Anyone built the "Brown Betty" from pedalPCB ?

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Anyone built the "Brown Betty" from pedalPCB ?

Postby Ross T » 08 Mar 2018, 06:42

I have built the Brown Betty from Pedal PCB http://www.pedalpcb.com/product/brownbetty/ The only variance from the parts list i used was a 4001 protection diode instead of the called for 1N5817.

I understood (per the website) that this is supposed to be "Inspired by the Friedman BE-OD and Dirty Shirley" and basically a BE-OD with a mid control. It seems to be much lower distortion/clipping than the "Thermionic Distortion" from Pedalpcb.com which is the Friedman BE-OD clone.

Has anyone built this pedal?

I was really hoping this was going to be just like the BE-OD clone but with a mid control, but it's clipping put it in much more of a Tube Screamer ballpark.
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Re: Anyone built the "Brown Betty" from pedalPCB ?

Postby Ross T » 08 Mar 2018, 07:29

I figured it out. I used a 4n7 for C7 instead of the called for 47n. I guess we've all done it. Anyway if you like the bedal but it has too much gain they lowering this cap like I did by accident.
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Re: Anyone built the "Brown Betty" from pedalPCB ?

Postby deltafred » 08 Mar 2018, 09:46

Ross T wrote:I figured it out. I used a 4n7 for C7 instead of the called for 47n. I guess we've all done it. Anyway if you like the bedal but it has too much gain they lowering this cap like I did by accident.

Good to hear you have got it working correctly.

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