Monday, 16 January 2012

Lovepedal Super 6

The Lovepedal library continues! :o)



More compact version without the unnecessary 100nF filter cap


44 comments:

  1. noob question: why is the 100n on the right yellow and bigger than the small 100n red ones?

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    1. Hi. The reason for the yellow axial cap on the right is simply because the cap has to span from the top to the bottom of the board, which would lend itself more appropriately to axial type caps rather than radial. It's yellow and that size because it mimics caps I actually have in stock, to give me a better idea of how the final build will look.

      In the compact layout I've added a link to extend ground to the right hand side of the second row, so that layout is better suited to the radial caps shown and I would expect most people to build that version. To be honest though, with the first layout you could omit the yellow cap and it's probably not going to make the slightest difference to the final sound. Some builders like to put a lower value filter cap in parallel with the main (47uf) filter cap in the belief that it better deals with higher frequencies. These caps are to filter the power supply only, and I would doubt anyone would hear any difference at all in a low voltage circuit like an effect pedal.

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  2. ok, i'll try the compact version.
    can i us a bs170p instead of a bs170 ?

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    1. I would say so, it's probably exactly the same thing and just an individual manufacturers numbering. If it's a mosfet with a DGS pinout then just give it a whirl.

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  3. Hey,
    I tried to build the Super 6. I still have to do some more testing, but it seems to work just fine. There seems to be a problem however. The tone-control doesn't do anything. It doesn't alter the sound in any way. Any idea what may cause this?
    Thanks,
    m

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  4. Okay,
    Two 10n caps instead of 100n could do the trick.. :-)

    Cheers,
    m

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  5. you can add this one to the verified list. i built it using the 10n caps in place of the 100n's as suggested. even with that, the tone control seems to have very little range, but if you watch the youtube demos i'm pretty sure thats how its supposed to be. i really like the way this circuit sounds. it nailed that fender rock tone on my crappy little solid state amp. it's kind of a one trick pony, but it does that one trick pretty well.

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    1. Excellent, thanks for verifying

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  6. i just built this after building and loving the wampler 65... this is a complete waste of time unless you just want a slight fenderish clean tone. the wampler destroys this in terms of overdriven sounds. wamplers cleans are better too, but this isnt bad in terms of cleans, though my blackstar ht1 already kinda sounds like a fender a bit

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  7. just finished, works fine, tone control does not do very much though, like mentioned above...

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    1. I think that the Tone control would work better if you swap things around a bit. Connect Volume 3 where Tone 2 & 3 currently connects, and connect Tone 2 & 3 to ground. If anyone who has built this is in the mood to experiment just give that a try and let us know if it improves things.

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    2. Hey lVlark, tried this fix. Didn't work with these instructions... if you look at the schem we basically need to switch the tone control and vol outs, but then when you turn the tone down you're shunting everything to ground.

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  8. What's the component between the 3K3 and 1M5 resistors in the upper left corner?

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  9. Built this, worked fine from the beginning and it makes my -64 Super Reverb sound great at bedroom level. Also a great boost pedal at higher levels and I'll definitely get rid of my Fat Boost.

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  10. work great with 22n instead (of 100n)input and two 100n (insted of 10n)out. The only problem is the tone. I have done a passive tone with 100u to ground
    But it sounds great!

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  11. How can I modify the tone control to have a more noticable effect? Any tips?

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    1. You could try different values for the two caps at the tone/volume pots and maybe different, higher value for the tone pot too.
      +m

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  12. Hi what means 330r 510r ?

    tahnks a lot

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    1. Those are the values in ohms. 330R is 330 ohms, while 3K3 is 3.3 kilo ohms and 3M3 is 3.3 mega ohms..
      +m

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  13. I just built version 1 ( 12x12 vero )and i have little to no output ?
    Any thoughts were i went wrong ?

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  14. It just continues to sound all farty alot like a mrk1 tone bender etc !!

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  15. Hello I have built this and there is no tone effect at all with the two 10n caps. Anyone got this problem sorted?

    best

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  16. Hi! Built the compact version. The volume is really loud (which could be considered as a plus), the tone pot does nothing at all (will try other caps) and the intense is ... well ... not so intense. Any thoughts on this one? Thanks!

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  17. Ok, just left the 10n tone cap out and now the tone actually does something. Resoldered the ground wires and now the intense is the way it should be.

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  18. Just built the first (not compact) version today. Similar to others' experience, the tone control did nothing and the boost sounded Fenderish. The intensity control works but has a short range (not a bad thing). To save people some time working on this problem, let me share what I tried so you can skip those steps:
    Increased tone cap to 0.1 and then to 1 uf, No change. Increased pot from 100K to 500K. No change. Tried various combinations of pot and cap values. No change. Did as Mark suggested and changed up the wiring (see his comment above). This produced a change but not so much a tone control as a semi-volume control (not useful). Did as one member suggested and cut out the tone cap. No change. Eventually I just clipped out everything in the tone section, kept the boost and stuck the circuit into my shoebox of Frankenbits. Maybe it'll make it's way into a new design down the road. If anyone gets this thing to function as intended, please let me know.

    (Also, just to mention, I tried a BS170A and it did not work.)

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  20. Anyone know how to add a bass control pot like the stevie mod lovepedal is doing?

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    1. The new Super Six is a complete redesign. It's opamp based and looks a lot like a reworked OD11 on the inside. Sounds amazing though!

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    2. How do you know it's an opamp-based boost now? Any gutshot pictures to share?

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    3. Any update?
      Maybe that opamp is some relay or some buffer.

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  21. I wonder if he called it the super six because theres 6 resistors and 6 caps

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  22. Does somebody knows how to do the "Stevie" mod?

    In this video it sounds spot on
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gxCzqA2gwI

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    1. I'll second that, a previous commenter said its a completely different layout. If we could get our hands on that it would be great!

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  23. Built the "compact" one today and it sounds just like that old PGS video. The tone control is mild but it does work. Also, I did a few mods to mine, following Fred Briggs suggestions: 22nf for the input cap, 100nf for the cap connected to 3K3 and a 330R resistor instead of 510R for more gain. Really delivers that blackface amp character with just a few parts and an hour of your time investment.

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  24. Hey Ivlark any chance you can do the new Stevie mod? Anthony from TXBA has a great demo of that and it sounds fantastic!

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  25. Hey Ivlark any chance you can do the new Stevie mod? Anthony from TXBA has a great demo of that and it sounds fantastic!

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    1. Firstly, someone has to buy one and crack it open to reveal the circuit of the new pedal...

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