Sunday, 16 April 2017

Way Huge Tone Leper

Once again, not much info on this one, but was made way back in '92 and for a limited run. It's a booster that's more of a midboost/cocked wah tone. Unfortunately, there's 0 videos I could find of it, but once again if it's a Way Huge pedal it should be awesome. What's interesting is that it's really just an Anderton Frequency Boost.


Note: You can change the 2 22nF caps to one of the other value options from the Super Tone Leper if you choose to change the frequency of the boost.

Figure while I was at it I might as well do a layout for the Super Tone Leper that Mr. Huge had made for Queens of the Stone Age back in the day. Same effect, but with 5 different frequency selections.


One more layout with the additional cap for the frequency selection caps. I added a pair of 3.3nF for a treble setting like Ryan suggested below. You can obviously mess with the caps and find those that you prefer.
 

10 comments:

  1. Oh boy you've just got me on this one! The simple mention of QotSA
    will make me reach for any layout.
    Where would you find a 2-pole, 12 position switch? All I can find on my go-to stores are a lot of 1pole 12positions, could they be a replacement or not? Sorry, I'm not versed enough in rotary switches yet to know.

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    1. Hey man. It should say 2pole6position rotary. I'll fix it later when I get home.

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    2. OK great, just placed an order! Thanks!

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  2. Cool blog site friend I'm about to suggest this to all my listing contacts.

    guitarfirsttimer.com

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  3. My build....

    https://instagram.com/p/BUKwdulFkaV/

    Great classic anderton circuit.... tag it...I'd say add a row to the cap board for one more pair of caps so you can use the 6th setting on the rotary. I suggest 2x 3.3nf sparkly for guitar or go one in between like 2x150nf for bass. I play bass mainly the circuit is a must do if you rock the low end. Also it makes more sense to have gain 1&2 connected and 3 by itself that way as you bring up the boosted frequency the knob turns clockwise. Works as is though so no worries. Thanks for saving me some time and doing the layout. ... I'll add a link for a YouTube demo later tonight....

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    1. great man. i'll make the change to the gain wiring, i just set the wires as it was on the schematic, so i expected it to work as you mentioned. i'll also add an additional layout so you can have 6 different options instead of 5, like the schematic.

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  4. Kinda a long noodling demo hahaha!!! ...but since no others exist I wanted to show what all can be done with the little beast.

    https://youtu.be/ip57S7HfTQ8

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  5. I built the 3rd layout and it works but I have to crank the volume and gain to reach unity. It's pretty noisy too. I gotta go over it, probably did something wrong. Should the volume be this low? Also, I assume that's a 5.6k resistor??

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    1. Check your board for all the usual suspects solder bridges yada.... It is a opamp based active eq so it is very quiet compared to a passive RC type filter with a recovery stage. It can be dangerously loud actually, with larger caps like 100-330nf it can rumble the earth and damage speakers when cranked up to full boost. Did you use the same LF353 opamp suggested above. It was chose because it has a wide bandwidth so it works nice as a mids EQ. It also is a FET input opamp so it sounds great as a buffer, even when you leave the boost down low. I play bass mainly and the 220nf makes my passive ones sound terrific. Deep lows.

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  6. I built the standard version after seeing a video on Reverb where Mr. Huge was talking about some of his old pedals. He also said it was more of a cocked wah sound. I don't care for it in that aspect but with the mids boosted in front of my AC10 it really shines. The amp sounded great before but the Tone Leper really fills out the sound. I haven't turned it off since I tried it out. It plays well with other effects as well. Thanks for the layout Zach.

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