Sunday, 14 February 2010

Trotsky Drive

15 comments:

  1. Hi,
    is the blue one a normal DPDT on-on switch? thanks

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    1. Yes. That adds/removes that C3 cap on and off from the circuit, which should be 22n according to Beavis schematic. That switch is called "Bright Cut".
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  2. Hey,

    I'm fairly new at this, so this may be a stupid question. Does this need to be a tagboard? Could I build this same circuit with a pad-per-hole board, if I can fit all the components into their respective holes?

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    1. Sure, as long as you connect all the things that need to be connected... don't really see the point, though...

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    2. There is no point. I got an order, and they sent me the wrong boards, so I have a ton of PPH boards laying around with nothing to use them for. Figured maybe I could bang out one of these to not let the boards go to waste. Thanks!

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  3. por que en el diagrama esta b/c/e y los ts 2n222 son npn

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  4. Just finished this one, love the sound (found some KT312V on ebay). Thanks a lot !

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  5. Our singer/guitarist took the one I build from me during last rehearsal ! We are huge fans of this circuit. I'm rebuilding another one and was wondering about changing VR1 pot for a log one : I aim to get more accurate settings for lower drives (my impression is that saturation increases really fast and I have max overdrive at 12h). What you think ? Good idea or stupid noob one ? Thanks anyway !

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  6. And by the way, when chaining 2 Trotsky drives, you get a pretty cool fuzz :)

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  7. So the layout shows the transistor pins in the wrong order. Which one is correct: The pin names, or the transistor position?

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