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Way Huge - Pork Loin

Postby twostring » 23 Mar 2009, 04:03

Got some shots at Guitar Center this weekend...

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Chip says LM833N
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The small metal can transistors were coded 2N2484. Any ideas about what else is going on with this pedal? I tried it out with a Nashville Telecaster and a Hod Rod Deville 4x10. It sounded very much like a tube screamer to me, and I got to play it at pretty high volumes (chickin' pickin'...usually not allowed in Guitar Center, but a friend of mine was working that day). Twisting and turning the knobs didn't really change the pedal up that much...it pretty much remained in TS land at all settings. The MXR 10 Band I tried out seemed to have a much more pleasant effect on the sound than this overdrive. A very well constructed pedal though...nice and solid.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby puppiesonacid » 23 Mar 2009, 04:56

nice pics. I used to tear everything apart when it came in when I was a manager at guitar center hahah. funny, that footswitch looks like is SPST, wonder if there's a relay switching in there. :hmmm:
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby soulsonic » 23 Mar 2009, 06:40

Hoho... buffered electronic bypass! The TGP folks will throw a fit about this one.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby Ben N » 23 Mar 2009, 14:36

soulsonic wrote:Hoho... buffered electronic bypass! The TGP folks will throw a fit about this one.

Yeah, I guess that's worse than all those mojo-deficient metal film resistors.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby puppiesonacid » 23 Mar 2009, 19:45

buffered electronic bypass... another implementation of Craig Anderton via Way Huge/Jeorge Tripps... hmmm man... :slap: I could be rich hahahahah jk. wtf is up with that? Jeorge said in a you tube demo that "yes, these are true bypass" well... maybe ... sorta... kinda... but the switch looks right hahaha, at least from the outside.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby emptyburns » 24 Mar 2009, 03:06

If it's like the Swollen PIckle MkII, which I have to imagine it is, it's a relay switch.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby soulsonic » 24 Mar 2009, 06:44

emptyburns wrote:If it's like the Swollen PIckle MkII, which I have to imagine it is, it's a relay switch.

Okay, I'm willing to admit that's a possibility, but we need to see the other side of the "Analog I/O" board with the jacks on it to see for sure. I would be less surprised to see a relay there than I would be to not see one.
I'm hoping for the best with this! :blackeye
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby mfgobbi » 24 Mar 2009, 14:33

I have not checked the circuit but I am pretty sure it's a relay switch. The bypass signal is there without power... which is a sign... and I think I have read somewhere that that's the case... apparently the carbon copy (which also has Jeorge Tripps fingerprints on) is relay too. I like it... much more than mechanical true bypass... the idea of having the signal going through the switch itself is something that bothers me... I don't know why though.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby emptyburns » 24 Mar 2009, 14:34

soulsonic wrote:
emptyburns wrote:If it's like the Swollen PIckle MkII, which I have to imagine it is, it's a relay switch.

Okay, I'm willing to admit that's a possibility, but we need to see the other side of the "Analog I/O" board with the jacks on it to see for sure. I would be less surprised to see a relay there than I would be to not see one.
I'm hoping for the best with this! :blackeye


I'll see if I can find some time later today to take some pics. But straight from the manual, it says "relay-based true bypass", and it's a soft switch. If the pedal isn't powered, signal will still pass through.

Overall, I'm extremely impressed with the build quality of the pedal.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby emptyburns » 24 Mar 2009, 19:23

It's a relay. An NEC EA2-5SNJ:

http://www.eu.necel.com/_pdf/ER0001EJ6V1DS00.PDF

Pics of the Analog I/O board:

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The switch is labeled 0701R, and it's some sort of momentary switch, but I can't pull up a datasheet.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby Fuzzer » 24 Mar 2009, 20:21

Mr. Huge wouldn't lie about the bypass Issue.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby soulsonic » 25 Mar 2009, 00:55

I am very glad to see that relay!
I stand very much corrected.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby MrHuge » 07 Apr 2009, 19:05

Logic for switching relay. Other SMD parts are for power supply protection and such.
Audio goes from jack to jack through the relay in bypass... Yes Virginia there is true bypass on the new Way Huge pedals...

-Mr. Huge

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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin

Postby sevinisthenumber » 24 Apr 2009, 05:50

:D
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Way Huge Pork Loin - Voice Knob?

Postby crguti » 06 Sep 2010, 14:28

Hi,
I bought the Way Huge Pork Loin pedal. When I opened the pedal I realized that there should be a 'Voice' knob inside the pedal but there isn't.
Why this knob has been removed? Thanks.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin - Voice Knob?

Postby Greg » 07 Sep 2010, 01:54

You want us to tell you why Dunlop decided to do something ? :D
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin - Voice Knob?

Postby coldcraft » 07 Sep 2010, 13:17

send it to me, i'll install it and tell you what it does!
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin - Voice Knob?

Postby Sweetalk » 07 Sep 2010, 13:27

I LOVE this pedal, sadly it's a little bit complicated to trace it :(
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin - Voice Knob?

Postby crguti » 07 Sep 2010, 13:28

I will play with some resistor values. I will post the results when I get something.
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Re: Way Huge Pork Loin - Voice Knob?

Postby Scruffie » 07 Sep 2010, 13:33

Sweetalk wrote:I LOVE this pedal, sadly it's a little bit complicated to trace it :(

It's not that complex, not saying I could trace it but FSB has done worse, it's just 2 Op-Amps and a Few Transistors as far as I can see (all that complex looking SMD stuff is to do with the switching etc.)

And as we can see in the Pork Loin thread, this unit doesn't have it either viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4787&p=55111&hilit=pork+loin#p55111
Maybe they decided it didn't do a whole lot so dropped it out, or did too much.
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