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General Category => Analog discussion => Topic started by: methos on March 25, 2008, 09:06:27 AM

Title: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: methos on March 25, 2008, 09:06:27 AM
Any good idea for a good guitar distortion circuit? I have one but looks very cheap.
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: Stefano on March 27, 2008, 23:18:17 PM
Why dont you look in this site for one of the circuits from known companies?

http://www.pcbheaven.com/handbook/archive/index.php?s=G&cat=Guitar (http://www.pcbheaven.com/handbook/archive/index.php?s=G&cat=Guitar)
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: FrED on March 28, 2008, 00:20:25 AM
Buy en expensive one!
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: kam on March 28, 2008, 00:47:17 AM
Buy en expensive one!


the man wants to create not to consume
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: FelIX on March 28, 2008, 01:26:28 AM
Lol i like this phrase!
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: methos on March 28, 2008, 11:28:33 AM
Great archive kam!
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: kam on March 28, 2008, 23:00:50 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: Mercury on April 06, 2008, 15:52:39 PM
Methos did you find anything good?
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: methos on April 07, 2008, 18:44:53 PM
There are lots of guitar circuits!
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: J.G on October 14, 2008, 01:02:30 AM
First make a nice clean sound out off the guitar-amplifier set then make it 'higher' with a booster pedal and then distort it.The best distortion is single without a booster.
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: kam on October 14, 2008, 01:29:49 AM
The best distortion is single without a booster.

Can you please explain this? What you mean single?
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: J.G on October 14, 2008, 22:31:18 PM
I mean without it's other half. A booster pedal is a pre-amp that helps the sound to 'jump out' of the speaker.Expecially an old instrument with ceramic, passive magnets has a warm sound because of it's dry wood but a low signal too.There is no mean to distort a sound if we do not make it 'alive' and bright.A distorsion by it self does only the half job.The booster must be placed after the instruments circuit and boost the original signal.There are a lot off distorsion pedals including pre-amp circuits but this breaks the balance between the distorted and other sounds (clean,delay,chorus e.t.c.).So it is better to have a booster for all.
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: kam on October 19, 2008, 10:08:34 AM
Booster you call a preamplifier?
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: J.G on October 19, 2008, 21:12:35 PM
Not me.This is the name for these pedals.It sounds better for the clients.
Title: Re: Better guitar distortion circuit
Post by: kam on October 21, 2008, 23:38:55 PM
Not me.This is the name for these pedals.It sounds better for the clients.

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