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Old January 30th, 2013, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone built a mid-cut pedal at all?

Hello all :-)

I see that Armstrong sell one, but I don't see any kits or circuits out there for a DIY build. Has anyone ever tried anything like this?

Cheers,
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Old January 30th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depending on what sound you are going for I've heard of a few options.
I haven't built any of these yet.

Paul Gilbert uses something similar to tame a cranked Marshall.

http://www.paulgilbert.com/DetoxEQ.html

http://www.homebrewelectronics.com/p...gilberts-detox

I wonder how close that HBE pedal is to Runoffgroove's Tonemender?

Maybe ROG's Mr. EQ would work too.

The simplest would be a Blackface style tone stack in a pedal, something like this. Likely need a gain stage to get it back to unity volume.
One of the projects I'll get around to eventually will be a pedal with a Fetzer Valve and a BF TMB tone stack, I'll call it the Fenderizer.

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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dale,

Thanks a lot! There's some great info there for me to chew over. I really appreciate it my man, thanks ;-)

Gary.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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In Craig Andertons book,both the first and the second edition,there is a project called Super Tone Control ( "#17).I built it about 20 years ago.There are level controls for high pass,band pass and low pass.Also a Resonance control.(Q,how sharp the filter is.).If you want a midcut,turn the highpass and lowpass controls up and the bandpass control down.
Approximately what you would do with the Detox EQ.The IC is a 4136 low-noise op amp.The Super Tone Control is labeled beginner/intermediate.I had no trouble putting it together and it worked as it should.Highly recommendable IMO.
Here is a slightly modified version on veroboard.
http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.se/2...e-control.html
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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here is the schematic for the STC:
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7...econtrozr1.gif
Here is a PCB layout from GGG.:
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/diagrams/epfm17.gif
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Old February 1st, 2013, 10:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Lots of great info here chaps, thanks very much :-)

I've got a Baggs Para DI that I use for acoustic guitar, and this will probably work well for what I want, but I recently did my first pedal build (a Red Llama clone) and enjoyed it, and I want to take on another one.

Cheers again ;-)

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Old February 1st, 2013, 02:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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A Behringer Pickup Booster PB100 goes for $30-ish. It's a Baxandall tone stack (bass and treble), with some clean gain if you desire. By boosting the bass and treble, the mids get scooped. It is a worthy pedal.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 03:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Cool idea. I used to use an EQ pedal (usually a simple Boss one) for this. The guitar one was fine but I found the bass one had different and sometimes preferrable frequency centers.
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