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Beer + OD

Just for fun …

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Boss Chorus Ensemble CE1

A nice Boss CE1 to fix (in fact, the switch ON/OFF is malfunctioning … need to be clean up) Anyway, here are some pictures of this nice effect pedal, hope this will help if you want to fix or build … Continue reading

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Neal Black Facebook page

Publication de Neal Black Blues. Neal uses IT-11 Audio HonkMachine OD and Active ABY Box on stage !

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Tweed active AB Box

An active AB Box covered with tweed (Input A : harp, input B : lap steel, active output to amp), made for Cotton Belly’s singer (see Greatness video) Very simple buffer :

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IT-11 Audio Supercharger on stage

Neal Black plays this live concert on Supercharger amps, Honk Machine and Active ABYBox ! Manu Lanvin and Neal Black on stage (see amp page : http://www.it11audio.com/supercharger70s) See Honk Machine web page

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Buffer samples !

Many  “true bypass” pedals, or long bad quality cables can create problems such as dull sound, loss of tone … In this case, you can try a buffer, or even two buffers : one at the beginning of the chain … Continue reading

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IT-11 ActivABY Box

A new product from IT-11 (see http://www.it11audio.com) : active ABY Box. My client ordered this to send his signal to 2 amps. Each output has its own JFET buffer to prevent loss of definition of the signal / sound (high … Continue reading

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Simple buffer !

Two very simple buffers prototype : one based on a 2N5457 J-FET transistor, the other with a Burr Brown OPA 134. No really differences between the two pedal, maybe the one with IC is lightly brighter … hard to say. … Continue reading

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Maxon treble booster … “untrebled” !

I had this ’70s Maxon Treble Booster somewhere in a drawer … While I like very much Range masters TB, I don’t like this one, it sounds terrible to my ears. I redrawn the (very simple) schematic : With 2.2nF … Continue reading

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Godzil-Honk !

A standalone honk module (see my HonkMachine OD, here I’m talking about the boost medium alone), to test in front of other pedals being designed or an amp in clean or crunch mode …

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