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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby Krinkle » 13 Jan 2013, 21:09

MWichni wrote:Nice one JOHNO! :) I really like the graphics on the box.

Krinkle, could you post pictures of the SS-2 that you have?

Here;

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10096&hilit=+ss+2+ebay

Ones I downloaded from an eBay auction. I've been looking all over the internet but can't find any others.
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby MWichni » 13 Jan 2013, 21:25

Here is the only 2 other pictures that I have. One is a SS-2 G-2 duplex pedal, on the right side there is SS-2. Second shows one of the effects boards and there is a SS-3 next to green double potentiometer.
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby monkeyxx » 13 Jan 2013, 22:23

man I never get tired of those Cornish gut shots, such clean work.
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby Clonedreams » 14 Jan 2013, 00:02

mipo wrote:Looks great, JOHNO; gut shot, maybe?


Sure here ya go. Not too pretty though. I used a different layout than the one i posted. Well it's the same but i made it larger.
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby Tinkerman » 30 Jan 2013, 13:09

Thanks for sorting this one out MWichni and Johnno. Finished this one using IvIarks buffer and Sabro's layout. Would like to ask a question--Does anyone know the difference between the 1n270's that are clear glass and the all black ones with the grey band? Cheers, Benno
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby MWichni » 30 Jan 2013, 14:11

Hi, nice work Tinkerman. Have you compared the tone to the ss-2 samples on youtube? How it sounds for you?
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby Tinkerman » 31 Jan 2013, 04:08

It sounds great to me, pretty much spot on. I've tried both 1n34's and 1n270's, which I think I prefer. Have some different types on the way, hope they have a low Forward voltage. Thanks again.
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby JOHNO » 31 Jan 2013, 09:35

Tinkerman wrote:Thanks for sorting this one out MWichni and Johnno.

Thanks for the kudos but I had no part in this at all, it is all Mwichni's hard work.
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby Tinkerman » 09 Feb 2013, 12:34

Would be interested to know if yours has enough bottom end ?, mine seems a bit lacking now after using it live, could be the buffer do you think? Thanks :hmmm:
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby JOHNO » 09 Feb 2013, 14:27

It has enough for me but in not into huge bottom end. Try raising the values of C1 and C6 that should help you get what you are looking for.
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby MWichni » 10 Feb 2013, 11:27

You can also try to replace 470nF capacitor with some higher one 680nF or even 1uF.

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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby Tinkerman » 22 Feb 2013, 05:12

Thanks guys. Ended up making another pedal true bypass, using 1n695 Ge diodes. Sounds the goods now, really happy with it. Thanks for tracing MWichni. Curious to know what C5 does as it is not present in Skrydstrup schem.
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby MWichni » 22 Feb 2013, 09:48

Tinkerman wrote:Thanks guys. Ended up making another pedal true bypass, using 1n695 Ge diodes. Sounds the goods now, really happy with it. Thanks for tracing MWichni. Curious to know what C5 does as it is not present in Skrydstrup schem.


No problem, I just always wanted to build and play that SS-2 pedal. About the capacitor, do you mean the one which shortens the potetniometer to ground (4.7nF)? If yes then it adds high frequencies in highest drive settings.

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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby ohmy » 06 Oct 2014, 13:48

HI,

Can someone repost the schenatic? The one on the end of page three is no longer there.
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby bradberry00 » 08 Jan 2015, 17:18

I would love to see this schematic too if someone still has it.

thanks
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby Ripdivot » 08 Jan 2015, 23:56

There is a schematic on page 2
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby bradberry00 » 11 Jan 2015, 01:30

Is that the final version?
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby Ripdivot » 11 Jan 2015, 03:57

bradberry00 wrote:Is that the final version?


Not sure but it's plenty to make it sound the way you want with your rig.
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Re: Top Tone Light Drive

Postby soulsonic » 26 May 2015, 20:01

Everyone keeps saying this is the same thing as a Cornish SS-2...
where is the verified schematic of an actual SS-2 to compare this to?

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Re: Top Tone - Light Drive

Postby friedtransistor » 27 May 2015, 00:32

I agree. I would like to see a verified schematic as well.
For all you starwars fans...
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Sorry, downsized by request.

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