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MC34063 Step Up Converter

For the next project, a 24V power supply is required. But no transformer is needed. The big, heavy, separate regulator (LM7824) should be added etc etc …  And the consumption is just a few mAs. Well, then be DC – DC converter! The point was that 12v should be converted to 24V. Be simple with few parts. Therefore, choose the old, proven MC34063 circuitry. Not complicated:

Mc34063 step up converter
MC34063 Step Up converter schematic

R2 is two 1 ohms in parallel. This is not marked separately in the drawing. Here is the official MC34063 datasheet, which is worth studying.

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PT2399 : False and genuine

Okay, this is a great product of the Princeton Company. This is PT2399 echo IC. It can make good guitar effects like: delay, reverb .. But if it’s original ..
Well, we got a fake IC. No PTC manufacturer, unknown “DTC”. Compared to the original, other exterior. And noisy, such basic noise is that: shhhhhhh(it). Oh no.. 🙁

Look:

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Tube amplifier electronics repair

Some pictures: electronics repair. The product name: Dynacord Eminent II. This is beginning to be manufactured in the mid sixties. Initially, all tube design, and later the transistor preamp and tone section. Meanwhile, little change in design as well. This four different input and tone control. A small band certainly met at that time.Well, let’s look at what is inside.

Dynacord Eminent II
Dynacord Eminent II

Let’s look at it:

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Bassline – Bass Guitar Tube Preamplifier

So far, we do not really dealt with bass guitar  effects, amplifiers. Here, in this time of change!
One of my favorite band The Beatles, inspired a new tube bass preamp creation.
The plates can hear great tunes and sounds of the XXI century it is significant. This’ 60s-edge
tone you want to give a little back. This simple, little preamplifier may be able to create a good bass sound.

The idea

Okay, what do we need? First, a simple tube preamp and a tone sections. And yet… put a little extra! Whether it is a switch which can give more prominence to the bass sound. And finally result in the power amp section. The tube 12AX7 or ECC83 should be. And we are ready to go.

Build the bass guitar preamp

As shown in a schematic diagram, not complicated circuit. The circuits are designed triodes ordinary way. Located between the two triode the tone control section. Here we must mention the little extras are what we promise you. It was built in the SW1 signal switch and capacitor C7. This will give even more powerful bass sound.

Even a small change in the circuit (well, not so little, the C8 is quite large capacitor). The C8 was originally 100nF, it was replaced with 1uF. Thus, it improved bass response with what is perceptible difference. Suggested type for a high-quality MKP capacitor. We conducted a little experiment, was left inside the 100nf and 1uf capacitor, one switch to choose between the two, and thus is connected to the output. so you can compare the two capacitor deep voice transmission. Feel free to experiment with different manufacturers and types of capacitors.

Bassline - bass guitar tube preamplifier
Bassline – tube bass guitar preamp – click to open full size

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Aural Exciter Makes Your Sounding Real

Aural Exciter since the 70’s.

Do you know that feeling when you’re playing on guitar however you’re missing something? You’ve got many effect like distortion, overdrive, delay or something programed effect. You’re sure something is missing from your music and it’s not other than fatty and lively sounding.

Fortunately there is a solution for this. It’s a very interesting device.
It’s Aural Exciter or “harmonic enrichment”. This circuit adds harmonics sounds for the incoming signal.
Aphex Electronics company made the first device in the 70’s.
Initially it was made with vacuum tubes later with transistor. Nowadays you can get it as a software.

How does Aural Exciter work?

The incoming frequency multiplied by circuit. Well, if the incoming frequency signal is 2 kHZ than the circuit generate it to 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 kHZ frequency.

Here you can find the circuit of Aural Exciter or Harmonic Enrichment. Furthermore you can read interestin' things about this fantastic effect.
Exciter circuit

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Red Lights – RC4558 op amp based distrortion.

Well, again, we present a very simple circuit. As is also shown in the drawing, few parts. The circuit is based on a dual operational amplifier RC4558. But this is only half used, so there is only one using the op amp. Alternatively, you create an active tone control in the second operational amplifier section.

Red Lights: rough and scratchy-voiced Rc4588 op amp-based guitar distortion. Tested!
Red Lights Guitar Distortion


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