EWS Little Brute Drive  [traced]

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EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby zedsnotdead » 11 Sep 2013, 15:00

Ok, so I have a friend of mine that wants to make the trimpots on this available outside the enclosure.
Since I never had a chance to contribute, here are some gut shots (click to enlarge).

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What do you think? What is it based of?

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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby allesz » 11 Sep 2013, 15:58

Wow, I always found this little pedal incredible construction wise; making place for the 9V battery in a 1590a enclosure is not easy.
Post the values for the caps if you have the pedal still open.
How does it sounds, and what the internal pots do? maybe you just can drill two small holes on the back in order to use a little screw driver.... otherwise, even with 9mm pots, it seems hard to save the battery.
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby alexradium » 11 Sep 2013, 16:05

i guess its similar to the Brute drive without the EQ/boost section,dual opamp with leds to ground,please explain the pots functions.
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby alexradium » 11 Sep 2013, 16:08

i guess its similar to the Brute drive without the EQ/boost section,dual opamp with leds to ground,please explain the pots functions.
Also take note of all the resistor and caps values,i could try a tracing
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby alexradium » 11 Sep 2013, 16:19

If you bring out the trimpots it will look a lot like a crunch box,only difference being the gain pot which is doubled,i guess one on each stage feedback.
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby zedsnotdead » 11 Sep 2013, 16:34

Well, I am going to put the circuit into a 1590B, drill 3 holes for the gain, level and tone (those last two are the trimpots).
Need to get the value of the caps and resistors also.
It has a IC which is sanded on top to hide the brand/model/type.

I will keep you posted.
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive  [traced]

Postby bigorangefan79 » 12 Sep 2013, 05:55

littleBrute.png
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby zedsnotdead » 12 Sep 2013, 11:39

@bigorangefan

you already have this one? :D
Should I re-check the values?
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby bigorangefan79 » 13 Sep 2013, 01:50

Yeah, just realized I'd never shared it. Great mean little pedal.
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby zedsnotdead » 13 Sep 2013, 14:23

Do you have a PCB layout for it also?

i am asking because I don't know how to work with software (e.g. eagle), but I am making efforts to understand how it works... to date I am a bit frustrated though.... :oops:
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby alexradium » 18 Dec 2014, 11:01

bigorangefan79 wrote:
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i'm on my way to try this circuit,i noticed the 400k bias resistor is tied to the collector ,not Va which is typical.
Is it correct this way?
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby Nocentelli » 18 Dec 2014, 12:25

alexradium wrote:
bigorangefan79 wrote:
littleBrute.png
i'm on my way to try this circuit,i noticed the 400k bias resistor is tied to the collector ,not Va which is typical.
Is it correct this way?
thank you


Big muff Q1 is similar.
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby mmolteratx » 18 Dec 2014, 22:09

alexradium wrote:
bigorangefan79 wrote:
littleBrute.png
i'm on my way to try this circuit,i noticed the 400k bias resistor is tied to the collector ,not Va which is typical.
Is it correct this way?
thank you


Self bias. I think it was actually the first way we were taught to bias transistors in my intro to circuits class. Then the resistor divider.
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Re: EWS Little Brute Drive

Postby marcao_cfh » 21 Jul 2017, 22:22

Sorry for ressurrect this thread, but I'm confused about the gain pot. Is it linear or log? GainA is log and gainB is lin at the schematic. Also, does anybody still have the pictures of the original board?
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