Top Gear - Flanger

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Top Gear - Flanger

Postby nightraven » 03 Feb 2011, 00:00

picked this one up off eBay for real cheap. don't know how it sounds yet because i need to get the battery snap replaced but in the meantime maybe this is of interest to some people:

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it sure as hell looks cool!

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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby Greenmachine » 03 Feb 2011, 02:58

What an awesome looking pedal. Thanks for the pics.
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby borislavgajic » 03 Feb 2011, 11:42

that is great find!!!!

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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby candletears7 » 04 Feb 2011, 12:24

That is awesome. I love it! Bet it sounds nice and fat.
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby nightraven » 04 Feb 2011, 16:36

more pics as per request:

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i'm getting the battery snap replaced on monday so we will see how it sounds then (the seller told me the pedal worked other than a bunch of crackling pots, not sure how he tested it but time will tell!)

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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby borislavgajic » 03 Mar 2011, 22:47

how does it sounds???

some video demmo please???
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby nightraven » 04 Mar 2011, 15:53

i wish i knew -- it's still dead :(
i had the BBD checked out and that is still fine. the effected signal sounds the same as the bypassed signal but it's just a lot brighter. i've messed around with the trimpots and they don't do anything. neither do the main controls. any ideas?
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby borislavgajic » 04 Mar 2011, 16:54

Try to change socketed IC/s 4011,and other one....seems like LFO is not getting to BBD.....

if that does not work, you can always send it to me...or sell it to me :wink:

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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby nightraven » 04 Mar 2011, 21:30

i'll go to the electronics shop next week to pick up replacements of the socketed IC's. a guy on another forum said that it could be a bad capacitor. how can i check them without taking them out of the pedal though? i have a digital multimeter.
thanks for the offer boris but if it comes to sending the pedal to a pro i'd rather keep it within the UK. serbia is far away :( i'm not planning on selling it though, sorry! at least not at the moment
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby borislavgajic » 04 Mar 2011, 21:52

nightraven wrote:i'll go to the electronics shop next week to pick up replacements of the socketed IC's. a guy on another forum said that it could be a bad capacitor. how can i check them without taking them out of the pedal though? i have a digital multimeter.
thanks for the offer boris but if it comes to sending the pedal to a pro i'd rather keep it within the UK. serbia is far away :( i'm not planning on selling it though, sorry! at least not at the moment


I was joking a little.........but one day if you decide to sell, would be nice to tell me :block:
I think that first you replace those two....4011 and 4013........after that we will see.......it is lfo problem if you get audio through pedal.......all 3 pots are for controlling lfo.........

take it slow.....or take to proffesional repair.......that pedal deserve best treatment........I can suggest mictester,or DirkHendrik......... :thumbsup

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and hope for demmo ....soon :thumbsup

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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby nightraven » 04 Mar 2011, 22:15

Dirk Hendrik fixed a flanger for me before actually, but we had a small falling out on another forum a while ago so i don't know if he'll want to help me again...
if changing the IC's doesn't work i'll send him a mail. he fixed that other pedal for me very quickly and his price was very reasonable :)
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 05 Mar 2011, 18:39

???
can't be that bad ;) Drop me a line.
Sorry. Plain out of planes.

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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 18 Mar 2011, 18:58

It's on my bench now. Questions? Ask while still open. Nightraven saved me the trouble of making pics already.
Sorry. Plain out of planes.

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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby borislavgajic » 18 Mar 2011, 21:12

Dirk_Hendrik wrote:It's on my bench now. Questions? Ask while still open. Nightraven saved me the trouble of making pics already.



can you post schematic with part values please?......I am interested in making PCB for this one but can not see all components :block:

and yes ....how does it sounds to you???
some demmo please?

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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 20 Mar 2011, 10:31

....
Sounds fine.
As for the other stuff, you'll have to work together with nightraven in the future. I'd love to but I really lack the time for tracing since some 3 months.
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby nightraven » 21 Mar 2011, 14:47

Dirk_Hendrik wrote:....
Sounds fine.

it's up and running? :D
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 21 Mar 2011, 16:32

Did not get to updating emails yet. It's in the mail already ;)
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby nightraven » 21 Mar 2011, 19:05

damn you're quick!! check your emails now though ;)
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby mictester » 21 Mar 2011, 19:45

Dirk_Hendrik wrote:....
Sounds fine.


I had one of these a long time ago. It used to whistle at one part of its sweep. No matter what tweaks I made. In the end, it got a better output filter, and the whistle went (or was at least severely attenuated. I think I gave the thing away because I didn't like it.
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Re: Top Gear - Flanger

Postby nightraven » 21 Mar 2011, 20:07

mictester wrote:I had one of these a long time ago. It used to whistle at one part of its sweep. No matter what tweaks I made. In the end, it got a better output filter, and the whistle went (or was at least severely attenuated. I think I gave the thing away because I didn't like it.

so there is another one of these out there. unless the "wise old guitar player" who gave my Flanger to its previous owner was you! would be pretty cool :D
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