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Diaz Texas Ranger Schematic

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Rama Satria, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Rama Satria

    Rama Satria TDPRI Member

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    This is a 2008 Diaz Texas Ranger made by Peter McMahon. I noticed it has a different capacitor value which I'm assuming it's for the LO cap. Cesar have always used a 0.1uF cap for the LO position. It's a pity Peter is using a 0.047uF (473) cap here. Looks like after Cesar passed away, some Diaz pedals were not very consistent in component values. Not just for the Texas Ranger but also for the Texas Square Face too. I have seen a 33uF cap on a Texas Square Face instead of a 22uF cap. It's a pity Peter was not consistent in component values with some of these pedals. Why didn't he just stick with the component values that Cesar Diaz used???

    Bummer!----> https://reverb.com/item/37118368-di...5g8NrRAI_tiiLt3lvM7T6jUWtRECGxlOree61SOcozk6k
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  2. Rama Satria

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    Really liking the HI position from the Diaz Texas Ranger! The HI position only sounds great when the amp is set correctly

     
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    More clips



     
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    Another Diaz Texas Ranger clone called the "Texas Transit" by Trooper Electronics from Indonesia. IMG-20210112-WA0006.jpg
     
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    Video clips of the Texas Transit by Trooper Electronics



     
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    Have you a picture of the 2008 peter McMahon Texas Ranger inside without the orange cover ?
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for the Pic, but for a "very new" DIY newcomer, is it possible to have a small schematic, or just a simple drawing to explain the wiring of the rotary switch, please?

    and another question, would it be easy to convert a terminal stripe layout into a veroboard layout?

    thanks guys,
     
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  8. Iago

    Iago Friend of Leo's

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    Hi! The schematic for the Diaz is available on Mr. Google. As for the vero layout, any Rangemaster vero layout will work, just make sure to do the mods (there are a few different resistor values, but that shall be it).

    For the input capacitor mod, if you want to use a rotary switch, it can be wired like this:
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    However, the wire coming from the rotary switch (the "center lug") will connect to the circuit input, while the remaining legs of the capacitors (shown going to ground on the picture) will connect to Base of the transistor.
     
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    Picture didn't seem to upload Lago.
     
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