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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby pedalgrinder » 20 Mar 2012, 12:33

come to think of it 90% of the distortion pedals all have basically the same as you could say about compressor's the dynacomp ross topology with a few odd differences yet all of them get traced but dare you say the same about another pedal that doesn't distort. Blasphemy how dare i do such a thing. I mean all the distortion pedals have the same topology what else do you want. No different with this one. Plus there is pots in front of the track side of the wampler ego pics being double sided you would have no hope from those pics determining the difference. Why doesn't bubstance just purchase his pedals rather than coming on this forum to look at them maybe he should practice what he preaches. Isn't it amazing. maybe you could get your dream pedals and trace them for us bubstance on you boy your the man!!!
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby bubstance » 20 Mar 2012, 16:31

Oh boy. Wow. You really got me there. Oh damn.

See, the only problem with that is that--and get this, because it's a doozy--I don't WANT to trace this pedal. I'm not interested. If I were I would go buy one and fucking trace it. If you look--and yes, I just did-- at my posts, you'll find that (shock and awe!) you're the ONLY ONE I've ever told to trace a pedal and/or do something yourself. And it was a compressor. Both times.

You have to understand, dude, I don't like you. I don't even know you and I find you incredibly obnoxious. You act as if I am sitting there asking for distortion pedals to be traced, going "hey, can we have a schematic? How about a layout? Guys? Hello?". If you'll notice, if I'm interested in a pedal I actually go out of my way to find out everything I can about it and put up helpful information for everyone else. You, on the other hand, love to bump topics talking about how no one is interested in compression and how you just want someone to do everything for you.

How about this: Buy it. Trace it. Then do whatever the FUCK else you want. Cool?

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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby pedalgrinder » 21 Mar 2012, 07:22

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: hahahahah good on ya what ever floats your boat your a hero bubstance well done!
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby pedalgrinder » 21 Mar 2012, 07:50

The tone section would be the most interesting to view on this not how it works but where he has placed it. Some variations place it more at the beginning others at the end. From the photos i can't gather where he has put it. Any one have a clue?
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby bubstance » 21 Mar 2012, 07:59

From what I can see (and please, feel free to correct me if you see differently), it looks like he's got it tied to pin 6 and Q5 (numbering from GGG).
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby pedalgrinder » 21 Mar 2012, 08:30

Pearl-CO04compres.pdf


See on this Pearl compressor the tone section is at the beginning and i did build this one thinking it would be really good only to be rather dissapointed with it. The tone on this one seemed dead and not very affective. I do wonder if being in that later position would give more effect. I do know that of course it depends on your frequency range and what caps you use and of course you can tailor the tone section to whatever you like. Which i did try adjusting the caps and stuff to get a different frequency range but still seemed dead responding. I know from hearing others and thats partly what caught my interest of this one is the tone section seems to play a more dominant role. Now wheather thats because a active signal is being injected that is compressed helps out thats what iam trying to work out. the biggest complaint with a lot of compressor is that you either lose bass with some or they roll of the highs. I was thinking a treble booster with the ibanez nb-10 as you can still get the lm1894 on evilbay and that would kill the hiss or any excessive highs. But still give you the full range. Which the dynacomp and ross were notorious for was hiss in one shape or another on different variations. Then if you adjust the tone section so you are able to play with your bass response it would appear that all problems are covered to a degree. Nothings perfect i know but one can only try.
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby merlinb » 21 Mar 2012, 10:28

pedalgrinder wrote:
Pearl-CO04compres.pdf


See on this Pearl compressor the tone section is at the beginning and i did build this one thinking it would be really good only to be rather dissapointed with it. The tone on this one seemed dead and not very affective. I do wonder if being in that later position would give more effect.


Putting EQ before a compressor makes sense from a noise perspective, since most people use it to boost treble. If you boost treble afterwards then you're boosting all the noise generated by the compressor.
However, anything you boost before a compressor will get compressed (obviously), so you get the impression of less boost (especially if it's actually limiter rather than a compressor, like the Dyna). You can make up for this simply by adding yet more boost, but eventually you run out of headroom of course. Inevitably it's a compromise; most people value low noise more than a super-boosting tone control.
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby alexradium » 21 Mar 2012, 11:30

culturejam wrote:
MullisMan wrote:I've tried desoldering the pots to get a better look at the traces but they won't come out even when using a solder sucker. Any suggestions?

Have to desolder both sides. That's the tricky part about 2-sided PCBs.
use a desoldering braid,its the only way to remove without damaging traces
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby pedalgrinder » 21 Mar 2012, 11:41

the ultimate i believe is a desoldering station or gun sucks it out quick and fast. Braid is good but you still got to apply a fair bit of heat. but the desoldering guns aren't all that cheap either about $98 dollars on evilbay i've been closely looking at them.
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby phibes » 21 Mar 2012, 16:46

The 12 dollar desolder iron from Radioshack works just fine.
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby Liquids » 21 Mar 2012, 17:31

If you're in a region they ship to, TubeDepot.com sells a really nice, cheap solder sucker that I've had great success with (and last I checked it was under $10). Their shipping is cheap too and you might find other parts worth getting while you're shopping:

http://tubedepot.com/ts-384-1000.html
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby Roast7 » 24 Apr 2013, 20:13

Someone always trace this pedal?
It is a great pedal, it was very good, someone get his scheme :)
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby indyguitarist » 03 May 2013, 03:10

Roast7 wrote:Someone always trace this pedal?
It is a great pedal, it was very good, someone get his scheme :)


seriously? "someone get his schematic"?
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby Jack Deville » 03 May 2013, 05:08

indyguitarist wrote:seriously? "someone get his schematic"?

Like that. I know man. Frustrates the hell outta me too.
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby piod » 02 May 2015, 22:48

I guess It could looks like as:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/209400/PCBs/5K-Comp.png


This is not a 100% to original, but is very close. I don't have Ego Comp pedal on my workbench. I'm just tried to design similar device to my customer. It's verified on 90%, just may be need a couple final tweaks. :roll: ...and you know, OTA it's CA3080
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Re: Wampler - Ego Compressor - Gut Shots

Postby rafikian » 24 Jan 2018, 15:37

MullisMan where are you mate :shock:
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