Diezel VH4 Pedal  [schematic]

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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby zamguitar » 22 Dec 2016, 19:39

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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby rcustoms » 22 Dec 2016, 20:37

zamguitar wrote:
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is 100% ok or there something so so in the final schematics
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby Manfred » 22 Dec 2016, 21:09

D3,D4 looks like D1,D2,D5,D6 to me.
Did you measure the Diodes?
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby zamguitar » 22 Dec 2016, 21:18

rcustoms wrote:
zamguitar wrote:
VH4 PEDAL.png

is 100% ok or there something so so in the final schematics



Didn't build yet. But I'm pretty sure that the schem will give close results.

Just need to figure out the D3 and D4 zener values.
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby zamguitar » 22 Dec 2016, 21:21

Manfred wrote:D3,D4 looks like D1,D2,D5,D6 to me.
Did you measure the Diodes?



Just drew from the pictures, D3 and D4 are indeed 500mW zener diodes with the 1n5XX code.
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby rcustoms » 22 Dec 2016, 22:46

awesome work zamguitar,i design the pcb layout ,in this days
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby Manfred » 23 Dec 2016, 00:05

zamguitar wrote:
Manfred wrote:D3,D4 looks like D1,D2,D5,D6 to me.
Did you measure the Diodes?



Just drew from the pictures, D3 and D4 are indeed 500mW zener diodes with the 1n5XX code.


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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby Manfred » 23 Dec 2016, 00:16

Who can check the clipping voltages of both polarities with an oscilloscope?
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby Manfred » 23 Dec 2016, 00:29

Why does the edit function sometimes not work?

I meant the pointed out position.

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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby mozwell » 23 Dec 2016, 02:15

A simple way to check what the zener is without removing it.
POWER OFF the unit
Get a 9V battery, connect battery negative to the anode of the zener, connect the cathode of the zener to the 9V battery positive THROUGH A 1k RESISTOR.
Using a multimeter, measure the voltage across the zener

I would guess these are 3.3V zeners, or maybe even as low as 2.4V
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby Manfred » 23 Dec 2016, 02:52

Manfred wrote:Why does the edit function sometimes not work?

I meant the pointed out position.

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You are right, that is the easiest way to measure the zener voltages. :thumbsup
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby Manfred » 23 Dec 2016, 12:47

A simple way to check what the zener is without removing it.
POWER OFF the unit
Get a 9V battery, connect battery negative to the anode of the zener, connect the cathode of the zener to the 9V battery positive THROUGH A 1k RESISTOR.
Using a multimeter, measure the voltage across the zener

I would guess these are 3.3V zeners, or maybe even as low as 2.4V


Here again, I quote my self in the last post . :slap:

You are right, that is the easiest way to measure the zener voltages. :thumbsup
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby sebjus » 04 Jan 2017, 10:48

Hi. anyone build a VH4 klone, based on a this schematic?
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby RogerDude » 25 Jan 2017, 14:58

Hi, thanks for the schematic! I was waiting for this :)

I've build it and it looks like there is some kind of problem around IC1.
It generates a high pitch noise and seems to have something like a grounding issue or some kind of connection missing.
The gain pot reacts more like and gain on/off switch then gradually changing gain level.
After IC1 it seems to be working ok (EQ, pres, deep). The mistake might be in my build but I have checked it pretty thoroughly.

Anybody else who has build this?
Any thoughts? Different results?

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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby gu50-freak » 21 Mar 2017, 19:29

Hi together,

The diodes are 1N5232. Could read 1N5 on one of them and 232 on the other one.
Measured both with app. 5.6V.

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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby Dave37LP » 29 Mar 2017, 08:02

Apparently the voltages of the D3 & D4 zeners are labelled on their respective silksreen layouts, under the diodes, they could be read as "5V6" for instance. Please try to bend the leads carefully to verify my guess, make us that favor.
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby 440hz » 20 Jun 2017, 03:11

kh602 wrote:
J0K3RX wrote:kh602, excelent pics! Hate to bother you further but, do those pots have any values on them that you can see without lifting them? I have a few pots like that so I am fairly sure the values are on the bottom facing the board.. We can probably guestimate what they should be in the tonestack since it looks like your average marshall type stack with standard values judging from the cap and resistor values.


Measured values of the pots (most are in rheostat config, i assume master and treb are potential dividers at a glance).

Gain pot = 159.7k
Bass pot = 566k
Mid pot = 24.82k
Treb Pot = 262.3k
Master Pot = 10.93k
Pres Pot = 21.07k
Deep pot = 25.35k

Hope this helps


Did you measure those with a multimeter while they were still wired into the circuit?

I've always heard that you can't measure resistance when the resistor in question is still hooked up to the rest of a circuit. Is there any reason that it would work in this case?
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal [Gut shots]

Postby bajaman » 20 Jun 2017, 08:52

R26 and R34 are 1k not 110R :wink:
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

Postby bajaman » 21 Jun 2017, 02:07

guess what I am doing with all the nice gut shot pictures :hmmm: :wink:
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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

Postby bmxguitarsbmx » 21 Jun 2017, 04:35

bajaman wrote:guess what I am doing with all the nice gut shot pictures :hmmm: :wink:


Making magic happen? :D

I'd like to breadboard this. I realize these are 400V caps, but could C11 really be only 4n7? Seems a bit small for that late in the gain stages...
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