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Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2017, 05:59
by 440hz
Aha; I knew someone posted a correction a couple pages back:

bajaman wrote:The schematic posted previously in this thread by another member is correct - but as i mentioned R26 and R34 are 1k not 110R.
The back to back diodes are 5v6 zeners.


It might be a couple days til I have the time, but I'll try to upload a modified schematic reflecting these corrections.

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2017, 06:47
by edy_wheazel
I also build mine a while ago with the PCB I posted.
Depending on the tone settings I also have a whistle when I turn the Gain up, but I don't use it at the max anyway.
Overall it's a kick-ass pedal! Try to use "C" pot's for "Presence" and "Deep", I used liniar ones and, as Bajaman said, the entire spectrum is available on around 15% of the pot's range. Also, I have the impression that the "Gain" and "Vol" pot's range is not liniar, but maybe it's just my impression and it' not a problem anyway.

Thanks for the schematic, it's a fun build!

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2017, 19:08
by alltrax
And here is mine. I know it's not very smart to label the pedal with the brand of the original but this one is for me I don't intend to sell it

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It sounds great, all posts are very effective and I have absolutely no background sound even with gain pot maxed so that's great.
But I have no sound in bypass and the indicator led does not light.
I checked with my DMM and there is nowhere on the 3pdt where I have continuity with the output (front amp output)
It should be something stupid I guess...

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2017, 20:19
by sledgehammer
alltrax wrote:But I have no sound in bypass and the indicator led does not light.
I checked with my DMM and there is nowhere on the 3pdt where I have continuity with the output (front amp output)
It should be something stupid I guess...


...actually there is no sound on purpose - if you use the output which is meant to be used with poweramps.

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2017, 20:53
by andlord
Has anybody tried to replace the OPA2134 with another opamp? Any comments on sound?

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2017, 21:03
by Jan1966
OP2A2604

Must use. Sounds amazing.

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2017, 21:14
by andlord
I was thinking about something more common like tl072 or ne5532 (i might have to compare the datasheets if they have at least the same pinout)

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2017, 21:19
by alltrax
sledgehammer wrote:
alltrax wrote:But I have no sound in bypass and the indicator led does not light.
I checked with my DMM and there is nowhere on the 3pdt where I have continuity with the output (front amp output)
It should be something stupid I guess...


...actually there is no sound on purpose - if you use the output which is meant to be used with poweramps.

Well, that's right, I used the PA output in front of the amp and it sounds great like that
I switched to the other output, output volume is very low and the sound is very dark, plus I have so bzzzz when bypassed...

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 27 Aug 2017, 20:19
by andlord
Finished my build a few days ago. Such a great Pedal. Big Thank you goes to Bajaman for this superb PCB design.

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Time to buy a proper enclosure

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 27 Aug 2017, 21:56
by andlord
Sorry for those huge pics (and the doublepost), i swear the preview was ok.

Here is the link to the gallary:
https://imgur.com/gallery/5PL7S

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 31 Aug 2017, 02:38
by orcl2
Andlord,did you use the C type o potentiometers on the Pres and Deep controls? How are the response of this controls?

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 31 Aug 2017, 07:37
by andlord
orcl2 wrote:Andlord,did you use the C type o potentiometers on the Pres and Deep controls? How are the response of this controls?


No I used B type. C type was not available :(
I tend to set those kind of controlls to match my amp and don't play around with those. I'm not at home for a few days so I can't test it, sorry. I'll sweep through different positions when I'm back and give you a proper response.

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 02 Sep 2017, 22:16
by orcl2
Thx Andlord. :)

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 05 Sep 2017, 14:54
by efe
Is there anyone with a spare board and want to sell ? I am ready to buy 1 :)

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 05 Sep 2017, 22:36
by bajaman
:D I have boards available for this :wink:
PM me for details please.
cheers
bajaman

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 06 Sep 2017, 12:52
by cbriere
where can i order a couple of PCB?

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 09 Sep 2017, 01:31
by Moerbius
Hello and congrats for "cloning" this pedal "just" by looking at his pictures :applause:

I would like to order some PCB from itead studio. Where can i download the gerber files of the latest version? i found only the files for the big PCB...

Thanks in advance

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 09 Sep 2017, 07:28
by Ichabod_Crane
Veroboard version is here: http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.it/2017 ... l-vh4.html :)
But still NOT verified.

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 09 Sep 2017, 10:45
by Cub
While this topic is active again, does anybody recognise the "Rectifier Pre-amp" that's in the rack on the photograph in the first message?
It's definitely not made by Mesa/Boogie and the knobs are often used by DIY-ers and commercial clone-ers from Russia.

Re: Diezel VH4 Pedal

PostPosted: 13 Sep 2017, 15:25
by andlord
orcl2 wrote:Andlord,did you use the C type o potentiometers on the Pres and Deep controls? How are the response of this controls?


So, now I had the time to fire this bad boy up again.
Like I said I used B type pots and it is not a good type for this controll. Apparently I was lucky to dial in my prefered sound at the first try. it has a lot of range that does not change much and on the last 10% is a rapid encrease to the bottom end. The Pres is ok-ish but the Deep should defenetly be something else, not B.
Like I said I can dial in my tone quite fast so I don't really care and won't change my pots :D