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Barber - Tone Press

Postby analogguru » 30 Jun 2007, 01:35

There´s a sucker born every minute - and too many of them end up in the bootweak pedal biz.
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Postby invictus » 30 Jun 2007, 01:39

thanks for these great stuff. :D
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Postby markm » 30 Jun 2007, 03:29

AG, what comp circuit is the based from?
Do you thinks it's a modded Dyna?
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Postby brightboy » 16 Nov 2007, 05:14

Here's an even larger gut shot:

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That was part of this review:

http://www.in2guitar.com/press.html

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Postby indyguitarist » 17 Nov 2007, 16:06

Just for the record ( :D )
Dave (Barber) is one of the nicest guys you'll ever talk to. I don't see HOW in the world he makes a living building such great pedals at such a low price, but IMO if you have an inclination to own one, buy it - it's worth it! :)

With that said, Dave posted on TGP (IIRC) that it is indeed the ross type circuit with an additional inverting opamp stage on the end. My gut says it probably is a blending circuit very very similar to the sparkledrive, especially since the blend is a dual pot.

I should also note that I'm getting ready to release a compressor with a clean blend that is similar but a different blend circuit and I'm putting a high boost stage on the end. If you get a chance, give it a try - it's good tones!

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Postby teller » 22 Nov 2007, 21:08

indyguitarist wrote:Just for the record ( :D )
Dave (Barber) is one of the nicest guys you'll ever talk to. I don't see HOW in the world he makes a living building such great pedals at such a low price, but IMO if you have an inclination to own one, buy it - it's worth it! :)

With that said, Dave posted on TGP (IIRC) that it is indeed the ross type circuit with an additional inverting opamp stage on the end. My gut says it probably is a blending circuit very very similar to the sparkledrive, especially since the blend is a dual pot.

I should also note that I'm getting ready to release a compressor with a clean blend that is similar but a different blend circuit and I'm putting a high boost stage on the end. If you get a chance, give it a try - it's good tones!

Brian


Looking at that picture, there is just the OTA and no op-amp, Barber site says FETs are handling the dry and blend, but it could be anything! :)
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Postby indyguitarist » 22 Nov 2007, 21:56

teller wrote:
indyguitarist wrote:Just for the record ( :D )
Dave (Barber) is one of the nicest guys you'll ever talk to. I don't see HOW in the world he makes a living building such great pedals at such a low price, but IMO if you have an inclination to own one, buy it - it's worth it! :)

With that said, Dave posted on TGP (IIRC) that it is indeed the ross type circuit with an additional inverting opamp stage on the end. My gut says it probably is a blending circuit very very similar to the sparkledrive, especially since the blend is a dual pot.

I should also note that I'm getting ready to release a compressor with a clean blend that is similar but a different blend circuit and I'm putting a high boost stage on the end. If you get a chance, give it a try - it's good tones!

Brian


Looking at that picture, there is just the OTA and no op-amp, Barber site says FETs are handling the dry and blend, but it could be anything! :)

very well could be - I was just basing my post off of one that Dave posted a while back on a forum. It actually may have been diystompboxes.com that posted at, I don't recall.

I know the one I'm working on is a ross type circuit with an inverting opamp stage that mixes the cleans similar to the sparkledrive. After that is a tonestack that is a little similar to the tubescreamer tonestack, except it is a 25k pot, lugs 1 and 3 connecting to pins 1 and 2 on the opamp, lug 2 on the pot connects to a .0047uf.

I don't think barber has the same thing going on, but the function is probably similar minus the tonestack.
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Postby teller » 23 Nov 2007, 07:13

I hear ya, I know how forums can be, so easy to misunderstand something..not to mention trying to remember who said what. :D

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Postby OrionManMatt » 02 Jan 2008, 23:35

Any current news on this?

I was pretty intrigued by the ability to mix in the clean signal (well, and the price, too). I guess my main issue with the pedal is that it seems to raise the noise floor as your note decays. So the sound is pristine until you let a note sustain and the hiss rises up to meet you, which is fine if you're not looking for it to act as a sustainer. Any thoughts on why that is and how to potentially correct it?
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Postby indyguitarist » 02 Jan 2008, 23:53

OrionManMatt wrote:Any current news on this?

I was pretty intrigued by the ability to mix in the clean signal (well, and the price, too). I guess my main issue with the pedal is that it seems to raise the noise floor as your note decays. So the sound is pristine until you let a note sustain and the hiss rises up to meet you, which is fine if you're not looking for it to act as a sustainer. Any thoughts on why that is and how to potentially correct it?


That's *any* pedal compressor. Everything gets boosted along with the signal, including any background hiss.

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/i ... #msg498993

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/i ... #msg478966

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/i ... #msg470309

3 posts from the man himself, mark hammer, about it.
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Postby OrionManMatt » 03 Jan 2008, 04:41

And who is this Mark guy? :wink: I've actually been looking at his Tangerine Peeler, some OS clones, and trying to think about applying the clean mix of the Barber Tone Press, et al.

Thanks for reminding me of that point. I suppose the very thing that is so nice about the Barber is what makes me forget for a second what the pedal is. Or something like that. Not sure I can quite elucidate what thought is going through my head right now, but it's certainly one that's making me say "D'oh."

Great stuff, Indy.
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Barber Tone Press

Postby Zztop128 » 04 May 2008, 12:50

Hi

Does anyone has the schematic and/or layout from this pedal?


Thanks


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Re: Barber Tone Press

Postby RLBJR65 » 04 May 2008, 13:18

No schematic but here are some nice gut shots and corresponding discussion.
http://www.freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50
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Re: Barber - Tone Press

Postby analogguru » 04 May 2008, 18:23

Is it really so hard to use the search-button before starting a new topic concerning the same pedal ?

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Re: Barber - Tone Press

Postby Seljetnoma » 05 May 2008, 08:19

Is that a 3080 inside the tonepress?
I found an other gutshot....
http://www.dodoaudrin.com.br/loja/popup ... hgq5kl5704

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Re: Barber - Tone Press

Postby selectortone » 05 May 2008, 10:36

The BYOC Dynacomp/Ross kit has a blend control. It also has Tone and Attack controls. It's a very nice sounding and versatile pedal.
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DOES ANYONE KNOW barber tone press Schematics?

Postby oneleg » 06 Oct 2008, 18:20

DOES ANYONE KNOW barber tone press Schematics?
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Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW barber tone press Schematics?

Postby Fuzzer » 06 Oct 2008, 19:02

You can search for that, using the search function;

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=50&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=barber+tone+press

And, unfortunately, there's no schematic, yet.
The Freestompboxes Forum search function is soo great, use the search function..., the S E A R C H function.
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Re: Barber - Tone Press

Postby Seljetnoma » 17 Dec 2008, 21:12

Can anyone send me or post the schematic of the tone-press if it's still available?
Thanks a lot.

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Re: Barber - Tone Press

Postby The Rotagilla » 17 Dec 2008, 23:00

oneleg wrote:schematic......

Was this a request or an offering? Did I miss it? :scratch:
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