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by bigtone23
Sat Jun 22, 2024 4:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seized pot shafts on a pedal
Replies: 12
Views: 2487

Re: Seized pot shafts on a pedal

Ah, that sounds promising! Using heat is a good trick that I hadn't thought of. I have a small very controllable heat-gun that I use for heat-shrink tubing. Careful heat often works - if the metals are dissimilar enough the heat causes expansion at different rates and that releases the binding. A p...
by bigtone23
Sat Jun 22, 2024 1:14 am
Forum: Boss Pedals
Topic: New BOSS pedals!
Replies: 600
Views: 348267

Re: New BOSS pedals!

Despite having a keeper--a well worn 11/85 DF2 Distortion-Feedbacker, which replaced the Dist/Feedbacker I got new in 1985 and sold around 1992. I happened across a pretty clean 6/86 Feedbacker-Distortion for beyond a good deal. Maybe it stays, maybe I try the weird, synth oscillation tweak to it..?...
by bigtone23
Sat Jun 22, 2024 1:04 am
Forum: Pedals - All Brands
Topic: Building myself a vintage Deluxe Electric Mistress clone
Replies: 21
Views: 1128

Re: Building myself a vintage Deluxe Electric Mistress clone

Will selling the SAD1024A make you more happy than having the opportunity to play it? Selling the SAD will make me sad :? Now I have a big decision... Do I make a Deluxe Electric Mistress (have a PCB made) and keep the SAD chip, or do I sell the SAD as known good? It does sound awesome ... I think ...
by bigtone23
Fri Jun 21, 2024 5:26 am
Forum: Pedals - All Brands
Topic: New (broken) pedal day!
Replies: 91
Views: 61850

Re: New (broken) pedal day!

I didn't like the SD-1 much in my younger days, particularly when I was playing solid state amps, but it has grown into one of my favorite overdrives of all time. I like it for low to medium grit into a clean amp, but it is my primary boost for dirty amps. I've probably had about 75 of them over th...
by bigtone23
Thu Jun 20, 2024 5:13 am
Forum: Boss Pedals
Topic: The SD2 is my favorite yellow BOSS pedal.
Replies: 27
Views: 14205

Re: The SD2 is my favorite yellow BOSS pedal.

That does sound possible. I know the 1993 I had was a different shade of yellow than my January 1994 and my 1998. If memory serves, the 1993 was darker. My guess is that it is the body/board from a later version, bottom plate and foot plate from an earlier one. That makes perfect sense. The darker ...
by bigtone23
Wed Jun 19, 2024 7:52 am
Forum: Boss Pedals
Topic: The SD2 is my favorite yellow BOSS pedal.
Replies: 27
Views: 14205

Re: The SD2 is my favorite yellow BOSS pedal.

I came back and reread this thread and something occurred to me... Since my clean-looking and stock 11/94 SD2 doesn't have R100 and all painted parts match, I will say it's a legit example of that version of the pedal for that time frame. My hypothesis, dare I say theory, is that the 6/93 (modded) S...
by bigtone23
Fri Jun 14, 2024 9:12 am
Forum: Pedals - All Brands
Topic: New Non-BOSS Pedals
Replies: 292
Views: 186090

Re: New Non-BOSS Pedals

My only guitar compressor was a 1980 Dyna Comp. I like it, It's usually set with the knobs at 'crossed eyes' or so, to try to get a more subtle compression. Having the sensitivity knob anywhere over 10 o'clock and it's pretty squashy. It doesn't see much use, as compression (for me) is often more us...
by bigtone23
Fri Jun 07, 2024 8:26 am
Forum: Boss Pedals
Topic: New BOSS pedals!
Replies: 600
Views: 348267

Re: New BOSS pedals!

Looks good, Pepe. I find those early ones have much less compression than later MIJ. This fell into my lap last week. 1983 with a JRC4558DD to complement my 1981 that has an NEC op amp. Boss SD-1 MIJ JRC.jpg That is nice! Mine is 8/82, JRC4558DD chip, too. Has the orange/black diodes and set screw ...
by bigtone23
Fri Jun 07, 2024 6:13 am
Forum: Pedals - All Brands
Topic: Building myself a vintage Deluxe Electric Mistress clone
Replies: 21
Views: 1128

Re: Building myself a vintage Deluxe Electric Mistress clone

All right!
I used to have a 79/80-ish Dlx EM. Cool flange!
Hope the build goes well!