Demiurge Instruments Broadcast issue

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  1. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    A few months back, I got the Demiurge Instruments version of Broadcast. It's an absolutely amazing pedal resulting in some excellent sounds. I absolutely love it.

    My initial plan was to use channel 1 as an always on situation (with hardly any gain) and switch to channel 2 for a solo boost.

    However, there is no separate volume control for channel 2 (only gain), and the jump in volume from 1 to 2 is extreme. The only way I have dealt with it so far, is to bring down the volume on the guitar. But when I do that, the thing cleans up substantially when the sound of channel 2 at full guitar volume is BEYOND THIS WORLD.

    Any suggestions how to deal with this? I looked inside the pedal and there are no dip switches (I think the original Broadcast has some... but not sure what they do).

    Any suggestions? Is there a mod that can be done perhaps?

    Many thanks in advance oh wise ones! :)
     
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    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks for that, but sadly no trimmers in the clone.
    Yep, I guess one solution is to get an actual Broadcast. :(
     
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    Bumpety bump! :)
     
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    Ok... so this is my list of options as far as I can tell:
    - Replace pedal with original (expensive and waiting)
    - Place a compressor (I don't have) right after it
    - Somehow mod the pedal (I'm exploring this option - I've emailed Demiurge for suggestions)
    - Only use the one side (that's what I'm doing at the moment)

    Any other ideas?
     
  6. Paul in Colorado

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    Figure out where the trim pots are in the Broadcast and have them put in your clone. Have a tech do it if you don't know which end of the soldering iron to hold. :D
     
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    Good idea! Thanks!

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    Send it over to Hudson Electronics and see if they will mod it.

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    " The low-gain trimmer adjusts the overall gain of the pedal and the high-gain trimmer adjusts how much gain is boosted (on top of the low-gain) once the high-gain mode is engaged."

    This suggests the trimmers may not have the effect you're after, you want more of a 'master volume' on the loud channel.
    Probably still worth a try, though, if it's easy enough to do ?

    http://freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=27085&hilit=hudson+broadcast
     
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    Great Idea! Just an additional volume knob!
     
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