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  • #46
    Re: Tube pedal - does SD make one?

    Originally posted by leevc5 View Post
    Did a test drive on the 805 today. That is it, has just the sound I'm looking for. Going to buy one as soon as I find a deal. Ebay and Reverb prices are all at full price right now but I know a deal will come up and I'll jump on it.

    Also, got a SD PICKUP BOOSTER in a craig's list trade. It is an awesome pedal for my Strat and Tele. The tones that I have found in just a couple of days are fantastic. It doesn't just boost, it adds rich, full tones that I never thought I'd get out of single coil pups. As an added bonus with the gain cranked up it overdrives the preamp section of my amp and I get some pretty cool over drive effects.

    While waiting for the 805 I built a tube distortion thing and it works surprisingly well. I get a fairly broad range of nice sounding over drive. Thanks to you all for your help and advice I'd be nowhere without it. Here is a schematic for the tube distortion unit and a picture of my rendition (not pretty but it works):[ATTACH=CONFIG]71226[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]71227[/ATTACH]
    You tube sound clips?
    Who took my guitar?

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    • #47
      Re: Tube pedal - does SD make one?

      [URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B13fLrWvLg4UaTQ5a3phcXZRMk0"]
      https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1...TQ5a3phcXZRMk0
      Last edited by leevc5; 04-01-2016, 03:21 PM.

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      • #48
        Re: Tube pedal - does SD make one?

        Can't access the sound clip. I'd love to hear it though. Looks like a straightforward pre-amp circuit.

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        • #49
          Re: Tube pedal - does SD make one?

          Originally posted by Demanic View Post
          Can't access the sound clip. I'd love to hear it though. Looks like a straightforward pre-amp circuit.
          Yes, I am into tube preamp pedals really. Cheaper than a real amp, no power tubes to change, makes for a lighweight rig if you have a SS power amp in a box. It may not sound as good as a whole amp but way much much better than regular overdrive pedals into clean amp.
          Who took my guitar?

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          • #50
            Re: Tube pedal - does SD make one?

            It's a starved tube preamp, probably a warm sounding booster(?).

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            • #51
              Re: Tube pedal - does SD make one?

              Originally posted by devastone View Post
              It's a starved tube preamp, probably a warm sounding booster(?).
              Yes that is exactly what it is. And although limited it does have an overdriven sweet spot that I find myself returning to quite often.

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              • #52
                Re: Tube pedal - does SD make one?

                Hey, I like what I hear, but do you think it is really a usable sound for gigging?. Where did you get this diagram from? is there any website you recommend me to get started into DIY tube based pedals like this? I wanna try that or something similar.
                Who took my guitar?

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                • #53
                  Re: Tube pedal - does SD make one?

                  Originally posted by IMENATOR View Post
                  Hey, I like what I hear, but do you think it is really a usable sound for gigging?. Where did you get this diagram from? is there any website you recommend me to get started into DIY tube based pedals like this? I wanna try that or something similar.
                  It would be fine for gigging but would require a rugged case and probably wire the components to a breadboard rather than directly to the tube as I did. I intend to do this eventually but for now I am just using it as a test bed for a future project where I intend to combine with a Timmy I am going to build. This will give me the advantages of a solid state and a tube overdrive in one pedal.

                  https://www.google.com/search?q=guit...GJHQ_IYEURM%3A

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