Companion - Psychedelic Machine

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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby ChrisFFTA » 25 Nov 2008, 11:57

DiscoFreq wrote:
ChrisFFTA wrote:
DiscoFreq wrote:I keep coming to this thread for good outside pictures of that Companion... :mrgreen:


tomorrow ok :)

As in november 15th? :p


i e'd you some front and back pix via yr web contact
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby DiscoFreq » 09 Dec 2008, 11:38

Hi Chris,

I didn't receive any pictures... There's only a form on my website and it's not possible to upload pictures there. My mail address was in the PM I sent you right after your post here. Can you mail those pictures to that address (= my nickname at my domain (muz...))?
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby ChrisFFTA » 09 Dec 2008, 13:38

DiscoFreq wrote:Hi Chris,

I didn't receive any pictures... There's only a form on my website and it's not possible to upload pictures there. My mail address was in the PM I sent you right after your post here. Can you mail those pictures to that address (= my nickname at my domain (muz...))?


emailed you a 2mb pic! :)
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby DiscoFreq » 09 Dec 2008, 14:00

Thank you very much!

I created a new page for it: http://filters.muziq.be/model/companion ... licmachine
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby analogguru » 15 Dec 2008, 07:47

Christmas is coming..... Here you can buy one - FOR ME :wink: :
http://cgi.ebay.com/SHIN-EI-COMPANION-P ... 240%3A1318

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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby ChrisFFTA » 16 Dec 2008, 06:32

^ HOLY CRAP! I wonder how high it would have gone without Buy It Now??
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby DiscoFreq » 16 Dec 2008, 10:44

ChrisFFTA wrote:^ HOLY CRAP! I wonder how high it would have gone without Buy It Now??

+1

It was probably not very smart to make it a BIN with that price...
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby ChrisFFTA » 17 Dec 2008, 02:34

DiscoFreq wrote:
ChrisFFTA wrote:^ HOLY CRAP! I wonder how high it would have gone without Buy It Now??

+1

It was probably not very smart to make it a BIN with that price...


really? how high could it go? *insert rubbing hands together emoticon* :)
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby DiscoFreq » 17 Dec 2008, 08:58

The last Electra Psychedelic Machine was sold for $2850...
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby ChrisFFTA » 18 Dec 2008, 00:06

DiscoFreq wrote:The last Electra Psychedelic Machine was sold for $2850...

:shock: :shock: :shock: :scratch: :hmmm: :applause: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby Solidhex » 18 Dec 2008, 12:11

I notice the Electra uses a dual gang to control the volume of both circuits simultaneously. The Companion has individual ones. The controls are consistent with the Superfuzz's and Univibe's except for the "tremolo" setting. What's up with that one I wonder.
The Superfuzz circuit is more along the lines of the fuzz section of the Companion Fuzz wahs with the .1 input cap instead of the usual 10uf.

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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby analogguru » 22 Dec 2008, 10:40

Ok, here is your last chance for my christmas present:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Honey-Psychedelic-M ... 240%3A1318

Even when it is from Honey, I would accept it :roll: :wink: .

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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby guitarmageddon » 19 Feb 2015, 11:21

So... got this in for repair! :mrgreen: Thought some of you would like to see inside.

It's a 240v one, here in Oz. I've got it going again, sure is fun! Am going to have to build one for myself...
I'll post some more info as I get around to it, but if you've got any questions, hit me up. :D

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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 19 Feb 2015, 12:11

heavy likes!!
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby digi2t » 19 Feb 2015, 13:31

Superfuzz circuit.... check!

Shin Ei PT-18 Phase Tone (or, Reslytone RT-18) circuit.... check!

Two relays for switching, looks like maybe Superfuzz first, Reslytone second. Caps on the relay coils for debouncing, standard affair.

Power supply looks different from what was in the Reslytone though, more along the lines of the Univibe. I haven't had time to figure out what voltage the Superfuzz circuit might be running at, if that's the case.
No matter how many times I cut it, it`s STILL too short!
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby digi2t » 19 Feb 2015, 13:45

Superfuzz circuit.... check!

Shin Ei PT-18 Phase Tone (or, Reslytone RT-18) circuit.... check!

Two relays for switching, looks like maybe Superfuzz first, Reslytone second. Caps on the relay coils for debouncing, standard affair.

Power supply looks different from what was in the Reslytone though, more along the lines of the Univibe. I haven't had time to figure out what voltage the Superfuzz circuit is running at, if that's the case.

EDIT: Found a great topic on a French website about it. Apparently, the Superfuzz circuits rail is run at the same voltage as the reslytone's, which is about 14v. There's a 1K resistor in series (on the Superfuzz board) that drops that a bit, to around 11.
No matter how many times I cut it, it`s STILL too short!

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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 19 Feb 2015, 18:04

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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby guitarmageddon » 19 Feb 2015, 21:28

Thanks!

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My French is a little rudimentary, but I'd be interested in a link to that article...
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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby lolbou » 19 Feb 2015, 21:48

guitarmageddon wrote:My French is a little rudimentary, but I'd be interested in a link to that article...
Mine rules and I would be interested too! :mrgreen:

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Re: Companion - Psychedelic Machine

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 19 Feb 2015, 21:53

Your English rules too my frend.

As for the layouts....I see differences :shock:
Never would have expected that!
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