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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby madbean » 13 Jan 2009, 20:36

I'll double check my build, too. I was in a rush to complete so maybe I'm wrong.
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby andregarcia57 » 13 Jan 2009, 20:55

I am thinking about using this noisegate in a GT2, will work?


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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby DimebuGG » 14 Jan 2009, 01:18

andregarcia57 wrote:I am thinking about using this noisegate in a GT2, will work?


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OT: IMO, the GT-2 is not a noisy pedal if you're only using TLC2262 chips..
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby Dead Sea » 19 Jan 2009, 03:24

Hey All;
Followed CJ over here - looks like something I need to try.

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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby bajaman » 26 Jan 2009, 02:43

UPDATE - the preset pot is set between 1k ohms and 1.5k ohms NOT 4K ohms as originally suggested.
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby DimebuGG » 31 Jan 2009, 12:49

what are those "72" diodes in the gate circuit?

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is there any chance we can hear your build?
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby culturejam » 01 Feb 2009, 17:48

DimebuGG wrote:culturejam,

is there any chance we can hear your build?

I don't have it anymore. Traded it to another guy. :)

But it sounds dead-on to the commercial version. I tried them side by side.
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby audioguy » 22 Feb 2009, 15:45

Im about to build this today, is Madbeans layout fully verified? Im assuming so because most everything he posts kicks ass!
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby madbean » 22 Feb 2009, 16:25

Yes, it is verified by myself and some other rokrs. [smilie=pirate.gif]
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby audioguy » 24 Feb 2009, 23:53

I just finished this one, sounds good. I kinda like it. I tweaked the 5k trim pot to my liking, Im assuming thats all you need to do, is adjust to taste?
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby audioguy » 25 Feb 2009, 01:01

OK well the controls are all a bit odd... the tone changes when you turn the volume all the way up. The EQ isnt that great. The mid control is too subtle.
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby culturejam » 25 Feb 2009, 01:13

audioguy wrote:The EQ isnt that great. The mid control is too subtle.

So change the values in the tone stack.
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby audioguy » 25 Feb 2009, 02:54

I might tweak it a little bit. The overall sound of the distortion is nice, I would just like to hear a little more differentiation as I twist the knobs.
Madbeans layout is really nice... I thought it would be a little tight to work with , but it was perfect, well done!
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby bestegw » 25 Feb 2009, 13:55

Hi Guys,

Although I'm more of a low-gain type-a-guy, this could be fun to spend some hours on, especially since the nice, perfect layout of Madbean. Speaking of which, I've tried to download rev 1.0 of the project files and ended up with an error. Is the document still online or is that just me???

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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby madbean » 25 Feb 2009, 14:16

Oops, I may have relocated it. Here is the final rev1. All docs are 300 DPI.

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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby DimebuGG » 25 Feb 2009, 16:48

Just want to share this. PCB can be mounted vertically like those in zVex's. Pots are equally spaced. :)
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby audioguy » 25 Feb 2009, 17:25

Nice layout Dime!

I just plugged the values into the Tone Stack Calc, and its no wonder I didnt like the EQ, its all pretty flat. When I go home tonight I'm going to tweak it to some more Marshall-y values. Those look like I'll get the sweep that I want. Im primarily looking at changing the 2n for a 470pf and the 47k I'll probably drop to 33k.
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby DimebuGG » 25 Feb 2009, 17:42

A previous post claimed it was a 180pF cap instead of 2nF on his original unit(not vexter series though). :hmmm:
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby audioguy » 25 Feb 2009, 19:24

Yeah a 180pf looks better on the calculator. Maybe I'll try one.
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Re: Zvex - Box of Metal (gut shots)

Postby audioguy » 27 Feb 2009, 01:41

OH MY GOD... I just dropped a 180pf in place of the 2n and this pedal now fucking KILLS!
I normally think ZV is a bit over rated, but he did a nice job on this design. Kudos to the guys that worked on R.E.ing it and to Madbean for the layout.

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