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Anyone built a mid-cut pedal at all?

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by victorludorum, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. victorludorum

    victorludorum TDPRI Member

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    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,
    Gary.
     
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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/products/paul-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. :p

    -Dale
     
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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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    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/2012/09/anderton-super-tone-control.html
     
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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 ;-)

    Gary.
     
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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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    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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