Tuesday, 29 July 2014

EHX OD Glove

Traced by our very own Miro (nice job buddy), and even though this is displaying an unusual lack of originality for EHX, I'm completely prepared to forgive Mike Matthews simply because it will upset Fulltone which is never a bad thing for me.

Info about this Voodoo Lab Overdrive derivative:
Rich, overtone laden sound that doesn’t get muddy. Responsive controls that take you from sparkling, clean boost through brown crunch and all the way to thick, saturated hi-gain. Advanced features like Tone Shift and selectable 9 or 18V internal voltage for surgical sound sculpting. The new OD Glove delivers overdrive and distortion with impact, and the modern player in mind.

“The OD Glove is unlike any of the overdrives we offer and great!” - Mike Matthews






29 comments:

  1. I so want mike matthew's to put out a 5 pot gated oscillating EHX fuzzfurnace next

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    1. I'd buy that :)

      Just bought Hot Tubes nano, Screaming bird nano and OD Glove :) Just waiting to get Soul Food used.
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    2. oh really miro? the soul food is the only one i've got out of the new batch of nano pedals. i'm trying to get the rest of them. :D

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    3. Those move with reasonable prices as used. There are a number of good boxes in that series. I really like the Hot Tubes. Built one and liked it so much that i had to buy one..
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    4. glad to hear it. i may be a bit of an EHX fanboy, but there isn't much they make that i honestly don't like. mike matthews is god/legend in the industry, not to mention if you see pictures of him lately the man looks like moses.

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    5. btw, D1 & D2, are those clipping diodes for when the voltage switch is engaged, or is it for voltage protection the the zener of D3. cause i thought the clipping comes from the mosfets.

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    6. No. D1-D2 are part of the charge pump. MOSFETs are for clipping.

      Wouldn't call myself a fan (although while i was writing this, the doorbell rang and the mail lady dropped the Screaming Bird in). I'm quite fond of many nano series boxes due to price and usability. XO-series have so many crap designs that i don't know where to begin (Stereo Clone Theory and Holy Stain with their lagging delayed tone, Stereo Electric Mistress and some others with nearly unusable control ranges). They are more like "shock effects" rather than good sounding guitar effects. I do get we some folks like them, but my main goal is to make my guitar sound better to my ears - not mangle it to something no one can, nor never will, listen.

      I run a blog about my factory pedal collection, if you hadn't checked it out yet:
      http://mirosol.kapsi.fi/collection/
      EHXs are still in "Other" page as i require a brand to have at least 26 units in this collection before they qualify for their own sub page. You can guess to which brand i am a fanboy :)
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    7. oh miro, i know your blog well :) i agree about the XO series, they're not really my cut of tea, but i feel they serve a purpose for certain genre and peoples playing styles. but for me when you look at EHX's track record of pedals there's so much good stuff (bmp, small clone, small stone, memory man, bassballs, dr Q, etc.) i feel i can excuse the weird stuff i don't like. hell, i bought a bmp as my first effect and it got me hooked on fuzzes and pedals in general. hell, i remember the first tube pedal i ever saw in a store and played was the english muff'n, and i've lusted after it for years.

      i think we all have companies we are more partial for one reason or another no matter what. i think it makes things more interesting in the end. :D

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    1. Yes or you could omit it if you're not too bothered, it's just to provide some over voltage protection for the charge pump. The ICL7660S is rated up to 12V and so that zener should still be safe (just).

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  3. But why fulltone would be upset that time?

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  4. You stinky wiener, I thought I had built all I could want. I was preparing to move into synth building but that demo sounded great. I will have to add these parts to my order. As always, great job!

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  5. This looks interesting but I just finished building an OCD. I do like the 9 - 18 volt switch!

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  6. Tag it, my new fave OD. The extra headroom on 18v is awesome. I`ve been teaching our foster kid guitar for 6 months ( getting there but a lazy when it comes to practising) he sometimes comments on my builds, "that sounds good" etc, Tonight he came into my workshop while I was playing this and declared "I WANT ONE OF THOSE". great job Miro, both the tracing and the layout, cheers dude.

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    1. Great to hear! Thanks man! I'll tag it right away.
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  7. Cool Dexxyy......maybe this will be the thing that gets him motivated!!!

    G

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  8. Which cap value needs to be decreased to yield more highs the 47n or the 100n?

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    1. 47n affects the tone control and 100n the second opamp stage's frequency response.
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    2. Thanks.
      I'll socket the 47n and experiment.

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  9. Mmmmmm... Just been able to try my build at 'no kid, no wife' volume, and... OMG! This thing rocks! I am amazed at how it can go from fat, Black Sabbath style on 9V and with the tone shift off, without getting muddy, to harmonically richer, more focused on 18V and with the tone shift on.
    I have acquired an Egnater Tweaker amp head for the variety of tones it offers... I guess that head and the OD Glove is the absolute combo! ^^

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  10. Any thoughts on subbing a MAX1044 for the ICL7660S?

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  11. Hello,
    I am building one, but don't understand where gain 3 connects to....

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    1. there's no mention of gain 3 being used at all, so you just leave it unconnected.

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  12. Hi, was hoping someone could answer a couple of questions. 1) With the Tone Shift switch ON, my level drops about 3-4 db, and I don't hear a difference in mids in either position, and ideas on why? (I've rewired the leads in every combination, and no difference) and 2) how can I keep this in 18V mode all the time, can I just omit the switch? Thanks!

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    1. Anybody have any ideas on fixing my Tone Shift switch? Also, if I connect V Sw1 to V Sw3, will this give me 18V all the time? Any help would be appreciated!

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  13. I'm doing this project , but can not find Zener 10V, only 9.1V , I understand that is protective for ICL , I get in trouble if I put to 9.1V ?

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