Valve Caster tube effect

Matsumin wrote in his drawings Valve Caster 2007, the goal was to create a real tube boost / overdrive pedal that can run on a single 9-volt battery. It worked! Unfortunately defecate 9V battery snap. Valvecaster run well in a 9 or 12-volt power supply. 12V will give you more headroom and cleaner sound. It is designed with single coil pickups. A 12AU7 is particularly suited to this, by virtue of being virtually identical to a 12AU7 which was designed to be used at low voltages in old car radio circuits. Indeed some sources say that there isn’t really a…
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Shaka HV Guitar Overdrive effect

  We have built and tested in this great sounding guitar overdrive circuit.     Original author’s comments:   “The shaka hv (higher voltage) is a very low to medium overdrive pedal. This pedal can give you very good clean boost as well as very low to medium overdrive. To get 18 volts from two batteries, connect the negative of a battery clip to the positive of the other battery clip. Now use the two remaining leads as usual wich will give you 18 volts. All caps are film type except the electrolytics. Be sure to use at capacitors that…
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Klon Centaur analysis

Given a legendary and unmatched sounding overdrive pedal, the Clon Kentaur. Unfortunately the price is quite high, but the magic is never cheap. There are of course aftermarket pedals and copied, even among reputable manufacturers. Not to speak about what inspired this pedal. But let’s face it, it’s not the same. It is the “magic”. Body and Soul Well, maybe you cut into it. Let’s start with the most basic buffer area. Not too complicated circuitry built around the TL072 opamp chip. We experimented with the quality of the components and values. Audibly interesting results. The buffer circuit The circuit…
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12AU7 Tube tremolo

This is a Hybrid tube tremolo circuit. It is interesting that a low frequency oscillator (LFO) in electron tube is not resolved, we do circuit transistor for low frequency. BC547 transistors and used ECC82 or 12AU7, so the circuit operates at low voltage. Tube circuit provides classic, warm sine wave tremolo tones.
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Tube overdrive effect

A lot of effects pedals has been prepared, including the famous Tube Screamer to mimic the old natural distortion of a tube amplifier. These pedals operate a semiconductor basis, more – less successfully mimic this sound. I did this and I use it with great joy:
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DIY ribbon mic

How to do it ribbon microphone? Here’s a quick and easy way of making the tape, microphone, a small electronics recycling and little need to add. Pictures of which draw on ideas:
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Guitar booster effect

Guitar  boost effect circuit Here’s a simple guitar booster and distortion effect circuit. Since the ’60’s is used when the demand was bigger and stronger treble boost signal to the amplifier. From this period comes from the famous Dallas Rangemaster effects.
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Distortion pedal makeover

We built according to the MXR Distortion Plus in the original circuit diagrams; small changes done on it: it is now silicon germanium diode to the original position. This is how such a voice: Very harsh metallic sound, who really loves to rock and brutal sound you’re after then this is the right solution.Here is the original MXR Distortion Plus is heard in the germanium diode: The recordings quickly assemble a circuit made of non-studio quality, we wanted to show difference. The original wiring diagram:
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