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:

real tube overdrive
Test version

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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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ECC83 / 12AX7 tube

In this article we take a closer look at a bit of a tube guitar amp ECC83   topic. Considering dual triode structure, which means that two of the same reinforcing element is a glass envelope closed. As will become apparent in the US or the Russian 12AX7 tube 6N2P (6Н2П) signal, which is not quite the same, but rather similar; here it is already different from the heater connection. Why is it so popular?

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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:

This is the famous MXR distortion pedal transformation, we replaced the original diodes. Sound test!
Distortion pedal circuit