZ-Top uses several (3 i think) same model dist. pedals in line in his signal chain, this seems to increase sustain as i have done some experiments with a couple of ds-1 boss pedals with some success.

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The Newcomer's Forum / Re: Soldering ICs or voltage regulators
« on: January 12, 2012, 07:21:58 PM »
I've used a desoldering bulb for some time and it's been good, i'd be lying if i said i hadn't ruined a few traces in my day, but the bulb is nice for most things i do, my only issue is for tight spaces, but then i ussually use the  wick for that

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Schematics and Layouts / Re: Schematic sites for different brands of amps
« on: January 12, 2012, 07:08:48 PM »
There are a ton of resources on the web for schematics, and most companies seem decent about giving them to you, but lately I have had some trouble getting info for my Hughes Kettner basskick 505, any suggestions? My Fender was easy to track down info for, as were most of my pedals, but i guess everything can't go easy!
The amp was "modded" (poorly)  or at least repaired before i got it and is filled with dirty solder joints melted board traces, and added jumpers, there is plenty of evidence to make the assumption that some of the components arent original...
one obviously problem component is a mangled Cap on the control board labeled C16, but judging by the placement i think it's just a filter cap for the tone control.

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