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Rockett - Animal Overdrive

Postby Manfred » 14 Jul 2013, 22:12

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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby alexradium » 15 Jul 2013, 10:05

Is this recent?
Very similar to the Blue Note,just the pot gain and some resistors different,best way to save product cost and design....i guess this was a Wampler's project,maybe slightly refined later.
what about that Indyguitarist?
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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby Manfred » 27 Jul 2013, 02:38

Here the corrected schematic.
The DC-input protection diode polarity was wrong.
The OP-amp output was wrong labeled.

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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby nooneknows » 29 Jul 2013, 14:24

Disappointing, nothing more than a sort of timmy without the output OAmp.
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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [tagboard layout; but schematic updated s

Postby IvIark » 29 Jul 2013, 21:46

2 is also the inverting input and 3 non-inverting. Verified vero layout, thanks for the scheme

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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby Manfred » 29 Jul 2013, 22:22

IvIark wrote:2 is also the inverting input and 3 non-inverting. Verified vero layout, thanks for the scheme


Thanks for the hint and the strip board layout.

Corrected schematic:
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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby Sept29 » 31 Jul 2013, 13:53

Hi, Manfred. Thank you for your nice schematics.
I have a question. +VS is connected to the 7th pin of JRC4558 in your schematics.
In IvIark's layout, I think +VS is connected to the 8th pin.
Which is right?
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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby alexradium » 31 Jul 2013, 15:27

Sept29 wrote:Hi, Manfred. Thank you for your nice schematics.
I have a question. +VS is connected to the 7th pin of JRC4558 in your schematics.
In IvIark's layout, I think +VS is connected to the 8th pin.
Which is right?
being a 4558 chip,its gotta be pin 8.

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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby Manfred » 02 Aug 2013, 15:43

Sorry for the issues with the OP-amp pin designations.
Thanks for the hints.

Here the corrected schematic:


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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby indyguitarist » 02 Aug 2013, 16:03

alexradium wrote:Is this recent?
Very similar to the Blue Note,just the pot gain and some resistors different,best way to save product cost and design....i guess this was a Wampler's project,maybe slightly refined later.
what about that Indyguitarist?


Kinda but not quite.
We 'worked' together for a few months about 5 years ago. I came up with the schematic for the afterburner (which became the flexdrive) and had built a proto for a light overdrive that was a super simple build which I guess eventually became the blue note. We (me or Wampler Pedals) no longer have any affiliation, whatsoever, with Rockett now.
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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby stringline » 27 Aug 2013, 10:16

Any chance to see the PCB layout guys?
Thanks in advance :applause:
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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby Manfred » 28 Aug 2013, 08:13

sorry, I sold the Animal after tracing.
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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby roberttomasz » 25 Nov 2014, 21:35

Schematic +VR = 470k-470k ,,, oryginal effect- +VR = 47k-47k ?????

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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby Manfred » 25 Nov 2014, 23:03

roberttomasz wrote:Schematic +VR = 470k-470k ,,, oryginal effect- +VR = 47k-47k ?????


Thanks for the hint, you are right!

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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby roberttomasz » 16 Oct 2016, 07:42

4558 - IN +(3) ,, IN-(2),,OUT (1),, +9V/(8). Dioda 4001 ma być odwrotnie !!!!!
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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]  [traced]

Postby Manfred » 16 Oct 2016, 16:10

roberttomasz wrote:4558 - IN +(3) ,, IN-(2),,OUT (1),, +9V/(8). Dioda 4001 ma być odwrotnie !!!!!


Thank you very much for the hint.

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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby AJPennypacker » 11 Feb 2017, 16:05

Thanks for the work on this, I built on vero and really love this pedal. I want to make one with a second stomp instead of a switch for the snarl, I'd also like to be able to increase the volume on the snarl, either a fixed boost or better yet a variable boost set by an internal trim pot. I'm new to this so if anyone could assist with some direction I'd be grateful.
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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby Manfred » 11 Feb 2017, 17:28

either a fixed boost or better yet a variable boost set by an internal trim pot.


Should the boost mod works in both snarl settings?

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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL [traced]

Postby AJPennypacker » 11 Feb 2017, 21:19

Believe the snarl is either engaged for the modded Plexi sound or not for the non-snarl/modded sound, so just want it when snarl is engaged. My best idea so far is to add a simple boost circuit to the snarl side (micro amp, EP boost). Gonna give it a go today.
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Re: ROCKETT ANIMAL

Postby HamishR » 04 Dec 2017, 04:32

From a technical POV this may be "disappointing" but from a player's POV it's just fine. :-) The Animal, Blue Note and now the Majestic are all very similar but they sound great! For such simple circuits they work exceptionally well. I actually think it's extremely clever to get such cool sounds from so few parts. I'm no electronics guy, just someone who loves guitar and getting great sounds. So for me these circuits are amazing. All three pedals sound good and different enough from each other to justify having each one.
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