Blackmore MTC (Master Tone Control) WORKALIKE. Any thoughts?

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Re: Blackmore MTC (Master Tone Control) WORKALIKE. Any thoug

Postby oh7hhi » 27 Feb 2012, 19:19

Any news on this?

Does someone have a schematic for the Tone Qube? GuitarCarl's pictures seems to be gone...
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Re: Blackmore MTC (Master Tone Control) WORKALIKE. Any thoug

Postby GuitarlCarl » 28 Feb 2012, 16:32

sorry brother reorged my files...
here's the package info
here's my workalike...

I cracked one open and it was a tiny INDUCTOR COIL with two caps in a cube of epoxy, with 3 wires coming out of it. Cap values aren't as important as the inductor value... The coil in a variatone is 1.5H, but the coil in the cube was so tiny and had 1.5mH on it.... I believe a higher value will give more "awe" sound to it, kinda wah ish...

It's really a LRC tone control, as opposed to the RC tone control we normally see in a guitar. Look it up and find the value that works for you... there's definitely a lot of controversy on what coil to use.
I want it to sound like bees buzzing around in a 55 gallon drum...

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Re: Blackmore MTC (Master Tone Control) WORKALIKE. Any thoug

Postby ZenM » 27 Apr 2012, 20:03

Any updates?

Maybe someone has an idea for a RBTC-workalike? I really like the demos you can hear on youtube.

or the overdriven sound:
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