Sunday, 9 December 2012

Haunting Mids V3

Straight from the music forum equivalent of the Freemasons, without the funny handshake but your membership can be black-balled.  The original has a trimmer for gain but I have put this as an external pot for my own personal preference in muff-like pedals.  If you'd prefer to keep it authentic then remove the wires and either put a long lead trimmer in there like the Alps RH06, or using flying leads and have a little gain trimmer daughterboard like this.






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  1. Yup. Massive, but more articulate than basic BMPs. Nice. This'll get a spot at the front of the to-be-boxed drawer.

    Used TO-18 2N2222, which doesn't seem to be a bad option. All three measured around 300 hFE. I used MLCs for 470p - but for all the others - Mylars. Looks sick. And sounds sick too.

    Never thought that zeners would work that well for clipping. (1N4742 - 12V zener..) The non-gating of basic muffs is gone. Not that big of a change, but still. I'd recommend this in a heartbeat as an alternative for any BMP. Well. Green russian still can't be beat for a bass...
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    1. Hah. Cool. This was number 350. \o/
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    2. Ha awesome! I'm drawn to this one, just for something a little different to the usual muffs.

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  2. I built this one today and its great! Mine isn't gated though. Maybe its because I used 1N4742A?

    Either way it sounds excellent

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  3. http://mirosol.kapsi.fi/varasto/boxes/Brownie.jpg

    This into ROG Peppermill. A keeper.
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    1. Miro, what made you decide on that order? Usually people put an od into a big muff.
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    2. I've have built a few fuzz -> boost boxes lately, and i've loved all of them. Fuzzrong to SHO (w/ master volume) was really impressive. I've done 808 to BMP before, and while that is a good combo, it just feels a bit ordinary to keep the OD on and fire up the muff after it for leads. To be completely honest, i have no idea what people usually do :) I do what i want :D http://youtu.be/lZLVi4v7lSM
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    3. Interesting, i'm no stranger to putting things in the 'wrong' order but i was just wondering what it is about the sound that made you put them that way round?
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    4. Idea of using fuzz as base tone and making it more massive for leads with a booster or OD - Rather than driving the fuzz to the max.
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    5. That, of course, means that the circuit after the fuzz has to be loud.
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    6. Ah i see the logic. Do you reckon this is a muff variant worth building?
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    7. It is pretty nice and sounds like all the other BMPs - So if you're into Muffs, why not :)
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  4. Put another of these together with BC550Cs. Not that big of a difference. Still recommending 2N2222As :)
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  5. hello there ! I had a problem that i cant solve .... well the pedal is perfectly playing for about 30 seconds and as it goes on , i can hear a white noise from the back that starts becoming louder and louder... i noticed that the D2 is blinking even when im not playing ... i dont know much for electronics and pedals .. im a newbie so does anyone knows whats going on? can anyone help me?

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